Raise your glass to three cool, new wine bars, all pairing their tipples with equally delectable dishes
The owners of the elegant, edgy and Michelin-starred Ellory have now moved on to this more low-key venue. Start your evening with a glass of orange wine and a plate of Padron peppers in the light, airy Shoreditch space, created by British designer Fred Rigby (leroyshoreditch.com).
Pull up a stool at the countertop in this contemporary new tapas bar, named after the herb otherwise known as ‘lady’s mantle’. It only serves sustainably-sourced natural wine, and food ranges from a simple saucer of fresh anchovies in olive oil to refined dishes, such as pigeon, pistachio, dates and herbs (thisisalchemilla.com).
The team behind Clapton’s legendary natural wine shop and bar, P. Franco, has opened a sibling bar with more tables. Step inside for a glass of something ‘frizzante’, cold and chemical-free – often poured from bottles with labels so beautiful they could be hung on a wall – and a plate of grilled prawns (brightrestaurant.co.uk).