World renowned actor, producer and DJ, Idris Elba, and founder of Connaught Wine Cellars, David Farber, have announced the launch of their first bar and shop from the wine and Champagne brand Porte Noire on Monday, 18th October.

Located at the foot of the striking Gasholders, opposite Regent’s Canal Towpath at Coal Drops Yard, the new bar and shop will be a celebration of the brand itself, as well as an extensive selection of exceptional international wines, accompanied by artisanal cheese and charcuterie, and an earthy brasserie-style menu.

Designed by leading design agency Kanvass, Porte Noire will feature an outdoor space, a beautiful dining room and a bar which can seat up to 70 guests. The new bar and shop will also be home to around 800 wine bins as well as one of the largest fine wine tasting rooms in London. Curated by co-founder David Farber, the wines will range from some of the best and rarest bottles to a more accessible selection of wines on tap to suit all tastes. Most bottles will be available to purchase in the shop that sits by the entrance of the bar.

The food menu at Porte Noire will be a succinct selection of classic French brasserie-style dishes split into tasters, bar snacks, starters, mains and desserts. Sample dishes include the Oeuf Meurette - a classic Burgundian dish of poached eggs in a rich and flavourful red wine sauce and Slow cooked beef cheek, pommes purée, leek persillade. For those looking for something lighter, there will be an extensive selection of high-end European cheeses and charcuterie available to order as a platter. A selection of cocktails will also be available, made solely with premium spirits.

David Farber commented: ‘’We’re really excited to be bringing a slice of continental hospitality to London this autumn. Since launching our brand Porte Noire we have seen some incredible reviews of the product and we’re looking forward to creating a space to match’’.

Idris Elba added: ‘’David has been working in the wine space for a long time, I know he is going to take the Porte Noire name and create something special’’.

The Porte Noire Bar and Shop is set to open on Monday 18th October and bring continental conviviality to Northwest London.

www.portenoire.co.uk