Do you want to be in your elements and say cheers in this fabulous holiday season? Then there’s no better way than to visit some of the best wine bars in London, the fabled capital city of the UK. The city is home to countless stylish wine bars as well as vino taverns. Here are some of the famous wine bars in the city with impressive wine lists. The highly popular ones here include Toasted, The Remedy, Mission, Kensington Wine Rooms, 28°-50° Wine Workshop & Kitchen, and Quality Chop House. Let’s have a glimpse into the fabulous offerings at these places.
The “Toasted” wine bar is the most recent entrant in the Terroirs history. Chef Michael Hazelwood, the owner of this bar, purchased the one-time Green & Blue wine bar building in East Dulwich and decided to transform it to what is now called the Toasted. This wine bar has been found on the similar lines as that of Le Chapeau Melon in Paris in 1990s, which claimed to be among the first wine bars in the city specializing in vins naturels’ or natural wine, and also offered great French food. Terriors in London also decided to emulate the same approach in 2001 and founded the Toasted wine bar, which has not become a rage with the Londoners now. The bar is frequented most for its amazing southern Rhône blend, which is undoubtedly a steal. You can surely look forward to some dearer and fancier natural wines here. Apart from its wines, the Toasted is also famous for its exotic dishes such as garden-fresh English peas topped with raw egg yolk with lemon oil drizzled on it and garnisheed with toasted almond and garlic butter.
The Remedy wine bar is the best place to visit for savoring the wines that are exotic, but less chosen. The wine list here is deliberately obscure, featuring lesser-known style of wines, grapes and regions. You won’t find either big-name Bordeaux or big brands. But you are certain to enjoy relishing the ‘natural wines’ with minimum usage of chemicals. You can also go in for the ‘orange wines’ which tastes like funky cider and would be surely recommended by the enthusiastic bartenders here. You must try the orange wine at least once. The blackboard at The Remedy wine bar displays a list of dozen exotic wines. You can also order for charcuterie, cheeses, wild mushrooms on toast, or fresh seared scallops to go along with your wine.
Kensington Wine Rooms
The Kensington Wine Rooms is a popular establishment where you will come across the spirited Kensington crowd which treats it mostly like a members’ club. This place is simply fantastic to visit and is a big attraction for the more knowledgeable wine crowd. You will be fascinated to see people engaged in confident conversation while relishing their wines and food. You have a wide choice of wines available here. You can browse through 100 bottled wines of leading brands and at least 40 wines by the glass. The friendly bartenders will be there to guide you with the best choices. European dishes that fully matches with your wine selection. There will be at least 15 dishes for you to choose from. The dishes to be sampled here include Ibérico pork, springily fresh chargrilled cuttlefish; sourdough toast and poached duck egg, yellow chanterelles, côte de boeuf, foie gras, steaks and oysters.
28°-50° Wine Workshop & Kitchen
The 28°-50° Wine Workshop & Kitchen is co-owned by Executive Chef Agnar Sverrisson and Sommelier Xavier Rousset. The prime focus here is on wines. There is also greater attention on food as well than what could be found in an average wine bar. The menu at the bar is impressive offering an assortment of cheese and charcuterie accompaniments. The menu offered at the restaurant is mainly French-oriented with British influence as well.