Bedford and Strand is a great wine bar just 3 minutes walk from Charring Cross station and is one of the few non-touristy bars in this part of town that buzzes every night. The wine list is eclectic with lots of interesting selections, and there are around 20 available by the glass - divided into ‘Reliable’ ‘Honest’, ‘Decent’, ‘Good’ and ‘Staff Picks’! Cocktail lovers are also catered for with a classic selection ranging from Cosmopolitan to Vesper Martini.
There are lots of food options – the Deli Counter has cheese and charcuterie plates, pates and other nibbles. And if you want something more substantial the full restaurant a la carte menu is also served until 10 pm.
I have reserved an area for 25 people so this will be a good event for meeting and mingling with other members of the group. The £1 pre-pay for this event is to discourage 'Random' RSVPs/No Shows.
For the full wine list and food menus see: http://www.bedford-strand.com/
The nearest tubes are Leicester Square, Embankment or Charring Cross which are around 5 minutes walk.
I have reserved an area in my name to the left as you walk into the wine bar, and I will be there from 6.30 until around 10pm.