From cheese fondue and Raclette to classic French dishes accompanied by a good glass of rustic wine L'Art du Fromage is a fun, sharing and unpretentious dining experience.
Noble Green Wines, Hampton Hill
Wine store that ticks all the boxes with a wide selection of wines appealing to the novice drinker, the expert and the seeker after more unusual pleasures. Useful web site guides you through the choices, friendly service on the floor. Great selection of beers as well!
The Real Ale Company, Richmond Road, Twickenham
Specialist wine shop that opened in Wimbledon Park in 2010 by Alex Roberts and Wayne Blomfield and servicing the needs of the community ever since. They run their own wine courses, hold tastings and other events.
The Lawn Bistro, Wimbledon
The Lawn Bistro opened its doors in September 2011, and since then has gone from strength to strength. It is located at the heart of Wimbledon Village, and has slotted in well amongst the stables, chic boutiques and local pubs. Owned by Akbar Ashurov, The Lawn Bistro has French cuisine as its inspiration, with seasonal menus from acclaimed head chef Ollie Couillaud. His dishes are a good mix of classic and contemporary styles with a wealth of well-sourced ingredients.
The Cinnamon Club, Westminster
Set in the historic Grade II listed former Westminster Library, the restaurant presents constantly evolving menus and a carefully matched wine list - all designed to reflect an ethos of innovation and creativity in one of the most stunning dining rooms in the country.
Super brasserie and wine bar on Dorset Street, just off Baker Street, a relaxed family-run establishment attracting locals and business diners alike. Eclectic wine list that gives pleasure.
Top-notch nosherie near Marylebone station. Pub on the ground floor, no-frills dining room on the first floor. Wholesome, earthy menu, very well-executed. A great local.
Dego Wine Bar, Great Portland Street
Mele e Pere, serves the best of authentic Italian cuisine in the heart of Soho. This family-run restaurant uses high quality, fresh ingredients to produce a menu of both classic and modern Trattoria dishes which changes daily. Homemade Vermouth is served along with a list of predominantly Italian wines by the bottle and glass, complementing the menu of rustic, well-sourced and lovingly-prepared dishes perfectly.
Rated as one of the top fine dining experiences in the UK, a restaurant where the name above the door is truly in residence. Fabulous, beautifully presented food, great service and a very serious wine list.
Sam and Sam Clark's legendary Spanish & Moorish influenced restaurant in the foodie enclave of Exmouth Market. Sit at the bar and drink sherry with tapas or have simple, well-executed dishes in the always packed, buzzy restaurant. Good drinks list.
Affineur, cheese shop, wholesaler and restaurant, Androuet ticks a lot of boxes. Good selection of organic and biodynamic wines matched to a superb selection of well-kept mainly French and British cheeses.
Small but beautifull formed wine shop (which is surely the epicentre of London's natural wine movement) where the owners source (directly) cracking wines from small French growers.
Caravan, Exmouth Market, Farringdon
Caravan is a restaurant, bar and coffee roastery located on a busy corner site in Farringdon’s Exmouth Market. The restaurant menu showcases seasonal ingredients that draw influences and flavours from all round the world. The wine is equally cosmopolitan, and the coffee, of course, is superb.
South West French food collides with English sensibility on a great menu which is meaty to the core but never heavy. The French influences continue on the wine list which features small growers and a nice number of organic and biodynamic wines.
Fabulous little company working with a small but select group of winemakers eschewing chemical pesticides and fertilizers and equally natural in the winery. Their shop and bar, 40 Maltby Street, is open in the evening on a Wednesday and Thursday, at lunch and dinner on a Friday and lunch on Saturday.
D’Vine Cellars, Clapham