A wonderful East London wine bar with a laid-back approach, Brawn matches organic and biodynamic bottles with small plates that draw from France and Italy. The menu is divided into Taste Ticklers (bar snacks), Pig (charcuterie), Cold and Hot. The starters are delivered on small wooden boards, like the creamy pork rilletes and a fantastic Tuscan-style raw chopped steak with rosemary and salt. A small section of hot dishes usually includes a polenta, a hearty soup and some sort of simple fish. The wine list is organized by style and taste, from “stones, shells & sea” to “firm, structured reds.”
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.