Skip site navigation and jump to page content

The Cloudy Bay Wine Bar at the Royal Albert Hall

19 October, 2011

On 1st October, the curtain rose on the new Cloudy Bay Wine Bar at the Royal Albert Hall in London.  The Cloudy Bay Wine Bar, situated on the Second Tier (Door 3), serves a fabulous selection of wines and a complementary menu of delicious seafood dishes.  Open two hours prior to performances, the Cloudy Bay Wine Bar offers guests of the Royal Albert Hall a unique luxury pre-show aperitif and light-dining experience. It will also very occasionally be open post-show.

Nick Lane, Winemaker at Cloudy Bay added, “Cloudy Bay is all about pioneering spirit and the history, architecture combined with the fusion of world renowned acts both old and new, fits very well with our philosophy. The Cloudy Bay Wine Bar at the Royal Albert Hall offers UK customers a slice of New Zealand and a perfect setting to showcase the Cloudy Bay portfolio with a delicious selection of food and wine pairings to an audience of culture loving urbanites.”

Michelle Aland, Head of Sponsorship and Corporate Partnerships at the Royal Albert Hall said: “The Royal Albert Hall prides itself as a world class brand and associates with partners of similar values. We are delighted to collaborate with Cloudy Bay on this bespoke bar at the Royal Albert Hall which pairs both internationally renowned brands, with emphasis on quality and innovation, with a deluxe seafood offering from "Rhubarb" Food Design to add another dimension to our visitor’s exceptional show experience.”



Date: October 2011

For further information, please contact:

Sally Bishop or Naomi Broadfoot at Relish PR; 07791 843 258

For information on the Royal Albert Hall please contact Sean Carrigan 020 7589 8212

Notes to Editors:

About Cloudy Bay:
Created in 1985 at the northern end of New Zealand’s South Island, Cloudy Bay was one of the first five established wineries in Marlborough and quickly became recognised as a benchmark producer of New Zealand wines.

About the Royal Albert Hall:
The Royal Albert Hall is the world’s most famous stage. Its breathtaking auditorium hosts over 370 shows a year by the world’s greatest artists. The magical atmosphere combined with inspired artists creates legendary events.  Opened in 1871 as part of Prince Albert’s vision for a centre for the Arts and Sciences, and a registered charity operating without public funding, it remains true to his founding ambitions within a modern context.
Extending the brand with over 120 events outside the auditorium, the Hall has broadened its appeal to younger, diverse audiences whilst still engaging its existing customers. It also works extensively with schools and young people through its Education programme, reaching over 30,000 participants each year.
For more information, please visit

Wines available by the glass and bottle

Cloudy Bay Pelorus NV
Cloudy Bay Pelorus 2006
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2010/11
Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2008
Cloudy Bay Te Koko 2008
Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2008

Food Pairings

Smoked mackerel pate Melba toast
- wine recommendation: Cloudy Bay Te Koko 2007

Potted shrimps, lobster butter cucumber salad, watercress and Melba toast-
- wine recommendation: Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2008

Cocktail of prawns and crayfish tails bloody Mary crème fraîche
- wine recommendation: Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Gravadlax cucumber salad, sweet mustard and dill dressing
- wine recommendation: Cloudy Bay Te Koko 2007

John Ross smoked salmon brown bread and butter
- wine recommendation: Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2008

Contact Us

For press enquiries, please contact:

Press Executive

Rick Burin
020 7959 0531

Marketing Executive

Ellen Morgan
020 7959 0500 Ext 3004

Senior Marketing and Press Manager

Jessica Silvester
020 7959 0510

feature pic 1

Press Mailing List

Receive our monthly press listing directly to your inbox.

Learn More

feature pic 2

Media Resources

Download images, videos and audio clips here.

Learn More