Sunday, September 04, 2016

Food, Drink, London: The 10 Cases


I'd heard about this little spot close to Covent Garden a few times before I was able to visit a couple of months ago. With only 10 wines ever on offer, and just 10 tables available inside, I was intrigued by the set up and excited to see if this arrangement yielded delicious results.


As we had plans later in the evening my friend Eileen and I decided to share a cheeseboard and sample a couple of the wines by the glass. As we were there early we were assured there would be no rush and that we could enjoy our refreshments in peace without causing an issue for the dinner rush.





There were some interesting choices on the wine list, and the brevity of the list meant that choosing options was very easy! Eileen went for a crisp, fresh Sauvignon Blanc while I sipped a lovely Tempranillo.


We shared the cheeseboard, which was really interesting, with a piquant goat's cheese and some lovely blues and gooey soft cheeses,  and we had plenty of warm crusty bread to enjoy alongside. We also chose an asparagus special as we both adore that vegetable.


The food was good, the wine excellent, but the service towards the tail end of proceedings let things down a little. We tried to flag a server to choose an extra special, and when that failed to get the bill, but this took an awfully long time - certainly far longer than I would have expected in what is a small restaurant. I know things can happen to create issues like this, but it was a disappointing coda to our visit and rather put a dampner on things!

All in all, The 10 Cases is a cute little place, and I loved the wine choices. It's very central, so a useful place to rendezvous; it's also pretty expensive as an option. For the pricetag, I would have expected better service. I hope I can visit again at some point and write a rave next time. For now I'd put this in the good, not great column.

The 10 Cases Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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    1. It was SO good - crisp and flavourful!

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  2. I haven't heard of this place before and I'm surprised it is so small! That cheese looks delicious.

    Daniella | Freshly Pressed Beauty

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    1. It was really good - great choices!

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  3. It gives it a bit of an exclusivity with so few tables. I'd definitely give it a shot!

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    1. Pretty interesting idea by limiting the tables, for sure!

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  4. Whereabouts is it in that area? Never heard of i5. Looks good though!

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    1. It's on Endell St, right in the heart of Covent Garden.

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  5. Bread, wine and cheese...you're talking my sirens song...

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    1. We should so arrange a cheese and wine get-together soon!

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  6. A cheese board is always the way to go! I can't wait until I can eat soft cheeses again.

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    1. Not long to go! Love cheese (a little too much sometimes!).

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  7. I love the sound of this place, somewhere I'd love to visit myself. Shame about the service towards the end though.

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    1. It was a bit of a shame - I'm such a fan of great service.

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  8. Look at that cheese board Claire! :-) But I know what you mean when waiters don't bring the bills on time, really put you in a bad mood right? x

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    1. It's just a bit of a pain, and a shame when everything else had been so lovely!

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  9. Chic place! I love to check their cheese board.

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    1. I'm such a cheese board fan! One of my favourite suppers.

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  10. I like this place. It has a funky vibe to it and looks cozy :)

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    1. It's a cute spot, and right in the heart of things.

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  11. Oh, I like Covent Garden. Ah shame about the service putting a dampner on it all. x

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    1. It was a let-down after a nice selcetion of food and wines - not a fan of being ignored!

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  12. My partner loves a good cheese board.
    Shame about the service!

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    1. Looking at these pics again is making me want to make up a cheeseboard. Soon!

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