London restaurants best for... Great wine lists

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East London
120-122 Morning Lane, London E9 6LH
Critic reviews - total score 6 out of 10

This restaurant is from Magnus Reid, previously best known for the Rooftop Cafe near London Bridge. This is a wine bar and restaurant which features a seasonal menu and an ever-changing wine list from small producers.

Westminster, Strand, Victoria
Somerset House, New Wing, Lancaster Place, London WC2R 1LA
Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10

Spring is Skye Gyngell's first solo venture, who had such a big success at Petersham Nurseries. She has set up shop in the "new" wing of Somerset House which hasn't been open to the public for 150 years and serving fair like Grilled langoustine with seaweed butter and Roasted turbot with porcini and bone marrow.

North London
Barnes Motors, 116 Petherton Road, London N5 2RT
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

This restaurant on the borders of Islington and Stoke Newington, was the first from the group that also brought us Westerns Laundry and Jolene. As with their other restaurants, there's a regularly changing menu - influenced by Parisian Bistronomy - and it's paired with a carefully selected wine list that's also regularly updated.

8 Hoxton Square
Shoreditch, Clerkenwell
8-9 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

This is the second opening from Luke Wilson and Cameron Emirali who previously had such a big hit with 10 Greek Stret in Soho. Expect a very similar approach to the food and wine, but set in Hoxton.

Restaurant Story
South Bank, London Bridge, Bermondsey
201 Tooley Street, London SE1 2UE
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10
Michelin star 2 Michelin stars

He's worked with the likes of Rene Redzepi at Noma, and with Tom Aikens, Adam Byatt and Thomas Keller. Now Tom Sellers has his own restaurant in London called Story. They set out their stall as serving humble ingredients but thrown together in a creative, inspired way - including beef dripping candles that you can eat.

Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden
70 Charlotte St, London W1T 4QG
Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10

James Knappett and his wife Sandia Chang turned out to be a formidable double act when they opened a restaurant of two halves. This is the hot-dog half at the front of the restaurant, serving up gourmet hot dogs alongside grower champagnes and other sparkling wines.

10 Seymour Place, London W1H 5DB
Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10

Donostia serves up Basque-style tapas and pintxos in this Marylebone restaurant (the sibling restaurant of Lurra, across the road). Here you'll find top pintxos, perfectly done tortilla, plenty of txakoli and more Basque delights.

Vinoteca Soho
Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden
53-55 Beak St, London W1F 9SH
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

It already has a branch north of Oxford Street in Marylebone, and now the popular wine bar has come into the heart of Soho. Expect a similar approach as their other two locations with a bar, dining room and wine shop across two levels.

Westminster, Strand, Victoria
5 William IV Street, London WC2N 4DW
Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10

In an area of town more usually associated with after-office binge drinkers and faux American burger joints, the arrival of a new, cheerful Bistro offering great comfort food to the weary masses can only be a good thing.

The City
85 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1AE
Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

More French perfection from the Peter Prescott and Terence Conran partnership. There's a charcuterie counter, sushi bar, members club and private rooms. Head chef David Burke comes via Bibendum and Pont de la Tour. Oh, and Samuel Pepys was born here.

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