Gordon's Wine Bar


Gordon's Wine Bar is an institution in London's drinking circles with the speciality being fortified wines. Served from wooden casks behind the bar, this gives it a slightly eccentric feel. They also serve a variety of English dishes. Outside seating is provided on the terrace.

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Gordon's Wine Bar

47 Villiers Street
Charing Cross
+44 (0)20 7930 1408
Public transport:
London Charing Cross, National Railway
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Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 290 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Gordon's Wine Bar

5.0 out of 5 13 March 2015
by Melanie R.

This is the cutest little spot and the perfect place for all you wine lovers out there. You sit in little nooks cut out of the rock under Villiers street and the wine list is extensive and impressive. Not bad prices either. This is a popular place though so be warned...if you want a seat in those nooks...get there early or be prepared to stand around (whilst trying the amazing wines of...more

5.0 out of 5 10 March 2015
by The Bear E.

Brilliant place.

5.45pm any given night you fancy. Just rock up with your other half or a mate or 2, buy a bottle of Gordon's House red. Pop upstairs and share a table. Drink the wine and leave or order another. Does exactly what a wine bar should and has been doing it for bloomin' years, so they must be doing something right....

What could be better for £18.50

Go and Enjoy it. its great.more

2.0 out of 5 16 February 2015
by Grant T.

Gordon's Wine Bar is probably the most over-hyped, over-rated wine bar in London. I've been by here many times, but it's always over-crowded. And I hate over-crowded. We finally got to try it at 1:45 pm on a Saturday before seeing a matinee around the corner. It was already quite busy.

We went in and after finding the practically hidden bar for ordering alcohol, we ordered two glasses of...more

5.0 out of 5 27 January 2015
by Naila M.

Brilliant for after work or pre theatre drinks.

Tucked away down a pedestrian alley off Viliers St, which is already a small street in itself, next to Embankment tube station, this place's claim to fame is 'the oldest wine bar in London, est 1890' and its incredible wine and sparkling list.

I'm sure I had walked right past this place on numerous occasions and barely noticed it. Once you...more

5.0 out of 5 7 January 2015
by Rich G.

I love this place. I love it despite not being able to sit inside 80% of the times I go.

The wine is good. There's lots of variety and it's good!

The staff are pretty nice (sometimes snotty but you kind of expect that no?)

The inside is really cool, very dungeony.

The outside is where I prefer to hang out, it's (very) big and relaxed. With umbrellas and heaters (almost like they know...more

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