Here is another Leyton gem, and probably the local business we spend more money on (if you exclude Rafael’s nursery…).
Yardarm, in Francis Road, started as a wine shop and now it has expanded into a very friendly wine bar (soon to have its own beer garden). But the thing is they don’t just sell wine. They sell beer, gin, vodka, bread, cheese, sausages, croissants, custard tarts, chocolates, coffee, water, and many, many other delicious treats.
The shop is dangerously close to our house, but luckily it’s closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, so we can only empty our wallets there on the other 5 days of the week.
They sell Rafael’s favourite bread, my favourite wines, and Nicklas’s favourite beers. We go there often, sometimes for a loaf of sourdough, more often than not for bread and wine, and other times for a cheeky G&T (Rafael is in love with the tonic water). I love how you can just grab any bottle from the shelf and know it will be delicious (tip: try the Portuguese ones!).
If you’re ever in the area, be sure not to miss it.