Top London Wine Bars to Visit
It is a well-known fact that you can learn a lot about a place by tasting its wines. In recent years, white wines like the Sauvignon Blanc and reds like the Shiraz have been recognised as the most popular ones in Britain. London has continued to push the envelope by offering locally produced wines, besides a wide variety of oranges in its wine bars. These wine bars have expert Sommeliers who can guide you in the wine tasting process. You can also pair your wine with various gourmet food options like burrata, pasta and charcuterie boards with meats, cheeses and relishes. Following is a list of some of the best wine bars in London-
The 10 Cases, Covent Garden
This wine bar has a laid-back atmosphere and a cosy feel to it. The theme of the restaurant revolves around number 10. The wine bar offers ten tables, which need to be booked in advance. The owners of the wine bar always buy 10 cases of wine at a time so that the guests can enjoy new varieties every time. The wine bar also offers tapas-style food, which can be paired with the wines.
The Cellar, Kings Cross
The Cellar is a “sustainable viticulture” wine bar that sells low intervention wines from across the world. The wines are sold by bottle, carafe or glass. The wine bar also offers a range of bread, charcuterie and cheese plates paired with the wines.
Bar Douro, London Bridge
This is a Portuguese wine bar located near the Borough Market. The bar features an all-Portuguese wine list, which also includes rare vintages. This establishment offers authentic Portuguese food, which can pair very well with the exquisite wine collection.
Gordon’s, Charing Cross
Gordon’s is widely considered the oldest wine bar in London as it was established in 1890. The establishment has old photographs and newspaper clippings adorning the walls, dimly lit by the candles and strange ceiling lights. Gordon’s also has an outdoor seating area with a tasting menu that offers charcuterie, cheese, and vegetarian and vegan options to pair with the wines.
This chic wine bar is located in the heart of Marylebone and is owned by Alexandra Petit-Mentzelopoulos of the Margaux family. This Francophile wine bar features delicate pastel interiors and period furniture. The bar offers a good selection of wines by the glass and some vintage labels like the 2004 Château Margaux. Clarette also offers a food menu that has been influenced by the wine selection.