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The Wine Library

4.5
4.5
71 Reviews
£26 to £40
French

Inspired by a typical cellar visit to growers in France where, after tasting, you are offered local cheeses and a hunk of pâté served with a baguette on an up-turned barrel and more wine! What more could you want. For our version we try and source the very best products using our connections in France, the finest farm house cheeses from Philippe Olivier in Boulogne, possibly one of the best cheese shops on the Planet! Game terrines, pâtés, rillettes and saucissons from the Loire Valley; award winning hams from Dorset and organic vegetarian quiches from Devon; along with some homemade seafood pates, vegetarian mousses or houmous served with crusty bread and biscuits. With this you get the added pleasure of choosing your wine from the carefully selected range in our cellar shop to go with it paying just a small corkage charge on top of the shop price.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    French, British
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
  • Phone number
    020 7481 0415
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual

What 71 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

71 Reviews
  1. Bill

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We finished off three different and very nice bottles of Rioja between two of us. The help yourself meats and cheese complimented it perfectly. Nice to chat to the owner who has been there since 1988.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a city classic and a perfect hideaway. I love the fact it has not changed in 20years.

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  3. GeorgeL

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a warm welcome and great advice on wines; lovely simple food. Just the ticket. In a different league from the typical "wine bar"

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  4. NigelC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fairly unique spot in the City and an excellent venue to catch up one on one or in a small group in what is a relaxed and informal setting. Food is simple but excellent quality and a decent selection of good wine at reasonable prices.

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  5. ColinS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful range of wines sold at shop (rather than restaurant) prices (+ a little corkage) with an excellent (but limited) array of cold dishes (pates, cheeses antipasti etc). I've been going there for over 20 years. The wines are not supermarket plonk -- all well-chosen bottles from mainly smaller growers.

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  6. BoBS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, excellent wines. Ambient setting. Would highly recommend it.

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  7. RogerP

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience for all wine and cheese lovers. A plentiful choice of wines that are reasonably priced but bears little resemblance to the final bill.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply the best wine location in The City

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  9. ElTel

    Brighton

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Reliable for good wine and lunch buffet every time.

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  10. GlennS

    London

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The Wine Shop is absolutely excellent, great expertise and knowledge, beautifully laid out and accessible. The food, while pleasant, was rather disappointing. A buffet of dried meats, pate and cheese all of reasonable standard, but for £18.50 per head did not really represent good value for money. A cheese platter to accompany wine, yes, a meal, unfortunately no.

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The Wine Library is rated 4.5 stars by 71 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Wine Library

43 Trinity Square, London, EC3N 4DJ

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Tower Hill
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    French, British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
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