A few weeks ago, Onin.London visited Amelie’s Wine House and couldn’t have been more impressed. The new wine bar is situated in the heart of Bloomsbury and had an impressive with a cellar which boasts over 200 wines from all around the world.
Arriving we were shown to our seats and instantly felt like we had been transported to Italy or Southern France. A blessing as it’s going to be awhile before a lot of us feel safe to leave the country.
We started with a glass of bubbles while waiting for our artisan cheese and charcuterie boards to be made up. Our lovely host talked us through the delicious cheese and recommended wine pairings so we could make the most of our night.
We went through a whole flight (white, rosè, red, dessert wine and port) while eating and throughly enjoyed each one. The White (pictured below) was a firm favourite.
Amelie’s Wine House is one of the first new arrivals on Store Street and is part of the historic Bedford Estates holdings plans to further enhance and revitalise the area bringing boutique fashion, food and drinks businesses to London’s ‘village in the city’. It really is the perfect first date spot or even just a nice quiet place to catch up with friends or loved ones.
It is my philosophy that wine should be shared with friends and loved ones, so finding a place like Amelie’s Wine Bar was utter perfection.
Seating is for 30 covers and includes a cosy lounge area with leather sofas and a large oak table used for group wine tastings, whilst the wine terrace provides the perfect spot for customers to soak up the sun and watch the world go by with a glass of their favourite wine. This is great for when you want an intimate experience.
Head Sommelier, Mario, is passionate about helping people discover new wine. The varied wine list includes classic Burgundy and Bordeaux’s as well as hand-picked wines from up-and-coming producers across the globe so customers can enjoy a selection of wines from as close as Kent, to as far afield as Chile, South Africa and New Zealand. In true French style, Amelie’s Wine House also offers carefully sourced artisan charcuterie and cheese boards as well as a selection of lighter nibbles to pair with the wines. This carefully balanced menu along with the friendly atmosphere and accessible price point provides the perfect spot for customers to relax and have fun over a glass (or bottle!) or two.
As well as a drink in offering, all of the wines, along with a selection of quality crystal wine glasses and decanters are available to take away and enjoy at home too. I love this idea so much and purchased myself my favourite German Riesling “White Rabbit” before making my journey home.
Amelie’s Wine House is open from Monday – Saturday from 12pm– 10.30pm and Sunday 12.30pm– 9pm for drinking, dining in and for takeaway from their extensive cellar.
Written by Tegan LeBon