Gordon's Wine Bar

47 Villiers Street, Charing Cross, London, WC2N 6NE - View on a map
Telephone: 020 7930 1408

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Overall 7.5
Food 7.0
Service 7.0
Atmosphere 9.0
Value 7.0
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Gordon's candle-lit low-ceiling cellar bar is a time warp. They've been serving fine wine and fortified wines (no beer or spirits) since 1890 and it looks like it.

Two glasses of good house wine will set you back close to £10. Ports & sherries in barrels to write home about. Sparking wines etc to fizz up your mood.

Tons of tables & seating outside under umbrellas for the overflow and sufficient staff to cope with the demand.

Worth a visit. And if you're lucky to snag a table for two in the cool, quiet, dark 'deep end' of the cellar you'll quickly discover there's no better place to make indecent proposals, or plot the overthrow of the state.
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Overall rating 8 stars
Food 7 | Service 7 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 7
Monday, July 01, 2013

Gordon's is a London institution, perfect for a glass of wine at any time of day. You can sit outside or in the quirky subterranean bar itself. On a recent visit, it was packed with guidebook-carrying tourists, glammed up groups of ladies, and couples splitting a bottle together. Chairs are prime real estate at busy times! It smells like damp and French cheese, but this doesn't seem to bother anyone. We haven't eaten there but the cheese and charcuterie plates seem popular. It's not perfect but if you like wine, you should visit it at least once.
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-K- - View all reviews by this user
Overall rating 8 stars
Food 7 | Service 7 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 8
Thursday, April 25, 2013

Great find!

It was recommended to me by a friend and absolutely worth the visit. So much character and charm with a great wine list. If you have not already been you really should make the effort to check this one out.
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Rich - View all reviews by this user
Overall rating 10 stars
Food 8 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 10
Monday, April 09, 2012

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Gourmet Chick

Gourmet Chick - 7/10

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - The wine list has a host of options by the glass or by the bottle and there are also serious barrels of port behind the bar. We chose a bottle of Chianti and the cheese board was an incredibly barginous 11.25 for a choice of three cheeses, bread, pickled onions and cornichons. You just specify to the bar staff whether you want hard cheese, blue cheese, cheddar etc. There are also some hot food options and other goodies like pork pies and scotch eggs...Gordon's can get incredibly hot and packed and probably has serious health and safety issues with those low ceilings and lack of exits. It is great fun though and I can't believe I waited so long to try it out.

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