Just a hop, skip and a jump from St. Paul’s Cathedral sits one of London’s most elegant restaurants and wine bars. Simply called The Wine Tun, this Blackfriars fine dining establishment has earned notoriety as one of the city’s best restaurants for its fine wines, chic atmosphere and delicious food options. Located on Cannon Street, its central location means it’s easy to reach from all over the city and is situated within walking distance of both Mansion House and St. Paul’s tube stations.
The Wine Tun—named after traditional barrels that hold up to 240 gallons of wine—is part of the Davy’s family of restaurants. Like all of the other locations, this Blackfriars premises has a beautiful atmosphere, a knowledgeable staff and of course, superb wine and food. Although its location in a rather unexciting office building might throw some off, the interior is absolutely beautiful, utilising wine barrels as furniture pieces and providing guests with an abundance of natural lighting from its floor to ceiling windows. If the name doesn’t already make it obvious, this restaurant is focused on fine wine, and a quick glance at the menu proves that the owners take their wine selection very, very seriously. Pair your choice of wine with mains like the Moroccan lamb burger or a classic steak. Arrive before 11 in the morning to catch The Wine Tun’s amazing breakfast offerings, or swing by for an after-work drink with the colleagues. Due to its excellent reputation, the seats at this Cannon Street restaurant are known to fill quickly, so reserving online is always a safe idea.