the sandeman quarter

St Swithins Lane has been the home of generosity and good cheer since the young Scot George Sandeman came down from Perthshire in 1790 to establish the Sandeman Port Company, a blender and bottler of Port wines from Portugal and Sherries from Spain which he exported to all corners of the globe. St Swithins lane has been the home of Sandeman Port until 1967. With the backing of their new owners, Sandeman has returned to St Swithins Lane where we are opening Bar 1790, The Don and The Sandeman Club, creating a wine lover’s environment that celebrates the historical connection with Sandeman Port and its listed cellars


portuguese wine bar for wine lovers

A contemporary Portuguese wine bar and restaurant offering great food all day from breakfast onwards.

A comprehensive Portuguese wine and port list, accompanied by our signature cocktails.  Bar 1790 is a wine lover’s paradise that celebrates the historical connection with Sandeman Port and its listed cellars.

opening hours

Monday to Friday
11am to 11pm
8am to 11.30am

a new and contemporary restaurant

Established as one of the top restaurants in the square mile, this City Institution has been refurbished and modernised and will once again offer modern European cuisine with seasonal changing menu’s relying on the finest locally sourced produce. Once again the Don will have large, diverse wine list with the City largest selection of Ports and fine wines.

opening hours

Tuesday to Friday
Lunch 12pm to 2.30pm
Dinner 5.30pm to 9.30pm

members lounge in the heart of the city

A small and exclusive Club that is open to all lovers of wine who work in or have business in The City. The Sandeman Club will be open from early morning onwards where members can meet, work in the members lounge and dine in their own restaurant.

opening hours

Opening Spring 2023

private dining at the sandeman quarter

Our historical Barrel cellar and The Sandeman Room are available for Private hire for Lunches, dinners, meetings, tastings and cocktail parties.We can cater from 10 to 65 sitting down and up to 120 for cocktail parties.

By special request the Medieval cellar maybe hired for tastings and cocktail Parties .

the sandeman quarter wine events diary

From Spring 2023 the Sandeman quarter will be introducing a varied programme of wine, port, and spirit events. Tastings, wine lunches & dinners, winemaker tastings, and wine courses.

Enquiries to:


19-23 St Swithins Lane, London, EC4N 8AD