Dark tone interior of Sager & Wilde
(Image credit: TBC)

Billed by owners Michael and Charlotte as a place for experiencing wine by 'learning, tasting and slurping', Sager & Wilde leads the wave of a new generation of wine bars where drinkers can try up to 30 varieties by the glass in a relaxed environment. Setting up shop in an Edwardian pub on Hackney Road, the owners, who previously worked on vineyards in California and South America, scoured London's antique markets for unusual decorative one-offs, including 1920s German station lights and lamps form a Japanese tanker. It's unusual to celebrate the craft and flavour of wine in such an industrial setting, but it works very well indeed.


192 Hackney Road London UK