Patron are opening a new deli and wine shop on Fortess


The hit restaurateurs have taken over a second outlet just a few doors down. Here’s what to expect from Oct 14th



Photo: David Loftus
Tasty meats at the new outlet. Photo: David Loftus
So the French-Brit duo of Tanzi and Jean-Francois are at it again. Eighteen months after the doors opened to their atmospheric French bistro they’ve snapped up another outlet on Fortess Road.

With its restored interior and retained EJ Evans newsagent signage, the new venue from the hit restaurateurs will be called Patron Cave à Manger, a deli, charcuterie and wine shop.

The former Housepresso that will be the new deli. Photo: SE
The former Housepresso that will be the new deli. Photo: SE
You may remember it as the former Housepresso estate agent and coffee shop. And don’t fear, it will retain all of its features, including high ceilings, wooden floors, architraving and original fireplace – along with the pleasing old newsagent’s sign from the 1900s.

“From the outside it will have a warm glow and be very inviting to the customer,” says Tanzi. “We’ve acquired all the furniture at French flea markets and brocantes during our travels across France. We hope it’ll feel like you’re stepping back in time, or have just discovered a hidden gem on the off streets of Paris.”

Fair enough. And handily, a large hand drawn map of France will be on one of the walls to explain where the produce originates to quizzical customers.

What you will be able to eat at the communal table. Photo: David Loftus
What you will be able to eat at the communal table. Photo: David Loftus
This new Patron will serve a small selection of fare – from cheeses to hams, breads and wine – sourced directly from farmers and producers, while a communal wooden sharing table seats ten people, so you can dine in too. An enomatic wine dispenser will enable the customer to sample the wine before buying.

So all in all, a far cry from its incarnation as pop-up cinema successful run earlier in the summer, eh?

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Patron Cave à Manger opens Friday October 14th at 16 Fortess Road NW5. There’ll be 25% off all purchases (to eat in or go) until Oct 30th. Follow @patronnw5 for more news

Article updated September 29th


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