Oh wine, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways…
There are very few issues in life that can’t be solved with a glass of full-bodied red wine and a chat with your bestie. Wouldn’t you agree?
And while we love the pub, sometimes it’s an evening at a wine bar that we crave after a long, hard day at work. When you think about it, wine bars are the equivalent of sweet shops for adults – they have bottles of the stuff we love and they serve up some of the tastiest food around.
We’re talking cheese boards, antipasti platters, charcuterie, freshly baked bread, olives and all other kinds of small plates. In fact, there’s been many a time when the food on offer at said wine bars has saved a hungry soul who hasn’t had a scrap to eat since their soggy sandwich at lunchtime. Not that we’re speaking from experience or anything…
So when it comes to London wine bars, we’re not particularly fussy and we like to mix it up every now and then. No matter your budget or how swanky you want to go, if you want to dine alfresco in the summer or cosy up inside in the winter – we’re sure that one of the following wine bars in London will tickle your fancy.
You can thank us later – with a glass of Cab Sav!
The best wine bars in London:
The Brackenbury Wine Rooms
This swanky Hammersmith spot offers a wine pairing suggestion with every dish on the menu. And, we reckon you should put it high on your to-do list! How can you argue with that?
The George is one of the last remaining pubs on the Isle of Dogs. With a vine-covered beer garden, a sultry and relaxed saloon space and a menu of British cuisine classics alongside hand-selected wine, we really think you’re going to love The George on Glengall Grove.Book Now
The Kensington Wine Rooms
You will be absolutely spoilt for choice at The Kensington Wine Rooms where you can enjoy over 150 wines by the bottle and 40 wines by the glass. Just make sure you order a portion of the ricotta gnocchi with wild mushrooms and truffle sauce for extra soakage!
Hollands Wine Bar
The bar bites at Hollands Wine Bar in Shenfield are the stuff that dreams are made of. Plus, it has a big screen for all your favourite sporting events. Talk about a winner for date night!
How could you not fall in love with a place called Champagne Charlies? Expect bubbly and lots of it served up under the The Arches of Charing Cross. Enter a bygone era in this low-ceilinged, old-world wine bar with antique furniture and low lighting.
Davy’s Wine Vaults Greenwich
The food menu at this delightful spot on Greenwich High Road showcases the absolute best of British cuisine using fresh and seasonal ingredients. We’re talking traditional grass-fed, aged steaks; ploughman’s plates of home-baked ham, cheddar cheese, black pudding, Scotch eggs, bread and pickles; and club sandwiches to beat the band. Plus, a mind-boggling selection of over 100 old- and new-world wines. Get in.
Natural wines are so hot right now, and the Humble Grape are doing them very well indeed. Expect all different kinds of natural, biodynamic, organic and sulfite free wines that taste absolutely amazing. You name it, they’ve got it!Book Now
Momento Lounge Bar
This relaxed bar on Shoreditch High Street has a lively atmosphere that you will absolutely love. Plus, there’s a huge heated garden that’s perfect for whiling away the hours with a glass of your favourite wine in hand, obvs. Weekends are particularly lit at Momento Lounge Bar, and their cheese board is perfect for sharing.
Gordons Wine Bar
Hailed as London’s oldest wine bar, established way back when in 1890, tradition is stitched into the very fabric of this place. While they must be applauded for the wide range of wines on offer, it’s truly the build-your-own cheese board that appeals to us most. Don’t miss it.
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Gordon’s Wine Bar in London is one of those treasures that’s popular among those in-the-know. The “patio” consists of a long cobblestone alleyway, peppered with barrels and freestanding tables. The bar itself is below ground level: dimly lit, low (and we mean low) arched ceilings, old wood, and 100 years of history on the walls. Wine and nibbles (cheese and charcuterie) are self-serve here. We had a helluva night swilling this rich Saint Emilion with big hunks of manchego and funky goat cheese. We’ll be back! . . Wine: Chateau Moulin des Graves Saint Emilion 2012 France 🇫🇷