Wine bar + shop
96 Rodney Road
London, SE17 1BG
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 13:00 - 23:00
Wine Bar / Shop / Cafe
Diogenes the Dog is an independent wine bar + shop & cafe bringing to the table some of the undiscovered wines of the world, with hospitality at the forefront, and simplicity as an ethos.
Diogenes the Dog was one of the founders of the philosophy of Cynicism, and it is with this inquisitive nature we approach our wines. Chosen by owner Sunny Hodge, the wines featured on the rotating list are selected based on his personal connections with the winemakers, meaning that 40% of the wines are imported directly from producers.
Most wines by the glass
[Sample menu below as lists change weekly]
Phermento Lambrusco, Medici Ermete, Modena - Italy
Can Sumoi Ancestral Sumoll, Francesc Escala, Penedes – Spain
Cremant de Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Domaine de Deliance, Givry - France
Blanc de Noir NV Pinot Noir, Ancre Hill, Monmouth - Wales
Orange + Rosé
J. Osicka Pinot Gris ‘15 Pinot Gris, Jaroslav Osicka, Moravia - Czech
The “Mix Up” Bacchus/ Ortega, Black Book Winery, London – (SW8)
Semilllon ‘17 Semillon, Geyer Wine Co, Barossa Valley - Australia
“Le Rose” Saignée Xinomavro, Ktima Ligas, Pella – Greece
Camaleao Sauvignon Blanc, João Cabral Almeida, Lisbon/ Vinho Verde - Portugal
No.3 Colombard/ Ugni Blanc, UBY, Côtes de Gascogne - France
Hibernal ’17 Hibernal, Winnica Turnau, Baniewice - Poland
Messina Blanc de Bois, Messina Hof, Texas -USA
Renegade Chardonnay, Renegade, London (E2) – UK
Giornata Fiano Fiano, Giornata, Paso Robles – USA
Bens Reserve Boretice Pinot Noir, Stapleton & Springer, Moravia - Czech
Cabernet ’17 Cabernet Sauvignon, Winnica Turnau, Baniewice - Poland
Zorzal ‘Eggo’ Franco Cabernet Franc, Michelini Brothers, Mendoza - Argentina
Rongzi Red 2014 Marselan/ Cabernet Bouquet, Rongzi, Shanxi Province - China
Messina Malbec Malbec, Messina Hof, Texas -USA
Vale das Eguas Alicante B./ Touriga/ Syrah, Herdade do Cebolal, Setubal - Portugal
Fortified + Sweet
Porto Tónico Khron Lagrina white port & Premium Mediterranean Tonic
Frisky Porto Khron Lagrina white port sided with Cold Press Apple Juice
Malamado Port Style Malbec, Zuccardi, Mendoza - Argentina
Szlachetny Zbior Botrytised Solaris, Baniewice - Poland
Coffee & Cannolo
Hot Coco Chocolatier
Organic Cold Press Juice Blends
Pre 6PM Menu
Terrine & eggs on sourdough
Toasted off-cuts on focaccia
Spiced pork & eggs in a focaccia bap
Rocket salad with blue cheese & balsamic
Burratina & sundried tomatoes on rocket
Honey & pork belly bacon on toast
Bread + Oil
Burrata with Genovese Pesto
East Street Pickles
Simple Rocket Salad
Smoked Scamorza with sundried tomatoes, drizzled with wild honey
Terrine of the Week
Anchovy fillets with crumbled blue cheese, and pane carasau flakes
Cured "Secreto 07" Belgian Ribeye – per 50g served with pickled onion wedges
Crown & Queue Cured Meats
Wine Matured 3 Cheeses on Sourdough with Burnt Salami Bits
Blue Cheese melted on Sourdough, smashed pear and sundried tomato
Burrata spread on focaccia served with red pesto and capers
We are a small and cozy space, therefore booking is advised -
We would love to host your events and celebrations, do peruse the details below. Bespoke events and can be tailored to your needs, call in or follow the booking enquiry link on the right.
Click here for more details.
For a preview look at the space, here is our VR link.
Stef Moorhouse at firstname.lastname@example.org
Barrel & Blues - Every Tuesday
From 7pm - 9pm, we will be hosting the sounds of the electric duplet of guitar marvels Artie and Jake Zaitz, to present a unique take on a jazz songbook, exploring carefully selected familiar and obscure works. Free, but book your table here.
We hold structured tastings every Wednesday. Covering seven different topics around the science of wine.
£35 per session, buy your ticket here, or at the door.
LGBT Friendly Socials
Monthly Sunday socials in the cellar. An opportunity to meet the neighbors and a great excuse to grab a glass of something at your favorite local wine bar! No entry fee.
Bespoke Wedding + Event Packages
We can put together and deliver the perfect wine selection for those extra special events.
- Min. 60 mix bottle order for a 5-10% retail discount
- Delivery to anywhere in London for £20
- Free collection and refund of up to half the initial purchase of any un-opened wine! Enquire here