Fortnum & Mason - Wine Bar

4.5
551 reviews
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  • Notable Wine List
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  • Lunch
Our intimate Wine Bar is a hidden gem, nestled within our famous Food Hall on the lower ground floor.

The Wine Bar boasts an extensive wine list made up of a choice of 107 wines by the glass.

Spoilt for choice with wine flights, food pairing, charcuterie, an amazing cheese board & freshly shucked oysters this is the decadent spot to catch up with friends or loved ones.
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b
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived 20 mins late, but our table was still available, staff were amazing and nothing was too much trouble

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GB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and great quality food and drink as always.

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MB
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyable experience. Excellent service and food was delicious.
We ordered the mini cheeseburgers with artisan bread & olive tapenade plus a selection of cheeses.
Atmosphere early evening (17.30) was lively but not too noisy.
Good selection of drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic . We especially liked the sparking tea.
Will definitely visit again. Highly recommended.

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CB
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a great gem within Fortnum & Mason, the service and quality of choice was good.

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HM
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to while away a couple of hours
Amazing wine list!
Perfect food xx

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CM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I would normally have given Fortnum's wine bar five stars but on my last visit it did not maintain the normal five star quality, which was a pity as I had a guest. The food was good but not excellent like previous times and the ambience was quiet rather than the buzzy atmosphere it usually enjoys. May be because we were there at lunchtime.
A great place on a good day when everything is operating at its best.

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MC
London
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a treat for our wedding anniversary to visit the wine bar. The staff were friendly, polite and knowledgeable, they were the perfect hosts from the moment we arrived. Their recommendations for wine and food were superb, my wife thoroughly enjoyed her glass(es) of Muscadet. Great touch with the piece of cake too , made our visit very special. Thank you for looking after us do well.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was touched by the kindness of the staff. The food was perfect. I want to come back.

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e
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite spot in central London to grab a glass of wine. Vast selection by the glass and lovely atmosphere

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SV
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good location, choice and service in a central location. Background music a little louder than it needed to be - otherwise a pleasant evening.

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FT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Food could of been hotter but overall really good experience.

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PB
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely table and very attentive service . Unfortunately the noise levels from other tables were really high and it was difficult to have a conversation. The wine and food were really good especially the mini burgers and the artisan bread.

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JW
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food, although our deserts were barely warm, would have liked them piping hot.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

We have been visiting this bar for years and love the ambiance, however, the service is not up to the usual standard.
Made a reservation and for the third time the staff were unaware of this booking. Their on line system clearly showed the booking. I wonder why Fortnum even bother offering this service.
The manager did apologise and tried very hard to assist us thereafter but it was once more both disappointing and unprofessional.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It is always a true delight to return to Fortnum's Wine Bar. The attention and service is outstanding, and the wine selection is very good indeed. I miss the dressed crab on the meny, which was sublime and a perfect match with a glass of Puligny-Montrachet.

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CW
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited the wine bar on a busy Saturday afternoon and had a really lovely glass of white wine (Fortnums Marlborough White) and shared some delicious oysters with a friend. Service fast and atmosphere was classy and chiq

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BC
Surrey
12 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable pre-concert supper, food was excellent!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, yummy food, selected some amazing cheese for us to sample. The wine flight was a great idea, I would have liked to see an Australian/New Zealand selection.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A lovely visit. We were treated impeccably from the start and the lovely team acquiesced to my demands to provide a short message to my girlfriend for her anniversary.

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PE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place.

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EW
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

My husband and I shopped and planned reservations for oysters and champagne. They had no oysters that day and really nothing else on the menu of any interest. Very disappointing. Wish we had gone to Harrods.

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AM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

My first visit on recommendation from friends. Took my sister in law for her 40th birthday and we were greeted with a glass each of pink fizz which was a wonderful touch! We had a wine flight each which was lovely and it was a great way to spend an afternoon. Thanks F&M!

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p
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, drink and service

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely little area in the basement to get away from it all for a couple of quiet drinks and a snack.

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CM
London
9 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I enjoyed a very pleasant lunch at the Wine Bar earlier this week. My friend and I shared a Parma ham with pickled figs dish and an avocado dip, both of which were tasty. The wine list is very good indeed and our favourites were the sparkling and Bacchus wines from Camel Valley vineyard in Cornwall. It's a very convenient stop off if you're enjoyi g a day's shopping or sightseeing in the city.

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P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We always visit F&M when in London and decided to eat in the Wine Bar rather than go to a rather swish and expensive restaurant nearby. We weren't disappointed. Great service from the staff, in particular Alice from Lyon who was charming. Food - perfect for what we wanted - the crab rillettes and the trio of smoked salmon backed up by a very nice white wine made a simple snack so much more. Great ambience and not too expensive. Wasn't cheap but you get what you pay for. As always we shall be back again later in the year. Thank you F&M. Never change.

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PM
Leicestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent for special occasions, not cheap but worth it.

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CL
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Excellent service and recommendations from our server. Bright and bubbly. Good atmosphere and great surroundings

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Twice in 2 visits the bill was wrong as additional drinks had been added. Apart from that great as always.

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BC
Surrey
12 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

Very disappointed with this visit to Fortnums wine bar. Artisan Breads were not very fresh.
Pasta was dry and sauce was congealed when served as though it had been sitting in an oven..not freshly cooked. We will try the wine bar again but will leave it for a while!

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OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of wines, cheeses and charcuterie. Relaxed and very enjoyable

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LM
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to be in almost all occasions, the service is excellence with friendly staff, and the chef is exceptionally creative.

We totally recommend F&M and the Wine bar. Try and See to know the experience !

F&M is not just a luxury store it is an Experience !!

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RW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a lovely pre-Christmas catch-up over with wine and cheese here. The staff were generally very attentive and the food and wine recommendations were excellent. We were, however, disappointed in the ambience, especially towards the end of our visit - there were not many customers and in the last hour before closing staff were busily cleaning, etc the bar area & quite noisily too. I think the lights were even turned up for the last hour too which spoiled the atmosphere and made it feel like we were a bit of an inconvenience even though we were still eating/drinking... a bit frustrating!

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S
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really the best smoked salmon I have ever had! Lemon wrapped in muslin which was a great idea. Really nice Pouilly-Fumé. Not cheap but certainly not hugely expensive either. Small but delicious portions. Had a lovely time!

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for a drink with a friend . Very nice . Happily visit again

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RH
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Been going here as a pre-Xmas treat for years and it never disappoints. Pricey, but oh so, so good. Bar snacks excellent. Especially love the rarebits. Smoked salmon trio is sublime. Wines are splendid. Fernandez barman is a great fun character, but service was slow because they were very busy - as they're always busy in the run up to Xmas it's caused by understaffing.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks venue

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TD
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good table, great choice of wine and fantastic service. Food portions very small but very tasty! Recommend booking table in advance to guarantee a table which we did. Will definitely go again.

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KJ
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely reprieve from busy London, outstanding service a quiet reprieve

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L
Essex
22 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Received a warm and friendly welcome and was asked which type of table we preferred. Ordered two bottles of wine and some nibbles. Wine came quite quickly, but we had to ask where our food was. Apparently they had run out and there was only one portion of cheese straws left! At 18.30? Really? So we had one cheese straw each! As we were moving on, it didn’t matter, but it’s not really good enough for a place like this. However, it didn’t spoil our evening and I would definitely return

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