Upcoming event

19.11.2019
18.00 - 23.00

Piedmontese Drop-In

‘Drop-In’ on the 19th of November from 6pm for a casual and un-ticketed night. This time, there will be a focus on the Piedmont region of northwest Italy, famed for its fine wines and exceptional produce.

Head Chef Karan Ghosh will be serving a risotto with wild mushrooms; Piedmontese meats and cheeses; and for pudding, a traditional Italian hazelnut and chocolate cake, ‘Torta di nocciola’.

We’ll be cracking open a typically full-bodied Barolo Serralunga DOCG from Boasso, with dark fruit and spicy notes; a complex, oak-aged Barbera d’Alba DOC from Umberto Fracassi; and La Ca’Nova’s Dolcetto DOC – bold and juicy. For the white wine drinkers, we’ll have La Raia’s Gavi Riserva DOCG, a clean, green, white, with a gentle hint of peaches and wild mint. Wines will be available by the glass or bottle.

Saluti and see you there!

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Our Producers

Adega De Penalva, Ancre Hill Estates, Andreas Bender, Antolini, Antonio Madeira, Arpepe, Azendia Vinicola Mocavero, Bérêche Et Fils, Birgit Braunstein, Bodegas Albamar, Bodegas Carballal, Bodegas Olarra, Ca Liptra, Ca Lustra, Cabeças De Reguengo, Campo Viejo, Castello Di Cigognola, Charles Dufour, Colet, Collecapretta, Colombera & Garella, Cora, Didier Desvignes, Didier Grappe, Domaine Charité, Domaine De Galouchey, Domaine De Montcy, Elemental Bob, Estezargues, Fidellos De Couto, Garagista, Gilbert Chanudet, Hannes Schuster, Hart Brothers, I Clivi, JH Meyer, Journeys End, Jurtschitsch, Koehler-Ruprecht, La Grapperie, La Stoppa, Le Grappin, Le Pianure, Llopart,Luneau-Papin, Maison Lalanne, Markovitis, Markus Altemburger, Markus Ruch, Martin Texier, Mas Théo, Minimus, Mlecnik, Mother Rock, Mouthes Le Bihan, Muga, Mythopia, Nicolas Réau, Nino Barraco, Occhipinti, Odinstal, Produttori Del Barbaresco, Quinta Do Ermizio, Savage, Sextant, Suenen, Suertes Del Marqués, Terre Nobili, Testalonga, Vigneti Tardis, Viticultores De Suan Juan Bautista, Wasenhaus, Weninger, Westwell, Yves Duport

About us

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. We serve carefully sourced wines and broadly British dishes, with a focus on provenance and personality.

For us, the joy of drinking wine is about a shared experience. For this reason, many of the bottles on our list come from winemakers who we’ve met on our travels, or who we admire for their ‘gently does it’ approach to making wine. We look to classic regions where young, dynamic winemakers are making a splash with their own take on tradition, as well as celebrating weird and wonderful wines from lesser-trodden corners of the globe. Whether you want to go off the beaten path, or find an old favourite — of which we’ll try to select the best or most exciting example — we’ve got you covered. For something special, just ask for our little black book, which has a rotating selection of our favourite, ‘when it’s gone, it’s gone’ wines.

Food-wise, we work simply with the best seasonal ingredients we can get our hands on. Beautiful meats, cheeses and vegetables, and the freshest oysters served from our cart. It’s broadly British, but we wouldn’t baulk at a burrata.