The second outpost of a wine-focused bar and restaurant opens in an old journo drinking den off Fleet Street. Set in the vaults of St Bride’s Church the wine bar and shop will boast a 200-seater bar, private dining room and a menu of wine-friendly small plates. The original opened in Battersea in last year.
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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 lovely venue in an old crypt of Fleet Street” (under St Bride’s, the journalists’ church), hosts this new bar/restaurant (which also has an older Battersea sibling). “There’s good food to be had here, but it’s not really the point – it’s the wonderfully diverse and well-priced wine list that will keep you coming back”.
Mon: 4.30pm - 11pm, Tue-Thu: 12pm - 11pm, Fri-Sat: 11am - midnight, Sun: 12pm - 10pm
Last orders: 11 pm, Thu-Sat midnight