SquareMeal Review of
‘Quick and easy, unfussy and unpretentious’, gregarious Vinoteca’s winning formula matches the oenophile virtues of a top-notch wine emporium with a penchant for smart brasserie cooking. Wine flights and by-the-glass selections are unmissable, and the full list of around 250 bins is stuffed with helpfully annotated bottles from every corner of the winemaking globe – although judicious food-matching suggestions are the mini-chain’s ’biggest USP’. British cheeses and European charcuterie are mainstays of the menu, but the regularly changing line-up runs from crispy confit duck, pear, orange and walnut salad (recommended with a glass of Weissburgunder 2011) to Cornish hake with cockles, arroncina beans, lemon and samphire – perfect with a Kumeu River Chardonnay 2007 on the side. Light airy interiors, funky lighting and retro posters create just the right mood, and the bill is always easy on the wallet.
Pre-Theatre Menu 2 courses £15 or 3 courses £18
2 courses £15 or 3 courses £18, Monday to Saturday, 5:30-6:45pm
Shop Price Monday: 40-60% off any bottle
40-60% off all bottles of wine when you dine with us, lunch or dinner, every Monday.
Lunch menu - 2 courses £15 or 3 courses £18