Sunday, 16 August 2015

The "Wine Rooms" wine bar, restaurant and wine shop, Fulham, London

As I prepare to move out of Fulham, I am making the excuse to go back to some of my favourite haunts. I first blogged about Fulham Wine Rooms last October but had to rre-blog about it with an update from my latest trip to say goodbye!

The Boy first took me to the Wine Rooms in Fulham, a gorgeous little restaurant with a wine cellar feel, on Fulham Road, as it had been somewhere I had been wanting to go since I moved to the area in 2013! There is just something about watching patrons sitting there chilling with their wine and enviable food in this cosy setting – I needed to be a part of it!

seating on the pavement - how continental! 

If you go in the warmer months, you'll be treated to the French doors still opening on to the pavement - perfect for people watching and catching the last of the day's breeze. But when they do shut, you’re locked in to this cute, cosy and rustic place with a great ambiance and murmur.

enjoying my South African grape back in October

Staying true to its name, there are 48 options of wine available by the glass, and plenty more by the bottle, so you will not be short of choice! 

If that sounds overwhelming, fear not as under each dish there is a recommended wine to accompany it. And the wine was good, even the Boy had a few glasses and he isn’t really even a fan of wine!

the bar 
unfortunately the wine glasses aren't this big! 

But we weren't just there for the wine. Oh no, we were there for the steak. The delicious, juiciest steak...

beautiful steak dinner 

The first time we were there, whilst we were thumbing through the huge wine list, we got a portion of the ham and spinach croquettes (supposedly to share) but I learnt the second time round, and ordered my own octopus tempura whilst The Boy chowed down on calamari. 

the coquettes 

octopus tempura


If you are going, I strongly recommend the classic steak and hand cup chips (with skins on) – the steak was so juicy and tender and the chips were spot on! The dish is served with a healthy potion of watercress or lambs lettuce (which works well with steak actually) and either peppercorn, horseradish or béarnaise sauce*.

the portions were a good size 

Being absolutely stuffed, I had no room for dessert either time (although I do always manage to squeeze in a sweet dessert wine) but the Boy had just enough room for the raspberry crumble and judging by the speed he ate it, guessing it was pretty dam good!

the dessert 

If you aren’t in the mood for food, then it’s just as great a setting for a few drinks, as there is also a little bar and high tables for perching on whilst sipping your shiraz.

The Boy went for the pairing options of his starter of tuna tartare and the steak to be on the safe side, and as you would expect, were both good. 

I opted for a few glasses of a white South African fruity number, not because I know what goes with my food but mainly because it was a South African wine and all I remember  from our wine tasting in Stellenbosch in South Africa (read the blog here) is that I really like a South Africa vino! But if you can't decided, let the lovely staff help you! 

wine, wine, wine everywhere 

The first time we went there, we accidentally spent over four and a half hours in there which meant that our bill at the end was pretty hefty but so worth it. 

the outfit - blazer primark, shorts boohoo, tshirt asos,
clutch from my lovely friend Bec

Variable! Starters about £7, mains from £14-25, glass of wine from £5 – 11. You could go here and spend a fair price or you could go here and splash some cash. Up to you! 

A very extensive wine list by the glass and bottle, as well as a few spirits and beers on offer. If you're not sure, then opt for the pairing menu. 

Fulham Road 

Perfect for a romantic (yet unpretentious) date night but equally suitable for good friends catching up on gossip - the staff were so lovely and don't rush your meal so go, relax and enjoy in this very comfortable setting! 

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If you like this, you will love Roxie and for good pub grub head to the Durell Arms - both in Fulham 

*Béarnaise sauce is a yellow and creamy sauce of butter, egg yolks, shallot, peppercorn and tarragon.

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