There’s never been a better time to spread the word and celebrate producers who we love. We’ve made a start here - over the spring, we will be adding some of the brilliant restaurants who pour our wines here and on social media.
These super folk sell loads and loads of our wine! We love their food so much that we ate our Westwell Christmas meal there and it was a cracker. Owner Lee tells us that our Amphora is Tracey Emin’s favourite.
Angela’s and Dory’s may be situated around the corner from each other but the two sites are part of the same idea. Angela’s is the original, a small sustainable seafood restaurant serving delicious, ethically sourced, sustainable seafood, alongside simple, seasonal vegetable-based dishes. Its little sister is Dory’s, which contains a shop that sells the raw ingredients used in Angela’s – from fresh fish and vegetables through to cheese, wine and beer – alongside a seafood bar that overlooks Margate's main sands.
Their philosophy for both is an uncomplicated one. They always consider people and our planet first, working directly with growers, fishermen and suppliers who understand how to make the most of their produce and at the same time minimise the impact on our environment.
They have also partnered with Windmill Community Gardens in Margate to turn their food waste directly into compost – in their own composting machine.
Brigade offers modern European bistro cuisine in a former fire station. It’s part of a unique and special social enterprise - as well as offering training to vulnerable and homeless people, Brigade has delivered 3,500 meals to those in need, collected and distributed 2,000 meals worth of fresh food, and sourced and sent 5,000 meals directly to charity partners since opening.
If you want a feast for all the senses, then look no further than Brusnwick House. Sit in the crumbling grandeur of an antique-filled Georgian mansion or the garden in the summer and enjoy modern English food and drinks in a stupendously romantic setting.
The Drop is a wine bar and restaurant in Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross, from the people behind Barrafina, Quo Vadis and El Pastor. They serve carefully sourced wines and broadly British dishes, with a focus on provenance and personality. Food-wise, they work with the best seasonal ingredients. Think beautiful meats, cheeses and vegetables, and the freshest oysters served from their cart. The Drop have been super supportive to us. We did a Westwell evening there and we’ve never seen as many people all drinking our wine in the same place.
Levan is the 2nd restaurant from the team behind Brixton’s critically acclaimed restaurant, Salon - and we’re huge fans of both. Last year, they brought the whole team to visit us at the vineyard so that every member of staff - from the chefs to the sommeliers - could learn about our wine and our process. That attention to detail persists in everything they do. Stay tuned for a little side project we’re working on for them later this year.
London Shell Co pride themselves with having some of the freshest fish available in London. Their seafood comes direct from source and they only use independent day boat fishermen. They celebrate wine producers with low productions that make wine in an ecologically conscious way. Highly recommended - wonderful food in an amazing setting.
Osip is a tiny, farm-to-table dining room situated in the heart of rural Somerset. They work with a small group of local farmers, growers, hunters and gatherers to put together daily changing menus that reflect the very best of Somerset. We're very proud to have our wines here - including a limited run of our Amphora Ortega - produced specially for Osip. They also serve our Pet Nat and Special Cuvee.
Here’s Jonny from @songbirdwines posing with a couple of bottles of Westwell. Songbird are currently offering free delivery for 6 bottles for most Kent postcodes and free delivery for 12 bottle orders UK-wide. Jonny really knows his stuff and can help you to choose a great range of wines (including Westwell, of course!)
With fantastic creativity and finesse, Trullo are constantly conjuring up new and amazing dishes and boast a ridiculous amount of loyal fans. They visited us last August with sister restaurant Padella for a blissful day at the vineyard which seems a million years ago now!
Whilst we can't enjoy eating out at the moment, cookery books have taken on an almost mystical quality. The Trullo Cookbook is a British take on Italian cooking by one half of Trullo, Tim Siadatan. Filled with everything from creative antipasti and knockout feasts to the bold pasta dishes that inspired Trullo’s sister restaurant Padella, it's available online now.
The biggest of big-ups to Rupert, Matt, Louise, Gus and Tomas from Uncharted for flying the flag for Westwell - they have introduced us to all the restaurants we’ve been celebrating of late and helped us to grow so much in the past two years. Their portfolio is amazing (I think we’re meant to say “they’ve got some great kit, man” here!) and we are very proud to be among such an illustrious lot. Uncharted are now doing direct-to-customer orders - and they’re the only place that has our sold-out Amphora too. Visit their website to see what delights await you.
Art gallery, wine shop, deli, restaurant and all-round excellent venue Urchin Wines have supported us from the off - so much so that awesome Orson even helped out over the 2019 harvest, bringing his sommelier skills, enthusiasm and sunshine in buckets to the craziest time of our vineyard year. Minnie and Orson have continued to promote all things Westwell through their amazing Margate shop / restaurant / bar / takeaway / gallery and we’re looking forward to many more collaborations soon.
Wild Honey is Adrian's Mum’s favourite restaurant on our list (she's working her way through - they're all going to be her favourites)! It won't be long before Mum's back to enjoy a glass of our Ortega and a few plates of magic from chef Anthony Demetre. Wild Honey St James is the new restaurant from chef Anthony Demetre, whose original Wild Honey enjoyed 12 successful years in Mayfair. The impressive corner site sees Anthony Demetre’s distinctive modern European menus showcased in a striking new dining room designed by interior specialist Jim Hamilton.