Tap & Bottle: London’s Hidden Wine Oasis

Imagine stumbling upon a charming nook where the humdrum of London fades away, replaced by the clink of glasses and the murmur of sweet nothings. Welcome to Tap & Bottle, a delightful wine bar tucked away in the historic Devonshire House on Union Street. This Grade II listed gem effortlessly blends old-world charm with a modern, relaxed vibe that will have you putting the world to rights until the early hours.

From the moment you step inside Tap & Bottle, it feels like you’ve discovered a secret. The decor is a mix of exposed brick, velvet seating, and cool-but-quirky furniture that scream character. It’s the kind of place where Charlotte Brontë might have penned a novel if she’d fancied a good glass of Pinot Noir. Spanning two floors, the bar also features a cosy upstairs snug perfect for private gatherings and a heated outdoor terrace that’s ideal for year-round alfresco sipping.

Tap & Bottle isn’t just any wine bar—it’s a wine lover’s paradise. With over 100 wines from around the world available by the glass, bottle, or on tap, the selection is as diverse as it is delightful. Whether you’re a fan of a crisp Old World Burgundy or a bold New World Merlot, there’s something to tickle every taste bud. Celebrating? The list of bubbles is equally impressive, with nine different options to choose from. Highlights include the oaky, nutty Robert Mondavi Reserve Carneros 2018 as well as a stunning Côtes du Rhône Rosé, bursting with berries.

What’s wine without a little something to nibble on? Tap & Bottle offers an array of artisanal cheeses and charcuterie sourced from the nearby Borough Market. These are the perfect companions to their extensive wine list, making it the ideal spot for both pre-dinner drinks and those nights when wine and cheese are dinner. Don’t miss the Red Pepper Tapenade or the Raclette and Pickle Toastie. Divine. 

Tap & Bottle is not just about drinking wine; it’s about experiencing it. Led by the knowledgeable Grace Taylor, the staff are eager to share their passion and expertise. Regular tastings and events with winemakers provide a fun and informal way to learn more about what’s in your glass. Let’s be honest, who wouldn’t like sounding like an expert sommelier at your next soiree?

With its charming ambiance, extensive wine selection, and focus on education, Tap & Bottle is a must-visit for anyone looking to enjoy a good glass of wine in a cosy, unpretentious setting. Whether you’re a wine aficionado or just looking for a great place for an after-work glass of liquid gold, Tap & Bottle is the perfect place to wine down.



64 Union St, London SE1 1SG