Dear diners, please be aware that tables on this restaurant’s terrace cannot be reserved. These tables are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Since The Brackenbury Wine Rooms opened its doors on the corner of Hammersmith Grove and Amor Street in 2009, Hammersmith’s dining, drinking and entertainment scene has changed – it certainly wouldn’t be the same without this neighbourhood wine bar doling out its tapas-style bar food and fuss-free European and British cuisine, with a wine pairing suggestion for every dish. Not to mention the loss the west London community would feel – oenophiles and casual tipplers alike – without The Brackenbury Wine Rooms’ expansive yet considered offering of 150 bottles and 40 wines by the glass.
As the name would suggest, the piece de resistance at The Brackenbury Wine Rooms is its well-stocked wine cellar. Here in Hammersmith the proprietors of one of London’s most revered wine bar families – there are sister outlets in Notting Hill and Fulham – have gone to great lengths to ensure that very bottle and bin, every drop offered by-the-glass, is selected for its ability to showcase the distinctive qualities of its terroir. The careful curatorial process at work behind the scenes at The Brackenbury Wine Rooms is perhaps best understood when you book for one of the regular wine tasting events held at the wine bar’s Hammersmith Grove address, but even a casual glass to accompany a plate of tapas or a full evening meal will offer confirmation in equal measure.
The same commitment to the provenance of the wine that makes it to table (quality in the glass in maintained by the use of Enomatic wine dispensers) extends to the care that The Brackenbury Wine Rooms takes to ensure the quality of its offering across the board. It’s not all wine at this Hammersmith wine bar – the beer is from a brewery in south London’s Greenwich, gin and vodka comes courtesy of a boutique distillery down the road in Hammersmith. As for the food, you can expect aged Scottish beef, Cornish crab, Gressingham duck, british cheeses from Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden, and acorn-fed Spanish jamon and other premium ingredients to make an appearance on the bar plate or a la carte menus. And, once you’ve enjoyed the perfect pairing of wine and fine European and British food, every bottle is available to buy and take home.
Food as much as wine and service where simply perfect. We had the tuna and the lamb, a delight. The house wine viogner was just as good
Lovely atmosphere, attentive knowledgeable staff, a real gem in an area where good food and wine in such a lovely location are hard to find.
Great menu, food and staff, Loved the wine list and the wine flight pairing which worked so well with our order. Funky place too, in an unexpected location. Brilliant.