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“Packed to the rafters - for a reason”
Review of Gordon's Wine Bar

Gordon's Wine Bar
Ranked #178 of 22,853 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $26 - $59
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
Gravesend, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
263 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Packed to the rafters - for a reason”
Reviewed February 23, 2010

There are wine bars and there are wine bars and there is Gordon's - I've never been here (ever) when it has not been packed out - deservedly very popular almost to the point of becoming a victim of its own success.

We enjoy coming here for a glass or two but prefer to eat in less hectic surroundings.

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London
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“You must go here if visiting London”
Reviewed February 21, 2010

Great little place, amazing atmosphere - been here for hundreds of years (literally!) and very little has changed so really nice experience - dark, cellar wine bar, old tables alcoves and candles. Good value food - great cheese board and good wines at very reasonable prices. Just the place to sit for an afternoon and polish off a few bottles of Claret! One downside - absolutely mobbed with tourists - must be in every London guide book going - however worth doing anyway.

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london
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Surprised”
Reviewed August 23, 2009

I'm a little surprised by all the gushing here about Gordon's. It's not bad but nothing special. The wine is of very poor quality- their Pinot Grigio, for instance, is the cheapest available from Tesco. It's not a bad place if you sit outside before you get the tube from Embankment but inside is simply a claustrophobic basement. I have never tried the food but it looks rank.

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london
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“I lvoe this place”
Reviewed August 12, 2009

It's not beautiful, it's not especially great value and the service isn't out standing, but it's just such a lovely place it's well worth it - it has such a nice feel, I've only been a few times but I really like it. It's so cosy on the inside, and the outside seat are a lovely spot for a bottle of wine after work. The chesse is to die for. GO THERE!

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Aarhus, Denmark
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“My Beaker place!”
Reviewed June 21, 2009

My Beaker place!

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