Top Cuvèe in Finsbury Park, one of our fave neighbourhood spots, absolutely bossed lockdown by launching their own store Shop Cuvèe whilst the restaurant was shut. What first began as a takeaway operation selling store cupboard goods, natural wines and bottled cocktails soon expanded into local delivery via bike and then on to nationwide postal delivery.

The restaurant is now back open but the demand for bottles hasn’t gone away so co-founders Brodie Meah and Max Venning have turning Shop Cuvèe into its own bricks-and-mortar site, just 100 yards up on Blackstock Road. As well as being stocked with hundreds of bottles of natural wine, there’s also cheese, charcuterie and pantry staples for sale. And if you still rather Shop Cuvèe came to you, all wines and dry goods are available for delivery.

189 Blackstock Road, Highbury, London, N5 2LL