Wine Bars/Cafes

A collection of London’s finest independent and individualistic wine bars.

.All the bars listed here receive fulsome praise, from professional and amateur reviewers and not just for their wines but also the food. Charcuterie and cheese plates predominate but tapa style small plates are also plentiful and many can even dish up a decent cooked meal at peak times.

The map on the right shows all the wine bars, wine shops and food shops with exceptional wine lists featured on this site. Click on the box in the top right hand corner of the map to open (in a new page) a larger version.

Below are listed all the featured wine bars click on the shops name or  the words read more to obtain further info and to view an individual map for the shop

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Opened in the summer of 2014, They specialise in small producers. More an informal 'wine pub' than a bar with sixteen wines to taste for free at any time.

The main menu changes on a daily basis and often throughout the day, when fresh  foods are delivered by farmers and producers.


  • Address: 26 St John St, London EC1M 4AY
  • Tel: 020 7251 0848

Le Bar du Club Gascon is the wine bar annex of Michelin Starred restaurant, Club Gascon.


Spacious wine bar, in an hsitoric setting with a large cork bar  - showcasing an impressive display of whisky, sherry, port and gin.

  • Address: 21 St Swithin's Ln, London EC4N 7AD
  • Tel: 020 7626 2606

Spanish themed, airy restaurant with vintage decor and white-painted brickwork, serving traditional Spanish dishes and contemporary tapas.

  • Address: 89 Turnmill St, London EC1M 5QU
  • Tel: 020 7636 8650

A gourmet Bistro, delicatessen specialising in food and wine from the south West of France.

  • Address: 61-63 Charterhouse Street, EC1M 6HJ
  • Tel: 020 7608 0851

There are more than 18,000 bottles in the five cellars, with a strong accent on fine South African wines from some of the Cape’s top winemakers.

  • Address: 47 Farringdon Street, Holborn, London, EC4A 4LL
  • Tel: 0207 353 2648

Choose from a list of around 20 different wines by the glass which changes on a weekly basis, and covers a wide range of styles. They also offer food matches to the wines by the glass.

  • Address: 7 St John Street, EC1M 4AA
  • Tel: 020 7253 8788

Sample iconic wines from prestigious vintages, then pick a bottle to take away or drink at a sharing table within the shop. Choose charcuterie, cheese and olives  to complement the wines.

  • Address: 16 New St, London EC2M 4TP
  • Tel: 020 3503 0795

‘Copa de Cava’ is the UK’s first dedicated Cava Bar. The list includes the finest brut, reserva and grand reserva cavas. Alongside the  Cavas is an extensive seafood and charcuterie menu.

Inexpensive (by London standards) bistro menu with over over 40 wines available by the glass and pichet.

  • Address: 85 Fleet St, London EC4Y 1AE
  • Tel: 020 7583 8385

In the heart of the city of London, Cheese at Leadenhall is the first of its type, combining a cheese shop and wine bar. 

  • Address: 4-5 Leadenhall Market, City of London, EC3V 1LR
  • Tel: 02079291697

The bar serves French Bistro style food and charcuterie, with a daily changing menu and offers more than 30 wines  by the glass, carafe and bottle at exceptional prices.

  • Address: 140 Fetter Lane, London, EC4 1BT
  • Tel: 020 7242 8877

The Quality Chop House is a Dining Room, Wine Bar, Butchers & Shop on Farringdon Road just around the corner from Exmouth Market. It was opened in 1869 and has been 'The Quality Chop House' ever since.

  • Address: 92-94 Farringdon Road London EC1R 3EA
  • Tel: 0207 278 1452

Secreted away in Covent Garden, French Bubbles strives to be Gallic, with displays of  Champagnes, cheese and charcuterie. Mismatched furniture and reclaimed materials aim to add a stamp of authentic French flair.

  • Address: 22 Wellington St WC2E 7DD
  • Tel: 020 7428 0601

Time seems to have stood still at Gordons wine bar, thought to be the oldest wine bar in London (which probably makes it one of the oldest in the world!). It has been established in its present form since 1890.  

  • Address: 47 Villiers Street, WC2N 6NE
  • Tel: 020 7930 1408

The menu and wine list are everything you'd expect from a French wine bar, but its the ambience that is the real draw here.

  • Address: 25 Litchfield Street, WC2H 9NJ
  • Tel: 020 7240 3776

Cave a Vin showcases wines that have proved most popular on the list at the Bistrot next door, plus many others, including a selection of wines under £10.

  • Address: 16 Endell Street, Covent Garden WC2H 9BD
  • Tel: 0207 836 6801