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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Venue Details & Map

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 287 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Gordon's Wine Bar

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 8 February 2015
by Claire W.


Fun place for groups.

Beautiful caverns inside.

Heat lamps outside.

Immense wine selection.

Barrel Tables.

Greenery outside.

Always a good time.



Trendy & posh vibe.



Cash Only.

Always full inside.

Crazy busy.

Closes outside at 10.30PM.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

4.0 out of 5 30 November 2014
by Agnes L.

Dubbed as London's oldest wine bar, the place was packed but we managed to find a little corner to ourselves.

My husband and I split a bottle of high ABV dry sherry (around 18 percent) for about 25 pounds. The bartender seemed a bit rude/impatient with our questions about what to choose, but we got over that because we loved the buzzy atmosphere and the ambiance of sitting in a candle-lit...more

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