With so many restaurants to choose from, a unique and quirky concept such as that originated by The 10 Cases is always a welcome addition to the dining scene of London's West End. Quite simply, this wine bar and restaurant is built around a wine list which will feature, at all times, ten whites, ten reds and ten roses, served by the bottle, carafe or glass. When one runs dry another label is added so you'll always be sampling something new and interesting. Complemented by the wine is The 10 Cases menu, an unpretentious bistro style selection of classic European dishes from ex Coq d'Argent chef Juette Shallow. The choices of three starters, mains and dessert tarts change daily while a salad and signature dish option are permanent fixtures, providing adequate choice while allowing the kitchen to concentrate on quality rather than quantity. The first venture of restaurateurs Ian Campbell and Will Palmer, The 10 Cases combines effortless elegance with timeless style.
£26 to £40
Sometimes I forget how lucky I am to live, breathe and eat in London. The 10 Cases is so good it's practically a public service. Being a West End boy I've grown proficient at seeking out hidden gems in Soho and Covent Garden and The 10 Cases is a worthy addition to that list.
The dark panelled pocket-box of a bistro is appropriately named for it's main draw, the rapidly rolling wine...more
I really liked this place. I didn't know when I went in that the concept was a wine list of 10 reds and 10 whites, 10 cases of each and when they ran out, the list was updated. Very cool....great selection. As for food, there are few items on the menu, but what I had was excellent. I had the mixed greens salad, which was just that -- mixed greens and vinaigrette, which was on the salad, but...more
Simple, elegant and delicious.
My duck breast was perfectly cooked, and the waitress very knowledgeable on the wines (not to mention very welcoming! In fact, she selected an excellent companion to my meal. This place is very honest and by appearance quite simple, but if you look closer there's excellent attention to detail on all fronts-- the cheeky orange squares in the floor tiles, the...more
What I loved about the Ten Cases when I visited there for dinner last night with a friend was how compellingly simple the whole concept is:
A revolving selection of of three starters, three mains and three desserts (plus a couple of mainstays) you were not overwhelmed by choice, but instead treated to some of the best rustic food I've ever had in the Covent Garden area.
Arriving at around 7...more