A fine selection of wines by the glass or by the bottle
We offer at least 11 wines by the glass, so that you can try something different with each course – please ask if you would like the chef’s recommendations to accompany each of his dishes. We work very closely with our small group of suppliers and plan to hold regular wine tastings – please let us know if you would be interested in attending. We also have a great selection of spirits and liqueurs from all over the world – including at least a dozen different varieties of gin!
Sparkling Wine & Champagne
Prosecco Corte Alta £22
Delicate and aromatic with a light body and fine bubbles, this wine carries lots of fresh peach, pear, apricot and apple with a revitalising finish. What's not to like? We can think of nothing better on a summer evening.
Prosecco La Marca 20cl mini bottle (Italy) £6.25
These mini bottles are lots of fun, but La Marca Prosecco has been recognized by Wine Spectator as one of the "Top 100 Wines of the Year". With delicate, golden straw colour and lively effervescence, La Marca Prosecco opens with aromas of fresh citrus, honey and white flowers. The light finish is refreshing and crisp.
Tanners Champagne (France) £38.00
With fruit, style and elegance, this champagne is produced by a highly reputed champagne house, a group of small growers, each carefully tending small vineyards above Epernay in the heart of the Champagne region.
Pol Roger Brut NV Champagne (France) £49.95
Winston Churchill never went a day without a bottle or two. Who are we to argue? From a family-owned firm established over 150 years ago with 175 acres of prime vineyards around Epernay. An elegant champagne with aromas of brioche. Dry with apples and minerals, finesse and poise on the palate.
Colombard Cotes de Gascogne £14.50
Another success from Gascony where the Plaimont co-operative continues to deliver drop dead gorgeous whites. This is well made and fruity with the Colombard grape at its zesty and zingy best. Excellent value and very drinkable.
Five Foot Track Chardonnay (Australia) £15.45
Five Foot Track Chardonnay enjoys a nose of citrus fruits and apples, with a hint of vanilla making its way through. On the palate, crisp lemon and lime keep this wine fresh and place it perfectly to accompany lighter fish and chicken dishes, or green veggies.
Malandrino Pinot Grigio (Italy) £15.75
Pale yellow. Light nose of citrus. Dry and lightly fruity palate with minerals in the finish.
Picpoul de Pinet (France) £18.95
A crisp and zesty white wine made from the rare Picpoul grape. Known as the “lip stinger”. Fabulous with simple seafood. Also lovely on its own on a summer’s afternoon.
Tanners Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand) £19.95
This kiwi sauvignon has been our best seller, with good reason. Wonderfully aromatic on the nose with some tropical passion fruit character amongst the grassy, herby, asparagus notes, the palate is elegant fresh and fine with good length.
Robertson Wide River Viognier (South Africa) £16.95
South Africa is producing some great examples of Viognier, and this is no exception. An intense nose of apricots and citrus is followed by orange peel flavours against a rich, silky background.
Pinot Blanc, Pfaffenheim 2012 (France) £19.95
A fresh, crisp wine to enjoy as an apéritif. Founded in 1957 the Pfaffenheim Co-operative, is one of the leading co-operatives in Alsace. All grapes are handpicked and much investment has gone into the winery. Fresh, excellent varietal wines offering great value for money.
Château Ksara, Blanc de Blancs 2015 (Lebanon) £22.95
Ksara has a proud 156 year history of wine making in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. As you might expect, this isn’t a straightforward wine – in fact it’s decidedly eccentric, with aromas of hazelnuts and exotic fruits.
Larry Cherubino, Apostrophe Stones Throw 2015 (Australia) £23.50
"Gewurztraminer" is a great word to remember when playing Scrabble, but also an aromatic grape variety which thrives in cooler climates. This wine combines the Gewurztraminer grape with the Riesling varietal to achieve a refreshingly heady bottle of lovelines with just that hint of sweetness.
Javier Sanz, Verdejo2015 (Spain) £24.95
Verdejo is the aromatic grape variety behind the crisp white wines of Rueda in central Spain. This wine is lovely and dry with a slightly herby, nutty complexity. Shared between friends there’s nothing like it to start off a lovely evening.
Chablis Cape St Martin (France) £24.95
A complex, classically balanced Chablis full of citrus fruits. This wine has a beautiful soft mouthfeel and an incredibly long finish.
Domaine Tabordet, Pouilly Fume Laurier 2015 (France) £31.95
The best pouilly fume we’ve drunk in ages. The holy grail of Sauvignon Blanc... delicate, pure and “minerally”.
Foxcover White Zinfandel £14.50
A light popular rose for the slightly sweeter palate.
Cuvee de Richard Rose £15.75
Bright and crisp, with very subtle strawberry fruit and a refreshing dryness. The small proportion of Muscat adds a dash of juicy grapeyness. Refreshing to drink on its own, or as an accompaniment to light fish, seafood or chicken dishes.
Paparuda Pinot Noir £14.50
Pinot Noir, pure and simple. Clean, ripe, redcurrant aromas with generous red fruit flavours. Very moreish and great value for money.
Pacamaya Merlot Central Valley 2014 (Chile) £15.45
A soft, easy going Merlot with black and red fruit character, juicy and well balanced. Ripe and plummy, ideal for current drinking. The Chileans are experts with this popular grape.
Big Bombora Shiraz (Australia) £15.95
A medium weight red, with a pleasing balance between ripe fruit and savoury, earthy notes on the nose. Lashings of red berry and brambles.
Arjona Rioja (Spain) £19.95
Antonio Navajas is a producer with a fine reputation and is based in the Rioja Alta. This has lovely cherry fruit flavours and a hint of vanilla. With a little Crianza wine added, it has an extra dimension.
Baron de Baussac Carignan (France) £17.50
One of our current favourites, made from the in-vogue carignan grape. Dark, inky purple. Intriguing nose; dark berry, herby. Rounded and juicy, with a medium finish. Lovely wine at a great price.
Cantine San Marzano, Primitivo 'Il Pumo' 2014 (Italy) £17.95
Deep ruby red colour with an aroma that’s intense in a good way. A full-bodied wine, soft and balanced, easy to drink. Best served with savoury first courses, red meat and game, mature cheese.
Château Ksara, Prieure Ksara Rouge 2013 (Lebanon) £18.95
We’ve been fans of big Lebanese reds for years, but some of them leave you feeling like you’ve spent the night in Beirut the next morning. Not this one – a great little wine from Lebanon’s oldest winery. A Rhone red blend with plenty of rich succulent fruits and consistent tannin structure.
Gougenheim Syrah Mendoza (Argentina) £18.95
An expensive-tasting Syrah that owes its chocolate-rich, plummy fruit to an impeccable upbringing in optimally-sited Argentinian vineyards.
Pavillon des Trois Arches Merlot (France) £19.95
Deep ruby red in colour with aromas of berries and sweet spice. The palate is smooth and rich with a depth of flavour that continues in the mouth.
Bodega Piedra Negra Malbec (Argentina) £21.00
Named after the colour of the Andes mountains (black stone), this wine offers rich black fruits aromas and spices. Goal achieved for a magnificent malbec. Very expressive and aromatic, it is very “Burgundian” in style.
Oak Ridge Winery, Maggio Old Vines Zinfandel 2013 (USA) £21.95
Soft & gentle with a subtle smoky finish. Lovely hints of jam and chocolate. Need we say more?
Susana Sempre Roble (Mallorca) £24.00
You may be sceptical about the idea of Mallorcan red – we were too until we tried it! Packed full of sunripened red and black fruit character, but with backbone and body this is a super wine with attractive fruit made in a modern style.
Fairhall Cliffs Pinot Noir (New Zealand) £26.50
A classy, smooth Pinot Noir from the country that is giving top red Burgundies a run for their money. Brooding, intense aromas of black cherry and cassis in addition to spice, earth, brambles and a touch of mocha.
Esprit de Lussac St Emillion (France) £27.50
Full bodied and rich. has a lot of black fruit to offer on the palate with flashes of woodsmoke. Subtle ripe tannins Great with red meats and cheese.
Teusner, The Gentleman Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (Australia) £34.95
In our view you can’t beat a good cabernet for robust flavour. This great example (produced at over 1,000 feet above sea level in the Eden Valley) is balanced but powerful. Open it and you’ll think of juicy blackberries intermingling with a chocolatey earthiness. Don’t fight it, savour it.
San Silvestro, Barolo 'Patres'2012 (Italy) £39.95
There are evenings where nothing can compare with a really great Barolo. Ours is intense, spicy and elegant from a fine vintage. It’s won several awards. We don’t have much of this wine left and we suspect it won’t be around for long.
Château Haut-Bages Liberal 2008 (France) £55.00
Château Haut-Bages-Libéral is one of the least known Pauillac estates but produces exemplary clarets at extremely competitive prices. Owned by the same group that own Chasse-Spleen and Cos d`Estournel. The 29-hectare property is superbly sited in the south of the Pauillac appellation between Château Latour and the 2 Pichons. The 2008 is a classic example.
Château Langoa Barton 1997 (France) £85.00
Langoa Barton is still family-owned and run and represents the longest tradition of unchanged ownership in the Médoc. This wine is a model of typical St Julien restraint. On the nose, classic St. Julian- lots of leather, forest floor, earth, touch of orange peel/ zest. Very refreshing and balanced without being too complicated.