Fortnum & Mason - Wine Bar
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.
I’ve been here on a number of occasions and was really disappointed with the service on Friday.
Waiting over 15 minutes to get served a glass of wine is unacceptable. We could see the glasses waiting at the bar, but serving staff very disorganised.
Another lovely lunch but sadly the bar is so busy due to Christmas shoppers. You must book in advance for a lunchtime slot.
Very good as usual
Our table was booked for 1230. On entering the Wine Bar we were taken to our table immediately. The restaurant was very very busy and there was a real buzz about the place. Our order was taken very quickly and the two glasses of wine we ordered were brought to us within 5 minutes. That was the only good thing about the service during our visit. Twenty minutes wait for food after the wine. Was served. We were never informed when our order was taken that there would be a wait for food nor did our server attempt to let us know about this during the waiting time. We ordered three items - Artisan bread and tapenade,duck terrine and a piece of Lanark blue cheese and crackers. The bread duly arrived after 20 minutes but not the other two items! After the bread was finished we then waited another 20 minutes for the other 2 items to arrive. When we asked the server she did apologise and within minutes the other items appeared. They then also tried to bring out another portion of the Arisan bread and we informed the waiter that we had already received that part of the order,which he duly apologised for and took away. During our visit I witnessed wrong orders being taken to customers and customers not receiving the correct orders. In my opinion the poor staff were run off their feet as the place was far too busy and they could not cope with the volume of customers they had. Our server apologised to us for the delay in receiving our food when we asked for our bill which was decent of her,but if a restaurant cannot cope with the volume of customers then surely the management should have stepped in and perhaps put a cap on the amount of customers they would let in at a given point. I have used the Wine Bar on several occasions and have always found everything to be spot on. Not on this occasion. We were very disappointed.
Great atmosphere, lovely wine selection and the food is on point to compliment the wine. The smoked salmon is a must!
We have visited on several occasions and always like what is offered and the way in which it is done.
It was lovely in every way. The only thing that would have made it even better would have been much quieter, less insistent background music. Thank you to all staff involved.
Always a good stopping off place after a hard day. Wines are good quality and staff are friendly and knowledgeable.
Food was great and a really nice setting, but service was a bit lacking. We really didn’t like being told we were too early arriving at 11.57 for a 12.00 booking.
First time here. A nice bar to have a drink. Would go back.
This is the second time we have visited the wine bar for a birthday celebration. It didn't disappoint, it was fabulous. The service is excellent, the food is amazing. It's small ish so intimate but busy enough that it was a good atmosphere. I think the best thing we have learned form this second visit is that it isn't just a treat or celebration place, its reasonably priced enough that you can get amazing food and a glass of wine for not a lot at all - probably no more then you'd spend elsewhere. We love the style of small plates and just ordering 6/7 and sharing - its perfectly relaxed and casual but with a sense of decadence all wrapped in to one. We love it - you have to try it!
A great place to enjoy a fine bottle of wine and a charcuterie and cheese platter. Great service and a fine setting. Really enjoyed the time we spent here and will definitely return in the future. Will also make sure we're commend this place to our friends and family.
Power cut and closed so very inconvenient to find another venue for pre event drink. Why no back up generator?
Very disappointed travelled from the North West for 50th celebration. Arrived at Fortnums to be told it was shut due to power cut.
No telephone call to try and stop us traveling to the venue. I accept problems happen but when booking telephone number is given so at the very least you would expect someone to try and call you.
Always excellent. Superb food and wine. Ask for advice on wine and you will be treated to the best wines, with a full explanation of where they are produced. The staff may have the knowledge but it is shared in a friendly and unstuffy way. The best place in London to chill over a glass of wine. So good I visited the next day.
Excellent in all respects. Thoroughly enjoyable evening.
Very enjoyable hour and half with a wine flight each and a tray of cheese. Lovely!
We arrived 20 mins late, but our table was still available, staff were amazing and nothing was too much trouble
Excellent service and great quality food and drink as always.
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.
As always a great gem within Fortnum & Mason, the service and quality of choice was good.
Wonderful place to while away a couple of hours
Amazing wine list!
Perfect food xx
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.
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.
I was touched by the kindness of the staff. The food was perfect. I want to come back.
My favourite spot in central London to grab a glass of wine. Vast selection by the glass and lovely atmosphere
Good location, choice and service in a central location. Background music a little louder than it needed to be - otherwise a pleasant evening.
Food could of been hotter but overall really good experience.
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.
Excellent service and delicious food, although our deserts were barely warm, would have liked them piping hot.
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.
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.
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
We had a very enjoyable pre-concert supper, food was excellent!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Fantastic food, drink and service