1707 - The Wine Bar

London-Mayfair

  • Wine
  • Great food
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May 11, 2018

Fortnum and Mason, the celebrated department store on Piccadilly, used to be the place to take your great aunt for afternoon tea. And it still is.

Fortnum and Mason, the celebrated department store on Piccadilly, used to be the place to take your great aunt for afternoon tea. And it still is. But, to mark their 300th anniversary (the store was founded in 1707, hence the name), F&M underwent a huge revamp and refit, part of which included the installation of this charming new wine bar.   Those wishing to follow up an afternoon’s shopping with a glass of something restorative can choose from a wine list made up of bottles sourced from the store’s own wine department, offered at a fixed mark up of £10. This way you can sample some top quality wine without denting your wallet as much as you might. The food, drawn from ingredients stocked in the famous food hall, is simple yet satisfying – good cheeses, smoked fish and salads – all impeccably English. The room is as elegant as you’d expect, with a vaulted ceiling, and the bar attracts an eclectic array of well-to-do gentlemen, ladies who lunch and curious tourists.

Main photo credits: Fortnum and mason official website

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