RestaurantsLondonCityEC3

survey result

Summary

£44
    £
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A Victorian vaulted wine cellar near Tower Hill offering a “unique service”: a “fascinating and wide-ranging list” of 300+ wines “sold at off-licence prices with a modest corkage charge” (£9.50), to enjoy with a “tasty selection” of French cheeses, game pâtés, rillettes and charcuterie.

Summary

£40
    £
2
Average
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This ancient cellar near Tower Hill has a “brilliant selection of wines at retail prices”, accompanied by charcuterie and cheeses – “basically drinks-party food, but none the worse for that”. With its “highly knowledgeable staff”, it’s a great place for oenophiles to while away an hour or two (if not in huge comfort, given the not-particularly-comfortable seating).

Summary

£40
    £
2
Average
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This ancient cellar near Tower Hill has a “brilliant selection of wines at retail prices”, accompanied by charcuterie and cheeses – “basically drinks-party food, but none the worse for that”. With its “highly knowledgeable staff”, it’s a great place for oenophiles to while away an hour or two (if not in huge comfort, given the not-particularly-comfortable seating).

Summary

£40
    £
2
Average
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It’s the amazingly wide variety of wines sold at very good value prices” (i.e. retail) that justifies killing an afternoon in this ancient and atmospheric cellar near Tower Hill – the food, is of “good quality” but of low ambition (“pâtés, quiches, bread rolls, etc”). “If only the seats were more comfortable, I would come more often!”

For 31 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. In a typical year, diners submit over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK. Each year, the guide is re-written from scratch based on this survey (although for the 2021 edition, reviews are little changed from 2020 as no survey could run for that year).

Have you eaten at The Wine Library?

Restaurant details

No dress code
45

The Wine Library Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Wine Library Restaurant in EC3, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Wine Library restaurant.
A M
We always enjoy our regular visits here. Co...
Reviewed 9 months, 28 days ago

"We always enjoy our regular visits here. Covid restrictions meant that the cold buffet had to go but this has been replaced by imaginative platters to order."

Report this comment
Have you eaten at The Wine Library?
Post your own review of The Wine Library and contribute to our annual restaurant review guide.
Post your own review

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £20.00
Dinner   £25.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £14.25
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
43 Trinity Sq, London, EC3N 4DJ
Make A Booking
Number of Diners:
Required Time:
Powered by OpenTable
Opening hours
Monday10:30 am‑6 pm
Tuesday10:30 am‑8 pm
Wednesday10:30 am‑8 pm
Thursday10:30 am‑8 pm
Friday10:30 am‑8 pm
Saturday11 am‑5:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

Best similarly priced restaurants nearby

Wagamama
Japanese restaurant in City
£47
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
Pizza Pilgrims
Pizza restaurant in City
£45
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
Wagamama
Japanese restaurant in City
£47
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average