30 Nov Streatham Wine House
Founded by husband and wife team, Jimmy Smith (the man behind the West London Wine School), and Bethany Paterson-Smith, along with partner Matt Wicksteed in 2016, Streatham Wine House is an independent wine shop and bar a stone’s throw from Streatham Hill station on the A23.
The wine house features a small retail area, alongside a larger bar where you can perch on stools at the bar or lounge in the comfy armchairs.
There’s an extensive and impressive wine list, featuring a changing selection of 200+ wines sourced from around the world, including Turkey, Hungary, and Greece as well as classic wine regions. Prices range from £3.50 to £8 for a 125ml glass, while bottles start at around £25 going up to the £60 mark.
Wine flights are a good value way to sample 50ml of three different wines (from about £1.50 to £3.75 a glass)- you can benefit from the Streatham Wine House’s expert selections or tap up the staff for recommendations to suit your particular palate.
If you’re not in the mood for wine, take your pick from a great selection of local craft beers and ciders, including the Streatham Brewing Company’s Cynthia’s Remedy Black IPA, Brixton Atlantic APA and Effra Ale, and Hawkes Urban Orchard Cider. There’s also whisky, gin and vodka.
There’s a menu of cheese and charcuterie ‘Munchies’ (£8.50 to £9.50 for three choices) on offer to keep your alcohol company, served with Elephant Bakehouse bread (£2.50).
The team host regular events at the venue, ranging from wine tastings, supper clubs, and film nights downstairs in the basement, which is also available for private hire.
There’s also bring-your-own pizzas on Sundays, where you’re charged ‘forkage’ instead of corkage, and Match-up Mondays, where you can try two wines from different regions for £6 – that’s one way to banish the Monday blues.
Address And Map
53a Streatham Hill, London, SW2 4TS.