Kensington Wine Rooms, W8

Where they are:

Kensington Wine Rooms

  • Address: 127 - 129 Kensington Church Street, W8 7LP
  • Tel: 0207 727 8142

  • Opening Times: 12pm - 12am, seven days.
  • Proprietor(s): Thor Gudmunsson/Richard Okroj.
  • Part of a Chain: No, 2 Branches.
  • Style: Style:Traditional wood & leather with hi tech wine dispensers. Discounts on takeaway wines.
  • Food: Sicilian Green Olives £3 Six Maldon Rock Oysters £10.50 Swordfish Ceviche, Avocado, Pomegranate £7.20 Medium Rare Onglet Steak, Hand Cut Chips, watercress £15.50 Cheeses from Neal’s Yard 4x 30g £11
  • Events: : Yes, ticketed tastings.
  • By the Glass: Yes, forty (from dispensing machines
  • Retail Sales: Yes
  • House Wines: White: Vinho Verde, Arca Nova, Vino Verde 2011 £19.70 Red Carménère, El Grano, Rapel Valley 2012 £24.50
  • Next Event: Saturday 13th July, 17h, Riesling: The King of grapes? £25. Taste it in a range of styles from bone dry to lusciously sweet, with friendly low alcohol levels.

Fire up the  plastic card they provide with wine credit  and the young owners and their team they will talk you through the 40 choices  in their special wine dispensing machines. Prices range from £4 a glass to over £60. You can also buy sample mouthfuls, making it possible to try a wine (or three)  before you commit to a bottle.