Green & Blue is in my top five places to spend a a couple of hours in the world - and that includes the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York!
This is my secret... I go and stare at wine. Literally, just as some people (me included) spend hours in a book shop reading book covers and reviews posted on the shelves, so I do with wine.
What's so brilliant here is that there are so many unusual wines to choose from, then there's the reviews - really comprehensive, with a bit of history and geography thrown in. The wines are organised by flavour, not by region, which is just so much better! There's the soft and fruity, the rich and smoky and then my favourite, the deep and spicy. There are experts on hand to direct you to your perfect match and very clear pricing.
It's a wine lover's dream!
I haven't actually eaten here yet, but intend to after reading the other reviews. Also, they are apparently planning to start a brunch service sometime soon.
If you live in East Dulwich and need to buy wine you will go here. If you don't you probably won't unless you have extreme dedication.
The selection is good, the staff are knowledgable and it isn't a chain. Perfect as a local. The cafe/ restaurant (which is new since I used to live down South) looked cute as well.
Price - £ as much as you want to spend on a bottle
Lovely shop/bar/food place. The wine selection is really good and the staff so helpful. They also sell that yummy ketchup that tastes of pure tomatos, amazing!
Perfect for buying wine for any occasion. Although if you want to drink it in the place it costs considerably more.
The shop is well laid out with a lot of space and a fab deli counter as well.
Dining at Green and Blue feels like stepping into an Italian vineyard. The décor is highly romantic and rustic. Doubling as a café/restaurant and as a wine seller this place has a lot to offer. If you need a bottle of wine for a romantic dinner you're going to have at your pad the staff here will recommend something perfect for you. If you're too lazy to host a romantic dinner at your pad then you can just have it here instead! The prices aren't cheap, but they're not exorbitant either. If you want a meal with a glass of wine you would pay around £10 to £20.
This is one of my favourite places in London. I wrote much of the final draft of my first book here. I've been interviewed here by several newspapers, even did a photo-shoot for The Sun newspaper here. The place holds a special place in my heart. The staff are very knowledgeable - I learnt quite a bit about wine from them, especially about natural and organic wines and champagnes. They stock a really nice range of wines and champagnes and spirits. Atmosphere is informal. The staff are attentive without ever being intrusive. You can linger in comfort - as I said, I managed to write an entire book here :-)
Quiet and relaxing, stylish but slow. By slow I mean a fifteen minute wait for soup that was sat in a cauldron on the counter and just need to be served into a bowl, a bean salad which again just needed to be put onto plate and two glasses of water (self explanatory).
When the food eventually arrived, it was tasty and fresh although my salad did have rather more beans than anything else.
The décor is kept simple and the subdued lighting is intimate with little to no background noise, a really nice change from the norm.
Green and Blue will hardly set you back at all with a shockingly reasonable but delicious fresh menu.
I will definitely be eating here again but I dread to imagine what the speed of service would be like on a busy day.
An independent wine store which makes choosing wine easy with wine referenced by style with notes on each wine to further ease the process. The shop is well laid out and is complemented by a bar area where you can taste wine and nibble tapas style snacks or more substantial paninis, salads and mains. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and approachable so you wont feel intimidated if you are making the jump from supermarket specials to something a bit more up market.
If you like fine wine and good nibbles this is the place for you. A quiet, friendly bar Green & Blues is perfect for a leisurely catch up with friends. It's quite pricey but for that you get a good choice of decent red and white wines and knowledgable staff. There is also a limited menu of cheese and meat platters, the perfect accompaniment to the wine! The weekend breakfasts are also good. A great bar, different from the usual soul-less boozers in the area and a good choice for a first or second date if you want to impress!
Green & Blue is a lovely little place for a weekday evening, perfect for a quiet chat with friends. The wine selection is plentiful and regularly changed, and the cheese & nibbles go very well with the wine.
I've now been to two 'events' at Green & Blue in Clapham, too. The first a quiz night - much like a standard general knowledge pub quiz, but interspersed with wine tasting. Well organised with a friendly bunch of participants in a cosy setting! The second event was a 'wine and chocolate tasting' night, highly recommended - it had never occurred to me that wine would go well with chocolate, nor how the varieties of wine would match to different types of chocolate.
Sunday lunch here was tasty but not very hot. They have a good selection of wines and it's usually not too busy. Good breakfasts too.
Had a lovely lunch here with hubbie sharing the combination platter - lovely meat, fish, cheese to die for and my favourite cheese straws.
As I was about to drive I wasn't drinking, but that didn't matter as they have fab soft drinks available too.
Very chilled atmosphere and a great start to a relaxed weekend.
Have previously taken advantage of the offer to drink wine in the bar at shop prices which is a winner - esp if paying for chippage and getting t/w from Sea Cow!
Green and Blue is my favourite bar in London. It started out as an organic wine shop and deli, and now has a bar attached where you can take through a bottle from the shop to the bar and enjoy it in a peaceful and relaxed environment if you choose. The staff are all extremely knowledgeable, having competed the 'School of Wine' course run by the owner of the shop, Kate Thal, and are also very friendly. The school of wine course is run on mondays and tuesdays, and is a fantastic way to spend 12 weeks, learning about different regions and the grape varieties that you find there. There are also a number of one-off tastings throughout the year.
The bar itself is decorated with interesting pieces of furniture from a nearby antiques shop, and has quite an eclectic look. The wine selection is divided up into style rather than country, so if you prefer a rich fruity wine, you go along to that section. The menu is excellent, with snacks such as almonds and chillis stuffed with peppers, and main meals including pie of the day with salad. I could happily spend every lunchtime and evening in Green and Blue given the chance!
Green and Blue is a fantastic independent wine bar / shop on Lordship Lane in East Dulwich. They sell a really interesting selection of wines, generally from less well known, smaller producers, organised by style. All wines are priced for take away or to drink in the bar. The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. There is also a small deli selection and the bar sells a range of tapas style food.
Nom nom nom. Love it! Ok, so its not the cheapest place to go for a glass of wine and a sarnie but oh so worth it and I've never felt like i was overpaying (as a cheapskate for me to fork out for something nice and it not hurt me inside, this is rare!). As only a dabbler in wine drinking the staff are great at going ahead and picking out something for you, no shame in giving them a price limit, its not a precocious kind of place. I had the most delicous chardonnay that was nothing like the chardonnay i'd heard of and a pefect dessert wine that I'm thinking about several weeks after the event. Onto the food - between me and my friends we have sampled a bit off the menu - the scotch egg was astounding, even at £5 and as someone who will more often fresh make scotch eggs than buy them, again this is a rare compliment. I will def be back for a chilled evening/afternoon drink and a nibble. Best leave the car at home tho!
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