The best German wine lists in the UK 2022

Here is the guide to the best spots in the UK to drink German wine. These venues were all finalists in UK Star Wine List of the Year 2022, presented by Wines of Germany. Check out all the venues and the winning wine lists!

  1. Presented by Wines of Germany

    Wines of Germany is the marketing arm of the Deutsches Weininstitut, creating greater awareness for German wine with the trade, press and consumers.

  2. Phone: +44 1635 528770

    Address: Stockcross, Newbury

    New Zealand Wine List of the Year UK, presented by New Zealand wine 2022

    A wine-focused (even themed) Relais & Chateaux country house hotel in Berkshire, famous for its cellar of over 30,000 bottles. Owned by Sir Peter Micheal, who has over the years invested in a premium vineyard holding in northern California (Sonoma Coast, Knights Valley and Napa). The main hotel restaurant is classic fine dining, using the best of seasonal British ingredients.

  3. Phone: +44 20 8672 0114

    Address: 2 Bellevue Rd, London

    German Wine List of the Year UK, presented by Wines of Germany 2022

    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...

  4. Phone: +44 20 3937 5086

    Address: 92 Kensington Park Rd, London

    Grand Prix UK 2022

    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...

  5. Phone: +44 20 7242 8963

    Address: 51 Lamb's Conduit St, London

    By the Glass List of the Year UK 2022

    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,...

  6. Phone: +44 20 7183 8190

    Address: 2 Greek Street, London

    By the Glass List of the Year UK 2022

    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...

  7. Phone: +44 20 7290 7600

    Address: 8-10 Pollen St, Mayfair, London

    Austrian Wine List of the Year UK, presented by Austrian wine 2022

    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.