Wine

  • Comptoir Cafe and Wine comes to Mayfair from Xavier Rousset

    Comptoir Cafe and Wine comes to Mayfair from Xavier Rousset

    What: Comptoir Cafe and Wine

    In a nutshell: Xavier Rousset follows up Blandford Comptoir with this Mayfair wine bar.

    Summing it all up: Coming from the same person behind Blandford Comptoir, this pairs and all day cafe with a huge downstairs wine shop (all of which you can drink on the premises). 

  • The Richmond teams up with Noble Fine Liquor for Wine Shop Wednesdays

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    We do love a good collaboration - particularly when we see neighbourhood spots working with each other to promote themselves. So the idea of The Richmond's Wine Shop Wednesdays are right up our street. Or rather yours, if you happen to live in Hackney.

    This East London bar has teamed up with their neighbours Noble Fine Liquor to run a weekly special list of natural wines available to drink in-house at proper-steal retail prices. Alongside that they'll be

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  • Historical El Vino opens modern new wine bar in London Wall

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    What: El Vino Mason’s Avenue

    In a nutshell: Historical wine bar and shop with a Spanish, Portuguese and South American slant, serving tapas and larger plates

    Summing it all up: It's been around since the dawn of time, but now historic London wine bar company is changing gears to open a much more modern bar in the City at London Wall

  • Allegra McEvedy is taking over Albertine wine bar on Wood Lane

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    What: Albertine

    In a nutshell: Wine bar revamp

    Summing it all up: Chef, author and TV presenter Alllegra McEvedy is returning to her roots and revitalising West London wine bar Albertine

  • The Winemakers Club are opening Winemakers Deptford wine bar and restaurant

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    What: The Winemakers Club goes east

    In a nutshell: Wine, simple yet sophisticated European fare and charcuterie cured in-house

    Summing it all up: After over two years in Farringdon, the Winemakers Club is opening their second branch south of the river, in up-and-coming Deptford. Expect lots of wine by the glass, local beer, and homemade charcuterie.

  • Oak N4 wine shop and tasting room opens in Finsbury Park

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    Newly open in Finsbury park is Oak N4 - an independent wine store & tasting room, tucked in just behind the station in Wells Terrace.

    "Providing an informal and relaxed environment is everything," the founder and director Cameron McKeown told Hot Dinners. "Selecting wines at a bar, restaurant or even in a store can be a difficult experience. We are looking to provide the customer with just enough knowledge to make it a joy

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  • Craft wine bar Pomaio opens on Brick Lane with orange wine, prosciutto and polenta

    Craft wine bar Pomaio opens on Brick Lane with orange wine, prosciutto and polenta

    For the past few years, the craft alcohol market has been all but monopolised by beer, so it’s refreshing news that east London has just seen the opening of a new craft wine bar from two Tuscan brothers. Pomaio will feature wines from small, independent vineyards producing biodynamic, organic wine in the heart of Italy’s wine country.

    Not only will there be plenty of classic whites and reds on

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  • Hackney’s got a new smallest wine bar, thanks to the Pidgin duo

    Hackney’s got a new smallest wine bar, thanks to the Pidgin duo

    Barbershop by day, and Hackney’s tiniest wine bar by night - newly opened Enfant Terrible couldn’t be more suited to its East London location.

    Headed up by the owners of the nearby set-menu-only Michelin-starred restaurant Pidgin, Enfant Terrible is “a gonzo take on the tiny wine bars of Paris” where you can “eat a tin of smoked oysters and some epoisses while drinking a bunch of wine” they say, which sounds damn

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  • The Remedy launches a new all-day menu - start your day with a small tipple

    The Remedy launches a new all-day menu - start your day with a small tipple

    Breakfast wine, deep-fried oyster baguettes and vermouth gelato - The Remedy is launching a new all-day menu, and it’s an absolute corker. 

    So what's on offer? While the fresher-faced among us will be able to grab everything a conscientious worker would want first thing - flakey pastries, homemade granola, freshly pressed juices and coffee - they’ll also be serving "breakfast tipple in

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  • The Laughing Heart late night wine bar opens on Hackney Road

    The Laughing Heart late night wine bar opens on Hackney Road

    Here's an East London opening you can expect to see the critics beating a path to soon. The Laughing Heart is a new late night wine bar, dining room and offy. So far, so very Hackney. But it's the folk behind it you need to take note of.

    It's run by Australian Charlie Mellor who has been working on the floor at P Franco, Elliot's, Brawn and Primeur. Head chef is Tom Anglesea who comes here via Chiltern

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  • Cabotte is coming from Xavier Rousset with lots of Burgundy on the list

    Cabotte is coming from Xavier Rousset with lots of Burgundy on the list

    He's only just opened the very well reviewed Blandford Comptoir, but Xavier Rousset already has another restaurant coming. He's teamed with another master sommelier Gearoid Devaney, for Cabotte. 

    This place is all about Burgundy wine and the name comes from the cottage on a vineyard that the workers

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  • Test Driving Petit Terre – a taste of France in Fulham

    petite4We take this new French bistro in Parson's Green for a Test Drive. 

  • Pop up Rhône wine bar and restaurant featuring Adam Rawson hits King's Cross

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    We were fans of YBF Chef of the Year Adam Rawson long before he cooked at our Elements party in Spring. So news that he'd teamed up with Rhône Wines to do a London pop-up made us sit up and pay attention.

    The Rhône Touch is going to be an exhibition/wine bar/restaurant open for 10 days this summer in King's Cross. And whether you're looking to experience wine from an artistic point of view at the free

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  • Sleek new bar Acqua7 is opening on Balls Pond Road

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    There's a rather beautiful new wine bar opening in Dalston next week by the name of Acqua7. The brainchild of Dalston native Cyrus Cookson, it's all white walls and oak counter and will be open all day serving up coffee in the morning and larger dishes and wine by night.

    In the morning you'll get pastries with coffee served in traditional Moka pots. There'll also be smoothies like MoonRock - Cantaloupe, rose water and ice and smashed avo on toast with bacon

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  • Test Driving Legs in Hackney

    02 legs Legs is the new Hackney restaurant from Magnus Reid - a small plates restaurant with a big focus on wine. We take it for a Test Drive. 

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