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Gordon's Wine Bar

#236 of 17,109 Restaurants in London
#258 of 17,987 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
British, Pub, Wine Bar
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47 Villiers Street, London WC2N 6NE, England
44 (0)20 7930 1408
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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not far from embankment and a little hard to find (after a recommendation to visit) good shared "ploughmans" lunch with a few wines

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

not far from embankment and a little hard to find (after a recommendation to visit) good shared "ploughmans" lunch with a few wines

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

I absolutely love this place. Quirky, great atmosphere, huge collection of wines by the glass or bottle, and great food to accompany it. Would highly recommend the bread and cheese plate. What better way to enjoy some wine in the sun!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Very well located, good food and good wine. Difficult to find a seat but always managed to get a table for my friends and I.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Whenever I'm in Charing Cross and wondering where to get a decent glass of wine, Gordon's is always a good bet. It's always buzzing and has a great vibe.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

its a real nice place to meets friends for good wine, it's friendly and vibey and very busy... Some basic food but plenty around it to choose from, the Mexican or five guys up the road is excellent... Next to the tube so easy to get home...

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I spent a great night out with my friends at Gordon's. Location is amazing. Good prices and good wine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Unusual place underneath Embankment. The bar is a cellar lit by candlelit. Serves only wine, port, Madeira and sherry. It has a lovely terrace outside. Food is buffet style and is not only excellent but generous portions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A most unassuming wine bar. From the front it looks closed (down) but a small sign directs you round the corner where there are a number of outside tables as well as the entrance on the left. Descend the steep stairs and you are basically in a series of wine cellars festooned with framed posters, newspapers of a bygone era.... More 

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Saint John, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Found this spot when in London last year and couldn't wait to return on this visit. This time we enjoyed a lunch while there. My friend had a cheese plate while I had a beef salad. The beef was cooked to perfection and there were lots of salad options to go along with it. The prices seem to be a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is said to be the oldest wine bar in London. It was established in 1890 with very apparently a very rich history prior to that. Check out their website for more details and a timeline of the history. We stopped for wine downstairs in the cave section before it became too busy. The cave part of this venue is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 47 Villiers Street, London WC2N 6NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighborhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: 44 (0)20 7930 1408

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 70
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Trafalgar Square / Embankment

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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