Help me save Sager and Wilde

Hi, my name is Michael Sager

I am the owner of Sager + Wilde Wine Bar on Hackney Road and Sager + Wilde Restaurant on Paradise Row. I am also co-owner of Fare on Old Street. I am proud be to be an independent business operator and also to be part of the rich tapestry of East London restaurant and bars. 

Across the three sites we employ a total of 60+ employees, all of whom have been working tirelessly and with their heads held high through these tough and uncertain times. 

As I’m sure you are aware the new measures being recommended by the Government in relation to bars and restaurants have had a devastating impact on the hospitality industry. These measures are necessary in order for us to tackle COVID-19 and we expect even tougher measures to come into effect over the next few days. 

We are trying to do everything we can to make it through this and we are trying our hardest to not lose a single member of staff, from dishwashers through to management. Our staff have already graciously agreed to pay cuts in order to accommodate the severe dip in trade, but it’s time for us to ask for help, your help.

So if you can spare any amount, we are raising funds to keep our wonderful teams employed over the next few months.

Every penny raised will go directly into their pockets. 

In return, any amount donated will be redeemed against your bill in any of our venues with a voucher.

We have been amazed by the acts of kindness from guests to industry colleagues over the last few weeks, if anything this crisis has shown what a wonderful community surrounds us here in London. 

We may have to social distance but we have never been closer.

I look forward to raising a glass of wine, cocktail, slice of pizza or whatever floats your boat, once this tragedy eases up.

Stay safe, wash your hands and thank you!


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  • Anne Wynne 
    • £50 
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    • £100 
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Michael Sager 
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
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