Historic British pub group Young’s announces the opening of The Bishop’s Vaults, a new wine bar in the heart of the city.
Located on Swedeland Court in Bishopsgate, behind fellow Young’s pub Dirty Dicks, and set across two floors, comprising of a 50-cover ground-floor bar, with a further 100-covers in the basement, open for walk-ins, bookings and for private hire. Previously Boisdale of Bishopsgate, the space has been transformed into an intimate wine bar, offering a premium wine list, along with a selection of cheese and charcuterie plates, sourced from British suppliers.
Once an underground cellar, the speakeasy-style bar has been designed to create an intimate hideaway with dimmed lighting and a deep blue and orange palette, whilst also paying homage to its history with original features. Design highlights include exposed brick walls featuring an eclectic mix of artwork, a long statement marble bar with brass detailing and arched doorways, while the old vaults have been converted into intimate booths with leather seating.
Taking a different direction from the pubs, the menu showcases a curated list of premium wines from across the globe, including hidden reserves such as the Italian Masi Amarone and Ferraton Condrieu from France, along with a concise list of champagne and sparkling wines. There is also a selection of classic cocktails with a twist including Sister Sarah (White Negroni) with gin, Italicus and Lillet Blanc and mocktail The Dead Cat – an alcohol-free Espresso martini created with Lyre’s Coffee Originale, White Cane, a shot of espresso and vanilla syrup.
Drinks are complemented with a selection of British cheese and charcuterie, from Northern Blue Cheese to Cornish Nettle Yarg through to Dorset Coppa and Islington salami.
Available for walk-ins and bookings, the bar also offers an ideal spot for larger groups and parties, which can be exclusively hired for up to 100 guests.
Now open from 12pm-11pm, Tuesday to Saturday, The Bishop’s Vaults joins Young’s 226-strong portfolio of pubs, bars and hotels.
The Bishop’s Vaults
202 Swedeland Court, Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4NR
020 3040 4440