Wine bar

  • Wong Kar Wine arrives in London from St Petersburg

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    We were sad to see the back of Corazon, Soho's popular taco spot which failed to make it out of lockdown. Now thre's news of what's going to take its place. Wong Kar Wine is going to be a Pan-Asian kitchen and wine bar where dishes are picked specifically to go with the wine list rather than vice versa.

    Madina Kazhimova and Anna Dolgushina are the brains behind the operation which opened in St Petersburg back in 2014. They say

  • Caia is a new wine bar for Golborne Road

    Caia comes to Golborne Road from the people behind Fiend

    Rishabh Vir and Tim Lang, two of the people behind Portobello restaurant Fiend, are getting ready to open something new in the area. This time they're taking over a site that was last a Flat Iron location to open wine bar Caia. 

    The wine comes from a list by Beth Brickenden (also behind the wine at Fiend) and we're told to expect Old-World wines from producers old and new, alongside

  • Wolfox cafe and wine bar eyes up the old Savoy Taylors Guild on the Strand

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    It's been home to a tailors since the early 20th century and its distinctive frontage on the Strand is Grade II listed, but next year the historic Savoy Taylors Guild is going to switch from cutting cloth to serving food.

    The site's been taken over by Wolfox a coffee and restaurant group with places in Brighton and Leeds. Here at their first London opening they're planning a "high end cafe and wine bar".

    If that follows

  • Test Driving the new Carousel wine bar - the residency restaurant's permanent Fitzrovia home


    Residency restaurant Carousel has moved from Marylebone to Fitzrovia and added a brand new wine bar in the process. We went down to check it out.  

  • Vinoteca's new Borough Yards opening will be a wine bar with views

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    As new food hub Borough Yards gets ready to open, details have been trickling in about what to expect from the various bars and restaurants opening there. Now we're hearing about the Vinoteca that will launch there with what sounds like a striking design.

    The two-storey wine bar, shop and restaurant will feature a ground floor zinc-topped bar, perfect for pulling up a stool at, while the bifold doors are going to

  • Test Driving Porte Noire - Idris Elba's wine bar in King's Cross

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    Idris Elba co-owns a wine bar in King's Cross. We went along to find out if it lived up to its star billing.

  • Test Driving Bar Crispin - illuminating wine and small plates in Carnaby

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    Tucked down Kingly Street, this all day Carnaby spot comes into its own in the evening with interesting small plates and a great wine list. 

  • Where's Fred's is a City café/wine bar from the District team

    Where's Fred's is a City café/wine bar from the District team

    A new cafe by day/wine bar by night is heading to The City. Where's Fred comes from Chelsea Finch, who's also behind the Districtcafés in Parsons Green, Mayfair and Nine Elms.

    The food menu is going to change throughout the day. So they'll start with a brunch-style menu on which

  • Hithe + Seek at the Westin London City is London's newest riverside wine bar

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    There's one obvious USP at the wine bar opening up at the new five star Westin London City - the view. Hithe + Seek is right on the river with amazing views across the Thames to the Tate Modern and The Globe.

    It's one of two eating and drinking spots at this new luxury hotel on the north bank's Queenhithe, a part of London so old it's thought to have been a Roman dock even before it got its current name back in the 11th

  • Coravin launches a by-the-glass pop-up wine bar in Mayfair

    Coravine Wine Bar

    You may have come across Coravin before - they are behind those special machines that can serve glasses of wine while keeping the bottle sealed up so it stays fresh. They've appeared in a number of bars, restaurants and wine bars - but now they're going it alone with a pop-up wine bar in Mayfair. They're taking over La Cave Wine Bar which is tucked away in Lancashire Court.

    At the pop-up, they'll have 300 wines available by

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  • La Cave is Hoxton Holborn's new underground wine bar and chef's residency spot

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    Taking over the space where Chicken Shop used to be, in the basement of the Hoxton Holborn hotel, is La Cave. Described as both a wine bar, pop-up space and incubator kitchen it'll see a variety of chefs and restaurants taking over the space.

    First up is Cantina Valentina from former Pachamama chef Adam Rawson. His menu will feature a range of dishes inspired by Peru - think dishes like:

    • Lima bean humous served
  • Test Driving Aspen & Meursault - a Battersea wine bar that wants you to love natural wine as much as they do

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    This new Battersea wine bar is hoping to shake up the way Londoners think about natural wine. We went along to be inspired. 

  • Bar Crispin is a new natural wine bar for Soho

    Bar Crispin is a new natural wine bar for Soho

    The people behind Crispin in Spitalfields are coming to Soho with a new natural wine bar (backed up by a great snacks list). 

  • Hector's has ex-Hill & Szrok partner and Harry Potter actress opening a wine bar in De Beauvoir

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    Updated 14/6/21 with opening date

    If you, like us, have been missing spending your weekends doing bar crawls of the cave à mangers in Paris or San Sebastian's drinking holes, then this new North London wine bar opening should be right up your street.

    The indie project is a family business and a passion project of former Hill & Szrok partner Jimmy Stephenson and his actress wife Anna Shaffer


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