Established in 1890, Gordon's Wine Bar is possibly the oldest wine bar in London. Still family run, signs of the bar's long history can be found everywhere, from the cellar and candlelit tables, to the aged wooden walls covered in memorabilia and old newspaper cuttings. The varied wine list includes sherry, port and Madeira.
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Gordon's Wine Bar
47 Villiers StreetCharing CrossLondonWC2N 6NE
- +44 20 7930 1408
I'm from Los Angeles and was in London for New Years. As I was mingling with some Londoners at a NYE party I asked someone what is something that I can NOT miss while I'm in London.. They thought about it for a moment and told me I must check out Gordon's Wine Bar. Well throughout the night 3 other people gave me the exact same recommendation! Well of course had to try it!
Right of the bat,...more
TLDR: Food under the heat lamps look unappetizing and dry, it's super crowded (like overly crowded), and if you're inside it's loud and hot. If you're outside without a heat lamp, it's cold. The service is non existent. Smokers everywhere. Really cool spot.
If you're cool with all of the above and are lucky enough to snag a seat inside, the ambiance of this place is simply awesome. The...more
This is a great place to loose all sense of time and place, drinking wines and eating cheese, in the cellars of an old Westminster building.
The place is dark, very underground, candle lit, very nice atmosphere (if you like this kind of places that is). You have to get your eyes adjusted and walk deeper into the cellar to find out that there is more space.
The extensive wine list is...more
Getting a seat here is like trying to break into Fort Knox, HOWEVER, it's worth persevering and even standing, if you have to, because the wine and cheese here is THAT good. Also, because I'm secretly 89 years old, the selection of sherry and port on offer really speaks to me.
The cheese is clearly labelled as to what's veggie friendly and what isn't, which is a nice touch, if you're trying...more
Obligatory tourist place if you like a) historic things b) wine c) caves. Yes.. If you want to try something different... It's the thing to do.
My friend sent me a list of must dos... The wine here starts at 5.5 pounds. Lots on the list.. We also got marinated olives. Olives were like another 3 pounds but good since I was drinking at 2 pm with having eaten nothing.
Sure there are lovely...more