VINOTECA TO OPEN IN BOROUGH YARDS THIS JANUARY
This January 2022, wine bar, shop and restaurant, Vinoteca, will launch in Borough Yards, bringing their global list of wines – with over 25 by the glass - and unpretentious approach to South East London. There will be a particular focus on small, sustainable wine producers; combined with sourcing ingredients for daily-changing menus from the local Borough Market.
The two-storey site will offer an informal set up on the ground floor, with a zinc topped bar that is positioned beneath an overhanging gantry lined with bottles, providing a centre point to the room. Vinoteca Borough is designed for drinking great wine – with a mixture of high top tables and lower scattered across the space, along with comfy stools at the bar itself. Wide bi-fold doors will open onto the street, joining the bar with the buzz of Borough Market.
A mezzanine floor will provide a striking view straight down to Southwark Cathedral. Here, deep red banquettes will be the perfect spot to while away a cosy evening with a group and tables of two are set to be popular for relaxed dates. Both spaces are united by a colour scheme defined by sage greens and oak woods floors and the same food menu will be served throughout.
Co-founder Charlie Young says, “Every single one of our 200 wines at Vinoteca Borough Yards has been carefully sourced and is a bottle we are proud of. Our attitude to finding the best small suppliers extends to everything we do, which is why we are so excited to be opening within such a fantastic community.”
“We hope to create a place that feels like it has been a part of the fabric of Borough for years – right down to the detail in the design, through to the friendly service you will receive when you visit,” joins in fellow co-founder, Brett Woonton.
The new site will open at the end of January in Borough Yards, the large-scale new shopping and dining district in London Bridge. It will have approximately 100 covers and opening hours will be from breakfast to 11pm.