Vinoteca to open second site

London wine bar and merchant Vinoteca will open a second site in the capital at the end of October.

Director Charlie Young told Harpers Wine & Spirit that the new outlet in Seymour Place in Marylebone would follow the same format as the existing Farringdon venue.

The Seymour Place venue is around one third bigger than the first site, and will serve 55 covers. Young said: “Initially we had no plans to open more than one site, but people really warmed to the concept, so we saw value in doing another one.”

Vinoteca at Farringdon serves over 25 wines by the glass and over 280 wines by the bottle, all of which are on sale to take home in the wine shop. As at Farringdon, the new site has a private dining room, complete with its own kitchen.

The firm has taken on a 20-year lease at the shell site, and building work has begun inside.
Young said: “We’re pretty good at finding things at good value, and our concept, with its wooden floorbards and furniture, is quite restrained.”