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Gordon's Wine Bar

  • Covent Garden
  • Supper
  • £££

19th-century wine bar in candlelit, vaulted cellars with original Dickensian-style decor.


47 Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NE
Opening Times
Mon-Sat 11.00-23.00
Sun 12.00 - 22.00
Insider Information
It's super romantic - don't take friendzone's here.


  • Time Out

    Time Out Says…

    The capital's oldest wine bar, established in 1890, is housed in atmospheric subterranean rooms that offer one of the quintessential London experiences. Gordon’s was established in its present form in 1890, but the exposed brickwork, flickering candlelight and fixtures and fittings in the low basement vaults make it feel older still.

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  • The Londonist

    The Londonist Says…

    This pub was voted by Londonist readers as one of the top 10 'ye olde' pubs in London. Gordon's is a London institution, beloved of tourists and locals alike. So much so, it has its own merchandise shop. This is an historic place — the building was once home to Samuel Pepys and Rudyard Kipling (at different times, obviously). The wine bar was established by Angus Gorden in the 1890, and it's been in the hands of an unrelated Gordon family since 1975.

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  • The Nudge

    The Nudge Says…

    Established, approximately, in 1890, it’s widely considered to be the oldest wine bar in the whole of London, and has been frequented by the likes of G. K. Chesterton and Rudyard Kipling (he who wrote exceedingly good books). A crepuscular, subterranean, emi-circular cave carved from bedrock, and lit by candle light, Gordon’s is the sort of place that you can escape underground and tuck yourself away in a corner to sample an award-winning wine list of unsuspectingly modern drops from both the classic regions of France to South America and beyond… and some of Gordon’s 17 cheeses, evening tapas or Sunday roasts.

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