There’s nothing like a comforting cup of mulled wine to warm your cockles, and there’s something magical about the aroma of sweet spices - like cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves - that really puts you in the festive mood. In Covent Garden there are plenty of places to indulge in a winter warmer, whether you’re out to party or in need of a break from shopping. And if you don’t fancy a tipple, you can still enjoy mulled wine flavours in alternative form…
Read on for our top mulled wine choices in Covent Garden.
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Gregory Marchand’s Frenchie empire includes both a Paris wine bar and a wine shop, so his Covent Garden outpost is a safe bet for a superior tipple. Frenchie is serving mulled wine from 1st December - but given the Gallic flair of this place, it might be best to ask for un vin chaud! Enjoy to go or on their heated terrace with a side of Spiced Madeleines.
The Delaunay on Aldwych is serving up the ‘Fig Eggnog’ which is made with maxime trijol cognac, fig liqueur, egg yolk, cream and nutmeg. Dine in the iconic dining room for £12.75.
Mulled wine always tastes best outdoors, and when it’s really nippy there’s nothing nicer. The Christmas Cart in Covent Garden’s Market Building is open throughout the festive season, dispensing delicious mulled wine and irresistible mince pies. Just follow your nose!
Choose from four festive options at the legendary Din Tai Fung in Covent Garden. The first is a traditional Mulled Wine made from Red Wine, Grey Goose Orange, Chambord, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Orange Bitter, Berries, Cloves, Star Anise and Cinnamon (£6), then a Mon Chéri which St Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Rose Syrup, Prosecco and Maraschino Cherry (£12), a Christmopolitan with St Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Grey Goose Vanilla, Lemon Juice and Cranberry Juice (£12) and finally a Spiced Elderfashioned featuring St Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Bacardi Spiced Rum and Chocolate Bitters (£12).
For those wishing to be very merry, head upstairs to Henrietta's Miracle Bar where you will take to a land where it is Christmas Day, every day. The mulled wine at this bar comes in the form of the 'Elfing around' cocktail which is prosecc, gin, mulled wine reduction, grapefruit shurb, aromatic bittes and orange bitters.
Sometimes you want the wonderful warming aroma and flavour of mulling spices, but without the wine. Tea and coffee specialists Whittard of Chelsea has created a seasonal alternative in the form of a ‘mulled wine’ tea that blends blackberry leaves, apple and essence of cloves. Available in a pouch, caddy or bottle, it’s the winter warmer you can enjoy any time - and it makes a perfect gift.
Sticks 'n' Sushi in Covent Garden is a stunning space with a welcoming team and a menu to please all. This festive season they have blended their cuisine with the Christmas drink of choice to create Mulled Sake. Featuring Gokai Karakuchi sake, festively spiced with apple, cinnamon and cloves. Gently warmed the traditional Japanese way it is one for the true Mulled Wine lovers to try.
You are always in for a good time at Mrs Riot and this Christmas the grand dame of Covent Garden is putting on a spectical with their Christmas menu. Choose from mulled wine, mulled rosé or the ultimate boozy hot chocolate!
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With a perfect view of the Christmas Treee from their terraces, VyTA's mulled wine is festive with the view!
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May I tempt you with Vin Chaud from the petite perfection that is Ladurée at the Covent Garden Market Building? Dine in or takeaway, just ensure to pair with a macaron!
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The classic deli on King Street is filled to the brim with Christmas treats likes panettone, mince pies, mulled wine and much more. Perfect for an afternoon light bite or shopping the present selection.
Wondering where the best seat in the house is for enjoying the snow whilst sipping on something mulled? Market Corner at the front of the Apple Market is brought to you by the talented team behind The Oystermen on Henrietta Street so you know you can expect excellent oysters and incredible drinks all in a picture perfect setting.