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Il Bordello

#240 of 17,131 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
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Cork, Ireland
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Big portions at good prices. This Italian restaurant is a little gem. Don't let the decor put you off the food and service is great. The waiting staff are old skool trained to a high standard very attentive to the customer while being discreet. Very Italian, very good service and very good food. I'll be back!

Thank yleejansaudek
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very busy Italian restaurant (a bit noisy) I always go there with my work mates and the good is always good with attentive staff

Thank shoaib88
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Italian resturant in London. Food is fantastic and priced well. Quantity are beyond generous which coupled with the quality is exactly how Italian is supposed to be done. Chairs are uncomfortable and service is hit or miss but the food makes up for it everytime. Lobster pasta is a must try.

Thank brianvandenbossche
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good quality Italian restaurant with a buzzing atmosphere. Portions were big and were good value for money. We called ahead and managed to book a table for 9pm on a Friday. Was busy and quite noisy but made for a nice evening. The starters were delicious and highly recommended.

Thank livo3
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, big portions, amazing service, always busy but can find space. Every visit is a great experience. Simply the best.

Thank Andy P
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tables were too close together and it was difficult to enjoy a conversation. When the food eventually arrived it was poorly presented and not appetising. Casual service.

Thank jeanhE1629NG
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All things considered. Price, Porton Size, Quality of food, Atmosphere, location, staff, decor etc.. The best Italian restaurant in London.

Thank Richard H
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My favourite restaurant in London. A varied menu, huge portions and lovely staff, The food is incredible - a must visit

Thank Lauren O
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great small but very busy Italian restaurant in whopping High Street well worth a visit. I visited this place many times the food and service of always been great the waiters are very colourful slightly older gentleman is lots of charm giving the place a very warm and friendly feel well worth a visit

Thank JEC90
London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lived above Il Bordello when it opened in 98... and since then with 10 mins walk. One of the few places in Wapping that you can keep going back to and never be disappointed. Throughout, its maintained great food, large portions and hectic and friendly atmosphere. It's not always possible to get a table when you want...but grab a seat,... More 

Thank WorkNPlayHomenAway

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$80 - $80
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:15 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:15 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:15 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:15 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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

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