A narrow residential street in Wapping is perhaps not the most obvious location for the brave new venture that is Daniil Vashchilov’s natural, organic and biodynamic wine bar and shop. Then again, locals clearly appreciate quirky quality and are prepared to pay for the privilege. There’s a good deal that is quirky about this reclaimed pub, aside from the motley assortment of wooden tables, chairs and sink-in sofas. One such element is the determined focus on British and even local-to-London produce; another is the purist approach to wine (and beer). But perhaps the least usual and most welcome aspect is the friendly, enthusiastic and hugely informative engagement with customers: order just a glass of something unfamiliar and you’ll be given a taster; express enthusiasm and a number of corks will be popped and the pedigree of each wine laid bare. The food too – simple platters of cheese and charcuterie in prime condition, with carefully selected accompaniments – is provenance-identified with pride. On our visit, beef strips, cured in-house and still pink and tender, proved a cleverly conceived partner to richly fruity Morgon and a contrasting Gamay de Chaudenay, its choucroute notes indicative of ‘natural’ wine making. The list changes constantly, so there’s plenty to keep local palates refreshed, and much that would reward a speculative excursion.
69 Garnet Street
|Opening hours:||Open/food served 2pm-10.45pm daily, Sunday 12pm-10.15pm|
|Transport:||Tube: Wapping Overground|
|Price:||Snacks £3-£15, Food £6-£15 House wine from £27 bottle, from £5 glass|
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Amazing and exciting wines, this is one of my favourtie place in London ! Staff is always welcoming and it's great to be able to taste wine before choosing. Irecommend this place to any one who wants to discover and taste different wines !
A great wine bar with fab wines and a lovely 'local' feel. A great asset to Wapping. The staff and owners of the Victualler are passionate about their wines and even offer you a little tasting prior to committing to a glass/bottle. They also do fantastic and informative wine-tastings. A cracking venue.
An excellent wine bar with a local feel. Staff and owners are passionate about the wines they sell and offer tastings before you commit to a glass. Lovely feeling and ambience to the place. Great selection of wines aaaaand they do wine-tasting evenings too. A great addition to Wapping.
Wonderful place for a relaxing glass of wine and fantastic charcuterie. Most definitely one of my favourite hangouts. Staff is brilliant, knowledgeable and engaging, comfy sofas, cool interiors... hoping they will eventually expand their menu offer a bit and then it will be 12 out of 10
I love it here, the attention to detail in everything is obvious. From the decor to the wines and customer service.
Victualler wine bar is a great place! The food is delicious, wines are amazing ! Staff is always welcoming and will always explain the wines. Being able of tasting wines before choosing is perfect to take the right decision ! I love this place !