Ipsum Vinoteca was created by chef patron, Andrea D’Ercole. The realisation of a journey which began 20 years ago that is yet to end. Ipsum Vinoteca’s concept is clear: a few tables, a short menu consisting of fresh homemade food, and the very best Italian wines and drinks from small independent producers.

Ipsum is a Latin word that translates to “itself”, and Vinoteca is Italian for “library of wines”. Ipsum Vinoteca is different and it needed a different name to emphasise this. Ipsum Vinoteca is about great food and friends and families, coming together. Our aim is to provide the best possible setting for our guests; making them feel like they are at home.

My approach to food is simple; I learnt from my mum and grandma, using the very best local and seasonal ingredients. I play, create and transform food. Recipes are made to be rewritten and it’s the details which makes a dish memorable. But, keep it simple. This is my vision for the food we offer.

We are Italian, our culture and style is Italian and we are passionate. We blend our history, traditions, reinterpret classic dishes and make them ours. For us, cooking is a passion and this is reflected in our dishes.

Wine for me is as important as food; a great bottle of wine adds an extra dimension to the food, whilst a poor bottle can spoil it. Our wine list includes over 300 wines all from small Italian producers, small because they are passionate like we are and make great wines.

Ipsum Vinoteca is Andrea and Andrea is Ipsum Vinoteca, and for me, food and wine are experiences, discovery journeys, and nothing is left to chance, from the moment you step in.

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