Victualler

4.5
17 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European
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  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
  • Casual

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“Victualler” is a Wine Bar, Shop and Restaurant in East London area of Wapping. Since opening in 2012, “Victualler” has quickly established itself as a leading authority in on-and-off trade of organic, biodynamic and natural wines from all over the world. As wine lovers and foodies we understand that only top quality seasonal food will match our wines.
The Restaurant boasts seasonal Slow Food to match the extensive wine selection. All of our food is created and cooked by talented French chef Albin de Lariviere.
Albin reaches out to local farmers to source the produce and has established long-term relationship with our suppliers, as we appreciate the ingredients first. A great addition to a short but constantly changing menu is our sourdough bread, which is baked on the premises, fresh oysters, shucked on the weekend, small batch farmers’ cheeses and charcuterie.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Modern European, European, English
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Saturday: 14:00 - 22:45
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:15
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Phone number
020 7481 9694
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Albin de Lariviere
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Parking Details
There is parking space in front and around the corner with a parking meter
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Public Transit
2 minutes walk from Wapping Overground Station
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Entertainment
We regularly hold Live Music Weekend Sessions with different musicians playing jazz, manouche and folk music.
Monthly wine tastings
Private wine tastings on request
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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8 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I was a bit disappointed by this place - its focus is supposed to be wine, but the person serving us couldn't answer (or couldn't be bothered to answer) even the most basic question about the wines on the menu! It was also disappointing to get a very small piece of one kind of cheese with a couple of thin toasts as a 'cheese plate'. On the positive side, the short (two main dish) hot food menu is a great idea, and the food was tasty. Maybe I hit the place on a bad night - but I'm not sure I'd go back in a hurry.

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DE
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Menu small and changes weekly for seasonal produce. We shared the baked Mont D'or cheese on warm garlicky potatoes paired with a nice red wine. Delicious!

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a
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 3rd visit and it was just as lovely as the 1st & 2nd. This time we brought my little mini dachshund for the trip. The staff was so friendly and we loved being able to enjoy an incredible meal/wine and be able to have our little guy snuggled at our feet.
Attentive service whilst still leaving you to feel private/relaxed. Excellent wines. Menu is limited but has excellent variety and is well executed. To me, that is always a sign of a great place to eat. We will definitely be back.

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NB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Small but good food menu and great selection of wines. Service as always was very good with plenty of advice on what wines to try and different options based on what we liked.

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JJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really simple menu, but so much the better for it.
Great food, well delivered

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Victualler is a cool place and the bitings selection is really good - cheese plate and meat platter. But the mains were poor - salad nicoise had old potatoes and no tuna, carbonara was very small portion. This is a great wine bar and nibbles spot.

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E
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing wine and food in Wapping
We love this local restaurant and wine bar in Wapping. It is some of the best food we've eaten in London, thanks to a very talented young French chef. Seasonal menu with fresh products and great organic wines. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Wapping.

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G
London
45 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

A lovely wine bar with a speciality of small producers, the food was carefully orchestrated to accompany the wine but to be honest poorly prepared and presented, but if you think wine first food as a side dish the place is good.
The staff are pleasant and knowledgeable about their wines.

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D
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot in a funky quiet neighborhood. A real hidden gem. The head chef, Albin, is excellent and takes a real personal approach to ensuring customer satisfaction, well beyond assembling a creative and delicious menu. The wine selection is fantastic and the guidance for choosing the wine suitable for your meal and personal preferences is par excellence. The sommelier, Richard, is fantastic and his ability to match wine with the drinker and the situation is uncanny. I've enjoyed two visits to The Victualler now and each time has exceeded expectations. I will be back and am already spreading the word.

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G
London
20 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a quiet dinner catch up with friends, great atmosphere, fantastic service and sublime food. This is a local restaurant, and a true hidden gem.
Will definitely return!
They are well known for their Sunday roasts, but cone early as they will sell out.

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Victualer is such a gem to have in Wapping. It's a regular for me and have just been for my first Sunday lunch with the whole family, and it was excellent. Beef cooked to perfection and a delicious chocolate mousse for dessert.

It's easy for this place to become too much of a regular thing because the quality of seasonal ingredients with reasonable prices makes it a constant draw. Having eaten at some incredible places, I'd pick Victualer over many of them. Their confit chicken with snails is one of the best things I've eaten recently and at under a tenner I'd go just for that with a glass of wine! My other half had a beetroot served three ways (starter) and she'd put it in one of her top five dishes of all time.

I'm not naturally a fan of bio and organic wines. But the team at Victualer are always on hand with good recommendations and have certainly helped to expand my knowledge and understanding of natural wines.

Really not sure what the last reviewer is on about. But then again, it's not the place for you if you're looking for an all you can eat Harvester option!

I think Victualer is one of the best independent restaurants in London. I hope that other people outside of Wapping travel to it. It's worth the trip!

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Just moved to the area. Was hoping to like this place.

Had Sunday lunch. It isn't actually roast beef but a steak with parmentier potatoes, which were soft. Was served without the advertised jus and when we chased this up a trickle in a small pot arrived some minutes later. No condiments offered.

Had cheese to finish. £13.50 for 4 or £3.50 each. Ordered 3 and was charged £16.50. When I pointed out the discrepancy the waitress justified this by telling I was given more of the 3 to make it up to the full cheese plate. After drawing her attention to the advertised price for 4
cheeses she said the menu required updating. Seriously, 16 quid for a plate of cheese?

Unbelievable. All in all £138 for 2 lunches, wine, 2 beers and a plate of cheese.

The owners may wish to know there is another restaurant in nearby Canary Wharf which will serve you a full 3 course Sunday lunch with inclusive drinks for £47.50 a head. That's a glass of prosecco to start, starter, full roast and dessert, plus unlimited wine.

Makes Victualler look very unappealing, which is a shame.

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S
London
54 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I liked the restauarant, the food was very good and service was warm, helpful and friendly and the array of natural, organic and biodynamic wines was interesting.

The downsides: service was very slow, the temperature in the restaurant rather chilly, and my scallop starter was ridiculously small - having already sat there starving for over 20 minutes, I could have done with a bit more to eat, especially as there was another long interval before the main.

Overall, I would go back, but service time needs to improve, Richard was great, but the girl serving us didn't seem to have any knowledge of what the cheese was (perhaps she was new...) and I think an extra pair of hands was needed, at least on the night we visited

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. We have had about 10 different wines here and they have all been delicious and special. The food is inventive and good too.

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SB
London
19 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very hipster. Great food and very good wine advice and choices

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B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent seasonal food and wines to match. Very knowledgeable staff. Perfect neighbourhood wine bar & bistro.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Short and perfectly executed menu, with outstanding wine list. Plenty of wine by the glass to ensure perfect pairing.

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