Sager + Wilde Hackney Road is the first venue Michael Sager opened in London.
The establishment consists of a smart, simple, urban wine bar with exposed brick walls and wooden floors, serving fine wines as well as cheese, charcuterie and the famous cheese toasties.
It is essentially a place where you won’t find any of the pretentiousness usually associated with a wine bar; guests can stop by for just a glass or to share a bottle (or two).
Sager has been an awards favorite throughout the competition’s history, across both this and its Paradise Row location, introducing Fare this year as well.
Judge Andrew Jefford praised Hackney Road’s “width and breadth”—a worthy winner of Best Medium-sized Wine List in the World 2019.