Allegra McEvedy (co-founder of Leon) has refurbished and reopened this classic wine bar, which her mother started in 1978. Expect a greater emphasis on food, with a relaxed menu in the original bar plus a new dining room upstairs serving European plates.
1 Wood Lane
|Opening hours:||Open 10am-11pm Mon-Wed; 11am-midnight Thur, Fri; 6.30-11pm Sat. Food served 11am-10.30pm Mon-Fri; 6.30-10.30pm Sat|
|Transport:||Tube: Shepherd's Bush Market tube|
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Average User Rating
3.9 / 5
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- 4 star:1
- 3 star:1
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- 1 star:2
Just how a wine bar should be. Lots of Well/worn, very tactile wooden surfaces to go with the subtleties of the vast range of wines on offer, not that I very often veer from the house red - which is always good enough for me. That's whether I'm having a drink at the bar and chatting to Adam or one of the two G/Jennas and the other very nice and very interesting bar/restaurant staff - or eating Roberto's very good, always freshly cooked food. Just how it should be and hopefully will always be (as long as I last, anyway!)
Love, love, love this place. Cute, cosy, great wines, great food, always a good evening - great spot to while away an autumn / winter evening.
Lovely place, moderately priced, but it appears it's now closed Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. What?
This place is awesome. The owner/staff are REAL. They know their wine, and they are just particularly friendly to those who care about it too. This place is THE top place for drinking delicious wine, having a worthy natter, and nibbling the best variety of cheeses, on carpentry-era wooden seats, by candlelight. WHO WOULDN'T WANT THAT?
I love this place - intimate, with quality wine and nice platters to share... I have many great memories of this place - a great spot to catch up with friends.
Anyone who's been here wouldn't recognise it from the review (which makes it sound mundane). This is very simply one of the few few 70s/80s style wine bars left in London and as such is unmissable. Wine is unbelievable value; the owner picks up much of the French wine direct from the producers on his biannual trips there and cellars it himself. So the mark up on your wine, rather than simply offering a quick profit for the restaurant is paying for his buying expertise and the time he has given over to its storage. The food is also locked in a delicious time warp - you might find the likes of smoked haddock salad, broccoli and cheese quiche or boeuf bourguignon on the menu alongside another dozen or so options and the below-mentioned impeccable cheeseboard. Decor, too is reminiscent of a different age. No sign of gastro-pub or All-Bar-1- isation here. If this place was in Soho it would be the talk of the town. But it's not - it's in Shepherds Bush. This means you can go there and almost certainly find yourself a seat. My advice is: do. before it's too late
I took my friend here a few weeks ago as I remembered I had loved it on my visit a year or so back. it was a special occasion so we ordered an expensive bottle of champagne, which was heavenly. Unfortunately we found the staff unattentive and arrogant and just standing at the bar talking very loudly, one girl in particular who was quite rude when we went to ask for more bread for the cheese board. There was also a dead cockroach in the toilets, which needed a good clean! I real shame as the ambience last time was so nice, but I don't think I would go back now.
This place is a gem if you want to wind away a few hours drinking fabulous wine in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. I recommend the cheeseboard.
The wine was ok but overpriced - but the food was truly terrible, lacking any flavour at all. The staff were rude and were intent on chatting at the bar rather than providing service. enter at your peril.
Terrible food. Terrible service. Far too much money spent and the owner it's rude and unpleasant! Strongly recommend not to go there ever!