Is there a better pairing than cheese and wine? Here is a round-up of the best venues to enjoy both in central London.
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Gordon's is the oldest wine bar in London. Established in 1890, it is open daily in a basement near Charing Cross Station. The ceiling is low and the seating is in cozy alcoves make it one of the best-loved basements in London. No-one wants it to change and there's uproar whenever there are rumors that it'll have to close. There's hot and cold food, with daily specials, as well as a fine cheese selection.
Gordon's Wine Bar, 47 Villier's Street, WC2 6NE
02 of 07
Vivat Bacchus has two branches and thousands of wines to choose from. They realize the importance of cheese too and have cheese rooms at each branch where customers are invited to taste and select. They also have regular wine tasting events.
Farringdon: Vivat Bacchus Restaurant & Wine Cellar, 47 Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4LL
London Bridge: Vivat Bacchus, 4 Hays Lane, London Bridge, London SE1 2HB
03 of 07
This popular basement venue in Covent Garden Market is probably best known as the wine bar in the piazza with outdoor seating next to the live opera singers. As well as lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner, Crusting Pipe also offers a British Cheese Selection to go with their extensive wine list. Pair their cheeseboard of eight British cheeses with wine is a wonderful and delicious way to spend an evening with friends. You can choose less than eight cheeses or try matching wines by the glass which made this almost educational. Crusting Pipe is now part of Davy's group of wine bars.
Crusting Pipe, 27 The Market, Covent Garden WC2E 8RD
Davy's has many other locations throughout central London
04 of 07
Le Beaujolais is reportedly the first French wine bar established in London and although it is small, its excellent wine and cheese selection keep it eternally popular so get there early. Staff can help with wine choices and you can even taste wines before ordering a bottle. Blues and jazz music plays in the bar, yet not too loud so you can have a good chat over a bottle of wine with friends. Downstairs there's a members-only restaurant.
Le Beaujolais, 25 Litchfield Street, London, WC2H 9NJContinue to 5 of 7 below.
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