Cantina Vinopolis

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Both vino virgins and seasoned wine lovers should find solace in Cantina, the smartest of several eating and drinking options at the sprawling Vinopolis complex. The dramatic Victorian railway arches and high ceilings are softened by welcoming wood furniture and a healthy buzz, while the modern European menu is full of versatile dishes designed to complement the breadth of the wine list. Open your account with duck rillettes or spiced grilled squid with panzanella salad, olives and chorizo salsa, before tackling pumpkin tortelloni with parsley-butter sauce, rump of Herdwick lamb with girolles, or halibut with French beans, sun-blushed tomatoes, mushroom and chive velouté. Desserts are solid crowd-pleasers in the mould of fig and almond tart or dark-chocolate mousse with banana sponge and raspberry sorbet. BEST BUY WHITE 2008 Peter Lehmann, My Word is My Bond Riesling, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia, £22.75. BEST BUY RED 2007 Lyeth, L Merlot, Sonoma County, California, USA, £28.25.

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Cantina Vinopolis

1 Bank End ,London SE1 9BU

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Apr 2012

Good decor, disappointing atmosphere as only 1/4 full on a saturday night. first 3 items ordered were off the menu, which seemed odd bearing in mind how empty the place was. Mains & starters average, the staff forgot to bring puddings & extra wine ordered. “confusion” over the bill which had been paid in cash, an experience I will avoid in the future. Overall there was an uncaring corporate-run commercial aura that didnt impress.

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  • Food & Drink: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 5

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Cantina Vinopolis

1 Bank End ,London SE1 9BU

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May 2011

Being no stranger to the railways arches of wine supremo, Vinopolis, it surprised even me that I’ve never paid a visit to its restaurant, Cantina Vinopolis. The Blue Bar and wine museum are a wonderful way to spend any afternoon or evening and I’ve withered away many hours there sipping over-priced Chablis and ordering hefty bottles of ripe Italian plonk. And just as you raise that glass to your quivering lips for that burst of potent grape juice… rumberling interference disrupts as trains depart...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 5
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 6

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Cantina Vinopolis

1 Bank End ,London SE1 9BU

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Jan 2009

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This is without question the worst experience I have ever had in any London restaurant. However, if you think being given the wrong main course (lamb vs venison) and then being asked if you know the difference(!!) is your idea of service, then this place is for you. I would have been happy if they had just taken the meal off the bill as I suggested as I was with a party of eight. Alas, no. The ‘assistant manager’ wouldn't let it go. He decided to take his joke a little too far when he turned up...

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  • Food & Drink: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 3
  • Value: 1

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