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Formerly Trade, a members-only club for those in the hospitality industry, this underground Soho spot has relaunched as a late-night restaurant and wine bar under the same team of master sommeliers, Gearoid Devaney and Xavier Rousset.

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

Snug Soho bar, whose superior wine list belies its founding by two Master Sommeliers: Gearoid Devaney and Xavier Rousset. To help soak up the vino: well-rated small plates, cheese and charcuterie. Top Tip – head here in the wee hours: it’s open till 3am later in the week.

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£53
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A hidden gem in Soho” for œnophiles – this “lovely, intimate basement” has a “great selection of wines for the enthusiast”, including “old, rare and super-interesting bottles”, “from top producers and at affordable prices”. Founded by master sommeliers Gearoid Daveney and Xavier Rousset as the premises for Trade, a private club for people working in hospitality, it remains at its best as an after-hours option. There’s a “simple menu” of charcuterie, well-made cheese toasties and the like. Top Tip – “a dangerous joint to know about as it’s open till 3am on weekends!” (1am midweek).

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

“No better place to unwind with a great bottle of wine in central London”, say early fans of this new (since September 2020) heart-of-Soho hideaway: a cosy, underground haunt that was previously known as Trade (a members-only club for those in the hospitality industry) and which was relaunched by the same team as a ‘boutique late-night wine bar’ and restaurant that’s open to all. Master sommeliers Gearoid Devaney and Xavier Rousset stock a walk-in Coravin cellar with well-priced fine wines sold by the glass. The menu is simple stuff – charcuterie, cheese, steak, some tapas-y sharing plates – but really comes into its own in the wee hours as the place is open till 1am early in the week and 3am at weekends. “Small mark-ups on the ‘black book’ wine list with both classics and under the radar gems, plus great cocktails and decent food means it’s worth venturing into this basement hangout”.

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23 Frith Street, London, W1D 4RR

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Wine is the star attraction here in a luxur...
Reviewed 11 months, 29 days ago

"Wine is the star attraction here in a luxurious feeling hidden basement in Soho, with a lengthy, well-thought-out list - but the light bites are not to be ignored either and make this one of the better options for quiet drinks in the centre."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£10.00 £20.00 £4.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
23 Frith Street, London, W1D 4RR
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday5 pm‑1 am
Wednesday5 pm‑1 am
Thursday5 pm‑3 am
Friday5 pm‑3 am
Saturday5 pm‑3 am
SundayCLOSED

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