Top 5 Mulled Wine Choices in Covent Garden
Warm up this winter with mulled wine at Covent Garden
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 five mulled wine choices in Covent Garden.
1. A cart full of Christmas in the Market
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!
2. The sophisticated option at Henrietta Bistro
The Bistro within the Henrietta Hotel brings the flavours of South West France, the Basque Country and Catalonia to Covent Garden - from the kitchen, naturally, but also in the clever creations of head bartender Zach Cadez. Expect an imaginative twist on traditional winter tipples here. For those wishing to be very merry, head upstairs to the Henrietta’s Miracle Bar where you will take a seat in a 70s style living room. The mulled wine at this bar comes in the form of a puree and mixed with gin and prosecco and served in a Santa mug.
3. Parisian flair at Frenchie
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!
4. All the flavour, none of the alcohol. Mulled wine tea at Whittard of Chelsea
Sometimes you want the wonderful warming aroma and flavour of mulling spices, but without the wine. Tea and coffee specialists Whittard of Chelsea hascreated 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.
5. ‘Mulled wine’ by the slice at Abuelo
This coffee house and kitchen on Southampton Street blends Australian and Argentine influences, reflecting the owners’ background - Abuelo means ‘grandfather’, a nod to family patriarch Alberto de la Vega. For a distinctive Aussie/Latin twist this year, Abuelo is serving a mulled wine pear and ricotta bruschetta.
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