Humble Grape Wine Bar, Kitchen and Shop
Humble Grape Wine Bar, Kitchen and Shop
London City Guide

Top 10 Wine Bars to visit in London

04/17/2023
6 minutes

The trendy wine bar has long been a staple of London’s food scene, and recently the growing trend for organic, natural wines is giving the scene a real boost, with many establishments catering to these appetites with sophisticated food and drink offerings for you to enjoy. If you plan on wining & dining this spring, then read TheFork’s list of the best wine bars, which you can book today!

Humble Grape, Crouch End

Humble Grape
Humble Grape

Humble Grape is a charming wine bar and restaurant located in the heart of the North London neighbourhood of Crouch End. Known for its extensive wine list, with a range of organic and natural wines sourced from small, independent producers, and its cosy atmosphere and friendly service, Humble Grape is a popular spot for locals and visitors. The menu is inspired by Mediterranean cuisine and features a range of small plates, sharing platters and mains. Popular dishes include the Pork Belly with Jerusalem Artichoke puree, Crispy Cauliflower with Lime aioli and chilli ketchup and show-stopping mains like Confit Duck Leg with Braised chicory, orange and rainbow chard.

TheFork Rating: 8.4 Opening Hours: Monday - Wednesday 5PM–11PM, Thursday 3PM–11PM, Friday 3PM–11:30PM, Saturday 12PM–11:30PM, Sunday 12PM–10PM

BOOK Humble Grape, Crouch End

28-50 Wine Workshop and Kitchen 

28-50 Wine Workshop and Kitchen 
28-50 Wine Workshop and Kitchen 

The chic and modern 28-50 Wine Workshop and Kitchen is a stylish, sophisticated restaurant located in the bustling Marylebone area of Central London. As well as boasting an extensive wine list curated by expert sommeliers, they have a must-try menu that focuses on contemporary European cuisine, with an emphasis on seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients. Dishes range from small plates, such as Mini Chorizo platters and Arancini with Truffle Mayo, to heartier mains, such as Ratatouille with a grilled artichoke & herb salad and Mussel Mariniere, fresh mussels cooked in white wine, shallots and parsley, served with fries.

TheFork Rating: 8.7 Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 11:30AM-12:00AM, Sunday 12:00PM-10:30PM YUMS Accepted

BOOK 28-50, Wine Workshop and Kitchen

Comptoir Cafe & Wine, Mayfair

Comptoir Cafe & Wine
Comptoir Cafe & Wine

Comptoir Café & Wine is a stylish and sophisticated restaurant located in the heart of Mayfair, London. Their dedicated kitchen team offer a unique blend of French fine dining and American casual, served in a chic and elegant interior with a marble bar and comfortable, social seating. The menu features a range of small plates and sharing platters, filled with cheeses like Comté and Vacherin Mont d’Or, and meats like traditional dry cured neck of pork from Emilia-Romagna or Pâté en Croûte with almonds and pistachios. The extensive wine list offers a variety of options from around the world, with a focus on natural and organic wines.

Opening Hours: Sunday - Monday Closed, Tuesday - Saturday 9:30AM–11PM

BOOK Comptoir Café & Wine

Buon Vinello, Highgate

Buon Vinello
Buon Vinello

This charming Italian wine bar and restaurant, Buon Vinello, located in Highgate, London, offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere with friendly service and an extensive wine list featuring a range of rare Italian wines. The menu is inspired by traditional Italian cuisine and features a range of antipasti, pasta dishes, and carne and pesce options. Popular dishes on the menu include the Aubergine Parmigiana, Chicken Escalope & Roast Potato as well as the homemade Beef Lasagne. Try their special sandwiches, like the Roast Ham, Asiago and Artichoke Patè, all served with a pink sauce dip.

TheFork Rating: 9.6 Opening Hours: Monday - Wednesday 04:00PM - 09:30PM, Thursday - Saturday 04:00PM - 10:30PM, Sunday 02:00PM - 08:00PM

BOOK Buon Vinello, Highgate 

Wine Not Chelsea, Fulham

Wine Not Chelsea
Wine Not Chelsea

With an intimate setting and delicious food and drink, Wine Not Chelsea is the perfect spot for a romantic evening out or a cosy catch-up with friends. Located in the heart of Fulham, London, they offer a wide range of wines organic and natural, alongside a range of contemporary British cuisine. With a focus on locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients, there are dishes here to delight all diners. From Spicy Turkish Pepperoni with Melted Cheese on Bread, to Prosciutto with Dates, Walnut and Parmesan to platters of expertly sourced meats and cheeses to share.

TheFork Rating: 9.3 Opening Hour: Monday Closed, Tuesday - Saturday 04:00PM - 11:00PM, Sunday 04:00PM - 10:00PM

BOOK Wine Not Chelsea, Fulham

OPS Wines, Bermondsey

OPS Wines
OPS Wines

Located in the vibrant neighbourhood of Brixton, London, OPS Wines is a boutique wine shop and tasting room offering a carefully curated selection of natural and organic wines from small, independent producers around the world. Specialising in authentic Portuguese cuisine, here, you can try rare dishes such as Ameijoas à Bulhāo Pato, fresh black clams with extra virgin olive oil and garlic and coriander sauce, or Tiborna de Bacalhau, a Portuguese salted cod on toasted cornbread with pickled red onion. Lovers of a more familiar flavour can try the Asinhas Piri-Piri chicken wings.

TheFork Rating: 9.3 Opening Hours: Monday Closed, Tuesday - Wednesday 03:30PM - 11:00PM, Friday 04:00PM - 11:00PM, Saturday 01:45PM - 11:00PM, Sunday 02:00PM - 11:00PM YUMS Accepted

BOOK OPS Wines, Bermondsey

Porte Noire, King’s Cross

Porte Noire
Porte Noire

Porte Noire is a stylish and contemporary wine bar and restaurant located in the reinvigorated King's Cross neighbourhood of London. The restaurant offers a diverse selection of wines from around the world, with a particular focus on high-end champagnes and sparkling wines. Their food menu features a range of small plates, sharing platters, and larger dishes, with a focus on seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients. Cheese boards and charcuterie plates complement delicacies like the Mushroom Arancini, Sun Dried Tomato Pesto or the Seabass Ceviche with Amarillo Leche De Tigre.

TheFork Rating: 8.9 Opening Hours: Monday - Wednesday 03:00PM - 11:30PM, Thursday - Saturday 11:00AM - 11:30PM, Sunday 11:00AM - 05:30PM

BOOK Porte Noire, King’s Cross

Fox Fine Wine & Spirits, Moorgate

Fox Fine Wine & Spirits
Fox Fine Wine & Spirits

Based in the historic site of the Fox Umbrella Shop in Moorgate, Fox Fine Wine & Spirits is an upmarket wine bar that does a strong sideline in tasty treats and delicious dishes. As you pursue their wine list and well-stocked bar of spirits, try out their expertly crafted menu. From classic small-plates like Padron Peppers with Sea Salt and Grilled Chicken Skewers with Yoghurt to Queen Scallops with crispy Pancetta and Baby Capers.

TheFork Rating: 9 Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 11:00AM - 10:00PM, Saturday - Sunday Closed

BOOK Fox Fine Wine & Spirits, Moorgate

Grapeshots, Liverpool Street

Grapeshots
Grapeshots

Grapeshots is a charming wine bar and restaurant located in the heart of Liverpool Street in London, with an extensive wine list featuring classic pours and contemporary biodynamic bottles alike. The food menu here takes the best of casual British cuisine and mixes it with imported contemporary tapas bites from the Mediterranean and beyond. Think Spicy Lamb and Serrano Ham Meatballs in Tomato Sauce alongside Devilled White Bait with Garlic Lemon Mayonnaise.

TheFork Rating: 8.8 Opening Hours: Monday 12:00PM - 09:00PM, Tuesday 12:00PM - 10:00PM, Wednesday 12:00PM - 10:30PM, Thursday 12:00PM - 11:00PM, Friday - Saturday Friday 12:00PM - 10:30PM, Sunday Closed

BOOK Grapeshots, Liverpool Street

Champagne Charlies, Charing Cross

Champagne Charlies
Champagne Charlies

With its refined ambiance and delicious food and drink, Champagne Charlies in Charing Cross is the perfect spot for a romantic wine-filled evening out, or a special occasion celebration. Expect to dine on delicious upmarket fine-dining, with tasty morsels like the Smoked Salmon, Horseradish Crème Fraîche and Capers and the Duck Liver Pâté on Toasted Sourdough Bread going great with their extensive range of fine wines.

TheFork Rating: 8.8 Opening Hours: Monday 12–9PM, Tuesday 12–10PM, Wednesday - Saturday 12–11PM, Sunday Closed

BOOK Champagne Charlies, Charing Cross

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