There's have been changes afoot at Paddington Central recently (that's the space by the canal near the Hammersmith and City line). We've had the recent opening of The Grand Duchess, and now we've just learned of a brand new Vagabond wine bar that's opened in the area, immediately becoming the areas first wine bar.
If you're unfamiliar with Vagabond, let us enlighten you. The whole operation is
Stroud Green Road, just north of Finsbury Park station, is a lovely hotchpotch of indie bars, coffee shops and restaurants, so we're glad to see the trend continuing with the arrival of new wine bar and shop Bacchus N4.
Owner Tolga used to run The Harvest deli in Crouch End and has been busy over the first two weeks of opening, honing the list here.
"This is my third shortlist," he told Hot Dinners. "I'm a bit picky. But generally people
Canary Wharf is getting a next-level wine bar, open all day with space for meetings and a lovely waterside terrace.
Newly open in Brixton Village is The Wine Parlour - a second opening from the folks who also run a bar of the same name on Atlantic Road. This new bottle shop hopes to introduce Brixton folk to interesting wines - either to take home or try there and then in the shop.
Their focus will be on sustainable wines and lesser known grapes from small family-run vineyards - and if you're looking for craft beers and spirits they're also on sale too.
Over in Farringdon, South African braai restaurant Hammer & Tongs are just getting ready to unveil their new wine bar. They've taken over the old basement bar to launch The Protea Wine Bar - a space devoted to South African wine.
The new bar will feature a 100% South African wine list - covering South African Cabernet Sauvignons, Pinotage, Chenin Blanc and more. They'll also be doing wine flights if you fancy trying something a little
Heading to the tube at Hammersmith and really fancy a good glass of wine? This could be the place.
With wine as its focus, but some cracking cocktails as well, this neighbourhood small plates spot is a welcome addition to the area.
The former wine buyer at Club and Cellar Gascon has come back to the area to open a wine and tapas bar on St John Street.
London's wine bar scene gets raised a notch with the arrive of the Harts Group new wine bar in King's Cross.
Two sisters, who grew up on a vineyard, have teamed up to trial their idea for the perfect cheese and wine spot for Londoners. Max and Kelly Tupper's two month pop-up in Brixton will be all about the holy trinity of cheese, meat and wine.
"We don’t pretend to be connoisseurs," says Kelly, "but [we do] want to serve interesting wines from small producer vineyards without baffling guests with a confusing list [and] create a relaxed setting for an indulgent and fun
The Queen's Park cafe game just got a whole load more interesting with the arrival of MILK BEACH on Lonsdale Road. They're promising the absolute best coffee, banging brunches and the natural wine bar and small plates offering by night sounds great too.
An old Hampstead pub is getting a new lease of life, being reborn as a modern wine bar courtesy of the folk behind the longstanding Leicester Square wine bar the Cork & Bottle.
There’s a huge number of independent wine bars opening in London at the moment (something we fully support) and now Clerkenwell’s Quality Chop House is getting in on the act too. Quality Wines, which opened yesterday, will be part of their adjacent shop and cafe and will feature over 200 wines available to either take away or enjoy right there in the shop.
It’ll only function as a wine bar Tuesday to Saturday evenings so if you work nearby and were
Moving from one market to another Bottles & Battles from Mercato Metropolitano are opening their second site in Old Spitalfields Market and this time they're teaming up with pop-up SOOD Family for the food.
Taking over the space where Encant was, Lady of the Grapes will be a wine bar, shop and restaurant focusing on wines created by female winemakers and will food by restaurateur Victor Garvey.
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