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Il Bordello

#449 of 17,879 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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East End / East London
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81 Wapping High Street, London E1W 2YN, England
+44 (0)20 7481 9950
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:15 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 214
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Italian Food in London,

I've recently been to Il Bordello with my husband and we both loved it. We've ordered the Ravioli al Funghi Porcini and the Pizza Americana. We didn't know what was better as both was unbelievably delicious. The service was also very nice and attentive. A big thank you to Il Bordello and I can't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

I've recently been to Il Bordello with my husband and we both loved it. We've ordered the Ravioli al Funghi Porcini and the Pizza Americana. We didn't know what was better as both was unbelievably delicious. The service was also very nice and attentive. A big thank you to Il Bordello and I can't wait to come back soon!

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

The best Italian food, everything from the pasta, pizza, meat and fish dishes are amazing, I love the Veal Milanaise its my favourite.. The service is really good, excellent value for money. The place is always busy so make sure you book before you go.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

The food here is fantastic but what's more...plentiful! I first herd of this place through a colleague and then read some reviews on here about it so decided to give it a go. Been there four times now and every time I walk away looking forward to the next. I have come with my other half and taken clients all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Il bordello as got to be the best Italian around. Me and my family love it here. The prices are reasonable and the portions are BIG so u never leave hungry. The waiters are all lovely. Best place Around.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Lovely restaurant and a great place if you want to enjoy your food! I bit noisy given that the place is always full, but I would still always go to this place as the food is really good and lots of choices! The portions are really big too - we ordered one starter and two main courses and we were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

a true gem in Wapping, great food and excellent service the spaghetti meatballs is an instant classic - generous portion of pasta and meat, with cubes of mozzarella melted to perfection

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Lovely restaurant in Wapping. The menu has a huge selection from pasta, to meat and fish. The portions are massive and you do not need a starter eat, we shared 4 between 7 and it was perfect. The restaurant has a great busy atmosphere about it and it was clearly very popular. The staff are very friendly and attentive. Not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

When I eat out, Italian isn't normally a cuisine I pick; it tends to be fairly basic, with dishes falling into a few strict categories. I was told about Il Bordello by a number of people who had been, and nobody had a bad word to say about it. My girlfriend and I booked up with another couple and visited... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Visited as part of a party of six on the recommendation of another member of the group. Initially I was sceptical that a restaurant serving this now gentrified section of the Thames with its £2Million plus penthouse flats in the surrounding rennovated Wharf buildings would not be pretentious and over priced. Very glad to report , far from it. An... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Me andy partner have been here three times and my parent and other family members always go!! This is my favourite restraint and always will be it's situated in the quiet party of wappkng very authentic and couldn't ask for better service the waiters are outstanding and the food is stunning very reasonable prices always packed out must ring to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 81 Wapping High Street, London E1W 2YN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > East End / East London
  • Neighborhood: East End / East London
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7481 9950

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 80 - 80
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?