A fifth branch for the growing wine bar chain, occupying the former Le Relais de Venise L’Entrecote site, with a waterside terrace; it's open all day from breakfast.
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“Unpretentious, relaxed and with a wide choice of wines and small plates” – with the latter “nicely judged to complement wines” – plus “enthusiastic and knowledgeable service” win particular praise for the Battersea original of this small group, and also its EC4 spin-off “hidden away and almost under the crypt of St Bride’s Church”. Last year, a further outlet also opened in Islington (no reports yet), and in 2018 a new City branch opened near Liverpool Street. Top Tip: “Monday nights is the time to go as wine is sold at retail price”.
A “great selection of interesting small-batch wines” is served by the glass, bottle or case at this popular yearling – an offshoot of a Battersea wine bar in the lovely crypt of St Bride’s, Fleet Street (with a new Islington branch, which opened in summer 2017). “The simple food and platters complement the vino nicely”. Top Tip – “go on a Monday, and you can drink at retail prices”.