The Vintry 1

The Vintry Abchurch Yard , London, EC4N 5AX

SquareMeal Review of The Vintry

Coffered concrete ceilings meet mismatched church-hall furnishings at The Vintry, a big, boisterous Fuller’s pub tucked into the maze of alleyways between Cannon Street and Bank. It may be big, but space is at a premium and on fine nights the good-natured crowd often takes over the traffic-free precincts of St Mary Abchurch. Fuller’s ales are lined up on the pumps, and there’s a 100-bin, French-led wine list for those who prefer grape to grain. An open kitchen is the heart and soul of the enterprise, cooking up 28-day-aged Hereford and Ayrshire steaks, plates of wild duck with elderberries, black cabbage and roast swede, and reputedly ‘the best fish and chips in the City’. Oysters, sharing plates and evening nibbles provide some lighter alternatives.

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Former One Page Wine List of the Year

Printed on very obviously recycled paper, The Vintry’s authentic credentials will go down well with any hipsters who’ve biked over from nearby Shoreditch. The list is split into two bits. There’s a short, seasonally changing list that is a miracle of condensation and legibility – someone, somewhere, has a very good eye for design… And it is backed up by a ‘full list’ jammed with good wines under £50 and show-off stuff for the City boys. More accessible, multi-faceted lists like this and Britain would be a better place…

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Fenchurch Street Station 171m

Cannon Street Station 183m

Address

Address: The Vintry Abchurch Yard , London EC4N 5AX

Area: Fleet Street St Paul s

Opening times

Mon-Fri 11am-11pm

Nearby Landmarks

Bank 191m

Tallow Chandlers' Hall 208m

Details

Telephone: 020 3589 2137

Website:

Cuisine: Gastropub

Private Dining: 100

9.0

Food & Drink: 9.0

Service: 9.0

Atmosphere: 9.0

Value: 9.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Catrin R. 17 January 2010

What a surprise find this was. Booked by a friend for eight of us. Friendly welcome and a very impressive wine list, also well priced. Food was hearty but full of flavour. Pretty but not over fussy. The steaks were the best I have eated in a long while. All pretty well priced. Oh the service was very efficient, I didn't really notice that our waitress was there, but she was reading other tables well and interacting well with them. I will be going back and soon.