Pall Mall Fine Wine 1

6-8 Royal Opera Arcade , London, SW1Y 1UY

  • Pall Mall Fine Wine London St James s wine bar shop
  • Pall Mall Fine Wine London St James s wine bar shop

SquareMeal Review of Pall Mall Fine Wine

The Royal Opera Arcade – completed in 1818 and held to be the world’s oldest existing purpose-built shopping centre -– has since 2013 been home to this cute claret-tone indie wine bar and off-licence. The arcade’s venerable architect, John Nash, would doubtless be familiar with many of the bar’s wines (from £5 per glass, £20 a bottle): Burgundy and Bordeaux being as popular now as in Regency times. He wouldn’t, though, have encountered other labels on a list that straddles the globe: Artemis from Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, for instance (a keenly priced blackberry, blackcurrant and liquorice Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon) or Ferrous Kooyong (an Aussie Pinot Noir). Nor would Nash be au fait with the current fashion for Prosecco rather than Champagne – both of which appear here. Cheese and charcuterie, wine-tun tables, a piano and a gramophone, knowledgeable staff, and tables in the arcade add to the bar’s considerable appeal. 

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Piccadilly Circus Tube Station 274m

Leicester Square Tube Station 510m


Address: 6-8 Royal Opera Arcade , London SW1Y 1UY

Area: St. James's

Opening times

Mon 12N-8.30pm Tues-Fri 11am-11pm Sat 2pm-8pm

Nearby Landmarks

Pall Mall 113m

Apollo West End 132m


Telephone: 020 7321 2524


Cuisine: Wine Bars

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