Wine Bar in Bermondsey
There aren’t enough wine bars in London! So it was great to find Lechevalier wine bar in Bermondsey offering over 120 bottles of wine with bread, charcuterie and cheese. The wine bar was founded by Christophe Lechevalier, who helped establish Artisan Foods in 2000 and sold wine at Borough Market for more than 15 years.
As you enter Lechevalier, you can see all of the bottles on display on offer as well as the fresh produce. You can also purchase a branded glass bottle for £2.50 and refill from one of the six wine taps ranging from £8-12.
There are a number of stools along the bar to be in the centre of everything which is where we sat. For a little more privacy, there are a few tables at the back.
The Wine Selection
Christophe’s years of experience have paid off in this venture and his knowledge and enthusiasm shine through. We started off with a few tastings so we could become familiar with the menu (although note it does change regularly).
There a wide selection of wines by the glass set out in price order for each section – sparkling, pink, white, orange, red and sweet. The menu helpfully highlights in bold important information including the name and grape type and then includes more detail (the region, country and year) for those who are keen to understand more.
Our favourite wines were the:
- Vin Passion Chateau Champ des Creilles (Bordeaux) (White)
- Beaujolais-Villages La Napoleon (Red)
- Davenport Vineyards (Sussex) (White)
Cheese and Wine
We could not resist trying some of the fine cheeses with our wine. We started off with a Mix Sourdough & Olive Oil (£3) from Hackney . The three different pieces of sourdough were so fresh and paired well with olive oil. We also had the Mix Almonds Marcona & Smoked from Spain (£3) which were very moreish!
On to the cheese we tucked into:
- London Raclette: Unpasteurised cow’s milk, served cold with Pear, ale and date chutney, produced in Bermondsey (£5.5)
- Parmigiano: Unpasteurised cow’s milk aged 24 months served with balsamic vinegar, produced in Emilia Romagna, Italy (£4.5)
- Boffard Curado: Unpasteurised cow & sheep’s milk, aged for 4 months (during which it has been oiled 3 times with olive oil to give it its unique taste) produced in Castilla & Leon region of Spain. Served with Red onions marmalade made in Bermondsey (£6).
These cheeses were absolutely AMAZING. The parmigiano was my favourite – crumbly and tasty, paired perfectly with the balsamic. I have never had cold raclette before but it impressed – it was quite a mild cheese so the chutney was a great accompaniment.
Lechevalier is a wonderful wine bar in Bermondsey offering a vast selection of wine and fresh produce. The setting is perfect for a date night or work event with wine tasting.
East London Girl: Lechevalier
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