Vindinista!

Bars and pubs, Wine bars Acton
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Vindinista!

This Acton wine bar might be a little too tucked away for some but it looks like it could be one worth hunting out. Most of the intrigue comes from a wine selection that goes big on interesting drops from small producers - with a good number available by the glass for good measure.

There's bar food to soak up the booze, too. Expect small plates such as potted shrimps from Upton Smokery served with toasted sourdough, plates of fennel salami, posh cheese toasties and free-range duck rillettes with cornichons and more of that sourdough toast. 

Don't be surprised to hear albums played in their entirety (if you're averse to late '70s and early '80s new wave then you might want to check what's lined up before you head down). Keep an eye out, too, for supper clubs and special events.  

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Vindinista! says
A tiny local bar in Acton with a big attitude when it comes to great wines. We offer wines from off the beaten path and classics from small producers. The only rule is they all have to be brilliant and we have to love drinking them. We're open from 5pm 'til late, Tuesday to Saturday. @Vindinista
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Venue name: Vindinista!
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Address: 74 Churchfield Rd
London
W3 6DH
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 5-11pm
Transport: Acton Central rail
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Roxy W
3 of 3 found helpful

Excellent wine selection, great nibbles and the owners are wonderful.

cordelia l
3 of 3 found helpful

A lovely spot in Acton! I'm 21 but the atmosphere is very welcoming to all - I often go down for a treat with my mother, or with a few of my girlfriends. The decor is very modern but subtle and the staff are very friendly and remember your face. The cheese board is delicious, and although I don't know much about wine the bar staff are very helpful and have helped me to find a few of my favourite glasses - particularly the red 'Velvet' ! 

CM
3 of 3 found helpful

 Amazing! This place is a real gem, the selection of wine is perfection, I have tried almost every one and have not found a single one that I did not like. The side room is lovely and intimate, perfect if you're out with your friends, and the main bar is vibrant. The bar staff are both incredibly lovely and helpful, and the woman who works there is very friendly.

Would definitely recommend

EddieFitz
3 of 3 found helpful

I don't frequent many a wine bar, but a friend invited me to post-work drinks and I found myself thinking "why don't I go to wine bars every night?" Obviously there's the liver/ wallet damage, but I would also argue there are very few wine bars that are this inviting.

It's small but the bar's size works in its favour. The food - selections of meats and cheeses - were very classily presented and tasted great. And while I know very little about wine, they had me wanting lots more thanks to an amazing barman for whom the job title doesn't do justice. He's like a Jedi of wine. He was able to point a heathen such as myself in the direction of wine flavours I could appreciate. 

I don't have any excuses to go back to Acton but I'm working on it. Amazing night.

Kate M
2 of 2 found helpful

Both this bar and Park + Bridge wine shop opposite are great additions to Acton. Nothing else like it in the area - wonderful wines, brilliant customer service & the occasional food takeover. Great things clearly do come in small pakcages! Keep it up guys - FABULOUS!

Neil V
2 of 2 found helpful

Just brilliant, fantastic owners & bar staff, great attention to detail & service. Neil

Charlie M
2 of 2 found helpful

the best new arrival in W3. A great list, knowledgable staff and wonderfully cosy atmosphere.

Marianne M
2 of 2 found helpful

I love the fact that Vindinista has arrived on our doorstep. How fortunate we are. Fantastic ambience, great wines and some very classy snacks.

Antony G
2 of 2 found helpful

This place demands seeking out. Cracking wines, super staff and delicious food. Small but perfectly formed, as they say. 

Joe T
2 of 2 found helpful

Great local wine bar with hugely knowledgeable staff and a range of beautiful wines

John C
2 of 2 found helpful

A hidden gem...it's amazing how much atmosphere and vino-related knowledge can be generated in such a bijou space. Love it!

Hedda A
2 of 2 found helpful

Small but perfectly formed, Vindinista! is a delight. Welcoming, warm and aesthetically pleasing it has a surprisingly delicious, moorish wine selection. The food too is memorably good, the cheese selection in particular – and the bread is amazing. The lovely Holly knows her wines and makes the experience altogether the most pleasurable place for an evening out in West London.

Matt R
2 of 2 found helpful

Friendly, warm and chatty, Vindinista has an ambience that's not to be missed. Partner that welcoming feel with top-notch, palatte-tingling wine and food, and it's a stellar addition to the neighbourhood

Alison M
2 of 2 found helpful

Great organic wines from all over the world!!! Very knowledgeable and personalised service. Would go there again with mates or even on my own for a quiet glass and nice conversation with the owner

James M
2 of 2 found helpful

"We want the finest wines available to humanity. We want them here and we want them now." So reads the leftmost wall of this little treasure. And on that front, Vindinista's trim precise little menu provides. The self-proclaimed speciality is 'wines off the beaten track' -- you may not have heard of them, but rest assured, they are very fine. (My personal poison: the Pittnauer Velvet, in all its preeminent quaffability.)

Amidst an all round delightful menu of edibles to go with your potables, the olives are to die for. The tiny space is cram-full of atmosphere come evening. Great staff give the place a cosy close and local feeling. Pilgrims, however, from beyond the neighourhood are welcomed all the same. Worth the travel? Most certainly

In all honesty, Vindinista is one of the better things to have happened to Acton in a long time.

Suzanne L
2 of 2 found helpful

A cosy, hidden bauble of a bar, with wines and fizz that staff can actually tell you about as the knowledgeable owners sell them too. Nice cheese and meat platters. Pop your head in and tuck into a corner, have a glass or two and do some people-spotting - I hear there've been celeb sightings...

Emily B
1 of 1 found helpful

Amazing atmosphere and great selection of wine and nibbles

Tanya F
1 of 1 found helpful

Fantastic wine bar. Good service - waiters always on hand to give you great recommendations and lovely selection. lovely nibbles too. Worth a visit (at least once a week). Absolute must for wine lovers!!

Dan K
1 of 1 found helpful

AMAZING wine, service and space... I would be lost without it!

Maire L
1 of 1 found helpful

Relaxed neighbourhood venue. Interesting wines. Friendly service. Popular with my friends. Love going there.

Ann E
1 of 1 found helpful

such a treat to have this special, intimate venue in Churchfield Road .. a really great wine bar with knowledgeable staff, interesting wines and a terrific atmosphere

Charlotte A
1 of 1 found helpful

Thoughtful, inventive wine lists, friendliest staff I've ever met and all round perfect local

Jim W
1 of 1 found helpful

Somewhere where you are always welcomed with informed staff and a great selection of wines. A great place which punches well above it's weight!

Aidan C
1 of 1 found helpful

There's a lovely couple run this. Very creative and fun vibe. Like the music nights.

Eddy L
1 of 1 found helpful

Best bar ever? Pretty much. And I've been to a few in my time. Superb, friendly and knowledgeable staff, amazing wines and top notch grub. A place you can drop into or spend a whole evening. Sums up Acton too - not pretentious, easygoing and a bit quirky.

Frederique G
1 of 1 found helpful

first rate wines, at a reasonable price. Great atmosphere inside and outside and food is good too!

Tina R
1 of 1 found helpful

Everyone we've taken here has loved it. The welcome, the wine and the food are always spot on. Try it, but don't take my seat at the bar!

Jan M
1 of 1 found helpful

Great selections of wines, good food and fab staff. Pretty good music too - what's not to love!

Dominik W
1 of 1 found helpful

great place for wine ...
would be nice to have better choice of IPAs

Valentina F
1 of 1 found helpful

It' a great place, a little cosy wine bar with a very interesting selection of wine and delicious nibbles.. And very knowledgable staff!

Aidan C
1 of 1 found helpful

What an intimate little find! Really great wines and lovely nibbles served by helpful and well informed staff. Cosy and friendly with a great vibe and super music.

ThomastheTank
1 of 1 found helpful

This tiny wine bar - a postage stamp of a place - is worth coming to Acton for alone. The staff are just brilliant. I've been twice now and each time they've made me feel like I belong there both times. I might know nothing about wine but I've LOVED every single wine they've suggested. Food is great too. And I only popped in because it was raining. Can't fault this place at all. Miss it at your peril.

Mike T
1 of 1 found helpful

The epitome of what a great little neighbourhood wine bar should be. Interesting, different, quirky - but always great quality wines and food. Great vibe, great crowd. THE hidden gem in this part of town.