The Wine Bar at Fortnum & Mason

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Fortnum & Mason’s wine bar – a smart timbered cabana – is further reason to visit this venerable emporium’s positively edible food halls.  Discover this hidden gem in the lower ground floor of the Piccadilly store, offering a wide selection of wines and a complementary food menu. Being concealed inside the store, the space gives off a speakeasy ambience with the beautiful white brick archway ceiling and the striking central bar. The ceiling feature, together with the light woods and woven fabric chairs helps to brighten up the bar area, making for a luxurious underground drinking haunt.     

Open daily from midday, guest can either choose to dine at tables or at the exquisite black marbled bar on high barstools. Gaze upon the wide selection of wines in the chilled cellar behind the bar while nibbling on charcuterie or cheeses and feel glamorous with a glass of vino in hand.

Look for the Champagne of the month or choose any bottle of wine from an impressive range and pay just £15 corkage: around £50 secures a lush own-label Bordeaux, while a slightly larger outlay brings a beefy Barolo 2013 or an Aussie Chardonnay from the Yarra Valley. Alternatively, try regional wines in flights of three to go with something small from the cheese bar including Cropwell Bishop Stilton and the Spanish Rey Silo Massimo, rock oysters with a choice of vinaigrettes, caviar, Ibérico ham and suchlike.

Otherwise, bar snacks such as parmesan cheese straws and tempura purple sprouting broccoli are great options. If you’re looking for something larger, choose a plate of steak tartare, or Fortnum’s selection of three cheeses and two charcuterie platter. The pasta of the day is also available during the week and served with a glass of Italian wine.

Cocktails include the fizzy Hunter-Gatherer with nettle cordial, rose pouchong tea, cranberry bitters and topped with sparkling wine, and a Negroni selection with the Earl Grey infused Lady Marmalade, while the dress code “leans towards elegance” – this is Piccadilly not Palma Nova, after all.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cheese, Wine Bars
Dark and moody, Luxury, Romantic
Food Occasions
All day dining
Special Features
Counter dining
Food Hygiene Rating

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Location for The Wine Bar at Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, London, London, W1A 1ER

020 7734 8040


Opening Times

All day
Mon 12:00-21:00
Tue 12:00-21:00
Wed 12:00-21:00
Thu 12:00-21:00
Fri 12:00-21:00
Sat 12:00-21:00
Sun 12:00-17:00

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