The press may have left Fleet Street, but the historic Inns of Court remain, and their learned inhabitants - traditional English gents dressed in pinstripes and even the odd bowler hat - can be found in El Vino. Established in 1879, this is one of London's oldest wine bars and much remains unchanged. Dusty bottles of wine line the walls - with some 170 varieties on offer, connoisseurs will think they've arrived in seventh heaven. There's also a range of bar snacks and a good value restaurant serving solid, traditional fare, such as steak and kidney pie, a daily “catch” from nearby Billingsgate fish market and even a vegetarian option. Breakfast is also available. The dress code has recently been relaxed from strictly formal to smart-casual.
- Open Hours: Monday to Friday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
- Type: Wine Bars
- Accept Credit Card: visa, mastercard
- Nearest Train: Chancery Lane