The best short wine lists in the UK 2022

Here is the guide to the best wine places in the UK with shorter wine lists – less than 200 different labels. These venues were all finalists in UK Wine List of the Year 2022. Check out all the venues and the winning wine lists!

  1. Phone: +44 20 7254 3414

    Address: 322-324 Acton Mews, E8 4EA, London

    Best Short List of the Year UK 2022

    Planque describes itself as a wine drinker’s clubhouse. Situated in the hip easterly neighbourhood of Haggerston it has a restaurant, members lounge, impressive cellar space, retail store and ongoing programme of wine events. Spread across two railway arches, the restaurant and wine bar area features a hefty, long wooden table for communal dining and some more intimate tables for two and four. The food is creative and stylish, modern French with flair and seasonality at its core. With lots of pale wood and natural materials, it has a luxurious scandi vibe. The wine list, whilst not extensiv...

  2. Phone: +44 7757 676174

    Address: 11 Old Street, London

    Best Short List of the Year UK 2022

    Fare Bar + Canteen is from the Sager + Wilde stable - ex-Sommelier Michael Sager on wine and bartender Marcis Dzelzainis looking after the innovative cocktail offer. It's a multifunctional space split across two floors offering a grab-and-go coffee, intimate cocktail and wine bar and dining room serving a selection of modern seasonal small plates with larger sharing dishes from the robata grill. Located in trendy Clerkenwell in London, it's a bright open space with a contemporary industrial feel. Considering the chilled out, all-day vibe the wine list is unusually wide - over 400 entries, majo...

  3. Phone: +44 20 7730 5712

    Address: 51 Pimlico Rd, Belgravia, London

    Best Short List of the Year UK 2022

    Family run Hunanese restaurant in Belgravia/Pimlico that’s held in high-esteem whilst remaining low-key – all part of it’s charm. It’s simply, almost sparsely, decorated but you come here for the endless flow of delicious, tasty dishes and – more importantly – the under-the-radar wine list. They pretend you can order à la carte but you never really get chance – it’s best to just let them take control food wise (there’s a ‘leave it to us’ option) after giving them any dislikes, allergies or desires to be more adventurous.

  4. Phone: +44 20 7732 2256

    Address: 12-16 Blenheim Grove, London

    Special Jury Prize UK 2022

    All-day bar and dining space in South London, serving relaxed modern European bistronomy-style dishes and sharing plates. It is the second venue from the team behind Salon Brixton and is named after one of the owner’s joint music heroes, DJ Larry Levan. There’s an open kitchen, counter dining and a cosy dining room.

  5. Phone: +44 20 8191 0704

    Address: 8 Elystan Street, London

    By the Glass List of the Year UK 2022

    Wild Corner is the wine bar little sister to Wild Tavern across the road. It’s small and cosy yet glamourous - well suited to its very smart address in Chelsea/South Kensington. For somewhere small the wine list is long – an incredible 200 bottles are available by the glass (or carafe) with vintages spanning decades (the 1939 Pichon Lalande has sadly just sold out). The menu is produce led; a reduced version of that they serve over the road, simply cooked top quality ingredients that let the wine shine. Fresh langoustines and raw fish, Gillardeau oysters, beef tartare, USDA Sirloin, charcu...