Noble Rot (London)

One of my favorites. Great, simple food; friendly service; great wine; relaxed atmosphere.

Slip sole with smoked butter and paprika

Ray wing with samphire (like sea asparagus) and new potatoes

Drank a very nice 2013 Domaine Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Morgeot and some Didier Dagueneau Jardins de Babylone.

Hold the drugs, but give me extra Gevrey and then some

Lovely place that I wish I could visit more often. I haven’t found a wine bar restaurant quite like this in California.


Yum. The usual name for samphire in California is sea beans.

Yes, I’ve seen it advertised in California as sea beans, sea asparagus, or even just salicornia.

I love waterside / coastal succulents like sea beans, ice plant, sea aster etc. They’re a perfectly natural pairing with a good whitefish, and ice plant has a very nice, delicate texture. Next time I see sea beans at Far West Funghi, I’m going to make a sea bean salad with sungold tomatoes, okra, and ramp vinegar, alongside some halibut with brown butter, king trumpets, and a nice glass of Chassagne or Meursault.

Berkeley Bowl often if not always has sea beans.

Thanks for the report! It’s been on my list for when I’m able to make it back. Looks great.

Just booked this place and nice to find a corroborating post here