Cafe a Vin

Where they are:

Café A Vin

  • Address: 35 Spital Square, London, E1 6DY (Entrance on Bishops Sq)
  • Tel: 020 7299 0404

  • Opening Times: Mon-Sat: 11:30 -22:30 Sunday 11:30 - 21:30.
  • Proprietor(s): Chris & Jeff Galvin
  • Part of a Chain: No,
  • Style: Modern stylish decor with impressive zinc bar traditional French, Italian influened dishes and good range of enomatic dispensed wines.
  • Wine: Around sixty wines from the main French wine regions and Italy and one red and a white Australian fermentation
  • Food: French onion soup, gruyère croutons £6.00, Hand carved smoked salmon £9.00,Seared bavette, pomme frites & cauliflower gratin £17.00, Tarte flambée £8.50, Roast rabbit leg, hispi cabbage & Alsace bacon £15.50, Baba au rhum, Chantilly £6.50
  • Events: No
  • By the Glass: 21 wines by the glass, inc. three sweet and nine sparkling/aperitif varieties.
  • Retail Sales: No
  • House Wines: White. 2010 Saint Cirice, Grenache Blanc, D. de Saint Cyrgues, Rhône £18 Red: 2009 Nova Safra, Pinhal da Torre, Ribatejo, Portugal, £22

The central focus of Café A Vin is the 6 metre long pewter bar commissioned originally by Sir Terence Conran for his Aurora restaurant at the Great Eastern Hotel.

This tiny Cafe is buzzy, friendly and relaxed, and has a range of dining options from at the bar to al-fresco in the undercover heated rear garden terrace. Under the direction of Head Chef, David Stafford, the menu is ever-changing and innovative combining Italian and French influences. It was awarded a Bib Gourmand in the 2011 Michelin Red Guide.