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