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El Vino Olde Wine Shades

4.3
4.3
18 Reviews
£25 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
This ancient listed building pre-dates the Great Fire of 1666 and is the oldest wine house in the City. Its origins were as a Merchants house and it is believed that smugglers used the old tunnel to the river from the cellars. Step inside and you will get a sense of our long established history combined with a continually evolving offer of well sourced wines shipped from around the world and small plates menu.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean, Winery

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7626 6876

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 18 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. D

    Doris123

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, gorgeous old setting, good service and reasonable pricing.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    The place was completely closed despite a booking made online on Opentable.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is such a charming place! Combines Olde Worlde London style with reasonable and decent tapas. The staff were superb and warm too, highly recommended!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Was closed
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Local watering hole and we love it. It’s like cheers, where everybody knows your name : )
  6. AN

    ANTOINE

    London

    102 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lunch time tapas choice is really good. Good service and enjoyable lunch-time wine list.
  7. AN

    ANTOINE

    London

    102 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Friendly and very efficient service. Good lunch-time choices and the Tapas choice is just right for lunch-time. Interesting wine list.
  8. DE

    DarrenE

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food and ambiance very good. Attentive and pleasant service.
  9. LL

    LauL

    London

    138 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    138 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very lovely wines accompanied by some yummy tapas. Good for aperitivo or lunch
  10. D

    Deexo

    London

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends birthday - first time here for both of us. A lovely hidden gem with good quality tapas and service, surrounded by Mad-Men style furniture with an atrium in the middle. Good for conversations and not so loud. The wine selection is vast so you could spend an entire afternoon evening sipping the delights!
  11. GN

    GhaNova

    London

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty food, lovely wine, great service
  12. M

    Mark

    Norfolk

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice little bar, great downstairs area. Tapas was pleasant and the wine was good. I would've liked to spend a bit longer there then just lunch!
  13. GN

    GhaNova

    London

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the steak and went well with Duro. Great service as ever
  14. GN

    GhaNova

    London

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely glass of wine and lovely food. One of my favourites.
  15. GN

    GhaNova

    London

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely ambience, old world. Service is fantastic, everyone is very friendly. Wine and food are great.
  16. S

    Sadia

    London

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Tucked away off the embankment, El Vino Olde Wine Shade is a cosy Wine Bar that serves Tapas. Great for a casual get together. The wine selection was great and could be paired with a selection of Tapas from the menu. The Tapas was a nice selection of easy to share food. I would recommend for a casual night out or drinks
  17. M

    Mark

    London

    157 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    157 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Not bad, but small potions of tapas. It used to serve meals. Wine selection great other than the didn't have gavi de gavi which might have been an obvious wine to stock
  18. GN

    GhaNova

    London

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice lunch with a glass of wine, will make it a regular.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

El Vino Olde Wine Shades is rated 4.3 stars by 18 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for El Vino Olde Wine Shades

6 Martin Lane, London, EC4R 0DP

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Bank

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean, Winery

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    2 minutes walk from Monument Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Full Bar, Wine

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