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Il Bordello

#395 of 17,558 Restaurants in London
#432 of 18,482 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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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, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 240
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 15
    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
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Il Bordello is one of the best italian restaurants in London! Huge dishes full of amazing food at a very reasonable price! You won't find such a good italian restaurant for the same price and same big portions! I strongly reccomend crab ravioli and tiramisu!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Elena G
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
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51 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Il Bordello is one of the best italian restaurants in London! Huge dishes full of amazing food at a very reasonable price! You won't find such a good italian restaurant for the same price and same big portions! I strongly reccomend crab ravioli and tiramisu!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Il Bordello is not too far from the City but more than a hop skip and a jump. Easily accessible by the Docklands Light Railway and the 100 bus from the City or the Overground from other parts. The journey is well worth the time as the food is excellent and, for those so inclined, the portions are enormous. Service... More 

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Been a few times now and eaten something different every time - all delicious. Went with some family last week and they really enjoyed it too. Yes, the waiters are a bit offhand sometimes, but anyone who's been to Italy will know that this is just their way. Ask them anything about the food, or the wine, and they are... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Went here midweek around 6pm and by 7pm it was full......and having experienced the food I can see why. To say the cuisine is authentic is an understatement. The service was also exemplary-- mature and genuine - not chasing a tip in a cheesy youthful manner A little off the beaten track, but all the better for it---if you're in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Not sure how this restaurant can get all these high ratings.. We visited on a sunday afternoon around 3pm. The place was really busy which we thought was a good sign. We waited a bit before being acknowledged by a waiter whom eventually came and brought us to our table (no hello, no smile). The service was really almost rude... More 

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Sydney
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This place is a real find. At 11.50 am people were queuing to get in! I quickly realised why. Great service, authentically Italian staff. Sublime food. My Husband had Carbonara and I had the best liver I have ever had. Finished in Sage butter......amazing

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Wonderful atmosphere, experienced waiters, great food, our favourite! We first went to The bordello with good friends who are regulars there. Since then we have been with a family group of 10 for dinner, lunch with business colleagues and several times with the regulars, we love it. Dave Robertson, Brentwood

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Second visit after falling in love with the place and food after our first! What a special night; the best Italian food we've ever had and the most charming and wonderful people who bring the whole experience to life. Thanks Bordello - Can't wait until next time....see you tomorrow!!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Booked for dinner Saturday 11ith July. When we arrived we were given a nice table for two by a window. We ordered a bottle of Chianti and then got down to studying the menu. The specials menu had Mussels Provencale which were delicious. Shared them with my partner. Generous amount and very tasty. I chose vegertarian pizza for main and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

An authentic Italian restaurant with delicious Italian pasta dishes and very big portions. The atmosphere is great, ideal for families and a big group of friends. My special seafood tagliatelle was a-ma-zing, including great selection of fishes. The veal escalope and grilled seabass were also excellent choices, big enough to share as well. As a dessert, tiramisu was nice and... More 

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Additional Information about Il Bordello

Address: 81 Wapping High Street, London E1W 2YN, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7481 9950
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > East End / East London
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
Average Prices: USD 80 - 80
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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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: Doing business
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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