The Cork & Bottle

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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!


Typical meal price From £25.00 per diner

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The Cork & Bottle

44-46 Cranbourn Street

Yelp Reviews

8.00 out of 5
based on 49 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Cork & Bottle

5.0 out of 5
18 April 2018
by Katherine K.

Cute wine bar for a rest near Leicester Square! Small bites and wine are plentiful. The attached wine shop is a plus too. It's cute and cozy inside and the entry makes you feel like you're going in to a speakeasy! I had a Sancerre Rose for 9.5 and enjoyed this little gem! more

4.0 out of 5
08 October 2016
by Anastasia B.

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

4.0 out of 5
04 March 2018
by Amanda M.

We popped over here very last minute before our dinner and were really impressed with how sweet the place was. I think I like this place so much because it's in the middle of Leicester Square and you'd never guess it was there because it's quite subtle with a nice little door that leads you downstairs. It's just cool!

There was only 1 table left on a Tuesday evening around 6:00pm and it was... more

2.0 out of 5
30 October 2017
by Courtney S.

I don't understand the high rating for this place. First off, it smells like a cat litter box in the entire place. The wine they have is not good. They don't use proper wine glasses for their respective wines. The only reason it received a 2 Star instead of 1 is the owner/manager (not sure what she was) was nice. Much better wine bars in the area. more

4.0 out of 5
14 October 2016
by V N.

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

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