London's best bars for wine-lovers

A lover of vino? Then take a look at our list...

Who can resist supping a chilled, crisp Fiano as you recline on your yacht anchored off the Azores?

Similarly, who doesn't like a great big glass of gutsy Burgundy as you sit in front of the fire whilst regaling tales about shooting tigers in India?

Or, if you're anything like us, you'll enjoy breaking open a bottle of Concord as you get hammered on a Tuesday afternoon in Green Park. You see, wine appeals to everyone - and, happily, any erstwhile pretensions have long been shed.

So whether you're an occasional wino or someone who spends longer going through the wine list than the food menu, we've picked out some great joints in the capital to enjoy a fine glass of wine.

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The Kensington Wine Rooms
127-129 Kensington Church Street W8 7LP
Notting Hill Gate 0.14 miles
Restaurant & Bar
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The great appeal of Kensington Wine Rooms is that even if you’re only in for a glass you can still sample the best of what’s on offer. Relaxed and welcoming, Kensington Wine Rooms have over 40 different wines available by the glass. The venue stocks a mix of bottles from both famous estates and up-and-coming growers.

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The 10 cases
16A Endell Street WC2H 9BD
Covent Garden 0.13 miles
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The 10 Cases is the one with the interesting approach to buying. Only ever stocking ten cases of the wine on the list and with only ten tables, there’s something of a theme here. Located on Endell Street in Covent Garden, The 10 Cases offers great value for a central London wine bar with a difference.

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5 William IV Street WC2N 4DW
Charing Cross 0.17 miles

The Strand restaurant and bar is all about the natural wine. It is a hip venue that doesn’t take itself too seriously. You can relax in the bar area and sip on organic wine from small growers while you decide whether to indulge in some classical French cooking from the restaurant next door.

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Negozio Classica
283 Westbourne Grove W11 2QA
Ladbroke Grove 0.41 miles
Wine Merchants
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Negozio Classica is mad about Tuscan wine. Located in Westbourne Grove, the Italian wine bar offers a large range of tipples by the glass. Despite the Tuscan focus, the in-house wine sommelier travels all over Italy to bring the best in Italian wine to this West London retreat.

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7 St. John Street EC1M 4AA
Farringdon 0.12 miles
Restaurant & Bar

A shop, a tasting centre and a bar rolled into one. Vinoteca is all about educating Londoners in the art of wine. Classic to experimental wines, the bar is a great place to indulge your love of vino.

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Gordon's Wine Bar
47 Villiers Street WC2N 6NE
Embankment 0.06 miles
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Gordon’s has so much character that you almost forget that there’s a great selection of wine to be had here too. The atmospheric subterranean caves of the bar are the perfect place to sample the excellent wine list on offer.

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230 Dalston Lane E8 1LA
Hackney Downs 0.00 miles
Cafes & Tea Rooms
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Borough have been serving their excellent barreled wine from shops for a long while now so it is apt that they have finally given their fans somewhere comfortable to enjoy it. Their restaurant/bar L’Entrepot is an intimate little spot at which to take advantage of their excellent offerings. Shabby and chic!

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Quality Chop House
92 Farringdon Road EC1R 3EA
Farringdon 0.39 miles

There’s a reason you’ll find Quality Chop House on lists of London’s most stylish drinking venues - they tend to stick to past glories of design. Simple, elegant and ever so slightly glamorous, Quality Chop House is Farringdon’s answer to a chic Parisian win bar. Dotted with booths across a monochrome tiled floor this is the place to come to impress someone on a wine date.