El Vino Fleet Street

47 Fleet Street , London, EC4Y 1BJ

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SquareMeal Review of El Vino Fleet Street

These convivial wine bars boast some of the capital’s most historic locations - the Cannon Street branch, for example, is housed in a former smugglers’ haunt that survived the Great Fire of London. Some of the venues wear their place in history lightly, their tongue-and-groove panelling updated with a lick of Farrow & Ball; others revel in the patina of their polished wood and Cluedo-style candelabras. Despite the tavern-style feel of these pubby bars, the wine list reads like that of a high-minded restaurant, with loads by the glass and some gems, such as a 2013 Pouilly Fuissé, also available in magnum. It’s global in scope but favours Iberian and South American wines to match the Spanish-style menu - tapas such as piquillo peppers stuffed with mint-infused whipped goats’ curd, or aromatic pork skewers with spicy mojo for dipping venture beyond the usual tortilla and croquetas. Plenty for the modern Londoner, then.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

City Thameslink Station 423m

Temple Tube Station 455m


Address: 47 Fleet Street , London EC4Y 1BJ

Area: Fleet Street St Paul s

Opening times

Mon 10am-10pm, Tue-Fri 10am-11pm

Nearby Landmarks

Dr Johnson's House 125m

Patent Office 160m


Telephone: 020 7353 6786


Cuisine: Wine Bars

Private Dining: 18, 20, 30, 120


Food & Drink: 8.5

Service: 8.3

Atmosphere: 8.3

Value: 7.3

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 3.0

Constance V. bronze reviewer 22 December 2017

Having frequented El Vino on several occasions (and written several reveiws) I have now managed to encourage others to become patrons. The last occasion was for a small group, with pre-ordered food - all of which was punctual, tasty and reliably good service.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Constance V. bronze reviewer 22 August 2016

Remaining a favourite for a lunchtime - always arrive early (12:30-ish) as it is busy when you leave an hour or so later. Obviously I'm not the only one liking it here, so reserving a table is a good idea. The Tapas at 5 choices from a large selection, priced at £20.00 for 2 people is a gem of a choice. The staff remain friendly - and that is so often more important than the menu selection, and of course the wines are also what it is also all about. Great all around - looking forward to the next visit.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Constance V. bronze reviewer 20 June 2016

Following the recent refurbishment of El Vino, a special "re-opening" offer was available Not sure how long it will last for but for the price of £20.00 per 2 people, one may choose 5 items from a good selection of Tapas (large-ish portions), and 2 glasses of wine are included in this price. This was a lunch visit, and I'm not sure if it is also available during the evening. More than that, the staff remain attentive, the owner/manager has a pleasant personality, and the place has retained its originality and atmosphere. Will continue to return either to eat or just drink.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 2.0

Constance V. bronze reviewer 03 May 2016

I particularly like El Vino as it reminds me of somewhere in a Charles Dickens novel - not the run of the mill, "themed" décor, but genuine old-world, dark wood, small but not too small, and cosey. The food is good quality, and wine list fairly extensive and the staff friendly and efficient. A nice place to socialize or perhaps "catch up" with a business contact perhaps, without being pretentious.