The 5 Best Wine Bars Mayfair in 2022
The area of Mayfair in London is one of the most quintessential places in the city that oozes the flair of London from times past. Devoid of large soulless tower blocks, Mayfair has retained its charm (and price tag) and makes for a wonderful area to explore.
The Mayfair wine bars are a world away from some of the swanky cocktail bars found in the area. Explore your way around this part of glamorous London, and find some new favourites to take home.
Comptoir Cafe & Wine
During the day, Comptoir is a delightful cafe that sits on the corner of Gilbert Street offering a fantastic space that invites conversation and must-try toastie. Seriously, their toasties are stellar.
And in the evenings, Comptoir Cafe & Wine is one of the loveliest Mayfair wine bars to pass a cosy night in. The decor of the exposed bricks marrying the traditional wooden shelves and counters utilise the small space with seating built into the counter. The large windows are some of the best seats in the house that overlook the streets of Mayfair.
It is however the basement of Comptoir Cafe & Wine that is the standout section of this incredible Mayfair wine bar. Lined floor to ceiling with shelves of wine bottles and sections that are temperature controlled, the cellar of Comptoir Mayfair hosts themed wine tastings each month with their inhouse sommelier.
There are several talks each month on various topics revolving around wine – from the differences of natural wines versus conventional wines, to underappreciated wine regions.
The wine cellar features over 1000 different bottles from all around the world to purchase and 30 wines by the glass on their menu.
Address: 21-22 Weighhouse St, London W1K 5LU, United Kingdom
Opening Hours: 9.30 am – 11.30 pm // Closed Sunday & Monday
Website: Comptoir Cafe & Wine
Brooks Mews Wine House
After a day of shopping around the stores near Claridges Hotel, you may be in search of a small glass of wine to ease you into the evening.
Brooks Mews Wine House is a newcomer to the Mayfair wine bar scene and has a superb selection of old world wines, as well as some rather interesting Californian wines.
Unlike several other wine bars in and around the area, Brooks Mews offers a far more relaxed atmosphere with tasty cheese boards, solid wine recommendations and cosy seating.
Address: 24 Brook’s Mews, London W1K 4EA, United Kingdom
Opening Hours: 12 – 9 pm // Closed Saturday & Sunday
Website: Brooks Mews Wine House
Antidote Wine Bar
Light, welcoming and specialising in natural wine, Antidote Wine Bar is one of the few wine bars in Mayfair that focuses on organic wines. They have a fantastic selection of low intervention wines that can be purchased by the glass or by bottle.
Antidote Wine Bar has a great selection of little bites to eat, as well as stellar charcuterie boards of meat and cheeses. For anyone interested in learning more about natural wines, Antidote Wine Bar offer a number of introductory wine tasting sessions that also includes a charcuterie board.
The wine shop on the first floor provides visitors with dozens of natural wines to choose from. An evening or late afternoon in Antidote Wine Bar is perfect for afterwork drinks or a good catch up with friends.
Address: 12A Newburgh St, Carnaby, London W1F 7RR, United Kingdom
Opening Hours: 12- 11pm // Closed Sunday
Website: Antidote Wine Bar
The Wine Bar at Fortnum & Mason
The Wine Bar at Fortnum & Mason is the perfect place to spend a Saturday afternoon resting your feet after pounding the floors above looking for gifts for others.
Treat yourself to a delicious glass (or bottle), sit back and enjoy this hidden Mayfair wine bar. And whilst you’re treating yourself, why not sample some Carlingford Lough Oysters, or some of the delicious small plates on their food menu.
The wine menu changes regularly and there is usually a wine of the month special available to try.
The Wine Bar at Fortnum & Mason is the perfect place in the cooler months, with November and December seeing a spike in visitors as they try and stay out of the damp London weather.
Address: Fortnum & Mason, Lower Ground Floor, 181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER, United Kingdom
Opening Hours: 12 pm – 7 pm
Website: The Wine Bar
Shepherd Market Wine House
The outdoor seating of Shepherd Market Wine House is always busy in the summers months, and even in the winter months when the owners improvise with covered awnings that allow its patrons to enjoy the heady London air and atmosphere.
What draws people time and time again to Shepherd Market Wine House is the knowledgeable staff and its congenial atmosphere that becomes apparent as soon as you open the door.
Spend an evening in this delightful Mayfair wine bar and you’ll be a repeat visitor in no time. This wine bar in Mayfair is small, but has a fantastic selection of wines available to purchase by the glass or bottle. The wine shop on site is extensive and staff are happy to provide recommendations.
Address: 21-23 Shepherd Market, London W1J 7PN, United Kingdom
Opening Hours: 12 – 11 pm // Hours vary on Sunday & Monday
Website: Shepherd Market Wine House
If in search of something more than one of the Mayfair wine bars, then check out the following establishments for cocktails, beers and of course wine.
Claridge’s Bar // The ultimate high-end cocktail bar in one of the most famous London hotels.
The Donovan Bar // Swanky hotel bar that oozes refinement.
Hakkasan Mayfair // Cocktails, dim sum and Michelin stars.
Windmill // Real ale and unbeatable pies.