Shoreditch Wine House – an oasis for wine lovers
Nestled in the heart of Shoreditch and hovering just on the edge of the City, the recently opened Shoreditch Wine House is a little gem with a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Small but perfectly formed, its contemporary decor combines warm wood, exposed brickwork and tables with clever displays underneath their glass tops. There’s also a heated garden at the back. An oasis in the midst of busy urban life, it’s the kind of place that feels like a secret you don’t want others to know about, yet here we are, telling you.
Opened this past September by Ben, Abel and Andrea, the people behind Mayfair’s Shepherd Market Wine House and Traders Wine Bar in St Katharine’s Dock, it’s clear they share a passion for delicious wine and food.
We enjoyed a bottle of Prosecco alongside a cheese and charcuterie board, which was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. The balance of bread, cheese, meat and fruit was spot on; well thought out with enough to easily satisfy two people.
Presentation is everything with Shoreditch Wine House, from the decor to the food, and, of course, the wine. Carefully chosen by their head sommelier, their wines come from all over the world, including here in the UK.
With a top selection of over 200 wines sourced from large wineries as well as small, family-run vineyards, there is something for every taste, and the staff are only too happy to offer advice and expertise. Their knowledge is extensive, and we really enjoyed talking with them. As they say, “Let us know your favourite wine and we will source it”.
There is a tasting room for hire and you can also book for private parties. Additionally, they feature Wine Tasting Weekends for those who want to test drive a selection; a nice way to spend a weekend afternoon (see below for more information).
SHOREDITCH WINE HOUSE
188 Shoreditch High Street E1 6HU
Mon – Fri: 1pm – 11pm
Saturday: Noon – 11pm
Sunday: Noon – 9pm
FOOD & DRINK
Nibbles from £3.50
Cheese & charcuterie boards from £14
Baked Vacherin Mont d’Or £22
Wine from £26.50
By the glass from £7
Wine and cheese available to purchase and take away.
WINE TASTING WEEKENDS
Saturdays and Sundays from 1 – 4pm and includes tastings from two whites and two reds for £3.00 (redeemable when you buy a bottle to drink there or take away).
Images courtesy of Shoreditch Wine House