Hamish Anderson’s Top 5 Wine Bars In London

Hamish Anderson, CEO of Tate Food and Drink, shares his top 5 wine bars in London.


Albertine. Hamish says, ‘I have been drinking here since 1997. Although it has just had a revamp, its ethos remains the same. A cracking list of interesting wines.’

Albertine, 1 Wood Lane, W12 7DP


Terroirs. Hamish says, ‘this is my pre-theatre venue of choice, a brilliant collection of drinks and rustic French food.’

Terroirs, 5 William IV Street, WC2N 4DN

Wine Rooms

Wine Rooms. Hamish says, ‘there are multiple sites and all have the rather dangerous enomatic wine machines allowing you to sample a huge range of wines – it’s easy to rack up a bill.’

Wine Rooms, 111–115 Hammersmith Grove, W6 0NQ; 871–873 Fulham Road, SW6 5HP; 127–129 Kensington Church Street, W8 7LP

Fortnum and Mason

Fortnum and Mason Wine Bar. Hamish says, ‘fabulous surroundings but the real draw is the modest £15 corkage fee for any bottle bought from the shop – they have a brilliant range.’

Fortnum and Mason Wine Bar, Lower Ground Floor, Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, W1A 1ER

Andrew Edmunds

Andrew Edmunds. Hamish says, ‘from mid-afternoon, you can prop up the bar and indulge in one of London’s great restaurant wine lists.’

Andrew Edmunds, 46 Lexington Street, W1F 0LP