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47 Villiers St. (Strand)
(44) 020-7930-1408 | www.gordonswinebar.com
AMBIANCEHistoric Wine Bar
HOURSMon.-Sat.: 11:00am-11:00pm; Sun.: 12:00am-10:00pm
PRICE (WINE)Glass of wine: GBP 4-7
SIGNATURE DRINKWines; ports; sherries
FOOD SERVED?Yes - buffet of "wine food" including cheese, salads, almonds, and olives
NOISEMedium/Loud - the cavern echoes
OUTDOOR SPACEYes - a terrace
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?Yes
TUBEEmbankment; Charing Cross
This romantic, candlelit wine bar draws a wide variety of people; cool somethings mingle with some tourists and older people as well. Dark, subterranean space with stone and brick walls as well as an outdoor terrace. Cozy and intimate, it is counterintuitively lively as the eclectic mix of young and old enjoy their wine.
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
Anything goes - jeans, dresses, slacks
GO HERE WITH
The candlelit cavern is perfect for a date; a group would enjoy it as well.
Mix of Londoners and tourists that are a range of ages, no clear definable crowd.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Tall romantic candles in wine bottles, long list of wines, dark stone walls, and small rooms with an intimate feel.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
Less echo could make conversations more intimate, but then the place would lose the romantic vibe.
GOOD TO KNOW
Signs around the venue warn to watch for pickpockets, so keep an eye on your bags (though we had no problems). On the other hand, the spicy olives are delicious, you’ll want to lift some to take home with you.
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Read more about Gordon's Wine Bar in The Diary
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