Wine Bars in London
With so many wine bars lurking in 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, a great atmosphere and exceptional service. So whatever your budget, desired location or type of night, check out our recommendations for the best wine bars in London.
Last updated on 28th October 2016
Vinoteca in Soho is a modern and 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.
Wine, glorious wine. If you're a city dweller and your haven't discovered the underground haven that is Jamie's Suffolk Lane, 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 scape. And what's more, they have an extensive wine list to match. Bring on the vino.
Wine bars in London don’t get much more stylish and refined than Cellar Gascon. A cracking cellar on the historic Smithfield Market, this place is home to some of the greatest wines from the south of France and there’s many UK exclusives featured in their list of over 200 bottles.
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 even half price, just another reason to visit The Jones Family Project.
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!
You need only take a quick glance at 1901 to note that this just so happens to be one of the most luxurious wine bars in London. A haven for high-end bottles and dressed up drinking, get the ultimate supping spiel at 1901.
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.
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.
A plush cocktail bar in the heart of Mayfair, the Met Bar is a fantastic choice for discovering a range of interesting beverages that will send your taste buds wild. From imaginative cocktails, crafted using the innovative molecular mixology techniques, to a generous range of wines, spirits and champagnes, The Met Bar has something to suit all tastes and sense of adventure. Reserve a place with us now.
Offering something cooler to your average wine tasting event in London, Oddbins come onto the scene with their bespoke party packages in tow. Come to a venue near you, or hosting at one of their own sites you can enjoy an evening of the best wine swilling with some added extras of quizzes, games and even prizes. Because drinking wine just isn't fun enough (even though it is).
When it comes to stunning wine bars in London, not many compare to Searcy's at The Gherkin. Head on op to their top floor for sweeping 360 degree views of the city set alongside a delicious roster of international wines and Champagne.
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.
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.
Wheeler's opulent restaurant in the heart of London's ever-bustling financial district takes cover under Marco Pierre White's prestigious name, offering Londoners his delicious selection of hearty, traditional British flavours and recipes. The restaurant is based in the swanky Threadneedles Hotel and offers only an opulent experience, with a diverse wine, champagne and oyster menu that's capable to rivaling any. Showcasing the finest British produce and never failing to put a smile on your face, this restaurant is well-worth a visit.
With a premium Happy Hour of 50% off drinks and a plush, modernised interior, Balls Brothers Mayfair Exchange is a fantastic place to enjoy your favourite tipple in absolute style and comfort, topped off with some of the most delicious wines from across the globe.
Located right around the corner from St. Paul’s and Holborn Viaduct is Jamies Fleet Place, an informal restaurant and relaxed wine bar complete with a suntrap outside terrace. Known for their extensive selection of quality wine - there’s over twenty by the glass - there’s a good choice of cocktails, spirits, beers and champagnes at this popular after-work haunt.
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
Th team behind Battersea's favourite wine bar now open a new waterhole in the heart of London's financial district. The Humble Grape brings the City's busy workers a sleek, elegant and characterful bar stocked with 30 of the finest grape-based treats available. With a capacity of over 200, and an opulent private hire room, it's perfect for a big night out with all your wine-loving friends.
Jamie’s London Bridge situated at the foot of the iconic Shard, is a chic modern bar and restaurant perfect for indulging in a few glasses of wine while catching up with your mates after work. Boasting a delicious British food menu, and an impressive selection of international wines, you are guaranteed to have a field day when it comes to indulging in your favourite vino.
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.
This pub in Shoreditch is named after Frances Nelson, the wife that Lord Nelson abandoned for a mistress. Dating back to the 1830s, the venue is drenched in tradition, and welcomes guests from all over the capital with their hearty weekend brunch menu of British classics. Alongside a range of locally brewed craft beers, natural wines and intriguing selection of Bloody Marys, this traditional pub boasts an impressive selection of natural wines that are certainly worth a try.
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.
Whether you're a novice or a connoisseur when it comes to vino, Bedales' Wine Tasting Workshop at Borough Market is a quirky, off-beat approach to wine-tasting that caters to all! Head down to take part in two hours of tasting whilst tucking into some light nibbles. And if you're super serious about your wine, head down to Leadenhall to take part in theWine & Spirit Education Trust's tasting class for a wine-tasting qualification!
Tuscanic is an authentically Tuscan wine bar in Soho. Step inside this endearingly petite bar and you'll be met with shelves of vino - all directly imported from the vineyards of Tuscany. Order yourself a glass and pair it with one of the many delightful small plates here - think pastries, olives and cheeses - all of which hail from the same delightful region.
Wine lovers are sure to fall in love with this charming South London spot. Humble Grape is an industrial-inspired wine bar that is simply oozing with charm. Head down into this split-level hangout and you'll be greeted by an awesome space, donning rugged wooden tables and cork-laced walls. To add to that, Humble Grape also boasts an extraordinary selection of the best organic wines too!