The best By the Glass wine lists in the UK 2021

Here is the guide to the best spots in the UK to drink wine by the glass. These venues were all finalists in UK Star Wine List of the Year 2021. Check out all the venues and the winning wine lists!

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  2. Phone: +44 20 3141 6016

    Address: 16 Cavendish Square, London

    By the Glass List of the Year UK, presented by Fine Wines Direct UK 2021

    Les 110 de Taillevent in London is an embassy of the classic Paris restaurant Le Taillevent and its sibling Les 110 de Taillevent in Paris. Located by Cavendish Square just a short walk from Oxford Street, this gorgeous brasserie has a relaxed but high-end approach to wine. As for the name “Les 110 de Taillevent”, the 110 refers to the numbers of wines available by the glass, in either 70ml or 125ml. To go with the 110 wines (or many more by the bottle), you'll find 30 a la carte dishes.

  3. Phone: +44 20 7434 1724

    Address: 23 Frith Street, London

    By the Glass List of the Year UK, presented by Fine Wines Direct UK 2021

    Late-night basement wine bar in Soho from the team behind Cabotte, Blandford Comptoir and Comptoir Mayfair. Popular with the trade, originally opening as a hospitality industry members club (called Trade) but now open to all. Cosy cocktail bar vibes and a rare 3 am licence.

  4. Phone: +44 20 7600 1616

    Address: 48 Gresham St, London

    By the Glass List of the Year UK, presented by Fine Wines Direct UK 2021

    Cabotte is a recent addition to the City in London and has a superb, long wine list majoring on the great wines of Burgundy. Set up by two Master Sommeliers (Xavier Rousset and Gearoid Devaney) along with the backing of some high profile Burgundian Growers, Cabotte lists about 1000 wines with 650 of those from Burgundy. But of course that still leaves plenty of room for other regions, whether it be a single vineyard Gruner or old, rare Madeira. It’s a smart but trendy space with two private dining rooms upstairs and very wine friendly European menu. Despite its location in the City and its foc...

  5. Phone: +44 20 7183 8190

    Address: 2 Greek Street, London

    Grand Prix UK, presented by Austrian Wine 2021

    Noble Rot Soho is the second venue from the team behind the wine magazine and Bloomsbury bar/restaurant of the same name, installed in the former home of the Gay Hussar, the iconic Soho restaurant loved by politicians and writers, established in 1953. There’s no bar space here, instead two classy but cosy restaurant floors and a stylish private dining room up top. ‘Old Soho’ is reflected in the interior with proper wooden furniture; antique mirrored walls and vintage decanters line the length of the walls along a ceiling height shelf give full bistro glamour. The first floor features wall-siz...

  6. Phone: +44 20 7107 8848

    Address: Claridge’s, Brook Street, Mayfair, London

    Rhône Wine List of the Year UK, presented by Côtes du Rhône 2021

    Daniel (Eleven Madison Park) Humm’s new restaurant in Claridge’s Hotel in Mayfair. Pared-back, chic and contemporary interior. Along with the food – top quality, modern fine dining with a dusting of comfort – everything exudes a polished but relaxed luxury.

  7. Phone: +44 20 7242 8963

    Address: 51 Lamb's Conduit St, London

    Grand Prix UK, presented by Austrian Wine 2021

    Noble Rot opened their doors in late 2015 and immediately hit their stride as a not-to-miss wine venue in London. Located in Bloomsbury on the quaintly historic Lamb’s Conduit Street, it’s Parisian inspired and feels as if it’s been there forever. The wine bar at the front is light and comfortable, with prize tables in the double fronted bay windows, a roaring fire in the colder months and walls adorned with the very cool front covers of their eponymous wine magazine. The restaurant at the back is cosy and inviting. The food is classic Franglais bistro fare – ideal for wine. To be honest,...