This Leicester Square wine bar was established in 1971 and boasts up to 40,000 bottles in its cellar. The renowned bar lives up to its ethos that "life's too short for boring wines" with a lovingly chosen wine list and a menu of bistro lunches, cheeses and the Cork & Bottle favourite: raised ham and cheese pie. Our beliefs are simple - in a world full of so much terrific food and wine, why settle for a slab of quiche and a glass of boring plonk? Our food is innovative, fresh and tasty... and available at all hours. The wine list speaks for itself - "Legendary for its iconoclastic notes. It doesn"t necessarily tell you what the wine tastes like - you have to make your mind up. It's there to provoke interest", says Harpers, the wine trade magazine. As Barossa wine making supremo John Glaetzer puts it so succinctly, "Don, this is not just a wine list - it's a book". And a readable one at that!
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The Cork & Bottle
44-46 Cranbourn StreetLondon ChinatownLondonWC2H 7AN
Great service and food in a very busy area of London. We had dinner here our last day in London. We ordered the spinach soup, steak $19 and crab/shrimp pasta $13. The portions were huge. The steak was great but the pasta was a bit too soggy.
The restaurant has a small downstairs and the entrance is easily missed in a busy area.more
For all my planning, this was one of the few places on my list that we actually tried. It's nice to have the lists, but it's important to be flexible, non?
We dropped in here for drinks before meeting up with my beloved cousin who lives in the area. I had a glass each of the Cremant rosé and the Cremant white (€6.70 each) while my companion had two of the Barbera d'Alba (€9). Scandinavian...more
Stopped by for lunch and it was AMAZING! Want a hidden gem, located in Leicester Square with a store front you could easily miss as you walked passed. It's a cool little walk down spiral stairs to the basement restaurant. There are several dinning areas, but I always recommend sitting at the bar as the service is much better and you actually get to know the people who work there.
What a gem of a place! Wedged between a pizza outlet and somewhere where you get cut price theatre tickets - this wine bar is a total surprise!!
Amazing wines and cheese! This wine bar is one of the oldest places of this kind in London.
It evokes so many thoughts of what went on there centuries ago! This is an absolute must, especially for the older crowd who appreciate wine and gorogeous...more
Nice place to grab something to eat after a show - and it's too late to dine at a restaurant.
Though it was not the most comfortable place to eat, it was too cramped for that, I was pleasantly surprised when the food came. I had a burger with chips - and it was clearly homemade. Loved it! And I normally don't eat burgers and chips. They also had a good variety of drinks, and the service was...more