SquareMeal Review of
Bedales Wine Bar
Occupying the basement premises in Leadenhall Market that were formerly home to Lay & Wheeler wine merchants, this sibling to Bedales’ bars in Borough Market & Spitalfields retains the
modest dimensions, scrubbed yellow brick & oenophile focus of its predecessor. The wine list makes room for a scattering of offbeat choices, including Condrieu, Bandol & some interesting
bottles from Oregon among the more mainstream varietals & regions. Bedales is also noted for its busy programme of wine-related events, from the regular Tuesday night ‘flag’ tastings to, say,
promotions on German Riesling or appropriate wines for barbecues. The menu plays it straight, with a no-nonsense selection of sandwiches & paninis, sharing platters, salads & quiche.
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