Hattie Lloyd 04/10/22

40 Maltby Street

40 Maltby Street | Intimate Wine Bar Inside A Railway Arch

“We sell wines produced by a handful of wine-makers who eschew the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides in favour of letting the land and the grape speak.” – 40 Maltby St.

The grape has spoken, and it wanted to let you know that it tastes good.

Something it can tell you personally next time you meander down to Bermondsey and pop your head into the little place residing at 40 Maltby Street, aka 40 Maltby Street. In a space doubling as the warehouse of Gergovie Wines, crammed into a railway arch, it serves up spectacular wines by the glass or bottle, either to enjoy in the simple surroundings or to take home.

If you do choose to stay in said simple surroundings, you can nestle into the exposed cosy brick walls, vaulted ceilings and retro industrial 40s lighting suspended over the dining bar. And while those elements combine to give you a warm fuzzy feeling on the outside, the seasonal Modern European food from the chefs in the open kitchen will do its darnedest to do the same for your insides.

Scrawled freshly onto the blackboards each day, dishes might include the likes of gurnard fritters with fennel & blood orange; beef shin vol-au-vents; or buckwheat pancakes with chanterelles mushrooms and purple sprouting broccoli. Desserts are equally produce-led, and range from fresh rhubarb with sage ice cream, to honey parfait with raw chestnuts and burnt apple.

40 Maltby Street remains one of London’s walk-in only restaurants, so come here either a) about an hour before you anticipate feeling hungry, so that you can queue, or b) at lunchtime, when you can swipe one of their superlative sandwiches to enjoy on the trot.

Or sitting down. Your choice.


NOTE: The restaurant is open for dinner Wed – Sat, 5.30-10pm, and lunch on Saturday 12-3pm. They don’t take reservations. You can also pop in to buy wine, or grab takeaway lunch Wed-Sat, 12-5pm. You can find out more HERE.

40 Maltby Street | 40 Maltby Street, SE1 3PA

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40 Maltby Street

40 Maltby Street, Bermondsey, SE1 3PA

020 7237 9247

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