The Olde Wine Shades

6 Martin Lane , London, EC4R 0DP


020 7626 6876

Olde Wine Shades restaurant interior
Bread, meat and cheese platter at Olde Wine Shades
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Meat and cheese platter at Olde Wine Shades
The bar at Olde Wine Shades
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Sharing platter at Olde Wine Shades
Olde Wine Shades exterior
The Olde Wine Shades restaurant
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SquareMeal Review of The Olde Wine Shades

Originally a merchant’s house pre-dating the Great Fire of 1666, this venerable wine bar is reputedly the City’s oldest – a former haunt of Charles Dickens that stands above a smugglers’ tunnel leading down to the river. Not that there’s any such skulduggery nowadays, just civilised supping from the El Vino wine list in one of the Square Mile’s more tranquil settings – complete with alfresco tables out front & a gloriously spectral bar within. On the food front, bag a table in the brick-vaulted cellar restaurant if you want to order from the carte: expect tapas, sandwiches and sharing boards.

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The Olde Wine Shades Location

6 Martin Lane , London EC4R 0DP


020 7626 6876

Opening times

Mon-Fri 10am-11pm (Mon -10pm)

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