Sager + Wilde

• Modern European• Bethnal Green

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About the restaurant

Michael Sager and Charlotte Wilde, who own and operate the Sager + Wilde restaurant group, have been flying the flag for natural and low-intervention wines for the best part of a decade. Their larger Paradise Row wine bar is the sibling of a smaller wine bar on Hackney Road nearby.

The Paradise Row venue marries Scandi-style East London post-industrial feel with a vast, high-ceiling dining room, feeling spacious without being palatial, but still intimate and hip. A smaller bar upstairs or the vibrant outdoor terrace are both excellent places to grab a quick drink and a bite if you’re not staying for lunch or dinner.

Although the menu is eclectic in influence, there’s a recognisably Italian flavour to it, with fresh pastas, arancini and Italian-style stews appearing alongside foie gras, baked oysters and padrón peppers. Wine is at the heart of Sager + Wilde’s operation, with a huge list of diverse wines sourced from exciting natural and low-intervention producers across Europe, going from £5.50 a glass for its more accessible options all the way up to more than £200 for rarer bottles.

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Critic reviews

The Infatuation

The food’s good, with Mediterranean dishes that go great with wine - the mussels are excellent, and there’s a satisfying pasta with crab and chilli that has a proper kick.

Time Out

Sager + Wilde isn’t somewhere you simply pop into for dinner – you stay for the experience.

The Nudge

There are small plates, charcuterie, cheeses and what are quite possibly two of the best toasted sandwiches in existence: a cheddar and spring onion melt and a jalapeño version.


Inside, the restaurant is simple but stylish, with high-back chairs and bare-wood tables filling an otherwise rather plain, arch-roofed space.