Mon-Fri Midday-11pm, Sat 11am-11pm, Sun Midday-4pm
The Londonist Says...
The laid-back vibe, interesting wine range and casual dining format has become the model for the ‘modern London wine bar with food’. The Chiswick branch is intimate and hip with an old-school bistro feel at the front and a no-booking bar at the back, by the open kitchen.
This outpost, just off the chain-heavy Chiswick High Road, is one of five in its mini-empire and continues the USP of selling up to 300 varieties (in-house and as a takeaway service) in a refreshingly unpretentious way...Forget naff wine bars of the past: Vinoteca shows London has come along way when it comes to appreciating the better sort of bottle.
Wine flights and by-the-glass selections are unmissable, and the full list of around 250 bins is stuffed with helpfully annotated bottles from every corner of the winemaking globe – although judicious food-matching suggestions are the mini-chain’s ’biggest USP’...Light airy interiors, funky lighting and retro posters create just the right mood, and the bill is always easy on the wallet.