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This small chain of “appealing” modern wine bars adds another branch. Slated to open this autumn alongside nine other eateries in the new Bloomberg City HQ.

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Summary

“One of the best and most unusual wine selections in London” underpins the high popularity of these “appealing” modern haunts (whose “smart” King’s Cross branch attracts most mention). The “unfussy” food? – “nothing too thrilling, but competent”.

£51
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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The “well-curated” list of “fantastic”, “eclectic” wines by the glass underpins the major success of these “buzzing” modern wine bars (but its bistro fare is “very sound” too). The new King’s Cross branch is “a bit hangar-like” but most reporters give it “three cheers”. Top Tip – “Magic Monday, with wines sold at shop prices”.

£46
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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“Heaven for wine lovers”; these “cramped” bars are run by staff “with a real passion for inspiring their customers” with their “creative” and very “sensibly-priced” list; the “simple” bistro fare? – “sound but unexciting”.

£45
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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“A stunning wine list with fair mark-ups” (and available by the glass too) is the mainstay of these “always packed” (rather “cramped”) wine bars; their straightforward food is “a bit more variable” than in the early days, but usually “very decent”.

£44
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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