Noble Rot-Mark Andrew’s 8 London favourites
Mark Andrew MW is one of the founders of Noble Rot wine bar and magazine in London. Here is Mark's guide to his favourite wine bars and wine restaurants in London, enjoy! (We added Noble Rot at the end of his guide)
Address: 4 Redchurch St, London E1 6JL
Brat in Shoreditch is my favourite new restaurant in London. Tomos Parry’s food is brilliant (he got a Michelin star at the first time of asking), marrying Basque ideas and techniques with the best produce from around Europe. Not only that, but we work closely with him on their wine programme, so I can be sure there is always plenty that I want to drink whenever I’m there!
Phone: +44 20 7729 5692
Address: 49 Columbia Rd, London E2 7RG
If I’m in the mood for benchmark natural wines served with beautifully executed but hearty food, then I will head to Brawn in Hackney or Terroirs near Trafalgar Square, both of which have been among London’s best places to eat and drink since they opened.
Phone: +44 20 7036 0660
Address: 5 William IV St, London WC2N 4DN
Terroirs was one of, if not the first, natural wine bars in London in 2009.
Phone: +44 20 8672 0114
Address: 2 Bellevue Rd, London SW17 7EG
For fine dining alongside some of the most sharply priced fine wines in London, the Nigel Platts-Martin restaurants are hard to beat. Chez Bruce has been the scene of many wonderful meals (their Foie Gras dish is the stuff of dreams).
Phone: +44 20 8747 1836
Address: 5 - 7 Devonshire Rd, Chiswick, London W4 2EU
La Trompette is consistently excellent in both food and drink departments.
Phone: +44 20 7792 9090
Address: 127 Ledbury Rd, London W11 2AQ
The Ledbury makes a strong case for being the best restaurant in the country, and for a very special occasion it is hard to beat.
Phone: +44 20 7437 5708
Address: 46 Lexington St, Soho, London W1F 0LP
Soho has traditionally been a tricky place to drink well, but a notable exception is Andrew Edmunds, one of my favourite restaurants. The menu is full of Anglo/French classics, while the wine list changes regularly, is expertly chosen and very well priced. It’s also one of the most charming restaurant spaces in London and the ideal spot for a long, boozy lunch!
Phone: +44 20 7242 8963
Address: 51 Lamb's Conduit St, London WC1N 3NB
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 – and then you’ve...