Degois an Italian wine bar located just behind the big Topshop on Oxford Street. The colour scheme is themed on wine and meat – expect lots of reds, upstairs is the lesser formal, more atmospheric wine bar and downstairs the more formal restaurant. Specialising in Italian wines Dego serves an extensive selection by the glass so that diners can sample a range of wines in one visit.
We started with a sliced meat and cheese board served with a crisp white wine chosen by the sommelier. This was followed by one of the new tapas style boards with roasted vegetables, tomato and mozzarella and a rather strange egg dish served on crisped bread.
To continue the Scallops, hazelnut cream and Amarone apples was an impressive dish, a work of art if you will and it was almost a shame to eat it. Mains included a huge Milanese veal chop and Monkfish medallions in a thick, creamy ginger sauce. For desert we shared the Dark chocolate ravioli, coconut, pineapple and rum sauce which was sweet and tart without been overly heavy.
Every dish was matched with a different wine chosen by the sommelier who was extremely knowledgeable and on hand to explain the different wines. If you have a passion for fine wines, Dego is your destination – they also serve an excellent Franciacorta which isn’t the easiest wine to find in London.
4 Great Portland Street, W1W