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Il Bordello

#564 of 18,482 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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
Good for:
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 200
    Excellent
  • 96
    Very good
  • 28
    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
Most recent review
Excellent food nice atmosphere

The food is lovely the prawn and lobster pasta and profiteroles are out of this world never had a bad meal hidden on the back road in wapping

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Kerry H
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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346 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The food is lovely the prawn and lobster pasta and profiteroles are out of this world never had a bad meal hidden on the back road in wapping

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Discovered this when my friend moved into the area. The food is just divine. Authentit Italian - the crab ravioli is my fave. Wines are excellent as are the staff. It's so busy so you must book. It's a testament to how fab it is due to the fact it is fully booked everyday and is tucked away in a... More 

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England
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We found this restaurant via Google search before meeting up with family for a weekend and we were not disappointed. Booked ahead thanks to the info here saying Saturday nights get very busy - and they were not wrong. I suspect you will be very lucky to walk up and get a table over the weekend in fact the restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There is a fundamental issue with this eatery and it lies in the detail. The food combined with the size of the portions plus the desert offering in this combination should not be legal.... The starters of which there are too many great choices to mention.... should be followed, in good Italian tradition by some pasta and then a main.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The best Pizza in London, we love Italian food and specially pizza, these place is also very lively and.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Went for dinner with a friend who recently moved to London. Il Bordello was a wonderful and lively restaurant in Wapping. I ordered the Seafood Risotto and was not disappointed. fresh clams, mussel, prawns and squid on top of a perfectly prepared risotto. My friend ordered the Pizza and it was excellent. I would definitely return here for another dinner.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Love this place...A short walk from St Katherines dock down wrapping high street with its great old pubs. Very authentic Italian restaurant with fantastic and attentive waiting staff. Pizzas are big and very tasty and you will not get a better chicken dish than pollo il bordello. Great specials too. Love it..

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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This place is always rammed, for a reason. Make sure you book at least a week in advance if you're going at a weekend. Being local to Il Bordello, it's our 'go to' place for entertaining friends and family. I've no idea why there are 4 $s for price as I don't class it as expensive at all. 3 large... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

In the middle of quiet Wapping is this buzzy cosy restaurant serving quality Italian cuisine. The portions are huge so make sure you are hungry! Would really recommend the prawn & avocado starter and the lobster spaghetti special - delicious. This place always puts a smile on my face!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

The waiters are super sweet old authentic Italian men who know old school style service is. The place is very good so crowded, you'd better book your table, the earlier the better. Food is super high quality and portions are big. Even the house red wine is good and cheap (and I'm french and know my wine). I ate there... 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?