While London restaurants remain shuttered, we’ve rounded up 10 new openings we’re looking forward to this year, from seafood sanctum Manzi’s to the Batman-themed Park Row.
Wine ‘clubhouse’ to open in East London
Planque, which bills itself as a ‘wine drinkers’ clubhouse’, is due to open under a pair of railway arches in Haggerston, east London, when lockdown restrictions are lifted.
28°-50° to open on King’s Road in Chelsea
Wine-focused restaurant chain 28°-50° is to open a new wine workshop and kitchen on the King’s Road in London’s affluent Chelsea district this spring.
Merlin Labron-Johnson to open French-inspired wine bar
Merlin Labron-Johnson, the former head chef of Portland in Marylebone, is to open a wine bar and deli in Bruton, Somerset, next to his farm-to-table restaurant, Osip.
Barcelona gives 11 historic bodegas protected status
The city council of Barcelona has given 11 of its historic wine bars protected status to prevent them disappearing from the cultural landscape.
The UK gets its first orange wine bar
With skin contact wine enjoying its moment in the sun, the UK’s first bar dedicated entirely to orange wine is set to open in London tomorrow.
London wine shop expands with fourth shop and bar
London wine shop, The Good Wine Shop, is set to open its fourth site, a shop and wine bar in Teddington later this month.
London wine bar Noble Rot to open second site in Soho
Acclaimed London wine bar and restaurant Noble Rot is to open a second outpost in the capital having taken over the site of Soho institution Gay Hussar after the restaurant closed last year.
Italian wine bar Bottles to open third site in London
The team behind Bottles in Spitalfields and Bottles & Battles in Elephant & Castle are to open a third site in London, this time in Chelsea.
Mel Brown to open new Brixton wine bar
New Zealand-born, London-based entrepreneur Melanie Brown is to open a neighbourhood bistro and wine shop called The Laundry in Brixton this autumn.
Top 5 London Prosecco bars
To celebrate National Prosecco Day on 13 August, we’ve rounded up five places in London to enjoy the popular Italian fizz straight up or in classic cocktails like the Bellini.
Vagabond to launch further four sites
Operating wine bar and shop hybrids throughout London, Vagabond is preparing to add up to four more London sites to its portfolio over the following eight months.