15 of the best fine wine shops that do delivery in London

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Updated on 20 July 2021 • Written By Rosie Conroy

15 of the best fine wine shops that do delivery in London

While wine shops in London might be ten a penny – if you’ll pardon the overused saying – really, really good wine shops have traditionally been a little harder to find.

Sure, there are plenty of places to find good old plonk for a Thursday in front of the telly (cue us browsing the shelves in Sainsbury’s for the best reduction and the prettiest label), but what about somewhere special to source a few bottles of fine wine to impress a date with or share with friends? Thankfully, there’s a new breed of bottle shop in town, and it’s all stripped back décor and bottles decorated with trendy illustrative labels. These perfectly picturesque venues are commonly specialists in what they source and sell, so are great places to get advice and guidance on particular varieties or styles of wine.

Aside from these laidback, modern interpretations of wine shops which more of than not major in natural wines, there are also the iconic outlets of old which transport you to a time gone by. There’s certainly a time and a place for both old and new, but the allure of stepping back into the past and browsing shelves which have stood in place for hundreds of years is oddly satisfying.

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Many of the best wine shops in London are actually found within restaurants themselves, which could just happen to be why we have a soft spot for them we suppose. While there are of course some more traditional places to source bottles from on our list, there is also a good chunk of shops which are tucked away in the corner of a great eatery. One of our favourite things to do, and we hope you’ll join us in this, is to settle in for something to eat, try a few glasses of wine and then take a couple of the tried and tested bottles home with us, safe in the knowledge that we’ve bagged a couple of delicious drinks to enjoy at a later date.

We genuinely think heading into one of London’s best wine shops is preferential, so that you get the full experience of browsing the shelves and being able to ask the knowledgeable team any questions you have, but sometimes that’s not practical. Let’s all give thanks then for the beautiful service that is wine delivery in London. Yep, most of these fine wine shops will box up a few bottles and get them to your door in no time at all. Perfect for when you simply cannot muster the energy to move an inch come the weekend, or want to send a special gift to someone.

New Street Wine

What: Found in the Old Bengal Warehouse near Liverpool Street, New Street Wine specialises in rare bottles and unusual grape varieties. Visiting New Street Wine is as much about the experience as it is about the loot you’ll take home with you. Here, walls are lined with more than 500 different wines, and bottles are truly international with something for every palate and budget on offer. While bottles are listed at takeaway prices, if you’d like to pull up a pew and enjoy a glass on-site you simply need to add £8 corkage fee and the team will happily provide you with table service.
Where: 16 New Street, EC2M 4TR
Do they deliver? Yes, if you can’t make it in person there’s an online wine shop you can make full use of

Sakaya at Pantechnicon

What: Sake might not be the first place your mind goes when you’re thinking about hunting down a fine wine shop in London, but this fermented rice wine drink has gained cult-like status over the past decade and its popularity looks like it’s here to stay. To find some of the best sakes in the city, head to Pantechnicon. This trendy spot is a multi-faceted site with restaurants on different floors and a sweet sake and whisky shop at street level. Here you’ll find expert advice from the on-site team, as well as a roster of masterclasses to take part in too, should you fancy brushing up on your sake knowledge.
Where: 19 Motcomb Street, SW1X 8LB
Do they deliver? No, but there is a small selection of whiskies on Pantechnicon’s website

Slurp Wine

What: With just shy of 1000 different bottles, Slurp is a pretty substantial supplier and although it’s found slightly outside of London, we thought it had earned its place on the list regardless, thanks to its far-reaching range. Here you’ll find bottles that run between £6 and £300. The list is constantly rotating, so there’s typically something new to try each time you visit (although, getting through over 800 wines would be an impressive feat, even by the most avid oenophile). Bottles here are internationally sourced with almost all varieties covered. It’s the perfect spot if you’re unsure of what you’re after, as the team is knowledgeable.
Where: 2, Riverside, Tramway Road, Banbury OX16 5TU
Do they deliver? Yes, Slurp offers next day delivery

Hector's

What: Inspired by the cave à mangers of Paris and drinking holes of San Sebastian, Hector’s has been brought to life by Jimmy Stephenson, former GM and partner at Hill & Szrok. Here he has come up with a rota of mostly European wines which balance everything from natural bottles through to grower Champagnes. While you’re picking out your chosen wines to take home, you may as well get some R&R. For £15 corkage you can enjoy any bottle served tableside, and there’s a short menu of small plates on offer too, should you be peckish.
Where: 49A Ardleigh Road, N1 4HS
Do they deliver? Yes, you can order their wine online

Planque

What: Found under a pair of arches in Haggerston, Planque is more than your average bottle shop. This is a restaurant, wine bar and private members club all rolled into one. If you sign up to be part of the gang you’ll get exclusive access to cellar storage for your bottles as well as use of the private dining spaces and a members’ lounge. Even if you’re not ready to commit to a membership you can still shop from the range of natural and low-intervention wines, plus the restaurant is headed up by ex-Chiltern Firehouse chef Seb Myers.
Where: 323 Acton Mews, E8 4DN
Do they deliver? Not currently

Silver Lining

What: Claiming to be the UK’s first and dedicated skin contact and orange wine bar, Silver Lining is perfect for those who love the allure of this latest wine trend. Bottles range from rich and full-bodied through to light and bright. With bottles starting from under £15, this isn’t a pretentious place to source wines, but instead a great little local with lots of unusual and under-the-radar brands on offer. Irreverent staff with real world experience cut through the usual spiel served up at fine wine shops to bring straightforward and no-nonsense advice. Silver Lining also offers same day delivery in London, for when your orange wine craving hits and needs satiated fast.
Where: 13 Morning Lane, E9 6ND
Do they deliver? Yes, with a same day delivery service

Oeno House

What: Oeno House is one for serious wine-drinkers thanks to its collection of rare and luxury bottles that demand to be drunk with reverence. The high-tech interiors let you immediately know you’re playing with the big kids here, with specialist temperature-controlled glass cases and sweeping balconies overhead. There’s a welcoming terrace too, for trying a few glasses on site before you take away your spoils.
Where: The Royal Exchange, Unit 16-17, Cornhill, EC3V 3LL
Do they deliver? No

Others Wine

What: Michelin starred restaurant Leroy has its own dedicated bottle shop now, and it’s one to add to your list immediately in our not so humble opinion. Categorising their wines into Fun, Serious and Rare lists, the team here have a playful approach to their craft and take nothing too earnestly. Preference has been given to what’s inside the bottle, rather than the fancy labels which have become commonplace in trendy wine shops. Using a network of 30+ importers Others Wine have created an environment like no other, with a loyal following and an excellent offering that sells both classic and natural wines.
Where: Unit GF1, 221 Grove Road, E3 5SN
Do they deliver? Yes

Crispin

What: What started out as a trendy east London restaurant has now established itself as a major player on the wine bar scene in the heart of Soho. While both the original Crispin and the latter Bar Crispin have built up a cult fanbase, their online wine shop sometimes goes under the radar. Here you can find many of the wines from the restaurants themselves, and there are various wine subscriptions you can sign up for, which start at just £55. Being a member of the subscription club allows you access to a curated box of sommelier-chosen natural wine bottles each fortnight or month.
Where: Pavilion on The Corner, White's Row, E1 7NF
Do they deliver? Yes

New Breed

What: Run by friends Neil Datta and Mikey O’Kane, New Breed Bottle Shop carefully curates its offering to bring a honed selection of natural, biodynamic, and low-intervention wines to the market. Alongside these more unusual brands the pair have also worked hard to include a small selection of classic bottles from independent and family vineyards. One of the appeals of the New Breed Bottle Shop is their popular subscription services. These fun deliveries include either three or six bottles (for £50 or £1000 respectively) and make a great gift for those type of friends who have everything.
Where: 287 High Road, Loughton, IG10 1AH
Do they deliver? Yes

Berry Bros. & Rudd

What: Holding the accolade of Britain’s oldest wine shop, the experience at Berry Bros. & Rudd feels like you’re stepping back in time (they have had a shop on this spot since 1698, no less). Along with their historic clout, Berry Bros. & Rudd also hold two royal warrants and are specialists in rare and fine wines, as well as having a list of their own house-label wine – which is really very good. With in-house Masters of Wine and top-quality customer service in store, shopping here is just about as sophisticated as it gets for a fine wine shop in London. If you’re unable to make it in person, the online shop is always open, which lists more than 5000 bottles.
Where: 3 Pall Mall, St. James's, SW1Y 5HZ
Do they deliver? Yes

Quality Wines

What: The sister site to Quality Chop House, Quality Wine serves up some of the best-selling wines from its sibling restaurant. This small corner site has counter seating and a cosy vibe, with walls lined in shelving for floor to ceiling bottle appreciation. While you’re grabbing a couple of new wines, you may as well stay for a bite to eat. The weekly menu is a handful of small sharing plates like clam and fennel risotto or platters of cheese and charcuterie.
Where: 88 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3EA
Do they deliver? Yes

Hedonism Wines

What: Hedonism Wines caused quite the stir when they came to the scene, bringing to Mayfair an absolutely enormous cellar of fine wines. Their boutique even houses a kids’ play area where you can leave little ones to be entertained while you browse the offering, if that isn’t service, we don’t know what is. Famously, Hedonism Wines supply many of London’s top restaurants, including nearby Michelin starred restaurant Hide. Despite reams of high-end, luxurious bottles on their books, Hedonism Wines also have a good selection under £30, and the team really know their stuff too – so it’s a great spot to get a little extra help should you need it.
Where: 3-7 Davies Street, W1K 3LD
Do they deliver? Yes

The Laundry

What: The Laundry in Brixton is primarily a restaurant which specialises in modern iterations of comfort food classics, but it also has a small wine shop for guests to browse and takeaway from. If you’re stopping in for a bite to eat as well as buying a few bottles, don’t miss the sausage rolls – they’re homemade and packed with wonderfully spiced meat surrounded by the flakiest pastry.
Where: 374 Coldharbour Lane, SW9 8PL
Do they deliver? No

Amathus

What: With a smattering of shops across the south of England (with five in London alone) Amathus is one of the more large-scale operations in our round up and has been doing its thing since 1978. With the scale you also get choice, so expect hundreds upon hundreds of bottles to choose from. Luckily help is always on hand from the friendly and knowledgeable staff, and should you require it there’s free local delivery too.
Where: Soho, Shoreditch, The City, South Kensington, and Muswell Hill
Do they deliver? Yes

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