Unwined is a different style of wine bar, started in 2015 by Laura & Kiki from pop-up A Grape Night In. Taking their business from pop-up to permanent, they were keen to embody the ideals of an evolving and exciting concept of a pop-up. They took on a space in Tooting Market to showcase themed wine menus and invite pop-up chefs to take up residencies for 6-8 weeks. Unwined in Tooting is a space designed to let you chill out and relax, and enjoy delicious wine in an unpretentious and non-intimidating environment. In fact it's a place to UNWINED!
In 2018 Laura & Kiki and their team opened a second site, Unwined in Waterloo. The Waterloo space takes home in a series of converted shipping containers on the quirky Lower Marsh laneway, with a secret terrace beside the railway arches. Just like in Tooting, the kitchen sees guest chefs and pop-ups take residence and create a delicious menu alongside a current selection of hand selected wines. Easily accessible from Waterloo station, Unwined in Waterloo is a centrally located spaced to chill out, relax and UNWINED!
What Unwined MEANS...
Taking the ‘snob’ out of wine
Ponce and fuss are banished as we serve wine in unique environments from rooftop bars to vibrant markets to your front room. We tend to talk about wine a little differently too, through topical themes, games and chat
There’s more to wine than the label
It’s the story behind the wine that really counts - how it got from the vineyard to your glass. It’s more than just France, and there are more grapes out there than the 12 most common. We relish in giving you the opportunity to try something new!
Bang for your buck
If you want cheap wine or 2 for 1 offers, we are not for you. However by drinking off the beaten track and spending a few pounds more, we can offer you wine that seriously over delivers for the price you pay
An everyday tipple
Wine doesn’t need to be over thought, saved up for, or drank only on a special occasion. Wine is for everyday; anywhere, any place and anytime (well almost anytime!) There aren’t many other products that give you the chance to explore the world from your living room!
Laura & Kiki
Laura & Kiki met while working at Jamie Oliver's Fifteen, way back in 2007. Their mutual love of food and wine was clear, and many a lunch outing turned into a blossoming friendship.
In the following years Laura took on a role managing and buying wine for a restaurant group, and Kiki followed her studies into Architecture. However, the idea of starting their own business was never far from their thoughts.
The pop-up revolution gave Laura & Kiki the opportunity to try out their ideas for a fun, inventive and topical style of wine events. From private events in people's homes, to pop-up wine bars and wine dinners, Laura & Kiki traipsed across London hosting unique events.