Gordon's Wine Bar

47 Villiers St (Watergate Walk), London, Greater London, WC2N 6NE, United Kingdom
Hours:
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–10:00 PM
Price:
£ £ £ £
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.5/10

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  • The Wall Street Journal

    Head down the stairs, take a seat and lose track of time in the dark candle lit cellar. If cheese and wine is your thing then you’ll love Gordon’s. Read more

    The Wall Street Journal · August 1, 2012
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  • Rebecca O.

    A bit like a funky London dungeon wine bar. Nice decor, people & atmosphere. Recommend for less busier times i.e. 9/10pm weeknights

    Rebecca O'Sullivan · October 11, 2010
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  • David B.

    Disappear in the dark nooks at Gordon's Wine Bar under the arches and share a bottler (or two) of wine with someone you love.

    David Blanar · October 12, 2009
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  • Mary W.

    Sip amazing port, wine, sherry and so on in the oldest wine bar in London while you nibble on wonderful cheese. Like a wine cellar, it's perfect for winter nights. Read more

    Mary Wbn · October 24, 2009
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  • James D.

    Gordon's is my favourite bar in London, though it gets manic - don't expect to get a seat at 7pm, but get there at 10pm on a Friday or Saturday and you'll generally be able to find a table and enjoy a

    James De Vile · October 8, 2009
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  • BarChick

    This dark intimate cave-like bar is romantic, but not cheesy, and is perfect for sharing a bottle. Plus if she drinks enough and your chat’s good, then go for a cheeky fondle in a dark corner. Read more

    BarChick · January 26, 2012
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  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals

    London's oldest wine bar! It's busy though, be prepared to stand Read more

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  • Bullbearings

    Established in 1890. Stepping in feels like travelling back in time. Dark atmosphere with candlelights and walls holding pictures of historical moments of the city. A tasteful selection of wines

    Bullbearings · June 20, 2011
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  • Contiki Holidays

    Such an awesome atmosphere at London's oldest wine bar.

    Contiki Holidays · August 18, 2011
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  • Jon T.

    Best Wine Bar in London. Give it a whirl, leave some room for the excellent cheeses! Get there early!

    Jon Thompson · April 28, 2010
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  • Sony Xperia™ Football

    There's a lot of atmosphere crammed into this place - settle in early to find a seat.

    Sony Xperia™ Football · November 1, 2011
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  • Phil D.

    caverns lit by candles, conspiritorial conversations in hushed tones, great wine and cheese - what more could you want from a midweek bottle of wine with a pal?

    Phil Duncan · July 12, 2010
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  • Ray S.

    Head downstairs and check out the fantastic selection of cheese!

    Ray Sacks · March 24, 2010
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  • Weldon K.

    Go to Gordon's Wine bar early and order more wine than you think you'll drink. It'll save you fighting through the crowd to get more later.

    Weldon Kennedy · October 8, 2009
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  • Jack T  👑

    Such a lovely wine bar

    Jack T 👑 · August 8, 2014
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  • Rob W.

    Best and oldest bar in town. Very cozy cellar that's rich with atmosphere and history, plus loads of space outside that's even heated in winter.

    Rob Walrond · April 16, 2013
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  • Evangelos T.

    You will be lucky if you find a table, especially on Saturdays!!!

    Evangelos Tselentis · September 9, 2012
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  • Dominic G.

    The cask Ports are excellent! Thought the food was poor, but it's a wine bar after all.

    Dominic Graham de Montrose · August 12, 2010
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  • Max R.

    Perfect for lunch / dinner with friends. Awesome Wine, very good food in an underground wine cellar - (PS: Try the roasties) Read more

    Max Richardson · January 23, 2010
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  • Selena

    great wine bar esp cool to hang in the alley weather permitting Read more

    Selena · October 21, 2009
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  • Ann D.

    Great wine and port list. The gothic iron and candles make for an intimate setting. They also do meat and cheese sharing platters... Had many a romantic bottle of wine here and will in future...

    Ann Donaghey · November 6, 2011
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  • Charl A.

    Great for vino fanaticos! Check out the link to read my experience. Read more

    Charl Asuit · April 10, 2010
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  • Thomas G.

    go here, buy a bottle and plot sneaky schemes by candlelight under the dark arches

    Thomas Gatley · December 9, 2009
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  • Kevin G.

    Make sure to check out the blackboard for specials. Great place for a date if you're both into wine. It's always very crowded here so make a reservation upfront.

    Kevin Grahl · August 10, 2014
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  • Beia C.

    Adorei! Dungeon!

    Beia Carvalho · March 29, 2014
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  • Chavdar M.

    A lovely place, absolutely great atmosphere and tolerable pricing even for students.

    Chavdar Mazgalov Jr. · August 4, 2013
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  • Anna F.

    Maybe the most awesome place ever!

    Anna Fedchenko · March 10, 2013
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  • Matt M.

    Try the Scotch Egg. Seems expensive but is *seriously* the best you've ever had.

    Matt Mapleston · July 12, 2010
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  • Lucy

    Drink Malbec in this great underground wine bar

    Lucy · March 18, 2010
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  • Nickie N.

    Great place to meet up with friends - get there early for a table outside.

    Nickie Newton · March 12, 2010
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  • Sinead D.

    Best selection of white port in London. Careful - the roof sometimes leaks over the bar...

    Sinead Doyle · October 8, 2009
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  • Theresa T 💞

    Love the selection of wines. Nice and cosy too

    Theresa T 💞 · August 9, 2014
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  • Bertan A.

    The most delicious cheeses I have ever eaten and the old Chardonnay made me suffer while they were searching for it. Only two bottles left! Go and have them. 😍

    Bertan Aydogan · October 26, 2013
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  • Tanya E.

    Amazing atmosphere and delicious cheese!

    Tanya Evsyukova · October 11, 2013
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  • Sex Drugs and Bacon Rolls F.

    "When sitting down in the dark candle lit cave or above on the terrace with a deep red Rioja and cheese board, time seems to stop. Despite the crowds who can ask for more on a lazy Sunday evening?" Read more

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  • Wilkes M.

    WANT A TABLE? : Then I suggest you get here early... especially on a Saturday afternoon if you want to get a "cheeky fondle in a dark corner" as Barchick suggests!

    Wilkes McDermid · March 9, 2013
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  • duane r.

    I like what they've not done with the place!

    duane r · November 9, 2012
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  • Party Earth

    You may be disappointed if you duck into Gordon’s in search of a respite from the London rain. But the water dripping from the cellar’s ceiling is simply part of the bar’s charm. Read more

    Party Earth · June 18, 2012
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  • New York Habitat

    The oldest wine bar in London is definitely one to try out! Order a cheeseboard to accompany the wines, then sit back and relax after a hard day’s work.

    New York Habitat · May 15, 2012
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  • Chris B.

    Dont sit near the cheese fridge.

    Chris Billington · March 28, 2012
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  • LisasShare

    Only the oldest ( and by far the cosiest) wine bar in London.

    LisasShare · March 23, 2012
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  • Federica

    Hmmm...cheese...

    Federica · March 14, 2012
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  • Lauren R.

    London's oldest wine bar and an institution. Just go early to avoid crowds. Dungeon-esque and very, very, English. But thankfully with good wines.

    Lauren Rubin Tiley · February 19, 2012
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  • Luke M.

    Extremely busy inside (especially in winter), so get there early to get a seat. Under the arches is clearly the best...

    Luke Murphy-Wearmouth · December 5, 2011
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  • ThePurplePassport.com

    The candlelit cavern is perfect for a date, though a group would enjoy it as well. Order the spicy olives! Read more

    ThePurplePassport.com · October 24, 2011
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  • Gareth E.

    Amazing selection of expensive wines, go here when you want to feel posh/rich, or are posh/rich.

    Gareth Ellis · September 16, 2011
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  • Misae R.

    is what you get if you cross a dungeon with a vineyard Read more

    Misae Richwoods · June 13, 2011
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  • Kirsti P.

    The only place to go for a glass of wine after work. House red and White are more than decent.

    Kirsti Pro · March 31, 2011
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  • Paddy 🐺🐺

    Very cool, but very crowded on the weekends...

    Paddy 🐺🐺 · February 5, 2011
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  • Lola R.

    Seul bémol: attendre au moins une demie heure avant de trouver une place assise!

    Lola Ridor · October 8, 2013
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