On the corner of Villiers Street and The Watergate, down the steps and it feels like a subterranean cave, nooks and crannies abound, small tables hidden away and a queue for cheese and the ‘jambon’.
‘No beer no spirits’ said the sign
‘We are a wine bar’
It’s busy with tourists or workers, probably both.
Jam packed is closer to the truth, inside and out, and it’s 5 o’clock on a Friday night in the middle of November.
It is worth a look in if only for the atmosphere but perhaps not after a walk and you’re thirsty and you want somewhere to sit down.
Best to try it at lunch time when the sun is shining and the walk has just begun – just a taste of an older London.
It is worth the experience.