Where to Pop the Bottles For Beaujolais Nouveau Day

Beaujolais Nouveau Day is a celebration of when the first vintages of wine produced in the Beaujolais region of France are released, typically just after midnight on the third Thursday of November, and wine lovers enter a cross-country race to get their hands on the fresh batch. Bojo Novo is a very big day in the wine world, so naturally that means lots of wine tasting parties, and these are the best Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2023 ones in London.

Top Cuvée

Natural wine masters Top Cuvée will be celebrating Beaujolais Noveau in style at both the Finsbury Park restaurant and at Cave Cuvée in Bethnal Green. Top Cuvée will be serving up a three-course food and Gamay pairing and at Cave Cuvée you can get involved in a guided Beaujolais wine tour, and tickets for both events include a bottle of Top Cuvée’s very own Bojo Novo to take home too.

Thurs 16th November 2023
Top Cuvee | 177B Blackstock Rd, London, N5 2LL
Cave Cuvee | 250A Bethnal Green Rd, London, E2 0AA

Gordon's Wine Bar

Gordon’s Wine Bar

See Gordon’s in the daylight (well the outside at least) with the bar’s Beaujolais Nouveau breakfast. Fry-ups, orange juice and coffees will be served alongside glasses of the good stuff from 8am – 11am, so it’s worth getting up early for this one. And if you can’t go into the office after sinking a few wines in the morning, the bar will be pouring Bojo Novo through the rest of November.

Thurs 16th November 2023
47 Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NE

London Shell Co

Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau on the water at floating restaurant London Shell Co. Jump aboard the Grand Duchess for a three-course dinner with the juiciest wines or cruise away on The Prince Regent for a set menu including Cornish crab tart, stuffed squid with Beaujolais butter and creme caramel, served with some the best Bojo bottles. If you prefer to stay on dry land, head to the Highgate outpost of London Shell Co, where you can fill up on Gamay, oysters, terrine, rillettes and baguette.

Thurs 16th November 2023
The Grand Duchess, Sheldon Square, Paddington Central, W2 6PY

Noble rot

Noble Rot

Noble Rot’s Fête Du Beaujolais is back at the Lamb’s Conduit restaurant and this year they’ve got guest chefs Merlin Labron-Johnson and Ed Wilson cooking up a four-course dinner menu, including Poulet de Bresse Demi Deuil, and Turbot, Beurre Blanc and Pomme Vapour to go with all the Bojo, with 100% of the proceeds being donated to Action Against Hunger. They’ll also be hosting a free tasting of Beaujolais from 4pm – 7pm in the bar so you can walk up and join in.

Thurs 16th November 2023
41 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1N 3NB

Galvin Bistrot & Bar

The Bojo Novo celebrations are starting early at Galvin Bistrot & Bar as the restaurant hosts its annual Beaujolais breakfast. There’s nothing like a cheeky morning tipple so you sip on a glass of the good stuff alongside brekkie dishes like croque monsieur, scrambled eggs & truffle and oeufs en meurette. If you prefer to celebrate later in the day, this year the restaurant is also hosting a Beaujolais lunch and dinner, featuring the likes of salad Lyonnaise, coq au vin and Beaujolais poached pear.

Thurs 16th November 2023
35 Spital Square, London, E1 6DY

The Mulwray

Honey Spencer and Sarah Wright will be pouring the vino at The Mulwray, the wine bar at the top of The Blue Posts, on Bojo Novo Day. As well as pouring Nouveau Gamay, there’ll wine flights on offer and a whole range of other wines being poured and talked about, with plenty of tunes on in the background. You can walk in but if you defo want to be there, you can also book a table here.

Thurs 16th November 2023
First Floor, The Blue Posts, 28 Rupert St, London W1D 6DJ