London’s yummiest wine bars
Let’s be real for a second here: English wines aren’t so great. That’s probably why wine bars weren’t really a thing a few decades ago (except, of course, for the famous Gordon’s Wine Bar). But now all of a sudden they seem to be popping up all over London.
While we’re incredibly thrilled about this, we’re also hoping that taxes won’t increase on European wines with Brexit and all..
Until we find out, here are our favourite wine bars that serve delicious food!
51 Lamb’s Conduit St, WC1N 3NB
If you want to impress a date, Noble Rot will quite possibly make you score. This award-winning (and expensive) wine bar near Russell Square also happens to serve delicious food. From Burrata, Delicia Pumpkin & Hazelnut (£9) to the Gnocchi with trompettes and chestnuts (£16), the entire menu will make you drool. We particularly recommend the bread, which was absolutely in-cre-di-ble.
2 Battersea Rise, SW11 1ED
1 St Bride’s Passage, EC4Y 8EJ
This wine bar duo is located both in Battersea and Fleet Street. The wine list is extensive and their Baked Camembert (£10.75) is a great starter to share – though beware of your breath if you’re on a date! They also have a selection of beautiful cheese, meat, fish and vegetable platters (£11.50 to £15).
Humble Grape also organises wine clubs, which is just like a wine subscription – meaning that members receive boxes of wine tailored to their taste, bring the humble grape back to their homes.
124 Cleveland Street, W1T 6PG
This small and cosy wine bar makes the perfect spot for after-work drinks with friends. We love their N’duja crocchette (£4) and their oyster happy hour (weekdays 4-6pm and all day Saturday), when oysters cost a quid! The terrace is also a plus, especially during the summer, and makes a great spot to sip on some Apérol Spritz (£7) – season’s over we know – but for next year.
The 10 Cases
16 Endell St, WC2H 9BD
When we first walked into this unpretentious little bistro, we felt like we were in Paris. And god did we get excited when we saw that they had St Marcellin on their cheese board (£5/£10). This place is a definite winner.
5 William IV St, WC2N 4DW
The first time we went to Terroirs, a few years ago, we discovered sparkling red wine for the very first time – which, at the time, seemed incredibly mind blowing. But of course there’s more to Terroirs. For instance, every winter, they serve a big fat baked Vacherin Mont d’Or, which tends to be ordered by every table. Their selection of charcuterie (£14) is pretty solid too.
Sager + Wilde
193 Hackney Road, E2 8JL
If you want to build your dream cellar – the guys behind Sager + Wilde are here to help. This beautiful East London bar takes wine very seriously and apparently bread too, as they get it from E5 bakehouse, which is an incredible bakery. You can munch on their bread with a selection of cheese (from goat’s to blue) for £15.
The Winemakers Club
41a Farringdon St, EC4A 4AN
This gorgeous place is literally in the vaults of the Holborn Viaduct. They only offer cheese and meat platters but the setting and impressive wine list will most definitely wow you.
Champagne + Fromage
22 Wellington Street WC2E 7DD
Unit 10-11 Brixton Village SW9 8PR
Champagne is made out of grapes so it’s technically wine. Champagne can only legally be called Champagne if it is made in the French region of Champagne but other than that, it is not much different to Prosecco or any other bubbly! This cool shop-meets-bistro organises tastings and pairings (sometimes pink!) of Champagne and cheese (£60). #TheDream
69 Westbourne Park Rd, W2 5QH
This very French wine bar offers set menus (£50) perfectly paired with the most sumptuous wines. We started ours the best possible way: with a glass of Bollinger and a truffle egg brouillade. If you’re looking for a date spot: look no further, you’ve found it here.