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The Sampler

#6,587 of 18,213 Restaurants in London}
$$ - $$$
35 Thurloe Place | South Kensington, London SW7 2HP, England
+44 20 7225 5091
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Wine Bar
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35 Thurloe Place | South Kensington, London SW7 2HP, England
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Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

Upon walking into the Islington branch I was not greeted at all, but the chap behind me in a suit had the full works offered to him! Sad as I was one of the first customers to frequent this shop in Islington! when I asked...More

Thank Sterlinglondon
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

Pretentious wine bar Of you picked one of their bottles of wine to drink they wanted to charge £15 corkage on top of the already expensive bottle We left

Thank davethedrill
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

I decided to give this one more chance. And it lived up to my previously bad experiences. You're a bottle shop, so stop trying to act like a boutique wine sampler establishment. Your staff can't make it work, so stop trying and put some enough...More

Thank Philip B
Reviewed April 22, 2017

We came upon the The Sampler on a recent visit to London. It's a great little wine bar which offers samples of terrific wines. Friendly, helpful staff and lovely atmosphere, Also, serving oysters upstairs. Would definitely recommend it to friends.

Thank Mary C
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

Came here a couple of years ago and returned today and were glad we did. Excellent, knowledgable service and more importantly, a great choice of wines. A must place to visit, if your in south Ken.

Thank bryan m
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Warm twinkling lights in a cozy store front drew us in for a look. We were going to just get a bottle to take back to our room but with thousands of choices and no idea where to start wound up doing a tasting. The...More

Thank Leigth M
Reviewed November 28, 2016

Not the place to go if you just want a glass of wine. Wine by the glass is extremely expensive because you're selecting from more expensive bottles which you wouldn't be ale to have by the glass in a normal wine bar or pub. Even...More

2  Thank Paul H
Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Amazing array of wines, loads to try! Lots of fun. Great food to nibble on while sampling. A great evening!

1  Thank Robson84
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Went here before with a French friend. Widest variety of open wines, all appropriately chilled and kept under vacuum. From 0.79 sampling glass to full glass for 25£. Amazing choice. Very experienced senior staff on call. The only reason why I did not give them...More

Thank Matt B
Reviewed September 8, 2016

The Sampler is the perfect mixture of wine shop and wine bar. They offer the ability to taste dozens of samples of wines from all around the world that constantly change. It's a wonderful alternative to a pre dinner drink at a pub.

Thank fionnersg
South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque
white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's
easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with
superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and
Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely
child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to
mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall)
such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming
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Restaurant Details

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Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Thurloe Place | South Kensington, London SW7 2HP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighborhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7225 5091
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