Diogenes The Dog is a gorgeous wine bar and bottle shop with an emphasis on up-and-coming wine regions and unusual winemaking techniques. The curated list of dynamic sips is imported directly from far afield regions, paired expertly with cheese plates, cured meats and more.
Best 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. Luckily, we've 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 and a great atmosphere. 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 group. Humble Grape is serving cool decor, British plates and a curated wine menu at locations across London, with masterclasses and bottomless brunches also available.
Offering a range of crisp and refreshing wines, Searcy's at St Pancras also just happens to be Europe's longest Champagne bar. Pull up a seat, soak in the stunning architecture and get to work on sampling some of the fantastic sparkling sips.
A cosy wine bar located beneath the arches of Charing Cross, Champagne Charlies specialises in all things British bites and crisp glasses of wine. It's a shoo-in for after work drinks and private events, with a range of dining rooms available for hire.
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.
The Refinery in the City of London is an all-day restaurant and bar popular among those looking for a post-work sip in elegant surroundings. Part of the oh-so-sleek Drake and Morgan family, the venue serves a range of seasonal and freshly produced dishes, with accompanying wines to match.
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 huge selection of sips, it even boasts its very own dedicated wine tasting area. Couple that with an interior made of lavish furnishings and deep dark tones and you have yourself the ideal spot for a sleek date night.
The first bar dedicated to all things fizz, Prosecco House has glasses of the good stuff alongside prosecco cocktails, Italian meats, cheese and small plates. The swanky Tower Bridge bar fronts gorgeous velvet soft furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows which let the light flood in.
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.
Looking to be straight out of a Dickens novel, The Mug House is a charming London Bridge wine bar, complete with original features and olde world interiors. While offering a menu of à la carte classics, this place is also known for its incredible wine selection, with staff on-hand to advise on the perfect pairing.
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.
Tucked away down a narrow passage, away from the hustle and bustle of Liverpool Street, this East London wine bar is a true hidden gem. Wood-panelled walls are adorned with quirky antiques and vintage artwork, while the menu features comfort food classics, hearty cheese plates and a fine selection of wine to wash it down with.
While their Iberico pork and foie gras burger may be renowned, Opera Tavern offers much more to its Covent Garden diners. Located in the heart of the West End, you'll find a chilled out atmosphere, with delicious tapas and a strong selection of wine from Spain and Italy.
An elegant wine bar in The City, Cabotte also happens to boast two exclusive dining rooms that pair stunning French dishes with a selection of fine wines. Bringing flavours from across Europe to the heart of London, it's a stunning spot for all you wine-lovers.
With venues across South and Central London, this unique series of wine bars boast a striking menu of bottles and bar snacks. Whether it's a date night or Saturday with the girls, they've got the goods for every occasion.
A humble Italian wine bar and restaurant in Croydon, Basil & Grape is a neighborhood hideaway serving pizza, salads, fresh meats and cheese. Better yet, the team here are well-versed in the world of wine and are more than happy to advise on the perfect glass to accompany your meal.
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 Water Lane spot, complete with a marble-topped bar, comfy seating and flickering candles.
Specialising in all things sparkling wine, this unique bar in Covent Garden offers one of the capital's largest collections of bubbly. From fruitier favourites to rare finds and some of the finest fizz in the world, Grays & Feather is the perfect date night venue.
Crispin is a seriously stylish all-day restaurant and bar, found near Spitalfields market and 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 world.
28-50 Wine Bars is a gorgeous collective of watering holes and restaurants, with beaut venues in Marylebone, Chelsea, Kensington and Covent Garden. Head to one of their sites to explore a menu of seasonal plates and unique bottles from across the globe, with resident sommeliers on-site to help you pair.
With sites in both Tooting and Waterloo, Unwined is providing a cosy escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. One of London's best wine bars, this place serves an expertly curated selection of unique finds from across the globe, paired with enticing eats coming out of the kitchen.
Housed in a gorgeous Grade II Victorian building, Burr & Co. is a stunning bar, with wood panelled floors, huge bay windows and warm, low lighting. Sit down and unwind with one of their delicious vinos while nibbling on a couple of sharing plates.
Two More Years is a beautiful spot to enjoy sunset sipping, as they're lucky enough to overlook The River Lea. The canal-side Hackney joint stocks 17 natural, organic wines, with four on-tap. Whether you fancy white or even orange, they've got you covered.
Just a stone's throw away from Portobello Market, Franklin's Notting Hill is a great spot to drink good booze. Not only are they serving delicious wine but also a fabulous selection of cheese and charcuterie boards in their gorgeous space.
Found in the East End, Merchant and Weaver is a seriously chic spot boasting delicious food and fabulous drinks. Just check out their extensive wine list, which features all kinds of delicious bottles that pair perfectly with their fusion menu of tasty bites.
From the same group behind HIDE & Hedonism Wines comes The White Horse, a slinky yet laid-back pub in Mayfair. Not only is this place as cool as, offering rustic-chic decor downstairs and a scandi vibe at ground level, but it's also home to one of the best vino lists in town.
If you're a big vino lover, then this lovely bar is a no-brainer. With over 25 different wines to choose from, the venue provides a cosy and intimate ambience, perfect for date nights. Enjoy pairing your drinks with modern European cuisine.
If you fancy pairing your carefully selected vino with a spot of Spanish fine dining, ArrosQD is the place to head. They're whipping up tasting menus using Valencian fire cooking techniques, which include truffle potato souffle, rabbit paella and octopus leg.
Found over in Belgravia, The Jones Family Affair is a fantastic steak restaurant that showcases quite the wine list. Boasting around 30 types by the glass and nearly 100 old and new world wbottles, there's more to drink here than you can shake a stick at.
For top-notch places to sip organic vino, Daly's Wine Bar is a great shout. The venue promises a cosy ambience, as well as a variety of a artisan beers and premium spirits. If that doesn't wet your whistle, there's British cuisine on offer, including delish charcuterie spreads.
One of London's most impressive wine bars, The Amicable Society of Lazy Ballerinas takes the space that was once a historic bank, 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.