SquareMeal Review of
El Vino Masons Avenue
It’s like Back to the Future at this addition to the El Vino wine bar chain, such is the contrast between the contemporary looks of the Mason Avenue branch and the ye olde tavern-style interiors of its elder siblings. This place echoes a modern hotel bar, with a backlit display of wines behind the mosaic-patterned bar, and nude-wood floors, flattering lighting and pops of colour from marine-blue leather chairs brightening up the laid-back dining area. The extensive wine list brings together good-quality bottles from all over the world, with a particular focus on Spanish, Portuguese and South American styles; it offers enough variety - from cavas and sherries by the glass, to big-hitting bottles of premium Riesling and premier cru Bordeax - to satisfy most levels of wine buff. Don’t miss the tapas menu, featuring highlights such as flavoursome lamb and serrano ham meatballs, and tender octopus braised with chorizo, tomatoes and basil.
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