The Olde Wine Shades

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

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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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Monument Tube Station 128m

Cannon Street Station 156m

Address

Address: 6 Martin Lane , London EC4R 0DP

Area: Monument Tower Hill Aldgate

Opening times

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

Nearby Landmarks

Fishmongers' Hall 128m

Monument 153m

Details

Telephone: 020 7626 6876

Website:

Cuisine: Tapas Wine Bars

Private Dining: 10, 16

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  • Private Dining at Olde Wine Shades
  • Olde Wine Shades basement PDR
  • Olde Wine Shades private room
  • The Olde Wine Shades basement room

The genuine character and charm of the two private spaces at The Olde Wine Shades provide a unique backdrop in which to entertain. Whether a discreet lunch for 10 or a party for 16, the staff are able to create menus and suggest wines that will suit your event and budget, and as wine merchants are more than happy to put on a tasting for you around a particular region or grape. 

The Smuggler's Tunnel
Capacity: 10
The Olde Wine Cellar
Capacity: 16