Wine bar

  • Bar Daskal is a Spanish wine bar in Borough Yards from the Barrafina team

    Bar Daskal is a Spanish wine bar in Borough Yards from the Barrafina team

    The openings at Borough Yards, the new development close to Borough Market are continuing apace - and that includes three new openings from the same people, the Harts Group. They're planning to open both a Barrafina and a Parrillan - but also a new Spanish wine bar, Bar Daskal.

    We see it as something of a sibling to their The Drop wine bar at King's Cross. It has a list that's

  • Vin-Yard is a mash-up wine and pizza bar by Top Cuvee and Yard Sale Pizza this May

    vin-yard wine bar and pizza parlour hackney road

    You could never accuse the folk at either Top Cuvee or Yard Sale on letting the grass grow under their feet. And now, the two hardest grafters in town are teaming up for what promises to be an epic collaboration.

    Vin-Yard will take over the basement space at Yard Sale Pizza's Hackney Road location. It will be, they say "the perfect marriage of wine bar and pizza parlour. Top Cuvée have come up

  • Drop on the Common is a new Clapham Common wine bar by the Ten Cases team

    Drop on the Common is a new Clapham Common wine bar by the Ten Cases team 

    Drop Wine, by the team behind The Ten Cases and Parsons, were one of the first to kick off wine delivery on demand (something which proved very useful indeed during the lockdowns). On top of that, they also have a shop on Drury Lane, which is also a small wine bar (see the pic above). Next up - they're heading south to Clapham Common, and this will be both a shop

  • Vinoteca's new Borough Yards opening will be a wine bar with views

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    Updated 10/2/22 with opening date

    As new food hub Borough Yards gets ready to open, details have been trickling in about what to expect from the various bars and restaurants opening there. Now we're hearing about the Vinoteca that will launch there with what sounds like a striking design.

    The two-storey wine bar, shop and restaurant will feature a ground floor zinc-topped bar, perfect for pulling up

  • Dan's wine bar opens in Dalston

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    Dalston Junction is becoming quite the oenophiles dream destination with the addition of yet another interesting-sounding wine bar. Joining the likes of Weino Bib and Newcomer Wines is dan's, a self-styled "free-flowing wine bar and shop".

    The man behind it is Dan Long from the online natural wine merchant Natty Boy Wines. But the bar is actually named after the Australian booze merchant Dan Murphy's.

    Dan's background is

  • The Wong Kar Wine team are heading to London from St Petersburg

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    We were sad to see the back of Corazon, Soho's popular taco spot which failed to make it out of lockdown. Now there's news of what's going to take its place. It'll be a new restaurant from the team behind St Petersburg's Wong Kar Wine. Madina Kazhimova and Anna Dolgushina are the brains behind the operation which opened in St Petersburg back in 2014.

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  • Caia is a new wine bar for Golborne Road

    Caia comes to Golborne Road from the people behind Fiend

    Rishabh Vir and Tim Lang, two of the people behind Portobello restaurant Fiend, are getting ready to open something new in the area. This time they're taking over a site that was last a Flat Iron location to open wine bar Caia. 

    The wine comes from a list by Beth Brickenden (also behind the wine at Fiend) and we're told to expect Old-World wines from producers old and new, alongside

  • Wolfox cafe and wine bar eyes up the old Savoy Taylors Guild on the Strand

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    It's been home to a tailors since the early 20th century and its distinctive frontage on the Strand is Grade II listed, but next year the historic Savoy Taylors Guild is going to switch from cutting cloth to serving food.

    The site's been taken over by Wolfox a coffee and restaurant group with places in Brighton and Leeds. Here at their first London opening they're planning a "high end cafe and wine bar".

    If that follows

  • Test Driving the new Carousel wine bar - the residency restaurant's permanent Fitzrovia home


    Residency restaurant Carousel has moved from Marylebone to Fitzrovia and added a brand new wine bar in the process. We went down to check it out.  

  • Test Driving Porte Noire - Idris Elba's wine bar in King's Cross

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    Idris Elba co-owns a wine bar in King's Cross. We went along to find out if it lived up to its star billing.

  • Test Driving Bar Crispin - illuminating wine and small plates in Carnaby

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    Tucked down Kingly Street, this all day Carnaby spot comes into its own in the evening with interesting small plates and a great wine list. 

  • Where's Fred's is a City café/wine bar from the District team

    Where's Fred's is a City café/wine bar from the District team

    A new cafe by day/wine bar by night is heading to The City. Where's Fred comes from Chelsea Finch, who's also behind the Districtcafés in Parsons Green, Mayfair and Nine Elms.

    The food menu is going to change throughout the day. So they'll start with a brunch-style menu on which

  • Hithe + Seek at the Westin London City is London's newest riverside wine bar

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    There's one obvious USP at the wine bar opening up at the new five star Westin London City - the view. Hithe + Seek is right on the river with amazing views across the Thames to the Tate Modern and The Globe.

    It's one of two eating and drinking spots at this new luxury hotel on the north bank's Queenhithe, a part of London so old it's thought to have been a Roman dock even before it got its current name back in the 11th

  • Coravin launches a by-the-glass pop-up wine bar in Mayfair

    Coravine Wine Bar

    You may have come across Coravin before - they are behind those special machines that can serve glasses of wine while keeping the bottle sealed up so it stays fresh. They've appeared in a number of bars, restaurants and wine bars - but now they're going it alone with a pop-up wine bar in Mayfair. They're taking over La Cave Wine Bar which is tucked away in Lancashire Court.

    At the pop-up, they'll have 300 wines available by

  • The best wine bars in London

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    Here's our list of the best places to drink wine in London

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