In vino veritas. In wine, there is truth.
In vinoteca vinum. In Vinoteca, there is wine.
And in truth… there is both wine AND food inside Vinoteca’s latest outpost in Borough Yards, which is set to open to the public in the middle of February to everyone except for Nudge Members because – celebremus! – you lot are getting in for two nights of private previews with complimentary bubbles on arrival for you and your guests PLUS 50% of your food bill on both Thursday 10th and Friday 11th February (register here).
Now your reasons for visiting – besides taking advantage of the opportunity to get in there before anyone else – are threefold:
1) THE LOCATION
This latest outpost of Vinoteca is making its home in a brand new development called Borough Yards, a formerly disused pocket of land that’s in the process of being transformed into a sort of “Coal Drops Yard 2.0”. A labyrinth of brick-lined railway arches, alleyways and open squares, it’s very soon going to be home to a number of top-shelf shops, restaurants and bars – making Vinoteca a convenient place to begin, or cap off, an evening that might also include dining on critically acclaimed tapas at Barrafina; watching a film in plush velvet armchairs at the Everyman; or grilling your own dinner at Parrillan. The bar will even have bifold doors opening directly onto Borough Market, and all the delights that entails.
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2) THE AMBIENCE
This place is shaping up to be hella atmospheric. There’ll be space for you and 99 of your best friends spread over two floors (so you’re going to have to cull some people from the invite list) with the mezzanine boasting a direct view of Southwark Cathedral. Or, you could just bring a date to prop up the central, zinc-topped bar, and pick out a bottle from the dozens suspended overhead. Low key. More your kind of style.
3) THE WINE
Vinoteca owners Brett and Charlie are the ultimate cork dorks, personally handpicking the 200+ bottles that will ultimately end up taking the long walk into one of Vinoteca’s vast cellars. At Borough Yards the focus is going to be on small-scale producers, and – should you find something that you particularly like – well the bar is conveniently also a bottleshop, meaning that you’ll be able to pick up a bottle or two of the good stuff to take home with you.
Of course, they’re not wasting all that fresh produce from Borough Market either. And that’s because every Vinoteca offers up a seasonal menu with carefully sourced ingredients alongside a unique set menu created by each site’s own head chef.
And this place will be no different…
NOTE: Nudge Members can now register to attend Member Previews for lunch and dinner on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th February HERE. Not a member yet? Join Us.
ALSO NOTE: Vinoteca Borough Yards is set to open in the middle of February 2022. You can check out their website and book a table HERE.
Vinoteca Borough Yards | Unit 207, Stoney Street, London, SE1 9DG
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