NEW CORNEY AND BARROW KLAXON! The City wine chain has branched out to Waterloo station, to launch a destination bar right above the departure boards.
First we had The Merchant in Liverpool Street station, serving upmarket cheeseboards and continental ales, and now we have Cabin by C&B – the same feel as a City wine bar, but within stumbling distance from a South West train home. Plus, the bar’s so buzzy it’s worth coming down even if you’re not waiting for a train.
Wines at Cabin are from C&B’s legendary cellar – there’s a decent selection of white, red and rosé, plus a DIY wine tasting section, where different samples can be tried. Bar snacks are typically British: a meaty pork pie, upmarket sausage rolls and scotch eggs. Grab a comfy chaise longue, settle down with a glass of Sancerre and feel smug as the harassed commuters scuttle about underneath.
FREE DRINK KLAXON: Visit www.corney-barrow.co.uk/cabin for a voucher for a free drink and a free coffee for the morning after at the bar.
Cabin conclusion: genius for whiling away an hour or two before heading back to the kids in Wimbledon. Thursday nights won’t be the heady, cathartic sweat-fest that is Abacus, but I predict it’ll do nicely for a quick after-work snifter. And you don’t really want to catch that train…do you?