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Gordon's Wine Bar

47 Villiers Street, London WC2N 6NE, England (Charing Cross / Trafalgar Square)
44 (0)20 7930 1408
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Ranked #123 of 17,145 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $33 - $75
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: Charing Cross / Trafalgar Square
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94% Recommend
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The Hague
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

My sister and I have been introduced to this wine bar by our brother. Even though our brother doesn't live in London anymore, we still always come back here. We just love the (port) wine and the cheeses are absolutely delicious! It's very cosy to sit outside, even in the Fall. Can't wait till our next visit!

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

From the outside Gordon's doesn't look like much but it's worth a trip inside. The interior is small; very cosy and compact. There is a lovely brick alcove beside the main bar which is great if you can get a table! The outside area is spacious enough to hold quite a few people which is fortunate as the place is... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This looks like nothing from the outside - but wait until you see the inside. This was recommended by my friend's son who lives in London. There is an outside seating area - but take a look inside. Cavernous space, lots of nooks and crannies. Go early to get a seat. Great atmosphere, good selection of wines.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Great atmosphere, with the candlelit alcoves and the busy tables outside. I love coming here with friends visiting London, the cheese boards to accompany your superb tasting wine is a great perk of this wine bar. Service is always friendly even though it is always rammed! Definitely worth a visit for a tasty bottle of wine with friends.

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Culled this tip from a Lufthansa inflight magazine and took me 4 years to get here. Jam-packed, standing room only but truly worth it. A good pre-Covent Garden/Square Mile watering hole oozing with character. Reasonably-priced for the City & great atmosphere. Salut!

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Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My wife and I were brought here by cousins that lived in the city. We never actually went inside (very busy after work) but shared a bottle of wine outside. It was such a cool spot, lots of people spilled out into the park as well as the patio. Great place to start a night out.

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great atmosphere. Great service. A great time. Always a good laugh. They will always have the wine you like, but try something new, with their recommendation, and you will always be pleasantly surprised! Love this place.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great food, nice bottle of red, and we got a seat in the 'crypt'. Was very busy but well organised. You certainly get a sense of the age of the place and they have managed to keep the atmosphere and not modernised over the years. Nice terrace area outside too especially on such a lovely sunny afternoon that we had.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is such a beautiful place, the wine selection is brilliant. The staff are great and helpful and many an hour can be spent sat outside in the garden area sipping wine and people watching as they walk past. Go its great!!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I agree with everybody regarding the atmosphere and what a great place it is to meet friends. However the staff are not very customer friendly - abrupt to say the least! We (myself, my wife and friend) also had the very unpleasant experience of having a food poisoning reaction early the next morning and throughout the following day due to... More

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