News of anything fizz related is always music to our ears, so we were extremely excited to hear of the new ‘pop up’ in Soho. Fiz is the brainchild of three friends; Barnaby Lewis, Max Bigland and Jordan Nadian who were inspired by the vibrant and sociable food and drink scene found in the backstreet cava bars of Barcelona.
The guys believe in a continental eating and drinking experience, where guests mingle and pay prices that allow them to sample more than one bottle and share multiple items of food. It is this vision that has been brought to life in Soho London where they have taken a ten-week residency at eclectic neon art gallery Lights of Soho on Brewer Street – giving London it’s first sparkling wine bar.
As well as helping Londoners quench their insatiable thirst for prosecco, cava and sparkling wine, Fiz are championing the sparkling category as a whole. The team are working in collaboration with wine merchant The Knotted Vine, and have curated a succinct menu of 8-10 bottles. We spotted familiar Spanish cava, Italian prosecco, and award-winning English sparkling wines, plus up-and-coming Austrian Sekts, bubbles from Brazil, semi-sparkling vinho verde from Portugal, and even sparkling reds – there’s certainly something for all!
The accompanying food is fun too, and in keeping with Fiz’s informal eating and drinking philosophy, food is served over the bar. Head Chef Max Bigland has crafted a menu to compliment the wines, drawing on the best British ingredients: cheeses from Cheeses of Muswell Hill, meat and charcuterie from Peckham-based Butcher’s Block, organic bread from the Celtic Bakers and smoked trout from Chalk Stream Foods in Hampshire feature prominently on the menu.
Every weekend Fiz are hosting bottomless sparkling brunch, with unlimited bubbles on offer for £22 per person. Guests are invited to kickstart their weekend and tuck into a spread of breakfast plates to share including poached egg muffins, buttermilk pancakes and avocado yogurt pots, all washed down with specially selected house fizz.
Fiz has one mission, to change the way we drink bubbles and with this residency I think they may just achieve that!