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Fernandez & Wells

It feels like I am letting you into a little secret, but I am sure I’m not, it’s just that I liked this place so much, I almost want to keep it secret! I popped into Fernandez & Wells in Soho with a friend on Saturday evening. I’d wanted to go for a while having seen it many times on treks around Soho. It looks so appealing, with legs of ham in the window, bottles of wine on the counter and lots of cheese behind. There’s blackboards outside and in advertising their wares.

They look like they know what they’re doing, although looks can be deceptive – not in this instance. I was there only briefly but enjoyed a charcuterie plate with prosciutto, basque salami and chorizo with a glass of albarino. We were also offered some manchego to taste. It was delicious and well sourced, alot of time and attention had gone into these selections. The meats, served on slate and sliced wafer thin & melt in the mouth, the cheese aged and crumbly and the albarino a gorgeous white, delicious and light. I didn’t want to leave but we had dinner plans elsewhere, besides they close at 9pm (although that should be moving to 10pm soon).

It was refreshing just to sit there and be nosey, to soak it all in. The staff are really passionate and knowledgable, it’s a real treat. I will definitely be back to try more, and request their recommendations. I would recommend that you go too!

Fernandez & Wells
Food & Wine
43 Lexington Street
London W1F 9AL
Tel: 020 7734 1546

http://www.fernandezandwells.com/

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  1. Thanks for this! This has been on my list for about a year, but even though it’s just round the corner from my office, I still haven’t made it there. Now I’m excited about going again!

    Happy Chinese New Year…

    Helen Yuet Ling

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  2. I’m having a great time, but I’ve been eating too much! Chinese New Year goes on for far too long. I’m going for Taiwanese hot pot this Saturday. Then I’m going to stop eating for a bit!

    I loved your Chinatown photos by the way!

    Helen Yuet Ling

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  3. Thanks Helen!

    I hear you – I have the same problem. By coincidence I was talking to a Taiwanese girl yesterday and she was telling me there was only one Taiwanese restaurant in London which is now on my long list of places I must go to. Enjoy!

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  4. Great, you’ll have to write about it. I’ve only been to one, Formosa, which was pretty good. Another that’s been recommended is Taiwan Village, but I haven’t made it there yet.

    Helen Yuet Ling

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  5. I have to check out Formosa and Taiwan Village! I love Taiwanese porridge and fried egg. This post reminds me to drop by Fernandez & Wells’s cake shop for some of their lovely treats. And I bought some lovely parmigiano from their meat and cheese shop too.

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  6. Helen – thanks! I will check those out.

    Tommy, I’ve got to try that, sounds delicious. Glad you like Fernandez & Wells too.

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