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The Best Natural Wine Restaurants in London

Wondering where to have natural wine in London? This is your resource.

Updated on Nov 24, 2023 | World of Mouth team

In London, great natural wine selections have in the last 10 years or so been popping up in restaurants all over the city. This article is your guide to London's best natural wine restaurants, showcasing our favourite spots for pairing great food and excellent natural wines. From the bistro atmosphere of Brawn to the laid-back, intimate setting of Cadet, and the fresh daily menu of Ducksoup, each of these restaurants offer well curated lists of natural wine. These places and the other restaurants picked for this article are based on recommendations from World of Mouth experts like wine specialist Jonathan Alphandery and Food writers Tom Jenkins and David J Constable. Whether you're a natural wine enthusiast or a newbie, our curated list will showcase the best natural wine restaurants in London.

KOL Restaurant

9 Seymour St

9 Seymour St, London W1H 7BA, UK

KOL, helmed by Chef Santiago Lastra, offers a fusion of Mexican cuisine and British ingredients. The restaurant is known for its fine dining experience, featuring a menu that balances traditional Mexican dishes with creative twists, all made with high-quality ingredients. From the Mezcal bar downstairs offering a variety of sophisticated cocktails to the open kitchen with a charcoal grill, KOL is always a fun and engaging dining experience.

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First time experiencing Mexican flavours in a fine dining setting and hopefully not the last one. Everything was top notch from beginning to end. From starting with an amazing Mezcal margarita to the exquisite menu (the mole!), in depth wine & mezcal pairing and the knowledgeable staff. Make sure to also visit the Mezcaleria with a broad selection of sophisticated cocktails for aperito or an after dinner drink!

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KOL Restaurant

KOL Restaurant

9 Seymour St

9 Seymour St, London W1H 7BA, UK

Planque

322-324 Acton Mews

322-324 Acton Mews, London E8 4EA, UK

Planque, located in Haggerston, is known for its inspiring and seasonal food prepared by chef Sebastian Myers. The restaurant offers a smart and personal dining experience, featuring a brilliant wine list curated by founder Jonathan Alphandery. With a dynamic menu that changes according to the availability of products, Planque ensures a fresh culinary journey on every visit.

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Personal, smart cooking by Sebastian Myers, brilliant wine list. Worth the trip to Haggerston!Such a great and personal restaurant in an unassuming location on a side street in Haggerston. The cooking by Sebastian Myers is fresh, seasonal, sometimes with surprising combinations and flavours but always delicious. Strong wine concept by founder Jonathan Alphandery - you could come here just for the wines. Separate tables and long communal bar table. Love this place!

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Planque

Planque

322-324 Acton Mews

322-324 Acton Mews, London E8 4EA, UK

Perilla

1-3 Green Lanes, Newington Green

1-3 Green Lanes, Newington Green, London N16 9BS, UK

Perilla is a modern neighborhood restaurant that focuses on creating a modern interpretation of classic European flavors using high-quality, humble ingredients. The eatery offers a relaxed dining atmosphere and is known for its inventive dishes such as cauliflower mushroom carbonara, and its excellent bread served with homemade brown butter. The service at Perilla is friendly and unpretentious, and they offer a varied wine list that leans towards natural wines but also caters to those who prefer more traditional options.

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A neighbourhood restaurant with flairPerilla flys a little under the radar, but this buzzy neighbourhood restaurant has a real idiosyncratic style across it's a la carte and set menus that I love. Fantastic saucemaking and inventive dishes like cauliflower mushroom carbonara keep me coming back, plus it's very reasonably priced for the standard of cooking. Great bread too, I could sit there and eat it non-stop with their homemade brown butter. Perilla's like the quirky, quiet kid at school who ends up changing the world, or at least, is very, very good at cooking.

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Perilla

Perilla

1-3 Green Lanes, Newington Green

1-3 Green Lanes, Newington Green, London N16 9BS, UK

Trivet

36 Snowsfields

36 Snowsfields, London SE1 3SU, UK

Trivet is a restaurant that offers a relaxed lunch menu from Wednesday to Saturday. The restaurant has a reputation for its well-thought-out wine pairings and a variety of dishes, with the lamb neck and puffinis being highly recommended by visitors. Also noteworthy is Trivet's award-winning wine list, offering a unique selection that impresses even the most discerning wine enthusiasts.

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My favourite restaurant in LondonEverytime i visit London, Trivet is top of my list! It just keeps getting better! An exceptional restaurant, with wonderful staff, a stunning wine list and utterly delicious food!!I was having such a good time i forgot to take any photos of the food!!

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Trivet

Trivet

36 Snowsfields

36 Snowsfields, London SE1 3SU, UK

Akoko

21 Berners St

21 Berners St, London W1T 3LP, UK

Akoko is a West African-inspired restaurant that takes you on a thrilling tour of West African cuisines, skillfully blending African spices with the freshest British ingredients. With an open kitchen and a warm atmosphere, the restaurant offers a diverse range of dishes, from fantastic jollof rice to savory Nigerian pumpkin, all crafted with innovative culinary creativity. Whether you're a drinker or not, Akoko offers memorable homemade brews and stunning natural wines that perfectly complement their dishes.

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West African-insipred fine diningA restaurant that really does deserve more acclaim, with the kitchen now helmed by chef Ayo Adeyami, formerly of Tippling Club in Singapore. The menu is a thrilling tour of West African cuisines utilising lots of British ingredients, with the kind of spicing that will make you sit up straight and electric flavours. The jollof rice is fantastic and I would recommend trying the soft pairing even if you're a drinker, as they make some memorable homemade brews.

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Akoko

Akoko

21 Berners St

21 Berners St, London W1T 3LP, UK

Brawn

49 Columbia Rd

49 Columbia Rd, London E2 7RG, UK

Brawn is a bistro-style restaurant known for its simple, yet perfectly executed dishes and an exceptional selection of natural wines. The place is recognized as a benchmark for what a bistro should be, and is a popular meeting spot for cooks and wine industry professionals. Visitors can expect an unpretentious atmosphere with a focus on quality ingredients and a commitment to straightforward cooking.

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This is a restaurant that embodies commitment to simple cooking, and one of the benchmarks of what a “bistro” should be. Top notch wine as well, and the meeting house for so many cooks and wine industry.

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Brawn

Brawn

49 Columbia Rd

49 Columbia Rd, London E2 7RG, UK

Cadet

57 Newington Grn, Newington Green

57 Newington Grn, Newington Green, London N16 9PX, UK

Cadet is a low-key, cozy natural wine bar that serves a charcuterie-focused menu. It's run by wine importers Beattie and Roberts, and charcutier George Jephson, who have a knack for selecting great bottles of low intervention wines. With a kitchen helmed by ex Lyles chef Jamie Smart, Cadet offers a daily changing menu and a good charcuterie offering, making it a popular spot for wine and food lovers.

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I love Cadet, a nice addition to the area. French leaning small plates, delicious wine list, and they are the nicest guys!!

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Cadet

Cadet

57 Newington Grn, Newington Green

57 Newington Grn, Newington Green, London N16 9PX, UK

Evernight

Unit 1A, 3 Ravine Way Embassy Gardens, Nine Elms

Unit 1A, 3 Ravine Way Embassy Gardens, Nine Elms, London SW11 7BH, UK

Evernight is a modern restaurant that offers a unique blend of Japanese izakaya dishes using British ingredients. The menu changes frequently, offering well-priced interpretations of Japanese classics like the highly recommended sweetbread katsu buns. The restaurant also boasts a well-curated selection of wines and sakes, making it an exciting addition to the local food scene.

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Modern British izakaya in the heart of Nine ElmsNew venture in the Embassy Gardens development of Nine Elms from Chase Lovecky and Lynus Lim. A shiny new site has been styled to create a minimally designed interior perfectly suited for this super modern spin on an izakaya. A frequently changing menu delivers well priced takes on Japanese classics using well sourced British ingredients. The sweetbread katsu buns were off the chart! All backed up by a short but well thought out selection of wines and sakes this is clearly a great addition to the area.

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Evernight

Evernight

Unit 1A, 3 Ravine Way Embassy Gardens, Nine Elms

Unit 1A, 3 Ravine Way Embassy Gardens, Nine Elms, London SW11 7BH, UK

Frenchie Covent Garden

16 Henrietta St

16 Henrietta St, London WC2E 8QH, UK

Frenchie Covent Garden is a restaurant offering globally influenced French cuisine and a wide selection of drinks. The menu is a fusion of the best from France and Britain, featuring inventive dishes that highlight top-notch seasonal ingredients and innovative flavor combinations. It's particularly recommended for a light lunch complemented by a bottle of natural wine.

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Cousin of Gregory Marchand’s Parisian original, serving globally influenced French fare and drinks to match. Combining the best of France and Britain, while inventive dishes are a showcase for impeccable seasonal ingredients and creative flavour combinations. Especially good for light lunch with a bottle of natural wine.

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Frenchie Covent Garden

Frenchie Covent Garden

16 Henrietta St

16 Henrietta St, London WC2E 8QH, UK

DUCKSOUP

41 Dean St

41 Dean St, London W1D 4PY, UK

DUCKSOUP is a relaxed restaurant and natural wine bar located in Soho, known for its daily changing menu. Its offerings range from charred celeriac with salty ricotta and walnuts to hanger steak with cavolo nero, all prepared using fresh, seasonal, and local produce. The restaurant also boasts an extensive natural and biodynamic wine list, which is updated as frequently as the food menu, and a cozy ambiance enhanced by their own record player and vinyl collection.

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A low-key restaurant and natural wine bar in Soho. Candlelit and lovely with a daily scribbled menu promoting fresh, seasonal and local produce - charred celeriac flecked with salty ricotta and chunks of walnut, or how about hanger steak with cavolo nero? Weekday lunch specials come with a glass of wine for £10 - bloody outrageous!

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DUCKSOUP

DUCKSOUP

41 Dean St

41 Dean St, London W1D 4PY, UK

Leroy

18 Phipp St

18 Phipp St, London EC2A 4NU, UK

Leroy is a Michelin-starred restaurant located in Shoreditch, offering a contemporary spin on classic British cuisine. Their menu features a range of dishes, with standouts including the Boudin Noir, steak tartar, and cuttlefish with ink rice. In addition to their food offerings, Leroy also boasts an impressive selection of natural wines, all served in a stylishly decorated setting.

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This restaurant is located in Shoreditch and has one Michelin Star. We would describe it as a modern take on British cuisine. They have a nice selection of natural wines as well, and the restaurant is nicely decorated and it's not expensive for London standards.Our absolute favorite of the meal was the Boudin Noir, absolutely delicious! We also really enjoyed the steak tartar and the cuttlefish and ink rice.

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Leroy

Leroy

18 Phipp St

18 Phipp St, London EC2A 4NU, UK

Primeur

Barnes Motors, 116 Petherton Rd

Barnes Motors, 116 Petherton Rd, London N5 2RT, UK

Primeur is a relaxed neighbourhood restaurant known for its daily changing menu and welcoming staff. The restaurant offers simple yet delicious food, complemented by a well-curated, Natural wine-focused list. Please note, due to the small open kitchen and daily changing menu, the restaurant cannot guarantee the absence of allergens through cross-contamination.

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Relaxed neighbourhood restaurant with daily changing menu. Simple, delicious food and super friendly staff. Short but well-judged Natural wine-focused list.

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Primeur

Primeur

Barnes Motors, 116 Petherton Rd

Barnes Motors, 116 Petherton Rd, London N5 2RT, UK

Mambow

Stall 11, Market, 133a Rye Ln

Stall 11, Market, 133a Rye Ln, London SE15 4BQ, UK

Mambow is a cozy spot nestled near the Bussey Building/Copeland Park, offering a unique experience of Malaysian-inspired cuisine. The restaurant keeps a short menu of 5 or 6 plates, ensuring consistent quality in their perfectly spiced dishes. With well-priced natural wines and availability for both reservations and walk-ins, Mambow is a noteworthy addition to the food scene.

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Neighbourhood food with a punchTucked away at the back of a ground floor unit adjoing Peckham’s arty Bussey Building/Copeland Park sits Mambow, a food truck type offering that has come in from the cold. A short menu of 5 or 6 plates allows the small team to deliver consistent and lip smacking plates of perfectly spiced Malaysian inspired cuisine to an adoring crowd. Reservations can snag a seat at the counter but walk-ups can always wait for a table. Well priced and sourced natural wines make this a great addition to the SE London food scene.

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Mambow

Mambow

Stall 11, Market, 133a Rye Ln

Stall 11, Market, 133a Rye Ln, London SE15 4BQ, UK

Caia

46 Golborne Rd

46 Golborne Rd, London W10 5PR, UK

Caia is a Notting Hill-based restaurant, bar, and music venue known for its seasonally crafted, wine-friendly fare prepared on a custom-made, open fire grill. The menu highlights include mutton salami, Cornish sardines, veal sweetbreads, and Iberico ribs, complemented by an extensive selection of natural and orange wines. For music enthusiasts, Caia also offers a club night featuring a vinyl collection from the heyday of rare jazz, funk, tropical, and disco to soulful selections from the present.

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Seasonally crafted menu of wine-friendly fare cooked on a custom-made, open fire grill - with open kitchen and fire views. Recent highlights included mutton salami, Cornish sardines, veal sweetbreads and some of the best ribs I have had in my life - Iberico ribs. Some good natural and orange wines, too. Club night downstairs with fun vibes and lots of great vinyl.

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Caia

Caia

46 Golborne Rd

46 Golborne Rd, London W10 5PR, UK

40 Maltby Street

40 Maltby St

40 Maltby St, London SE1 3PG, UK

40 Maltby Street is a casual spot known for its Franco-British cuisine crafted by chef Steve Williams. The restaurant is lauded for its ever-changing menu and exceptional wine list, with the ham and mustard on a Saturday lunch being a popular choice. The venue, nestled in the warehouse of Gergovie Wines, celebrates local produce and its European influences, offering dinner service from Wednesday to Saturday and takeaway lunches.

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Every single thing chef Steve Williams does is a little extra and very very good. Amazingly good Franco-British food by chef Steve Williams, who was saucier chef at The Ledbury when I worked there at pastry. Steve’s a f***ing good cook. Every single thing he does is a little extra and very very good. My wife says she had the best salad she’s ever eaten – the cucumber and lettuce salad – at 40 Maltby Street.

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40 Maltby Street

40 Maltby Street

40 Maltby St

40 Maltby St, London SE1 3PG, UK

Jolene Bakery & Restaurant

21 Newington Grn, Mayville Estate

21 Newington Grn, Mayville Estate, London N16 9PU, UK

Jolene Bakery & Restaurant is a neighborhood hub where you can enjoy freshly baked pastries with your morning coffee or indulge in an uncomplicated yet delicious dinner menu. The eatery is noted for its friendly ambiance, commitment to sustainability, and use of high-quality produce. With a selection of natural wines and a reputation as one of the best local spots, Jolene's offers a welcoming dining experience throughout the day.

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Jolene is great, all day dining place, from pastries and coffee in the morning to a super nice and casual dinner menu.

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Jolene Bakery & Restaurant

Jolene Bakery & Restaurant

21 Newington Grn, Mayville Estate

21 Newington Grn, Mayville Estate, London N16 9PU, UK

Elliot's - Borough Market

12 Stoney St

12 Stoney St, London SE1 9AD, UK

Elliot's - Borough Market is a restaurant that offers a selection of frequently changing, provenance-driven dishes. The dining room features a large communal table, scruffy yellow brick walls, and a view of the bustling Borough Market. The menu includes items like pig’s head cromesquis with home-baked bread, monkfish with chickpeas, and Cantabrian anchovies on sourdough toast, along with freshly made pizzas and a wide range of wines, particularly orange and natural wines.

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Regularly changing, provenance-driven dishes with a strong leaning towards orange and natural winesA massive communal table holds centre stage in the dining room at Elliot’s, which features scruffy yellow brick walls and great views of the bustle outside in Borough Market. On offer is a tidy selection of regularly changing, provenance-driven dishes, such as pig’s head cromesquis with home-baked bread, monkfish with chickpeas, and brilliantly salty Cantabrian anchovies on sourdough toast. Pizzas are made fresh to order - pepperoni, ‘nduja & gorgonzola dolce is ace, as is beef ragu, pancetta & parmesan. Lots of great wines, too, with a strong leaning towards orange and natural wines.

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Elliot's - Borough Market

Elliot's - Borough Market

12 Stoney St

12 Stoney St, London SE1 9AD, UK

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