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Best London wine bars and wine restaurants

The FermentedGrape.com selection of classic wine bars and eateries in London with great wine lists, good atmosphere and food.

Please, please comment on this post to add your favourite London wine bars. Thanks. Richard & Fermented Grape

Vagabond wines, 25 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 1RW

Vagabond wines Charlotte street london

The Vagabond experience is about pouring your own wines from tasting machines using your special card, served with food platters containing cheese and charcuteries (meats).

London Locations Fulham, Charlotte Street, Spitalfields, Northcote Street, Victoria

Enoteca Super Tuscan, 8A Artillery Passage, London E1 7LJ

Enoteca super tusan 8A Artillery Passage, London E1 7LJ,

Aiming to  offer the more unusual and Italian Super tuscan fine wines and ingredients that Italy has to offer together with the best of the old favourites. "We believe that good Italian food means quality ingredients cooked with minimum fuss to bring out maximum flavour and as such we have spent time seeking out the best suppliers."

Bedales of borough, 5 Bedale Street, London SE1 9AL 

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Based on the concept of an Italian Enoteca bar and wine shop it is situated in Borough market close to London Bridge. Wine barrel tables with plates of cheeses and meats.

London Locations: Borough market, Spitalfields, Leadenhall

Enoteca da Luca, 21 Watling Street, London EC4M 9BR

Enoteca da Luca, 21 Watling Street, London EC4M 9BR

Newly expanded with a large wine list specialising in Italian wines covering the smallest to the biggest wine producers. Food menu comprises smaller plates and antipasto boards to share. Seasonal starters include tuna tartare with watermelon, cucumber & pistachio praline, burrata with figs and the Enoteca classic 'Franco's Beef Tartare'.

Enoteca da luca London locations: Mayfair, St. Pauls, Shoreditch, City, Guildhall

The Remedy Wine Bar and Kitchen, 124 Cleveland Street
London W1T 6PG

The Remedy wine bar and kitchen

 

The Remedy on Cleveland Street describes itself as "Passionate about coffee, food & wine - cosy. convivial. quality obsessed."

The Remedy is run by two friends, David and Renato in the style of the continental enotecas and neighbourhood bistros. "We like wine that tells a good story – a story about a place, a story about a winemaker. That’s why we choose to work with small producers rather than mass-market wineries. (Say no to the wine industrial complex!) . We love learning about wine and sharing our discoveries with our customers. There’s no snobbery here, just a passion and enthusiasm for delicious wine. "

Boro Bistro, Bank Chambers 6-10 Borough High Street | Montague Close, London SE1 9QQ

Boro Bistro, Borough market, London

Boro Bistro has established itself as a tiny slice of France in London. Situated in close to Southwark Cathedral and Borough market. Serving bistro French food with large wine list, Belgium & Craft beers, platters of French cheese and charcuterie to share.

tripadvisor 4 star

10 cases, 16 Endell Street Covent Garden, London WC2H 9BD

10 cases, 16 Endell Street Covent Garden, London WC2H 9BD

The 10 Cases is a small Bistrot with wine as its main focus in Covent Garden with just ten tables.There is a seasonal menu revolving around a monthly changing offering of 3 starters, mains and desserts, tapas style dishes, sharing plates and a selection of daily changing specials.

One under lime, 1 Leadenhall Place, London EC3M 7DX

Classic city bar with food close to the Lloyd's of London building.

Humble grape, 1 St. Brides Passage, London EC4Y 8EJ

Humble grape, 1 St. Brides Passage, London EC4Y 8EJ 

Humble grape is an independent wine-merchant which aims to seek out handcrafted wines from relatively unknown vineyards around the world. Most of the wines are biodynamic, organic or sustainably produced ( Super!). 

Wines can be bought by the glass or bottle to drink-in (accompanied by food) or by the bottle or case to takeaway. 

Locations: Battersea, Islington and Fleet Street

Jose tapes bar , 104 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UB 

Jose tapes bar , 104 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UB

Small tapas bar in spot with stools and tiled bar, classic Spanish tapas, grilled dishes and sherries close to London Bridge.

Vivat Bacchus (South African) London Bridge , 4 Hays Lane, London SE1 2HB 

Vivat Bacchus

The Vivat Bacchus restaurants, established in Farringdon in 2003 and London Bridge in 2008, are a celebration of rustic, robust food, artisan cheeses and great wines. South African in origin, they are known for their wines,  stocked cheese rooms and a menu using daily sourced, quality seasonal ingredients. The decor, slightly industrial with open ceilings, exposed pipes and ducts creates the feeling of being in a working winery.

Bacco restaurant and wine bar, 25-26 Red Lion Street Holborn, London WC1R 4PS

Bacco restaurant Holborn

Traditional but innovative Italian food in holborn.

The Anthologist Bar & Restaurant, 58 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7BB

The Anthologist, Gresham street

Bar and restaurant in the heart of the City of London.

Great places to drink fine wine and eat great food around the world

United Kingdom

1. The Vineyard, The Vineyard, Stockcross, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 8JU 

Last visited Winter 2013

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Daniel Galmiche, the celebrated French Chef looks after the food but with 30,000 bottles of wine and a super wine list, definitely a place to put on your list. This is five star accommodation in the heart of Berkshire and perfect for the wine lover.

http://www.the-vineyard.co.uk/wine.asp

2. Vinoteca, 53-55 Beak St, London W1F 9SH

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4 London Branches in Farringdon, Marylebone, Soho, Chiswick. Simple, well made food with reasonable prices plus great ambience/atmosphere. Interesting wine list that doesn't cost the earth. There's a bar plus restaurant. 

http://www.vinoteca.co.uk/

3. 28-50 Wine Workshop & Kitchen, 17-19 Maddox Street, London W1S 2QH

Last visited Autumn 2014

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3 locations in London - Maddox Street, Fetter Lane, Marylebone

28º – 50º London was founded by master sommelier Xavier Rousset and top chef Agnar Sverrisson. There are 30 carefully chosen wines, available by the glass, carafe or bottle, as well as a seasonally changing menu on offer.

http://www.2850.co.uk/

4. Goodman Steak Restaurants

Last visited July 2015

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London locations at Maddox Street, Old Jewry (city), Canary Wharf.

Amazing steaks (best in London I would say) and great wine list with some stand out US, New Zealand wines. Choice of American USDA and British steaks. Can't beat an Antica Terra Pinot Noir from Oregon with a rib steak! This place may be Russian owned...but they know their British meat!

http://www.goodmanrestaurants.com/home

5. Murano, 20 Queen Street, Mayfair London, W1J 5PP

Visited Summer 2013

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Angela Harnett is the executive chef and owner Murano in the heart of Mayfair.
Angela was born in Britain, her passion for good, honest food and the best ingredients was instilled in her by her Italian grandmother and mother. After starting out in the kitchens at Aubergine, Zafferano, L’Oranger and Petrus, Angela became head chef at Petrus within seven short months, helping the restaurant to achieve a Michelin star. She went on to launch Amaryllis in Scotland; Verre in Dubai; Menu and The Grill Room at The Connaught, with Gordon Ramsay.

The food is great here and an extra special wine list with a very good choice of French wine in particular. It has one Michelin star. Premium priced that is for sure, especially as you're dining in Mayfair but worth it.

http://www.muranolondon.com/

6. Hakkasan Mayfair, 17 Bruton Street, London, W1J 6QB

Last visited September 2013

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Awarded a Michelin star in October 2011 this is premium end Chinese food. With an excellent quality of food, albeit with small portions and big prices. The wine list is strong with many choices to match Asian food.  Great atmosphere downstairs with the lighting and incense burners so ask to be seated below ground in this branch (The Tottenham court restaurant and the original is only below ground). The bar area on the ground floor and basement in the Mayfair restaurant are both excellent.

The group now has many restaurants around the world but for high end Chinese with a Western twist you can't go wrong.

http://hakkasan.com/locations/hakkasan-mayfair/menu/a-la-carte/

7. Monteiths, 61 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR

Visited Autumn 2013

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A tucked away restaurant just off the Royal Mile in Edinburgh this is a hidden gem with fresh local meat, fish of the day and vegetables with a superb, cellar like atmosphere particularly with the candles and lighting. Good wine list too. If you want a traditional experience in the heart of Edinburgh town then this is for you.

http://www.monteithsrestaurant.co.uk/index.php

United States

1. The Capital Grille 800 Main Street   Fort Worth , TX   76102 

Visited June 2015

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I was lucky enough to visit this top steak house in Fortworth, Texas in June 2015 after a bit of research on Tripadvisor. Not only are you going to get the best steaks Texas has to offer but the ambience, service and importantly the wine list are excellent. The Gary Farrell Pinot Noir Russian River 2012 was a real treat with the steak. I love meat, especially steak and this is a place to put on your list if you're in the area.

https://www.thecapitalgrille.com/

2. Wild Ginger, 1401 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Visited February 2014

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As a lover of fine Asian food I was attraced to Wild Ginger by reviews on TripAdvisor which said it was  one of Seattle's best Asian restaurants. As well as a convenient location right in downtown Seattle on America's North West coast, it has dishes from  China to Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.

As well as the very tasty and top quality food won a Wine Spectator Grand Award for its wine list. Wild Ginger has been Zagat's #1 most popular restaurant in Seattle for 14 years running, as well as being listed as one of Zagat's "Best Restaurants in the World." I was certainly impressed and the choice of Oregon and Washington State wines was top notch.

http://www.wildginger.net/our-locations/Seattle.aspx

Brazil

1. Churrascaria Vento Haragano, Avenida Reboucas, 1001, Sao Paolo

Visited July 2015

Churrascaria Vento Haragano meat spit

This is an example of the best Sao Paolo has to offer in terms of barbecue meat, with a great array of different meats, a very strong wine list, great salad buffet and superb atmosphere. It worked out at $15 a head for all you can eat given the weakness of the Brazilian Real. Amazing quality. 

There is a great choice of Argentinian, Chilean wines. The rotating spit by the entrance with the meats is a sight to behold! Real culinary theatre.

2. Fogo de Chao, Santo Amaro 6824 | Santo Amaro, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Visited July 2015

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Another great Churrascaria (barbecue meat restaurant) in Sao Paolo with the lamb being particularly impressive. The Brazilians and the Argentinians sure know their high quality meats. A very strong wine list again, with some Argentinian gems from the likes of Susana Balbo. Very attentive service, you really feel like you're being looked after and for a European or from the US very good value indeed.