Natural wine is the latest must-try trend in winemaking, carrying arguable benefits for the environment and your wallet, according its proponents. Our experts bring you the best London hotspots...
The recommendations below were taken from Decanter.com’s ultimate London wine bar guide – as chosen by our experts.
For casual dining my first choice would have to be Terroirs for the simplicity of the food (think cheese, charcuterie and classic French bistro food), but most of all for the wine. I also like the relaxed and easy-going atmosphere. It’s definitely great value, with many small growers and natural wine producers. As well as older vintages available at affordable prices. Laure Patry
5 William IV Street, WC2N 4DW
+44 (0) 20 7036 0660
The Remedy gets just about everything spot on; loads of interesting and natural wines by the glass (especially old Madeira), delicious sharing plates and a laid-back atmosphere. Richard Hemming MW
Small, relaxed, informal and convivial The Remedy is a lovely little wine bar only a short walk from Oxford Street. They have a superlative collection of predominantly European wines, many with a nod towards the natural. Plus they’ll happily pour you half a bottle of any of their high-end wines for half the price. Matt Walls
124 Cleveland Street, W1T 6PG
+44 (0) 20 3489 3800
The Winemaker’s Club
Walking under the arches in The Winemakers Club is like stepping back in time. It has the air of a private club, only without the stuffiness and membership fees. John, the brains behind the idea, has hand-picked some gems from unusual parts of the world – including Slovenia, Hungary, even Poland – but you’ll also find classic Claret at bargain prices. Christelle Guibert
This wineshop-cum-wine bar is the perfect place to relax and unwind after work with a plate of cheese and charcuterie. Boasting a wonderfully eclectic selection of natural, organic and biodynamic wines. Isabelle Legeron MW
A self-proclaimed ‘wine pub’, this authentically dank cellar is hidden away under a railway arch near the City. The Winemaker’s Club is home to a wine importer with a taste for unusual natural and biodynamic wines. There’s plenty to explore by the taste, glass or bottle. Matt Walls
41a Farringdon Street, EC4A 4AN
+44 (0) 20 7236 2936
40 Maltby Street
40 Maltby Street, SE1 3PA
+44 (0) 20 7237 9247
Naughty Piglets effortlessly combines innovative cuisine, exceptional ingredients and an extensive natural wine selection. This hidden gem is tucked away down Brixton Water Lane and is perfect for any night of the week. Melanie Brown
28 Brixton Water Lane, SW2 1PE
+44 (0) 20 7274 7796
Elliot’s Café benefits from the lively ambience of Borough market, whilst avoiding the hustle and bustle. One of my old favourites as it’s only a short stroll from Decanter HQ and offers fantastic tapas. The wine list has been put together by Isabelle Legeron MW, the queen of natural wine, so expect some quirky and exciting wines. The atmosphere is laid-back and just what you need after a long day at the office. Christelle Guibert
12 Stoney St, Borough Market, SE1 9AD
+44 (0) 20 7403 7436
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