Hackney folk wondering when popular restaurant Silver Lining will be reopening should put this coming Wednesday in their diary. But, when the doors do reopen, it'll be quite a different kind of place.
The intention is to turn it into the UK's first wine bar focused entirely on orange wine. In its first phase, it'll open this week as a takeaway bottle shop with over 30 varieties of orange wine to choose
Taking over the old Fernandez & Well site, Watch House will serve up coffee by day, moving through to small plates, wine and British cocktails by night.
Perfectly timed for the end of Dry January, Vagabond Wines are opening a huge new wine bar in the heart of the City. Vagabond Monument is taking over the space occupied by the old Santander Bank.
The Monument branch is the eighth Vagabond in the group and it's a big one. The general premise is to serve yourself wine - so you load a card with money and then use the enomatic machines to pour your own glass of wines. The new City branch
9/12/19 - updated with opening details
A brand new 28:50 has quietly launched in Covent Garden. The wine bar group started off in Fetter Lane and grew to three different sites over the years, but right now only the Marylebone wine bar remains. The bar was previously launched by Xavier Rousset, but he left to open Blandford Comptoir and Comptoir Cafe.
The original venture focuses on 30 wines by the glass,
A truly iconic Soho restaurant is revived by the team behind Noble Rot who are promising to be custodians of its history but bring the menu fully into the 21st century.
Lovers of natural wine should make note of a new one night a week pop-up opening in Camden this month. Bar Aspen will serve up natural and minimal intervention wines from the cosy cellars of Music and Beans on Camden High Street.
The Friday night only popup has brought in Sunny Hodge, founder of Diogenes The Dog wine bar in Elephant & Castle, to curate the wine list. And - if you're a little concerned this might all be barnyard stuff - we're
Three Peckham locals are behind this new opening which hopes to be a cool place to drop in and enjoy wine and food.
A restaurant team with tonnes of experience are behind this sustainable seafood restaurant and wine bar in the heart of Crouch End.
They sprang to instant fame when they created the wedding cake for Harry and Meghan and now Violet are about to open a new wine bar in Hackney - tentatively called Violet Corner (after The Corner building that it's in) -
Would you describe yourself as an honest person? One way to really put that to the test is with the return of Vinery London next month. This irregular pop-up boasts that it's the only honesty wine bar in London where they trust you to pay what you think you should.
The idea is that you buy a ticket (£7.50) which gives you entry plus a wine glass which you can then top as much as you like throughout the evening. When you head off into the night,
Canary Wharf is getting a next-level wine bar, open all day with space for meetings and a lovely waterside terrace.
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
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
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