About St Leonards
St Leonards has a eclectic mid-sized list of 120 bins with something for everyone - classics aplenty but doesn't forgo skin contact, Vin Jaunes or Central & Eastern Europe, plus a healthy handful of Grower Champagnes. The list is exclusively old world with a healthier than usual selection of Bordeaux considering it's location in trendy, creative Shoreditch and modern, minimal-luxe decor. You can drink and snack in the large, stylish bar or dine at a table by the open kitchen, where the best British produce is cooked on the open hearth - a sort of rustic-elegant hybrid. The list is fairly priced and presented to make choosing simple - wines by the glass are easy to find, and there's a special page at the front re-listing all bottles under £50. That's not to say you can't also push the boat out - how about some Cornas from Allemand, Biondi-Santi Brunello or a cheeky Lafite '78 after a Chave Hermitage Blanc '98?
By Ruth Spivey
Free at lunch time, max 1 special bottle per 2 guests