45 St Martins Vintners & Bar to open in Leicester city centre

The 45 Bar Group is set to open a wine & Champagne bar in the middle of Leicester. Specialising in fine wines and premium Champagne, 45 St Martins – sister venue of the 45 West Bar & Bottle Shop on Leicester’s Hotel Street – will “bring a unique range of high quality drinks to the heart of Leicester’s vibrant independent scene”. With beautiful decor, a fantastic ambience and large outdoor seating area, 45 St Martins is the newest addition to the 45 Bar Group and is set to open on Friday August 4, 2017.

Phil Burley, founder, said: “Leicester’s independent scene is continuing to thrive and 45 West have been right at the heart of the movement. We’re now building on the success of our first venue by bringing an extensive collection of wine and Champagnes into the city.”

45 St Martins will be the only bar in Leicester pouring world-renowned Billecart-Salmon Champagne. Widely regarded as the best independent Champagne house, this fizz can be found in the highest class of establishments, including The Ritz.

The new venue will operate as both a vintners and bar, offering customers the chance to enjoy superb drinks both in the bar and in the comfort of their own home.

45 St Martins is the second addition to the bar group, opening a short walk from its flagship bar, 45 West, on Hotel Street. Almost two years in, 45 West has become a household name in the Leicester bar scene, attracting customers from across the Midlands to enjoy their signature Burleighs Gin & Tonics and unique cocktail menu.

“This is the next stage in the evolution of the 45 Bar Group. We’ve created a concept that will give the people of Leicester the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of premium wine and Champagne that has been previously unavailable in our city,” added co-founder Graham Veitch.

Matt Wright
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Matt lives in Leicestershire with his wife, two kids and dog. He is passionate about British pubs, slow food and home brewing. He founded Great Food Club (originally as Great Food Magazine) in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town of Melton Mowbray - Britain's 'Rural Capital of Food'.