Wine bar + shop

96 Rodney Road

London, SE17 1BG

Live Music
Dog Friendly 
Mon - Thu                   16:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun                       13:00 - 23:00
Wine Bar / Shop / Cafe
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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 

Iced Coffee

Rare Tea

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


Small Plates

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

Boozy Cheeseboard 

Crown & Queue Cured Meats


Seasonal Toasties

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

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We are a small and cozy space, therefore booking is advised -

020 7703 5570

Private Hire

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

Press enquires:
Stef Moorhouse at


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.

Wine Tastings

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.


Private Group Tastings

Planning a party, informal tasting with friends or corporate team event?  We've got the perfect package just for your wine tasting needs. 

More Info

2020 Jan - April Tasting Course

7 Sessions at £35 per head, looking into the scientific aspects of wine, understanding wine lists, what makes wine the way it is.  For beginners and experts alike.


View Course Dates  -  Book  -  E-mail to sign up

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

Photographs by Daniel Ogulewicz