London’s first Sherry bar opens this Friday, giving Londoners a taste of fine Sherry in a setting reminiscent of the rustic bodega bars of southern Spain.
Bar Pepito is the latest addition to the bar and restaurant scene in King’s Cross.
An off-shoot of Camino, it is located across the courtyard from its established sibling in Varnisher’s Yard.
The man behind the new venture is Camino’s Richard Bigg, who is on a mission to get more people to enjoy Sherry.
Bar Pepito was inspired by Bigg’s visits to the Jerez region and developed with support from the Sherry house González Byass, the makers of Tio Pepe fino.
On the wine list are 15 Sherries covering the main styles from dry finos and manzanillas through to sweet Pedro Ximénez, as well as lesser-known styles such as palo cortado and moscatel.
Prices range from £3.50 to £7.75 per glass – all the wines are available by both the glass and the bottle.
Created by Camino head chef Nacho del Campo, a cold food menu offers Spanish classics – pata negra jamón from Extremadura, jamón, olives, almonds and chorizos, regional cheeses and locally sourced fish and meat, like a devon crab salad.
Written by Patricia Langton