Unwined is the success story of wine pop up A Grape Night In, whom having three years experience of delivering wine events here, there and everywhere in the capital decided it was time to put down some roots. Broadway Market is now a place they can call home, and is great news for Tooting as well as their business. The bustling market now has a handful of sit in, food and drinks venues in addition to the existing stalls selling everything from clothes to bedding.
After previously attending an enjoyable pop up dining club at Broadway market I was keen to return to see the new residents and Unwined was the first of such which caught my eye. I did wander through the rest of the market and am keen to return to try both Breakfast and Burgers and a traditional Portuguese no frills affair. For now the monthly residency from Papi’s Pickles was the perfect pick for me.
Throughout the week Unwined operates as a wine shop in the evening with some midweek wine tasting, and the kitchen open during the day. Come the weekend there’s food on offer til late with pop ups taking monthly residencies to cater for hungry wine drinkers, beer is also available.
The friendly staff explained all of this to us and talked us through the small menu which pairs wines with each dish so you can compliment your food. We decided to try a selection of the small dishes to start, pappadams with papi’s pickles seemed like an obvious choice and the addition of the edible chaat bowls which were filled with potato and chickpeas with a drizzle of yoghurt and pomegranate were the standout dish.
As the evening continued Unwined placed more bench style seating outside of their shop, as the regular stalls began to close, and these were filling up nicely as we finished our drinks and moved on.
If you’re yet to explore the market, I recommend giving it a try if you enjoy informal drinks and dining in a laidback and different setting. Could this do to Tooting what the village did for Brixton? Only time will tell.