Situated on the site of the Green & Blue wine bar on Lordship Lane, the 80-cover restaurant spans two main rooms, serving up a daily changing menu of British food alongside the wine shop which sells over 200 varieties from around the world.
It is the first solo venture for New Zealand-born chef Michael Hazlewood, who previously worked at Attica in Melbourne - this year’s Best in Australia at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards– and, more recently, at Soif and The Green Man & French Horn in London.
Hazlewood is joined by manager Alex Thorp, who previously worked with Fifteen and Vinoteca and at wineries in France and Italy.
On the menu
Toasted’s menu is driven by produce from small farmers and growers, with a focus on ingredients ranging from flour and honey to coffee and beer. A wood-fired oven is used for daily baked bread, as well as for fish and meat.
Dishes include lemon sole with capers and parsley (£10); short rib, pickled lettuce and horseradish (£18); and chocolate mousse with honeycomb (£6.50).
Natural wine is a prime feature at the new venue, with four 300-litre stainless steel tanks in the dining room, filled with wine direct from the winemakers. This ‘straight-to-the-customer’ method of serving wine is new to London and Toasted is introducing four wines – a white from the Loire Valley, a rosé from Provence, a red from the Southern Rhone, and a Tempanrillo from Spain.
The site includes a 10-cover bar, with wooden tables and exposed brickwork.