Affordable restaurants with good wine lists in London? Help Please

Indeed Jason... I gave them a call earlier today to see if I could reserve a table for Thursday as I'm up in London for a meeting and wanted somewhere to chill / wait for a friend to turn up. The lady said they had a load of staff who've been "pinged" but, as your e-mail said, she's hopeful they'll be open again Monday evening.

Edit : Oh. What are people's thoughts on Vivat Bacchus in London Bridge and also Farringdon? I've frequented them many a time (once for an excellent Meerlust Rubicon vertical tasting) and think they're pretty good. Excellent cheese rooms too!
 
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My recommendation would have been Rex whistler at Tate Britain, has to be the best value wine list in London with real depth by some margin in my opinion. Just checked though and it’s closed until further notice, anyone know when/if it’s reopening?
 
They won’t beat Andrew Edmonds for value on the wine stakes, but there are now plenty of pubs with excellent, unfussy food and surprisingly interesting wine lists. In the parts near me, Drapers’ Arms (multiple vintages of Trevallon, among others), the Bull & Last, and any of the pubs run by the Anchor & Hope people, including the Clarence Tavern (naturalish-focused wines).
 
I shop a lot at Dynamic Vines - there are some superb wnes in their portfolio. I would not have called them Natural (certainly not the wines I've drunk from them) - always been SUPER impressed by the guy in the shop. If Antidote has wines from them then you are in good hands.
Paul, that's the whole thing...Dymanic focus on wines made without synthetic chemical interventions but unlike say Gergovie and Tutto Wines, do not ban reasonable (don't ask) sulphur additions. I can think of the odd wine they sell which tastes pretty natural winey (like La Tournelle's Uva Arbosiana) but the vast majority taste just like any other wine (only better because Dynamic are really "on it"). Ask them about their attitude to natural wines and whether they sell them. I cannot think of any producers they import who are not "natural" under a reasonable interpretation of the term.
 
dit : Oh. What are people's thoughts on Vivat Bacchus in London Bridge and also Farringdon? I've frequented them many a time (once for an excellent Meerlust Rubicon vertical tasting) and think they're pretty good. Excellent cheese rooms too!
Just after I was ill with H1N1 we had a family holiday in Leciestershire but got a train down to London and spent three nights there. We ate out at Terroirs (Charing Cross), Vivat Bacchus (Farringdon, where I was given a tour of their wine cellar and also remember the fabulous cheese room) and 28-50 (tucked away in some lane somewhere I've forgotten, where we chose from the collector's list, and also remember my daughter, who was 12 at the time being asked if she was having wine - that scared the life out of me!!).
All were forum recommendations at the time and made the trip very enjoyable. Good to see they are still being recommended.
 
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