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“Fine, but not as good as we had hoped” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cork & Bottle

Cork & Bottle
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Ranked #207 of 22,204 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 50
Cuisines: European, British, Wine Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, After-hours, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Soho
Boston
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“Fine, but not as good as we had hoped”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

Cork and Bottle was cited in Frommers recently so we decided to try it. This is a slightly musty smelling basement level wine bar and restaurant that we went to on a Sunday evening. They apparently have a larger menu other days of the week. There was an extensive list of interesting wines by the bottle to choose from, but there were no bargains among them. The menu was limited. The food was well prepared but not outstanding. We had the shrimp lollypops, bangers and mash, and the fish cakes, along with three different glasses of wine. We were fine with the meal, but the final bill was actually pretty pricey for what we got. To be fair, this is not that unusual in London and this is a busy neighborhood. We would probably not go back, but you could do worse.

Visited February 2012
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Reston, Virginia
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“Love the Ambiance - Great food and wine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

I have been here 3 times over the last 12 years. It's a great wine cellar and fun to visit in Leicester Square.

Visited February 2012
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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“You won't like it here - if you're visiting London go and find somewhere else”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

Okay I'm kidding - this has to be one of our favourite places and we've been coming here for years (since before the days the sex-shop used to be next door - and the shop that sold cowboy boots - any-one rmember that?) - great selection of wines and an okay choice of food - it can get very crowded though so if you're visiting London and time is tight best if you go some place else so that regular visitors like us don't have to queue too long to get a table.

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London, United Kingdom
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“A hidden gem right under your nose”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

Great place. If you love wine go here just to see the selection they have. You won't be disappointed. If you are a regular in London you've probably walked past this place without realising. I'm not telling you where it is! It's like a little secret bang in the middle of the Leicester Sq tourist trap. Food great too. Try it - if you can find it! :)

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“Great 'old school' wine bar- outstanding selection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

This is a great informal wine bar that actually serves great wine. There's a large and varied selection of traditional and new wines- and the staff are happy to guide you when there's something unfamiliar. So something for everyone. Prices are reasonable.

Reasonable food too- not haute cuisine. But if you like cheese boards with your wine a perfect selection.

One word of warning it can be very busy- so book if you can. or go after the theatres have started when it tends to quiet down.

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