The Perfect Spot – Shepherd Market Wine House

Mustard marks the spot with a splash of lime, you sort of can’t miss it – although it’s beautifully tucked away in London’s much-loved and historic haven, Shepherd Market, Mayfair.
Shepherd market wine house

Shepherd Market Wine House

It’s worth going to just for the pleasure of the Coravin ‘needle-through-the-cork system’ – much less painful and far more pleasurable than any other needle procedures we’ve had.
Coravin at Sheperd Market Wine House

magic needle

Everything slows down in this pretty labyrinth of olde world alleys which also contains L’Autre, a remarkable Polish-Mexican fusion bistro.

Shepherd Market Wine House interior

crafted inside and out

Shepherd Market Wine House is sister to Pall Mall Fine Wine and London Beer House – also tucked away nearby in the Royal Opera Arcade in St James’s – and they are all buzzing. This place is proof that the wine bar is coming back – a further look around London confirms this, with top end 67 Pall Mall to fun and interesting 68 and Boston.

Along with the wines, nibbles – including superb tapas platters with delicious Comte cheese and huge windows make this a perfect spot for people watching.

The Perfect Spot – Shepherd Market Wine House

Look! the cheese!

Heading up the Shepherd Market Wine House team is sommelier, Ben Van de Meutter who proposes an eclectic selection of wines from around the world ready for drinking immediately. The list is has around  20 wines, including sparkling and Champagne, served by the glass from £6 to £10 and bottles from £30 to £250 – top end is the Montrachet.

Ben Van de Meutter

Ben Van de Meutter

Ground floor is a wine shop with a tasting area and seating for 16 to 18 and downstairs there’s an intimate semi-private tasting room for 8 alongside a seating area for 12 – 14 in the cellar. There is a no reservations policy for tables, however, the downstairs spaces are available for private hire.


Shepherd Market Wine House

seating area for 12 – 14 in the cellar

There’s even a very reasonable £10 lunch deal for a hot sandwich and a glass of wine.

If there was an English Toulouse-Lautrec he would be painting the faces and soaking up the atmosphere here.

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Opening Times:

Monday–Saturday 11am–11pm  / Sundays 12noon–10pm

Address: 21-23 Shepherd Market, London, W1J 7PN

Tel: 0207 499 8555


Closest tube station: Green Park

Read the history of Shepherd Market here

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