Top 10 Sherry bars in London

10. TRAMONTANA

10 Tramontana BarNamed after a wind that blows across the Spanish Mediterranean coastline, this homage to Catalonia – a fourth site for the ambitious Brindisa group, has breezed into Shoreditch replacing vegan restaurant Saf. Rusticity sets the tone, with a muted brown colour scheme and strings of onions hanging over the stainless steel open kitchen. Tramontana celebrates the food of the Spain’s east coast, with sharing bowls of single estate rice loaded with either lobster, Ibérico pork ribs, or wild mushrooms.

Fish also pops up in warming plates of pasta with cuttlefish and flame-roasted garlic aioli, and cured fillets of bonito tuna, while the charcuterie, cheese and traditional tapas offerings, like tortilla and patatas bravas, are top-notch. Desserts take an unusual turn with the likes of Ibizan curd cheese tart with mint and star anise. On the Sherry front, all styles are represented, from José de Soto Amontillado to Fernando de Castilla Classic Cream.

Tramontana, 152-154 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3AT, +44 (0)20 7749 9961

4 Responses to “Top 10 Sherry bars in London”

  1. Esta moda del Sherry esta por llegar a Londres, nosotros los latinoamericanos
    ya pasamos por esos bares. Lo nuestro ya es otra cosa. Estamos en cerveza, ron,
    y vodka mezcladas.

  2. Jonathan Cahill says:

    l had been perplexed by the supposed explosion of sherry bars and this list helps to explain it. As far as l can see there is only one true sherry bar, which is Bar Pepito. The others are excellent tapas bars which serve sherry, along with other wines.
    l don’t have personal experience of all those listed, but Jose is one which is superb largely due to the high quality of the tapas, great service and a good list of wines, including sherry.
    How Barrafina can be called a sherry bar is beyond me. It describes itself as a ‘Spanish tapas restaurant’ and is modelled on Cal Pep in Barcelona. This is a city where, if you ask for Manzanilla in a bar, you get camomille tea!
    l would not want to take away anything from the great initiative represented by Bar Pepito. However l would have thought that a better description of most of the bars listed is that they are more a step up in tapas rather than a sherry revolution.
    Rather than a perception of success, greatyer credibility would be achieved by listing the actual figures for the sales of sherry in London and the extent of the actual increase.

  3. Matt Huntingford says:

    I’d guess it’s almost impossible to sustain a specialist bar in most of these locations without the additional income from food. Pepito is a. tiny, and b. benefits from a location that already has a large number of drinkers which makes it viable. Still, all of this is great news for sherry fanatics like me and I wish all the best to all the above for helping spread the word.

  4. Christian G.E. Schiller says:

    What about Gordon’s? http://schiller-wine.blogspot.com/2010/08/time-seems-to-have-stood-still-at.html Times seem to have stood still there

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