Best places to drink sparkling wine in London
Sparkling wine is always a pleasure, even more so if you drink it in the right places. Here's where you should head for your bubble fix
Partial to a drop of the bubbly? Well, you're in good company, friends, because we've rounded up some of the best places to indulge in just that. From cava to prosecco and even a cheeky pet-nat or two, these wine bars and restaurants have you covered for every kind of effervescent wine you could think of.
Whether you want to keep things local with some English sparkling or going old school with a flute from the champagne masters, you're in good hands here.
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St Pancras by Searcys
Grand Terrace, St Pancras International Station, N1C 4QL
You don't have to be going places to visit Searcys' champagne bar in St Pancras train station, but it certainly helps. At the touch of a 'Press for Champagne' button, Searcys' selection could take you from the new-school vineyards of the Surrey Hills straight to the Grand Marques of Champagne – without even leaving the bar's heated leather seats.
OXO Tower Restaurant
Barge House Street, South Bank, SE1 9PH
There are more than 800 wines on the list at the OXO Tower restaurant, and the best way to get a taste for them is the six-course menu that's paired with English wines. Kicking it off is Harvey Nichols' collaboration with Digby Fine English: a sparkling brut NV made from a blend of chardonnay and pinot noir grapes.
18 Market Row, Brixton, SW9 8LD
Low-intervention wines are the name of the game at this tiny Brixton restaurant. If the menu's Spanish sparkling wine or prosecco doesn't tickle your fancy, pop into Salon's bottle shop next door and pick up a quirky pet-nat or sparkling Italian garganega. Oh, and did we mention corkage is free on Sundays?
124 Cleveland Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 6PG
David Clawson and Renato Catgiu met while working at Terroirs (a key player in London's natural wine scene) before they opened The Remedy. Head on in for a drop of grower champagne, cava or a boundary-pushing creation like funky South African 'I wish I was a Ninja' Colombard pet-nat.
51 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, WC1N 3NB
The sparkling wine list at Noble Rot is basically a love letter to champagne with a few pignolettos, moscato d'astis, and English and Welsh sparkling wines thrown in to keep things balanced. It's heavily, if not solely, focused on European winemakers and is pretty much an oenophile's heaven.