Pinch Wine Bar

51A Greenwood Road , London, E8 1NT

SquareMeal Review of Pinch Wine Bar

Originally conceived as a deli by the wonderfully named Veenus Vortex and a couple of foodie chums (including the ex-head chef at Spuntino), this lock-up store has now reinvented itself as ‘Hackney’s smallest wine bar’. Spartan rustic decor suggests the sort of joyful foodie discovery you might stumble upon in a sleepy Italian village in the Veneto, where ‘dangerously drinkable’ Lo Sfuso di Collina is produced to biodynamic principles – note the distinctive red metal flip-top bottle. Its pokey, but Pinch packs a punch with a carefully tailored 10-strong list of European wines by the glass, carafe and bottle, plus Italian aperitifs and beers including Wu Gang Chops the Tree from Pressure Drop. Food-wise, this compact cutie offers peckish tipplers snacks such as potted salmon, oxtail on toast or ciambotta – southern Italy’s rival to ratatouille.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Hackney Downs Station 102m

Hackney Central Station 352m


Address: 51A Greenwood Road , London E8 1NT

Area: Hackney Dalston

Opening times

Mon-Sun 5-10.30pm (Sat-Sun 2pm - )

Nearby Landmarks

Bullion Room Theatre 589m

Hackney Empire Theatre 629m


Telephone: 020 7249 9909


Cuisine: Bars

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