Vinoteca City is the first of the seven confirmed restaurants to reveal more details about their site in the big news new opening at Bloomberg Arcade this autumn.
They will occupy a corner site with a restaurant set over two floors, with three dining spaces. The 4,400 square foot ground-floor dining area has 90 covers, with 40 additional covers on an outdoor terrace.
Vinoteca was founded by Brett Woonton and Charlie Young. The new space will include a wine shop offering bottles from the restaurant’s own cellar at retail prices. A private dining area with 30 covers will be available to book on an upstairs mezzanine level, with views over the restaurant and several glass wine cabinets displaying the restaurant’s collection.
The kitchen — which will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner — will be led by head chef Kieren Steinborn, with menus in Vinoteca’s trademark modern European-meets-British sharing plates mould. The announcement states that as well as cocktails, craft beers and spirits, a 200-listing ‘wine ledger’ will include lesser known Bordeaux classics and vintage wines, plus standout vintages like a 1989 Vouvray ‘Le Haut Lieu’ Sec, Huet from France and an extremely rare 1996 Gattinara, Vallana from Italy. The “premium list,” they say, “will incorporate wines from all over the world, including ‘off-piste’ varieties.”
Vinoteca City in the Bloomberg Arcade will open in October at 3 Queen Victoria St, London EC2R.