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. 

Last updated on 24th August 2022




Diogenes The Dog

181 user reviews 5

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. 

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.

Unwined In Tooting

308 user reviews 5

Wine bars in Tooting may seem like few and far between, but there just so happens to be this hidden gem. Found in the heart of the iconic Tooting Market, Unwined is a unique and casual haunt, perfect for intimate date nights and boozy catch-ups alike.

King's Head Roehampton

533 user reviews 4

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.

Grapeshots

53 user reviews 5

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.

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.

Maremma

796 user reviews 5

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.

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.

Aspen and Meursault

59 user reviews 5

Looking for a beautiful place to drink some red and take some photos for Instagram? From the creators of the award-winning bar Diogenes the Dog, Aspen & Meursault in Battersea serve wine, alongside cured meats and even boozy cheeses.

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.

The Olde Wine Shades

170 user reviews 5

The Olde Wine Shades does exactly what it says on the tin: serves up a menu of different vinos in one of the oldest wine bars in the city. And what will you be washing down with your glasses? Plenty of Spanish-influenced dishes and tapas plates.

Head to Bank House for a hand-picked list of over 100 bottles when you next fancy a glass of red, white or rose. Better yet, there's small plates, Sunday roasts and more to tuck into while you sip your way through some new favourites.