Diogenes The Dog is a gorgeous wine bar and bottle shop with an emphasis on up-and-coming wine regions and unusual wine making techniques. The curated list of dynamic wines is imported directly from regions far afield, paired expertly with cheese plates, cured meats and more.
Brilliant Wine Bars in London
With so many wine bars lurking around every corner of the city, it's hard to pick out the best ones; that's why we have come up with a list of our favourite haunts that are at the top of their grape game, offering a generous selection of good quality wine, delicious cheeseboards, a great atmosphere and exceptional service. So whatever your budget, desired colour of bottle or type of night, check out our recommendations for the best wine bars in London.
The clue is in the title with this slick little wine-dedicated spot. Humble Grape is serving cool decor, British plates and a curated wine menu at locations across London, with masterclasses and bottomless brunches also available.
One of London's first real wine bars, this old-school offering in London Bridge brings you hearty grub and a fantastic drinks list. Head down for after work drinks or a low key date night and chill out in the cool and comfortable spot.
If ever you were going to experiment and go for a glass of something new, 68 & Boston would be a great place to start. A cracking venture established by three of London's industry experts, this place has compiled a stunning list of wines from around the globe, each available at £20 per bottle. There's bespoke nibbles if you fancy a bite, and a sleek cocktail lounge to discover upstairs.
Willy's is one of the most popular and well-established wine bars in the city, bringing a global range of bottles and some traditional English charm to the non-stop Fenchurch Street. Stop by here before catching that train home and you'll find over 20 wines available the glass served by a passionate and knowledgeable bar team.
You've caught us; we've snuck a gastropub into this list of wine bars in London, but just hear us out a second… Not only one of the most relaxed and chilled out drinking dens close to Richmond Park, this historic boozer also features a stunning wine list with affordable options from throughout Europe, America, Australia and South Africa.
Offering an extensive list of stunning bottles from across the world, this unique little bar in Bank is a must-visit for wine-buffs. From vintage ports and magnums of Champagne, to a glorious by-the-glass selection, it's one of the city's best wine bars.
When it comes to stunning wine bars in London, not many compare to Searcy's at The Gherkin. Head on up to their top floor for sweeping 360 degree views of the city set alongside a delicious roster of international wines and Champagne.
Greenwich's very own wine bar, Davy's Wine Vaults, oozes with charm and cool cosiness where you'll revel in an impressive 100+ wines and even its additional accompanying wine store. Pull up a chair and in this elegantly wooden, wine barrel and bottle sprinkled space you'll sample a glass or two from around the globe. A mecca for wine lovers and a darling date spot, Davy's Wine Vaults is no doubt one of London's best wine bars.
With a history for the finest quality wine that dates back to 1870, you just know a bottle has earned its spurs if it's got that Davy's stamp of approval. Select between a list of hand-picked, independent wines at this stylish riverside bar, there's a space for al fresco antics come the warmer months.
At Farringdon's Vinoteca, there is no better combination than freshly baked bread and fine wine. Take your pick from over 300 types of Spanish vino as you sink your teeth into simple palate pleasers such as curated meats, cheeses, and of course, all of the doughy delights that this London wine bar is known for.
A cosy wine bar located beneath the arches of Charing Cross, come to Champagne Charlie's for fresh British food and a crisp glass of wine. It's a shoo-in for after-work drinks, and the host of private dining rooms come complete with all kinds of antiques and quirky trinkets
Vinoteca in Marylebone is a sleek Italian wine bar with exquisite modern cuisine and a passion for flavoursome, well-crafted wines. With an extensive list, brought to you from small producers from all over the world, you can experience a variety of flavours and creations.
Rake's Café Bar at five-star lifestyle hotel Andaz London Liverpool Street is one of the most fashionable bars around, offering a blend of quirky yet stylish surroundings as you sip on a range of delicious wines and speciality sharing platters. There's also light bites and an all-day menu to accompany your drinks.
Wine, glorious wine. If you're a city dweller and you haven't discovered the underground haven that is The Bolthole, then listen up. Not far from Canon Street station, this beauty is made up of brickwork arches and a charming rustic style reminiscent of some Mediterranean landscape. And what's more, they have an extensive wine list to match. Bring on the vino.
If you're looking for the best London wine bars, you have to take into consideration your surroundings. Not only does M Restaurant offer a deliciously wide range of wines, it even boasts its very own dedicated wine tasting area. Couple that with an interior made of lavish furnishings and deep dark tonnes and you have yourself an ideal place to drink wine.
With venues across South and Central London, this unique series of wine bars boast a striking menu of bottles and bar snacks. Whether its a date night or night with the girls, they've got the goods for every occasion.
An elegant wine bar in the City, Cabotte also happens to boast two exclusive dining rooms that pair stunning French dishes with their selection of fine wines. Bringing flavours from across the country to the heart of London, it's a stunning spot for all you wine-lovers out there.
Offering a range of crisp and refreshing wines - as well as Europe's longest champagne bar for good measure - Searcys is a stylish restaurant and wine bar in St Pancras International station. Pull up a seat, soak in the stunning interior and get to work on sampling some of Searcy's fantastic range. You've earned it!
Crispin is a seriously stylish all-day restaurant and bar, perfectly placed by Spitalfields market, only a few minutes walk from Liverpool Street Station. Housed within a small-but-perfectly-formed asymmetric pavilion, the intimate venue offers a brilliant selection of low-intervention wines from around the worlds.
With a fantastic range of wines on offer, The Jones Family Project is a first class pit-stop if you're after a glass of vino in East London. With a stunning interior, this Shoreditch bar has a really relaxed vibe. Visit between 5pm and 7pm from Monday to Saturday and the house wine is half price, just another reason to visit The Jones Family Project.
The Refinery in the City of London is an all-day restaurant and bar that draws in guests with its fun, laid back atmosphere. Fitting in with its sister venues in the Drake and Morgan family, the venue serves its guests a range of seasonal and freshly produced dishes. If that wasn't enticing enough, the bar is stocked with all your favourite spirits, fine wines and ice-cold beers.
Specialising in all things sparkling wine, this unique bar in Covent Garden is fronting one of the capital's largest collections of the bubbly stuff. From fruitier favourites, to rare finds and some of the finest fizz in the world, Grays & Feather is offering something a little different.
This suave and stylish wine bar just a short walk from Chancery Lane and Holborn is a top spot if you're looking for after work drinks in the city. With a stunning wine selection, Bunghole Cellars also offers cocktails, craft beers and a delicious food menu.
Inspired by the unspoilt region of Maremma in Tuscany, this wine bar is bringing a taste of the area's authentic Italian cuisine to Brixton. Spend an evening sipping on traditional vino in the stylish spot, complete with a marble-topped bar, comfy banquettes and low lighting.
One of London's most impressive wine bars, The Amicable Society of Lazy Ballerinas takes the space that was once The Amicable Society of Perpetual Life Assurance - complete with original marble interiors and imposing ceilings. Serving a huge selection of wines from all over the world - this place is perfect for a celebratory occasion.
Swanky Covent Garden spot, LOCKES boasts luxe interiors and a cocktail list to match. Grab a window seat and feast on a selection of small plates, including the Neals Yard cheese selection, whilst watching the buzz of the West End outside.