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Il Bordello

#411 of 17,154 Restaurants in London
#445 of 18,034 Places to Eat 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
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 222
    Excellent
  • 99
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 14
    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
Birthday Celebration!

Our first visit yesterday and won't be our last. The food was so good! Wonderfully presented, fresh and large portions, and the service was impeccable without being intrusive. The choice of food on the menu was amazing and can't wait to go again!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Lesley H
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Entertaining clients
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373 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Our first visit yesterday and won't be our last. The food was so good! Wonderfully presented, fresh and large portions, and the service was impeccable without being intrusive. The choice of food on the menu was amazing and can't wait to go again!

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I've been here a few times and cherish it as a local gem. The service is always very good and the all-male waiters make you feel like you are a part of their family. The portions are huge and delicious and you will leave stuffed and swearing to come back. The price is good for the food and service you... More 

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New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Gorgeous fresh Italian food - some of the best I have ever tasted. The homemade desserts are absolutely gorgeous. The restaurant itself is cramped with tables close together. Service can be hit and miss. Worth it for the food!

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Minster on Sea
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108 reviews 108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This was a chance restaurant, chosen randomly because of its location but it proved to be a super little place. We met here for a family lunch with my 95 year old mother - all on one floor with plenty of space to allow elderly people to move around with walking sticks! Staff were extremely welcoming and knew the menu... More 

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Cornwall, UK
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant never seems to change! It is always fun,has a great atmosphere and always delivers good quality Italian food at very reasonable prices. Not only that, but the helpings are always generous. This is homely food- not fine dining and the sort of place you can go to without breaking the bank!

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Bingley, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Bordellos has been a family favourite for many years. The atmosphere is intimate and friendly , and the staff have all been there for years. The food is very varied but well proportioned and top class ... And very fresh. And it's a great walk through Wapping to get there.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Big portions and always busy. Food is consistently good and try to make room for pudding as the profiteroles and the tiramisu are extremely good

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Had Sunday lunch , seated straight away luckily as very busy. Focaccia was good and freshly done and very tasty. Seabass grill , and mixed fish dish were amazing. cooked really well and was tasty! Portion size was generous too so be prepared!my daughter steak was good,and succulent . Dessert were equally good mango sorbet and creme caramel were served... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

As locals we visit ll bordello intermittently as although the food is very good the service is poor. Tonight we were told the restaurant was full and yet four people after us who also hadn't booked were given a table. On taking issue with the manager apparently a table can be found for four people rather than given to two,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

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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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, Pizza

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