Support your London favourites – buy gift cards
Times are rough, and wine bars and restaurants are really struggling. So, to support them, we encourage you to buy a gift card today for a great wine dinner and then go with your friends later. Here's a selection of top London wine spots that offer gift cards online. Just click the red ”buy gift card” button on the restaurant's page. Cheers – and take care!
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. To be honest,...
Phone: +44 20 7437 5708
Address: 46 Lexington St, Soho, London W1F 0LP
Andrew Edmunds is the cherished Soho bistro, known almost as much for its cosy interior, quirky but delightful service and honest, delicious food as it is for its solid wine list; a list that’s offered amazing value for over 30 years.
Phone: +44 20 8672 0114
Address: 2 Bellevue Rd, London SW17 7EG
A long-time favourite of Londoners, all of whom are very willing to make the journey out to leafy Wandsworth (not as far as you think) for the timeless and consistently excellent Chez Bruce. They say it best: “from the outset, it was our intention to serve the very best food and drink but within a relaxed, informal yet thoroughly professionally orchestrated environment”. Sharing a co-owner with La Trompette, The Glasshouse and The Ledbury the wine cellar is impressive. The list is extensive – classic French and Italian regions dominate but Portugal, Spain, Islands, Central Europe and the New W...
Phone: +44 20 7637 7770
Address: 70 Charlotte St, Bloomsbury, London W1T 4QG
Bubbledogs in London takes fine wines to a whole new pairing level with the ultimate American comfort food – hot dogs. As the name gives away, Bubbledog’s wine list is almost exclusively bubbling, specifically withgrower Champagne, served with a creative and culinary menu of sweet and savoury dogs. Bubbledogs has a comprehensive and fairly priced wine list, with a few options from elsewhere (Cava, English Sparkling…) and even some still wines from Champagne. Sandia, the co-owner and sommelier, and her chef husband James, also have their Michelin starred dining experience, Kitchen Table, in the...
Address: 70 Charlotte St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 4QQ
Tucked away at the back of Bubbledogs through a discreet entrance, lies the 20 seat Kitchen Table. Run by the same husband and wife team as Bubbledogs, Kitchen Table is a ‘dining experience’, encouraging full interaction with the chefs and showcasing all the action throughout the evening. They prepare, cook and serve a daily tasting menu of meticulously sourced and foraged British ingredients, in two overlapping sittings.
Phone: +44 20 3937 5086
Address: 92 Kensington Park Rd, London W11 2PN
Core by Clare Smyth has achieved a lot after its opening in August 2017, including being awarded two stars from the Michelin Guide. The menu offers a la carte and a short and long tasting menu with optional wine pairings of 100ml per course. One of South Africa’s (and beyond) best sommeliers, Gareth Ferreira, is behind the wine list. It has more than 400 bins covering the most important wine regions around the World and a generous number of wines by the glass, allowing the sommeliers to offer varied and exciting options with your tasting menu. If you´re seeking a top fine-dining experience in...
Phone: +44 20 7836 4422
Address: 16 Henrietta St, London WC2E 8QH
Central London outpost of the super successful Cave a Vin, wine shop and restaurant of the same name in Paris. The food is a mix of small plates, a la carte and short tasting menu options. It’s contemporary, creative, in the new French ‘bistronomie’ style, with a flicker of international inspiration.
Phone: +44 20 7406 3980
Address: 5A Air Street, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 0AD
The most glamorous of the superb Hawskmoor group, who have been seriously upping the standard of British steakhouses since 2009. Also known for their good wine lists, they’ve got all the usual steakhouse suspects – Malbec, Syrah, Cali powerhouses – but it’s balanced out with plenty of other options from Europe, classy classics (up to ’82 First Growths), quirky new producers and the fresher side of the New World. The list is completed with magnums, port, sherry and a well-respected cocktail programme. Very user-friendly, 8-10 of each colour by the glass and sensibly priced.
Phone: +44 20 3146 8666
Address: 85 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7NB
Hide is a restaurant and bar by the awe-inspiring wine shop Hedonism and chef Ollie Dabbous. Set over three floors, flooded with natural daylight and enjoying views across Green Park, Hide serves creative, contemporary and seasonal food in a warm yet visually striking space. Open every day from breakfast through to dinner, including afternoon tea, the menu is accompanied by Hedonism’s incomparable wine list. The sommelier team has compiled a concise wine list of wines from all over the world, with a large selection of accessibly priced bottles and wines by the glass. Should you want to dig de...
Phone: +44 20 7486 7922
Address: 15-17 Marylebone Ln, Marylebone, London W1U
Part wine-bar, part restaurant the decor has a stylish, rustic-industrial feel. Serving modern European cuisine, 28°-50° has more than 30 wines constantly on by the glass and a large bottle list, as well as a Collector’s List from private cellars. The space features a ‘workshop’ where they regularly host wine tastings and themed wine dinners, so there’s lots on offer whether it be a business drink, a dinner date or a night out with friends.
Phone: +44 20 7739 4443
Address: 18 Phipp St, London EC2A 4NU
Leroy is a wine bar & restaurant in London's Shoreditch from Sommeliers Ed Thaw and Jack Lewens. It opened shortly after their original venture Ellory in Hackney closed in March of 2018. As well as sharing a name with two great producers (Richard in the Loire, Lalou in Burgundy) Leroy was serendipitously one of their pet names for Ellory, since many people were unable to pronounce it correctly. Inside it’s light but cosy, simply decorated with some elegant wine prints on the wall. The menu aims for simplicity and flavour – food that is thoughtful but not showy. Leroy is a place to stop in...
Phone: +44 20 3327 0210
Address: 76 Wilton Rd, Pimlico, London SW1V 1DE
London restaurant Lorne’s wine list is run by owner and ex-sommelier Katie Exton and Gianluca Bono (ex-Chez Bruce sommelier). It’s a 200ish bin list that focuses on regions, varieties and wine styles that they both like and think work well with their food – and they do. Classic cru classés from Bordeaux sit happily next to smaller producers from lesser-known regions such as Dani Landi and Mac Forbes. Lorne applies cash margins on more expensive bottles. They also have a single bottle list available if requested, that has some great wines at even greater prices – plus a not-to-be-missed back vi...
Phone: +44 20 3011 5911
Address: Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JJ
Lyle’s is a stylish ‘new British’ restaurant in Shoreditch, on the London City fringes. Housed in a converted factory that’s also home to a top ad agency, the room is a simple, clean and flooded with light toward the obviously high spec yet unshowy open kitchen. It has a functional but sleek interior (Ercol chairs, natural wood tables) with nothing unnecessary in sight, creating a calm space and puts the focus on the food and wine. The wine list is compact – a page of each red and white – and has a natural focus and hand-picked feel. Mostly French (it’s Jura, Loire, Auvergne over Cru Classé Bo...
Phone: +44 20 7290 7600
Address: 8-10 Pollen St, Mayfair, London W1S 1NQ
Pollen Street Social is the flagship restaurant of the Social group in London, located in Mayfair. Pollen Street Social describes itself as a contemporary bistro with a relaxed fine dining atmosphere. The cuisine is modern and creative European and the wine list at Pollen Street Social follows suit. It’s extensive and offers an impressive by the glass selection – over 50 wines, sake, sweet, fortifies and sparkling all served in different measures between 75ml, 125ml and 175ml – so plenty to suit all budgets and taste buds.
Phone: +44 20 7501 9152
Address: 18 Market Row, Brixton, London SW9 8LD
A relaxed modern bistro, Salon serves seasonal and inventive food in Brixton Village market. It has an independent, family feel about it – co-owned by Nick the chef and Mark on wine and front of house. Downstairs there’s a bar serving snacks and sharing dishes and an upstairs dining room offering seasonal set menus. In their words, “it’s fine dining, but without any of the fuss.”
Phone: +44 20 7838 1082
Address: 8-9 Blacklands Terrace, Chelsea, London SW3 2SP
The Five Fields restaurant is in the heart of Chelsea, London, with a classic and elegant decor. The menus offer prix fixe and tasting options for both lunch and dinner, and use seasonal ingredients sourced from their own kitchen gardens in East Sussex. The wine list at The Five Fields is extensive and classic, and includes large formats and back vintages from the 80’s and 90’s. Classic French regions are the main focus, but you can still find superb wines from further afield including Central Europe, the new world and even China.
Phone: +44 20 7792 9090
Address: 127 Ledbury Rd, London W11 2AQ
The Ledbury has become one of the most iconic fine-dining restaurants in London. The wine list is accessible, balanced and with depth should you want to experiment or splurge on some of the finest bottles in town. It covers the classics from all over the world and more esoteric options, also demonstrated in their wine pairings. In traditional fashion, The Ledbury has been buying and storing their own wine for years, which has given them a deep reserve of older vintages to share. Their selection of whiskies and Madeira is also well worth a look. BYO: £60
Phone: +44 20 7935 5624
Address: 15-17 Blandford St, Marylebone, London W1U 3DG
Located in the heart of Marylebone in London, Trishna delivers a contemporary taste of Indian coastal cuisine, and an extensive wine list that focuses on emerging regions and fine wines from niche producers and boutique wineries from all over the world. The informal and pared back aesthetic of the interiors complete with antique mirrors, marble tabletops and original wooden paneling makes it a very welcoming space. In the summer the terrace doors open onto Blandford Street, creating an almost alfresco ambiance. They take wine seriously here, and have spent time and energy sourcing bottles to s...
Phone: +44 20 3297 3799
Address: Four Seasons Hotel at Ten Trinity Square, 10 Trinity Square, London EC3N 4AJ
La Dame de Pic is Chef Anne-Sophie Pic’s London debut located in the luxurious Four Seasons hotel. The original three-generation-year-old Maison Pic is in Valence in the Rhône Valley, the selection of wines by the glass leans gently but not exclusively in this direction. The menu is upscale, refined and inventive French cuisine from one of the worlds top chefs. The full wine list has been put together by Wine Director Jan Konetzki and reflects the quality and elegance of the food. Gaining an award as the best mid-size format wine list in 2018, the wine list offers unique fine and rare wines wi...
Phone: +44 20 3141 6016
Address: 16 Cavendish Square, London
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. BYO: £35