Best natural wine bars London: Where to drink low-intervention wines

Have yourself a Pet Nat party with these trendy natural wine bars in the capital.

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Best natural wine bars London: Where to drink low-intervention wines

London’s best natural wine bars shine a spotlight on some seriously interesting bottles, from fizzy Pet Nats to tannin-rich orange wines (also known as skin contact wines). We’ve popped together a selection of some of our favourite places to drink natural wine in London, preferably with some tasty snacks, in this handy list.

You can read all about natural wine in our ultimate guide, which includes details on how it’s made, why it’s so popular and whether it can really reduce a hangover (spoiler alert: the jury’s still out on this one). But if you already know your stuff, or are simply looking for the best places to drink natural wine in London, then you’ve come to the right place.


Far more than just a cool label, natural wines are rich in character and complexity, and boast a convincing argument when it comes to drinking more sustainably. Natural wines are made using organic grapes, typically on a much smaller scale than other wines, before being fermented without any added preservatives or sulfites. What you end up with is a deliciously intriguing drink that’s often considered to be much better for both the drinker and the planet.

However, this unfiltered approach to winemaking means that natural wines often have a funkier flavour, sometimes with sour notes not dissimilar to beer or kombucha. Some people love it from the get-go, while for others it’s an acquired taste, but Londoners seem to be major advocates of the trend for natural wine.

So, where can you find the best natural wine bars in London? Good question, because there are loads of them. You’ll find a wealth of options all over the capital, from Clapham to Highbury, and plenty in central too. Here, we’ve pulled out the coolest natural wine bars on the scene, many of which offer fantastic food menus to boot.

Oranj, Shoreditch

Dishes, bottle and glass on table

What: Without a doubt one of the coolest joints to drink natural wine in town, Oranj is an edgy neighbourhood wine bar in Shoreditch hailed as a 'pub for wine drinkers'. It was set up by Jasper Delamothe back in lockdown, starting life as a subscription service and online shop, before expanding to this bricks-and-mortar site not far from Brick Lane. A great spot for natural wine enthusiasts and newbies alike, discover plenty of orange wines (go figure), reds and whites. It also hosts regular chef residencies within its walls too, so you can usually tuck into some top notch grub.
Where: 14 Bacon Street, E1 6LF
Book nowOranj

Top Cuvee, Highbury

The bar at top cuvee

What: Sitting just off Blackstock Road near Finsbury Park, Top Cuvée is a buzzy little wine bar where you can enjoy uncomplicated cooking alongside a bottle of natural wine. There isn’t a wine list per se. Instead, diners are asked to explain their preferences to the knowledgeable team, who will then go away and source a wine to match. It’s a great way to branch out of your comfort zone and discover new wines you wouldn’t usually try.
Where: 177B Blackstock Road, N5 2LL
Book now: Top Cuvee

Antidote, Soho

The bar and dining room at antidote

What: Cheese, charcuterie and natural wine make a fine trio at this wine bar and shop just off Carnaby Street. Its organic and biodynamic selection is second to none, and the team only works with growers who practice low-intervention techniques to create their ferments. If you find one you like, you can also purchase one to take home with you from the shop next door.
Where: 12A Newburgh Street, W1F 7RR
Book now: Antidote

Bar Crispin, Soho

Table shot of dishes and drinks

What: Crispin’s younger (and smaller) sibling Bar Crispin serves European-inspired sharing plates and low-intervention wines on Kingly Street. Head of Wine Alex Price curates the ever-changing list, prioritising rare grape varietals that you’re unlikely to find anywhere else. Wines are also European, with a heavy focus on French regions like the Loire, Beaujolais and Savoie, as well as Tenerife, Italy and Greece.
Where: 19 Kingly Street, W1B5PY
Book now: Bar Crispin

Peckham Cellars, Peckham

Hand pouring bottle of wine into glass

What: Not all of Peckham Cellars’ wines are natural necessarily, but they’re all chosen from producers who hero organics and sustainability above everything else. You can order by the glass, carafe or bottle, and its house wine starts from £6 a glass, which is a steal if you ask us.
Where: 125 Queen’s Road, SE15 2ND
Book now: Peckham Cellars

Bar Levan, Peckham

natural wine bar levan

What: This natural wine bar, kitchen and bottle shop from the team behind Levan restaurant next door, is heavily influenced by Paris, dishing up some classic Gallic bistro-style plates alongside a compact natty wine list. Bar Levan sits in the old Larry's space and though Larry has departed, his love of music remains with a vintage sound system and a carousel of great DJs who spin vinyl every Friday night. All in all, Bar Levan is just an all around good time.
Where: Unit 5, 12-16 Blenheim Grove, SE15 4QL
Book now: Bar Levan

The Remedy, Fitzrovia

Rustic wooden bar area

What: With its exposed brick walls, chalkboard menus and terroir-driven wine list, this rustic bar in the heart of Fitzrovia is a favourite amongst those in the know. You’ll find effervescent wines, orange types, and wines from the cellar amongst others on the menu, while a short but gutsy food offering, with things like Montbeliad sausage with Dijon mustard, and pasta bolognese, fits the bill to a tee.
Where: 124 Cleveland Street, W1T 6PG
Book now: The Remedy

40 Maltby Street, Bermondsey

Hand holding bottle of wine

What: You might know 40 Maltby Street first and foremost as a restaurant, but it’s also the headquarters of Gergovie Wines, an importer and retailer who only source from winemakers who follower minimal intervention methods. Its wine list is thoughtfully considered, and there’s a wine shop open Wednesday to Saturday for anyone who wants to take a bottle home with them. Check out the menu on the weekly-changing blackboard, with previous examples featuring chicken liver terrine, asparagus and bacon tart, and monkfish fritters with pickled kohlrabi.
Where: 40 Maltby Street, SE1 3PA
Book now: 40 Maltby Street

Soif, Clapham

Natural wine bottles and a dish of beans and pork

What: Soif is a French bistro and wine bar in Clapham with a focus on natural wines. It sources all its wines from small-scale producers, and you’ll find the odd vino on tap starting from just £5.50 a glass. We recommend trying a few different types if you can to make the most of the extensive menu.
Where: 27 Battersea Rise, SW11 1HG
Book now: Soif

Ploussard, Clapham

Table shot of dishes and wines

What: From the same duo behind Other Side Fried, Ploussard is a neighbourhood restaurant with a keen focus on quality wines - ‘ploussard’ is a type of French red grape. It also offers wines by the glass via the Coravin system, offerings diners even greater breadth of choice. We're in love with the art deco, wooden-clad interiors too, featuring cosy booths and warm tones of burgundy and pink. 
Where: 97 St John's Road, SW11 1QY
Book now: Ploussard

D Vine Cellars, Clapham

Green frontage of Dvine cellars

What: Immediately recognisable for its bright green frontage, D Vine Cellars is a wine bar, shop and cafe in Clapham North. You can pop in to enjoy one of its sustainably sourced wines any day of the week, or keep your eyes peeled for its wine tastings and events which take place sporadically throughout the year.
Where: 1 Voltaire Road, SW4 6DQ
Book now: D Vine Cellars

Lady of the Grapes, Covent Garden

Wine bottles and a chicken dish

What: Covent Garden wine bar Lady of the Grapes focuses on organic, biodynamic and minimal intervention wines, which are selected by its in-house sommelier and owner Carole Bryon. Plus, 90% of its wines are made by female winemakers to help support women in the industry. Kudos to that!
Where: 16 Maiden Lane, WC2E 7NJ
Book now: Lady of the Grapes

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