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Vagabond Fulham

Bars and pubs, Wine bars Fulham Broadway
5 out of 5 stars
(6user reviews)
Vagabond Fulham, press 2018

A wine bar with a difference. Customers are invited to take a tasting journey, made that much easier with a 'wine card'. There are over 100 wines to sample, all of which are accessible via machines that debit your wine card in exchange for a glass. Knowledgable members of staff are on hand to answer any questions and, if you're staying a while, browse the seasonal food menu to accompany your vino.

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Vagabond Fulham says
We're an award-winning, indie wine shop and bar with 100 + wines on tap. Experience real wines from epic producers, enjoy seasonal dishes and look to our stellar team for top tips! Get in touch for bookings, wine tastings and events in our bars and new urban winery.
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Venue name: Vagabond Fulham
Contact:
Address: 18-22 Vanston Place
London
SW6 1AX
Opening hours: Noon-9pm Mon-Fri, 11am-9pm Sat, 11am-6pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Fulham Broadway
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Average User Rating

4.7 / 5

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tastemaker

This is a great concept, an Oyster-Style wine bar where you pre pay their Vagabond Card and visit the wine kiosks. Each bottle has three measures, a tasting, a small glass, a big glass and these are tubed to your glass as you wish. They have a great variety of wines, and what we loved was comparing and contrasting different wines throughout the evening.

The wines are thematically organised which is cool, by words like "rich" "zesty" "crisp" "elegant". So if you're not a wine-buff you can still find a wine that suits your palate. A really fun place for a drink, and the nibbles/charcuterie/food was great too.

tastemaker

This is a local that I always end up taking out of towners to as it has a great chilled out vibe, you can spend as much as or little as you want plus you walk out feeling like you've learned something. I almost always end up trying a wine I've never had before and they always taste 1 million times better than the £4 bottle of cabernet/sauvignon/bodeaux/ rioja/shiraz blend I bought at Tesco. I often pop past here if I'm heading to a friend's place and need a good bottle of wine that won't cost an arm and a leg. The staff are really knowledgable and can lead you in the right direction if you're a bit overwhelmed. They do close at 11 which is a shame as I could stay into the early hours drinking their wonderful vino.

Tastemaker

I have been to the vagabond in Shoreditch and I loved it. This wine bar specialises in unique and sought after wines and you can sample as many as you like before you buy. It is owned by some passionate wine lovers and they take pride in the booze they sell and serve. A wine bar,yes,but also a shop and there are bottles and bottles of lovely wines for your pleasure.


Me and my man went to one of the wine tastings held at the fulham branch. 'How to be a Rock and Roll Sommelier' and we had a brilliant time. We tasted 8 wines - a champagne,4 whites,2 reds and a 1999 white. All unusual to taste and with a story told by Colin (one of the owners and host of said tasting) about where the wine was from and who was the brian behind it. With all the booze can huge boards of cheese,bread and meats-yum! The tasting was £40 and well worth every penny. Such a fun and intimate evening. It was pleasure to meet Colin and chat away with some of there wine fans around the table.

Tastemaker

I’ve been to several different wine tasting in my life, and have often had to sit through a long spiel about how wine is made, what kind of grapes they use and the fermentation process… which is interesting, but once you’ve heard it once, you don’t really need to hear it again which is what makes Vagabond such a fantastic venue, as you can self guide your way around the room trying as many as 50 different wines at your own leisure. You can read the info about each wine if you’re interested, and to be honest I find it intriguing to see which foods pair well with each wine (its mainly how I pick which wines I think i’ll like!), but if you’re just after finding a wine that you just love, this is the perfect way to do it. You top up an Oyster Card style card with as much cash as you’d like (i’d recommend £30 for 2 people) and sample 20ml tasters from the high-tech machines dispensing whites, reds, roses and fortified dessert wines - and once you find your favourite, you can even buy a bottle to enjoy in house or take home with you.


There is a decent food menu - mostly charcuterie which obviously works perfectly with the wines. It gets very busy in here, even on a weekday evening, so if you’re planning on eating past 8pm, you’re best off booking a table.


This is a great place for a private booking too - there is a large basement area perfect for a large group of friends.


The staff are friendly and happy to help with any queries you may have about the wines. This is a perfect date venue - you’ll never be lost for things to talk about in here and you can spend as much or as little as you like. 

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