The wine bar scene in London is growing impressively and we are certainly not complaining. Thanks to the creative owners, there is such a variety of wine bars, each unique and distinctive in their own way. We’ve listed below some of the best out of the bunch that you must try:
Oak N4 has proven to be a hit with its locals who regularly visit to enjoy the relaxed and informal atmosphere of the wine bar.
The wine list is always evolving, but holds onto selected favourites that will always be available. The extensive menu has been created with the help of Channel 4’s wine expert Rual Diaz, so you know that each and every one will be of the best taste.
The wine is available to eat in or takeaway, or can even be delivered to locals by bike.
5-7 Wells Terrace, London, N4 3JU
A cafe and grocer during the day, wine bar by night; Diogenes The Dog reformatted itself over lockdown to become a cozy gem of a wine bar in the evening.
The owner imports many of the wines directly from the producers due to the personal connections he has made over time. In this wine bar, you will find many of the underdogs of wine, imported from up and coming regions.
Elephant & Castle – 96 Rodney Road, London, SE17 1BG
The Hart Brothers, with their Spanish routes, created this modern wine bar in the bustling Coal Drops Yard. The spacious, dim lit and cosy wine bar provides a short but regularly changing menu of wines from some less well known and smaller producers mainly in Europe.
Kings Cross Unit 22-24, Bagley Walk Arches Coal Drops Yard, London, N1C 4DH
This wine bar in Covent Garden is the perfect cosy, laid back atmosphere if you want to enjoy a casual glass of wine. The unfussy menu is ever changing as they only ever buy 10 cases of the wines that they buy, so you can go regularly and know that you’ll most likely be trying something new.
16 Endell Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9BD
If you like an older, vintage, iconic wine, then this is the place for you. A slightly more formal atmosphere, with the extraordinary variety of choice, makes it the wine lovers destination, it’ll be hard to resist trying them all.
67 Pall Mall, SW1Y 5ES
What used to be a small wine importing business has turned into blooming wine bar and bistro, making 40 Maltby Street an authentic, humble and quirky wine bar. Situated underneath a railway arch, you can enjoy an array of wines from a changing menu, including natural, organic and biodynamic wines from small producers. The wine can be enjoyed dining in or takeaway.
Situated in various locations, Vegabond Wine bars are an interactive, self serve style bar making them a more fun and unusual experience. The bars allow you to browse the selection of wines from dispensing machines, to then simply tap your card to pay and pour your glass yourself.