The third branch of these snazzy wine bars lands in Soho with more than 300 wines on the list and delicious pan-European food on the menu. A wonderfully bustling bar/shop — all exposed brick, vintage posters and chalkboards — where the waiters know and love their wine. They even bottle several of their wines on site making many options very cheap.
It has a bustling, informal atmosphere, and serves superb food (the bavette steak is particularly notable). The wine list is, as one would expect, diverse and well-rounded, with an emphasis on exploring new wines - Vinoteca Soho hosts 'BYOEB' (bring your own empty bottle) Mondays, where diners can fill their own empty bottle with a wine of their choice and drink it alongside their meal at the take-home price.
Some of the friendliest staff we’ve encountered in London dispel any notions that this wine bar might be stuffy about its commitment to the grape. That doesn’t mean it’s not serious: it offers 25 wines by the glass, 300 by the bottle, all available to take away...even without the fabulous wines, it would still be a great restaurant. Dishes such as mussels, clams and john dory with chorizo, or barnsley chop with greens, are excellent combinations of light, bright flavours – and go perfectly with the recommended wines.