It probably comes as no surprise that I love a great wine bar, and luckily for me, London has some terrific ones. I thought I’d start sharing a few of my favourites on the blog, and top of the list is The Remedy in Fitzrovia. I was first introduced to this charming bar through some wine buff friends of mine. I am by no means a wine expert myself, but I certainly enjoy a glass, and I love a place with a convivial atmosphere. Tucked away down a little road in Fitzrovia, The Remedy is the perfect place to spend a casual evening with friends. The bar’s interior is cosy and inviting, and stools spill out onto the balcony, where I especially like to sit and watch the world go by.
The Remedy is the antithesis of a pretentious wine bar: although it’s clear that people who take their grapes very seriously flock to this place, the staff are also equally friendly and gracious to those, like me, who often just order the house white! This attitude means that the bar attracts an interesting mix of people, from young professionals working in the area to those who come solely for the impressive wine list. The Remedy’s happy hour is certainly a great way to transform a week night from mundane to fabulous. We took advantage of the happy hour special of £1 oysters (Monday-Friday, 4pm-6pm and all day Saturday), along with a glass of bubbly. The oysters were absolutely delicious: I felt transported to the French coast, and it was certainly a wonderfully decadent way to spend an hour on a Monday evening!
I’ve sampled some of The Remedy’s food in the past, and can highly recommend it too – the charcuterie boards are truly delicious! Oh, and by the way, a trip to the Remedy is a great way to ward off any start-of-the-week blues, as an impressive selection of wines available at 50% off are offered every Monday.
124 Cleveland Street
London W1T 6PG
Phone: 020 3489 3800
Hours: Mon – Thurs 4pm – 12am; Fri 12pm – 12am; Sat 4pm – 12am
Closest Tubes: Warren Street or Great Portland Sreet
Have any of you been to The Remedy before? What are your favourite wine bars in London?