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Published:  28 January, 2019

London wine-led venues P Franco and Bright will be joined by a third venue in February.

Located on the site of the much-loved Legs on Hackney’s Morning Lane, bar and restaurant Peg, which gets its name from a Steely Dan song, will have a wine list of between 120 and 150 wines, with the aim of having lower mark ups than most restaurants. Co-owner Phil Bracey confirmed that Peg would follow the same philosophy as the two other venues when it comes to wine.

For Bright, according to its wine list, this means “wines made using grapes that are farmed sustainably, fermented with only wild yeasts and raised without a reliance on the extensive catalogue of products available to the modern winemaker”. Peg’s list will likely be arranged in a similar way to Bright’s, by their character rather than by country or region. All wines at Peg will also be available to take away, at shop prices.

The plan for the new site, which will accommodate 30 covers, is to have only bar seating. Unlike Bright, it won’t take reservations, and will open Wednesday to Saturday nights, as well as Thursday to Sunday lunch.

Clapton wine shop and bar P Franco was opened by directors of Noble Fine Liquor in 2014, followed by wine bar and restaurant Bright in London Fields in May 2018, on the former site of Michelin-starred Ellory.

The unconfirmed opening date for Peg is 20 February.