Gordons Wine Bar

Where they are:

Gordons

  • Address: 47 Villiers Street, WC2N 6NE
  • Tel: 020 7930 1408

  • Opening Times: Mon-Sat, 11am-11pm; Sun, Noon-10pm
  • Proprietor(s): Simon & Wendy Gordon
  • Part of a Chain: No
  • Style: Atmospheric, crowded, unornamented paint starved cellar venue with alcoves, vaulted ceiling, terrace and barbecue.
  • Wine: Over one hundred wines, from around the world, however, it is the sherries, madeiras and ports, some served direct from the cask, that makes Gordon's list special
  • Food: Buffet-style food (pies, salads, cheeseboards) with tapas in the evening.
  • Events: No
  • By the Glass: Yes, great range over 40 still, 7 sparkling, 14 sherry & port plus some from the wood and desert wines
  • Retail Sales: Yes
  • House Wines: White: Vins de pays, blanc, France (Columbard, Ugni Blanc), £17.10 Red: Vins de pays, rouge, (Merlot, Syrah) £17.10

Gordons wine bar is thought to be the oldest wine bar in London (which probably makes it one of the oldest in the world!) and has been established in its present form since 1890. The bar is loved by old and young alike due to the totally unique atmosphere in which time seems to have stood still. As you enter the bar you find yourself in a room with old wooden walls covered in historical newspaper cuttings and memorabilia faded with age. Make your way to the cellar and you need to stoop to get to your rickety candlelit table – anonymity is guaranteed! If the sun is out you can also sit outside in Watergate walk and enjoy watching the world go by.