The Greenhouse

27A Hay's Mews, Mayfair, W1J 5NY
Feted as the largest wine list in London, this is a supermodel of a collection from start to finish.

Food Type: European

Glass Price: £ 9.50 (175 ml)

Phone number: 020 7499 3331


Located at the end of a tree-lined private walkway, this Mayfair mews restaurant owned by Marc Abela ((Morton's, The Square, Green's, Morello, A Voce and Marc Patisserie) is feted as having the largest wine list in London – running to over 3,800 labels.

The supermodel of a collection from start to finish is curated by sommelier Elvis Ziakos. On it, cool oceans of Chablis include a startlingly large François Raveneau vertical, which would add citrus zip to classically-trained chef Arnaud Bignon’s subtly Asian-influenced, French-rooted dishes, including wild turbot with golden matcha tea and cauliflower.

Burgundy listings are, overall, eye-poppingly exciting, with older vintages of these and iconic Bordeaux in plentiful supply. The huge listing of Penfolds Grange dating to 1961 must be one of the largest in existence. A list that struts with its chest puffed out and head held high – pretty much peerless.

By Zeren Wilson

Expert Picks

Billecart-Salmon Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs NV, Champagne, France - sparkling - £145

Chablis 'Blanchots' 2006, François Raveneau, Burgundy, France - white - £475

Puligny-Montrachet 'Les Folatières' 2006, Domaine Leflaive, Burgundy, France - white - £390

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2009, Emidio Pepe, Abruzzo, Italy - red - £105

Château Troplong-Mondot 2007 Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France - red - £195

Château Suduiraut 2009 Sauternes, Bordeaux, France - sweet - £135

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