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Dinner in a cellar

By | 21st April 2015

Andrew and Mary Jane Fishwick, the peeps behind Maida Vale’s The Truscott Arms are opening a new venue this June in Belsize Park called The Truscott Cellar (ok so maybe not an actual cellar), a contemporary wine bar with food from chef Aidan McGee. The husband wife duo holds the title for Best Roast in Great Britain so we’re expecting great things from this new launch.

Michel Schranz Design and Architecture which has worked with both Tracy Emin and Damian Hirst is developing the two floor site with a sustainable British wood theme and plenty of dark marble.

The wine list promises 300 bottles with 50 choices of wines by the glass and exploratory wine flights drawing from Andrew’s existing AA Notable Wine List 2015 at The Truscott Arms which champions small and rare producers. Aidan McGee, (Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and Launceston Place), has devised a menu of small British plates and sharing dishes continuing with the ethical procurement that have won The Truscott Arms The Sustainable Pub of the Year Award 2015.

Dishes will include The Truscott Beef Chips, Mushroom Welsh rarebit, Cellar Skins with Blackened Lancashire bacon, Wensleydale and truffle oil, Creamed haddock and spring onion and a Billingsgate fish board featuring house potted shrimps, cured eel, whitebait and pepper crackers. Little sister dishes of The Truscott’s Arms’ menu feature Slow braised beef cheek with smoked mash and Pork belly while the sweet-toothed will love the Chocolate mousse with Regents Park honeycomb and Gooseberry fool with dried rosehip shortbread.

The Truscott Cellar, opening June, 240 Haverstock Hill, Belsize Park, London NW3 2AE,