El Vino Fleet Street

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SquareMeal Review of El Vino Fleet Street

 

These convivial wine bars boast some of the capital’s most historic locations - the Cannon Street branch, for example, is housed in a former smugglers’ haunt that survived the Great Fire of London. Some of the venues wear their place in history lightly, their tongue-and-groove panelling updated with a lick of Farrow & Ball; others revel in the patina of their polished wood and Cluedo-style candelabras. Despite the tavern-style feel of these pubby bars, the wine list reads like that of a high-minded restaurant, with loads by the glass and some gems, such as a 2013 Pouilly Fuissé, also available in magnum. It’s global in scope but favours Iberian and South American wines to match the Spanish-style menu - tapas such as piquillo peppers stuffed with mint-infused whipped goats’ curd, or aromatic pork skewers with spicy mojo for dipping venture beyond the usual tortilla and croquetas. Plenty for the modern Londoner, then.

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cuisines
Wine Bars
Ambience
Traditional
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Location

47 Fleet Street, Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1BJ

020 7353 6786

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Opening Times

Mon 10am-10pm, Tue-Fri 10am-11pm

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4 Reviews 
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Constance V

22 December 2017  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 3.5
Always reliably excellent
Having frequented El Vino on several occasions (and written several reveiws) I have now managed to encourage others to become patrons. The last occasion was for a small group, with pre-ordered food - all of which was punctual, tasty and reliably good service.

Constance V

22 August 2016  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 4.5
Remaining a favourite
Remaining a favourite for a lunchtime - always arrive early (12:30-ish) as it is busy when you leave an hour or so later. Obviously I'm not the only one liking it here, so reserving a table is a good idea. The Tapas at 5 choices from a large selection, priced at £20.00 for 2 people is a gem of a choice. The staff remain friendly - and that is so often more important than the menu selection, and of course the wines are also what it is also all about. Great all around - looking forward to the next visit.

Constance V

20 June 2016  
Food & Drink 4
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 4
Good special offer
Following the recent refurbishment of El Vino, a special "re-opening" offer was available Not sure how long it will last for but for the price of £20.00 per 2 people, one may choose 5 items from a good selection of Tapas (large-ish portions), and 2 glasses of wine are included in this price. This was a lunch visit, and I'm not sure if it is also available during the evening. More than that, the staff remain attentive, the owner/manager has a pleasant personality, and the place has retained its originality and atmosphere. Will continue to return either to eat or just drink.

Constance V

03 May 2016  
Food & Drink 4
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 2.5
Worth a visit
I particularly like El Vino as it reminds me of somewhere in a Charles Dickens novel - not the run of the mill, "themed" décor, but genuine old-world, dark wood, small but not too small, and cosey. The food is good quality, and wine list fairly extensive and the staff friendly and efficient. A nice place to socialize or perhaps "catch up" with a business contact perhaps, without being pretentious.
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