What a fantastic little wine bar! So the food wasn't stellar and the surroundings were more like someone's breakfast nook in their home. But that's what completes the charm of this place. I felt like I was going to break my face on the way down the stairs because it was so steep and vertigo inducing. The owner was sat on a little bench outside and pointed us to a table inside following us in...more
This is one of those spots where you know about it, or you don't. And either you're going to love it, or you aren't. There is no middle ground at Ashbee's.
It's a wine bar tucked down a side street, so you're never going to find it on the main drag just by walking around. This is a place with purpose. However, when you do get there, you can't miss it. Specifically from the giant "Wine Bar"...more
The other reviews here seem a little out-of-date. I have been here recently and, rest assured, people - nothing has changed!
Elizabeth still presides over people with her regal calm. There is still a slightly unhealthy smell about the place, although you soon get used to it. The wine is still great and the food is still surprisingly excellent, and good value for money - even if many of the...more
My favorite place in all of London, for the more than 2 years that I spent there. I lived around the corner from this place (over on Knaresborough) and I really can't tell people how to get to without confusing the hell out of them.
It's tucked into a tiny alley, across from a good pub, and a Chinese grocery store; next to a tiny French restaurant and below I don't even know what. The...more
I'm afraid my review of this place is a few years out of date, as the last time I managed to find this gem of a wine bar was 2005; it's down some steps under what looks like a completely normal building somewhere and is 100% impossible to find when sober, (in fact I don't think it even opens until 11pm).
It could therefore be a very real possibly that the absolutely wonderfully luvvie Polish...more