Comptoir Cafe & Wine, Saturday April 28th, 11am to 3pm

We thought you should be the first to know about what’s going on at our sister restaurant, Comptoir Cafe & Wine, so we’re letting you in on our little secret…

Join us downstairs in the Wine Shop for a Spring Tasting and try what we think are some of the best new wines for Spring & Summer. We’ve brought in a selection to tempt your palate and our team will be there to chat about the stories behind them.

A selection of wines from around the world for £15 per person. Come in any time from 11am to 3pm.

Email Sarah at sarah@comptoircw.co.uk to register or for more information!


Wine tasting dinner with Felton Road, New Zealand

Wednesday 25th April, 8pm


Join Nigel Greening, owner of Felton Road (Central Otago, New Zealand), when he hosts a special, four-course wine-tasting dinner with matching wines from his cellar at Blandford Comptoir on Wednesday 25th April, 8pm.

This will be a unique evening where Nigel will help you discover the biodynamic Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and Rieslings he has been producing for decades, matched to a menu by our executive head chef Ben Mellor.

Fay Maschler’s best restaurants of 2016

For London restaurants it’s been a good year. I think we can gingerly say that. So many opened in 2016 — to make room, quite a few closed — and in some of the best there are the runes of upcoming trends.

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Eating out: Giles Coren

‘A summer special – oysters, red prawns, raw sea bream and champagne for £30 – is the sexiest set menu ever’

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db Eats: Blandford Comptoir

db heads to Marylebone this week to try out master sommelier Xavier Rousset’s hotly anticipated debut solo venture, buzzy bistro Blandford Comptoir.


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Fay Maschler reviews Blandford Comptoir: Grape escape in Marylebone

Xavier Rousset is a name to be conjured with in vinous circles. In 2002, while working for Hotel du Vin, he won Ruinart UK Sommelier of the Year and became the youngest Master Sommelier in the World. Perhaps now some cheeky whippersnapper has wrested that title away but Rousset — having reigned as head sommelier at Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons and later opened the restaurant Texture and the small group called 28-50…

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Xavier’s interview with The Metro’s Eat & Drink

Your restaurant opens on June 1. Are you nervous?

Obviously yes, a bit, as I should be. It is always a rush at the last minute and stressful to make sure we deliver to the level we should.

What’s your favourite dish on the menu?

Carpaccio of Fassone beef fillet with 36-month-old Parmigiano Reggiano.

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Blandford Comptoir: All the Wine

When you’re awarded the Ruinart UK Sommelier of the Year award and become the youngest Master Sommelier in the world then it’s safe to say that you know a thing or two about wine. Well that happened to Xavier Rousset, you might recognise his name as he set up wine bar 28-50 and now he is opening Blandford Comptoir on Blandford Street.

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