We’re never ones to blow our own trumpet too hard here at Park+Bridge and across the road at Vindinista, but we thought we would share what our customers have been saying about us over the past year.
In October 2015 Kitchen Delights Blog reviewed Vindinista
“This bar prides itself on making it’s wine super accessible and Paola was particularly proud that all of the wines are slightly off the beaten track. Paola and her staff use rather quirky one line descriptions on the menu to get to the point about every wine (so no fluffy talk here!). For example, A Keermont Terrasse White from South Africa is described as a rich Chenin blend to make you purr…”
In October 2015 London Unattached visited and reviewed Vindinista
“Wine bars are all the rage now in the trendier corners of town. Acton is lucky to have Vindinista. A spot where locals can enjoy good wine at reasonable prices with some moreish small plates. It’s a good thing it’s not my local as I might never leave!”
In September 2015, wine writer Sophie McLean reviewed Vindinista
“In Acton there is Vindinista, a newly opened wine bar that offers wines by the glass (and carafe) that ticks everything both in and outside of the box. Just opened, it was set up by Paola Tich, a wine blogger friend of mine I’ve known through twitter and various tastings since whose motto here is ‘wine liberation’ – just check the sign above the bar… Aside from knowing and trusting Paola’s taste impeccably, what is great about this place – and the list is constantly changing – is that the prices are very reasonable…”
In September 2015 Milk And Honey list Vindinista as one of its Five Foodie Hotspots
“Vindinista is a small wine bar that is worth a visit for at least two reasons. Firstly, it is the place to go if you want to try some less common wines being produced around the world. Paola says that ‘we lean towards artisan producers and wines off the beaten track’, which means that even for the most serious wine buff, you are likely to be tasting something new…”
In September 2015 Emerald Street listed Vindinista on it’s London Map
“This is a thoroughly modern wine bar with a cellar full of unusual grapes and labels by independent producers…. …All the wines and more are available to buy at the sister wine shop, Park and Bridge, just down the road. A great neighbourhood setting for dates, casual dinners or trying something new.”
In August 2015, Food Blogger Miho at Wander to Wonder reviewed Vindinista
“We sat for a while, chatting as the evening settled and more and more customers came in. They clearly have their regulars – there were small groups of friends gathering together, couples, a lady enjoying a glass of wine in the corner whilst working on her laptop. I really enjoyed the atmosphere there, and I’m not surprised that the place was filling up on a school night…”
In August 2015, Leila reviewed us for All In London
“The food is suitably wine-appropriate: we try rich melted Taleggio and truffle butter on toasted hazelnut sourdough, a duck charcuterie board with slices of fatty breast, silky rillettes and peppery terrine. The pairing of the Morgadio da Calcada ruby red port with salted caramels, chocolate balls with liquid caramel centres is great, each sip of port a reminder of the chocolate.”
In August 2015, Blogger @Chiswickish reviewed Vindinista
“We don’t have a wine bar this side of the W4 border that compares to Vindinista, even if you take into account Chiswick’s latest and greatest wine bar additions. So it’s well worth it! For here is the antithesis of any chain wine bar – even the good ones; an intimate space, a warm reception, a discerning crowd, genuinely knowledgeable bar staff, and a menu of unusual and exciting wines from small producers that can be drunk by the glass, carafe, or bottle.”
In August 2015, London Bar Legend and drinks writer Keith Barker-Main reviewed Vindinista
Acton has a reputation as one of London’s less interesting ‘burbs. Don’t be fooled by the pedestrian retail opps of its forlorn main drag; villagey Churchfield Road has options that would have Notting Hill nouveaux in a lather. Well worth the detour, is Paola Tich’s latest venture, Vindinista – an engaging new wee wine bar aimed at Acton’s ABC demographic (as in “anything but Chardonnay!”) Like Sager+Wilde (Hackney), Humble Grape (Battersea) and other new wave wine bars, Vindinista focusses on small artisan producers…”
In July 2015, Blogger NixDMinx reviewed Vindinista
“Churchfield Road in Acton is definitely changing for the better with the addition of Park + Bridge and Vindinista. The wine bar atmosphere is welcoming and friendly so suited for a drink or two with a group of friends and it wouldn’t feel awkward to pop in for a glass of something special and read a book either. Top of the list for me though is the range of wines and the genuine enthusiasm of the team…”
In April 2015 we had another great review on Tripadvisor
In April 2015, the Aston Rowe team featured us in their magazine
In March 2015, a customer on Tripadvisor reviewed Vindinista
In October 2014, Chef Joe Pratt mentioned us in her feature for Elle
In August 2014, The Town Magazine featured us:
In July 2014 we were mentioned by Byron founder Tom Byng in an interview with The Resident magazine
In June 2014 we were listed by Jancis Robinson
In June 2014 were were given 4/5 stars by the London Wine Guide App
In April 2014 Arbutus, Wild Honey and Les Deux Salons owner Will Smith mentioned us in London On the Inside
In March 2014, Mr & Mrs B said about Park + Bridge
In the run up to our wedding last year, the decision to use the team at Park+Bridge as our suppliers was one that we have since congratulated ourselves for many times over. Initially tried one of the larger suppliers, and were dismayed at the lack of opportunity there was to try before you buy, being limited to a few bottles they had open that day, some of which were disregarded from the outset as being inappropriate. Upon buying a 6/7 test bottles upon their advice, we were disappointed and back to ‘square one’.
In contrast, the service from Park+Bridge was superb from the start. We were worried that an smaller, independent business might not be able to fit our budget but they worked with the funds we had, and not only that, surpassed our expectations. After providing Paola with some pointers of what we had in mind, we were given the opportunity after normal opening hours to sample some wines. After we had made our decision, Paola arranged for the delivery of the wine to suit our timescales for the wedding. We have nothing but positive things to say about the wonderful team at Park+Bridge.
In February 2014, Ian H said about Park + Bridge
I wanted to thank you for putting together an excellent box of goodies. My brother was very chuffed with his present. I particularly liked the individually wrapped bottles and the gift tags where you had beautifully written the descriptions of the different wines; the personal touch just made it even nicer for him.
In October 2013, Hannah K said about Park + Bridge
I watched from afar with interest and intrigue as the shop fitting Park + Bridge took place, and when it opened, it looked even more impressive than I anticipated. The shop’s uncompromising style and attention to detail is mirrored in the way the team ‘does’ wines: Beautiful yet unpretentious. Really exciting to discover a new wine on the way home from work: The perfect start to my evening or weekend. AND it’s in Acton. We’re growing up here…
In September 2013, James R said about Park + Bridge
Over the summer I have bought some great English wine from Park + Bridge to give as gifts to friends moving abroad, which has been very well received. Also enjoyed their Prosecco recently for a birthday party. Park + Bridge are a great addition to Acton and they have a very interesting selection of wines on offer.
In August 2013, Tessa S said about Park + Bridge
Park + Bridge really know their wine, and they take time to share their knowledge with you, and find out what you like, while introducing you to new wines. The whole experience is so lovely, that now I pop by whenever I am passing.
In August 2013, John C said about Park + Bridge
Park + Bridge have only been open a few weeks but I’ve already become a regular. They catered for my office summer party…and did it so well I went back for more as there was none left for me to enjoy afterwards! Their knowledge of wine (and other types of booze) and friendly approachable manner has really raised the bar in the area.
In August 2013, Mark B said about Park + Bridge
I love shopping at Park + Bridge. Not only does it have a fantastic range of wines but they know the product lines inside out and can make great recommendations. I love my wine and am always looking for stuff that’s off the beaten track. Recently Paola has introduced me to some hidden gems from Greece and the Tyrol. It’s always a pleasure to pop in and chat to Mike, Paola and the staff. They know what stuff I enjoy and always point me in the right direction. For a wine drinker, it’s like having Aladdin’s Cave on your doorstep.
In July 2013, Louise R said about Park + Bridge
It’s an example of ‘small but perfectly formed’ shop, where the shopkeepers know what they’re talking about, have made the selection easy, and have nice extras like great Allpress coffee which is impossible to find in west London.