Vinoteca, the London-based wine bar, restaurant and shop, founded by Brett Woonton and Charlie Young, will bring relaxed all-day dining and a special ‘wine ledger’ to the City of London, when they open in Bloomberg’s new European Headquarters this October.
Vinoteca City, located in Bloomberg Arcade, a covered pedestrian walkway that links the two Bloomberg buildings, is inspired by the wine bars of Spain and Italy. Informal and intimate, Vinoteca City strikes the perfect balance between distinctive high-quality wines and seasonal food, perfect for post work drinks and dinner or brunch on the weekends with friends.
Designed by CantorMasters, Vinoteca City will feature an open-plan dining area with a prominent tiled central bar, mixed level seating, geometric mirrors, aged brushed brass pendant lights and a dedicated wine shop offering bottles from the restaurant’s own cellar. A private dining room will be housed upstairs on the mezzanine level, with views over the restaurant and there will be an outdoor terrace offering a relaxed space for alfresco dining.
The kitchen, led by Head Chef Kieren Steinborn, will serve modern European and British cuisine from breakfast to dinner throughout the week, including set lunch on weekdays and brunch on the weekends. The seasonal, weeklychanging menu will feature Vinoteca’s signature grilled marinated bavette steak with chips.
The menu will accompany an unrivalled wine list featuring more than 200 varieties, varying in price, from around the globe. The wide-ranging collection, handpicked by founders Brett and Charlie, will include a selection of extraordinary and uncommon wines found within a special ‘Wine Ledger’ that will be updated on a weekly basis, giving guests the opportunity to sample superb gems at affordable prices. The list will include lesser known Bordeaux classics and vintage wines. Standout vintages exclusive to Vinoteca City’s cellar include a 1989 Vouvray ‘Le Haut Lieu’ Sec, Huet from France and an extremely rare 1996 Gattinara, Vallana from Italy. Other unusual wines include the 2008 ‘Gaia’ Clare Valley, Grosset, which is produced from vines that are pruned, trained and harvested by hand in Australia as well as the Biodynamic 2009 Pinot Noir, Block 5 from Felton Winery in New Zealand.