About Noble Rot
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 got the wine list – it’s long, but not too long, well priced and there’s not a bottle on it that shouldn’t be there. Considered one of the most comprehensive, well balanced and frankly delicious wine lists in London – both ambitious and accessible. As well as regular by the glass options they also Coravin some fine and rares, poured by staff who know their stuff. To be honest, it’s hard to remember where anyone went before it opened, and despite being a modern classic it’s still one of a kind. Don’t forget to pick up the latest edition of the mag while you’re there – or miss the illustrations in the loos.
(Transparency: The founder of Star Wine List, Krister Bengtsson, is an investor in Noble Rot. We still feel confident to list Noble Rot as we think it is a great place, and the description is written by Ruth Spivey.)