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Gordon's Wine Bar

#134 of 17,866 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
Bar, British, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
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47 Villiers Street, London WC2N 6NE, England
+44 20 7930 1408
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a lovely place to visit for good wines and when you don't want a big sit down for a big meal but more a sharing platter. That said we still filled our plates with the salads and there was more than plenty!!! This makes it good for a pre-theatre meal though as quick service or for lunch when... More 

Thank Ema D
Orlando, Florida
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Gordon's Wine Bar is a great spot to enjoy a small plate of food and bottle of great wine. As you step down the stairs inside, you immediately are in another world from the hustle and bustle of London. The inside is cellar so it is dark and has low ceilings. Tables are hard to find but if you get... More 

Thank IndustrialWolf
Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Apparently the 'oldest' wine bar in London, by the looks of it you would have to agree. Set downstairs in what would of been an old cellar it certainly has an old charm about it. We would have loved to sit in the inside area but London was turning on some very hot weather when we were there, so we... More 

Thank kylebarratt
Las Vegas, Nevada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Do not miss this London landmark for lunch or pre theater glass of wine. Always busy so be prepared to stand! One by the bottle and huge selection, but go with their daily recommendations, never been disappointed. Come early and Saturday or Sunday for early lunch, local made cheeses, pates, bread and many other items are great value and quality....... More 

Thank sblv65
Nashville, Tennessee
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187 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You'd never find this gem if you didn't know where to look. It's set back from the road and hidden next to a park right off the embankment tube stop. It's the perfect place for an escape from the bustle of London and to grab a glass or bottle of wine while meeting a friend coming from the tube or... More 

Thank Christina C
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

19th Century wine bar with bartenders that know how to recommend wines! Great cheese plates as well! Pretty crowded - so recommend going in off peak hours!

Thank Harini S
Athens, Greece
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

...or outside a cave! Excellent choise for a loose night by the river. We had a very tasty red wine -recommended by the bartender- with a cheese "plateau", all of them excellent!!!

Thank ariadni2016
New York City, New York
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The house wine form the barrel was some of the best I've ever had. This place is a must go, and I can't wait to go back next time I am in London.

Thank Travel_and_Hedge
Madrid, Spain
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gordon's was extremely local and a cool find. The inside is seemingly inside of a cave, with great wine, cheese, and company. A perfect place to escape from the rain and enjoy some tapas. Perfect location!!

Thank Kmasonwoods
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of my favorite places in London! The wine bar is actually an old, underground cellar. Very cozy and a great wine selection.

Thank alissalowrey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 56
Bar, British, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Villiers Street, London WC2N 6NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighbourhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7930 1408

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Staying in Trafalgar Square / Embankment

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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