Ambience like no Other
Gordon’s Wine Bar has quenched the thirst of wine lovers for over 130 years. Close to Covent Garden and London’s Theatreland, it is a hidden gem, just minutes away from Trafalgar Square between Charing Cross and Embankment stations. Gordon’s is renowned for its history with a vaulted candlelit cellar and old oak barrels filled with sherries and port. With walls covered by old photographs, newspaper clippings of historic events you can take a step back in time, escape the hustle and enjoy a huge selection of award winning wines and great food.
Outdoor seating under heated awnings provides an all year round al fresco experience. Choose from one of the many tables outside or tuck yourself away at a discrete, romantic cellar table. Our food menu offers more than 15 different cheeses, a selection of charcuterie and vegetarian and vegan options. There is something for everyone to enjoy. What better way to accompany world-class wine than with a great selection of sharing boards, snacks and home-made dishes?
As reservations are not taken, the best way to grab a table is to turn up early. Please talk to one of the staff on arrival and we will do our best to seat you as soon as we can!
Gordon’s is thought to be the oldest wine bar in London, established 1890. The bar is very much a family affair, owned by Wendy Gordon, the wife of the late, much loved Luis Gordon, and now overseen by Luis’ eldest son, Simon. Over the past 10 years Gordon’s has had to evolve to meet the demands of today’s world but has retained its unique, traditional Gordon’s style.
The wider Gordon’s family includes the bar staff, many of whom have been with us for years. In the Gordon’s tradition we ensure that we have a fantastic selection of great wines from around the world, our head chef procures some of the best artisanal foods to make up a delicious and versatile range of sharing boards and dishes, Joao ensures our smooth operation with a top team and Amanda keeps the plates spinning in the background!
Whether you’re popping in for a quiet glass on your own to watch the world go by, having a romantic date or out with friends and family, we hope you have a fabulous time. Come and enjoy our latest collection of wines and dishes. Our lovely team of serving staff will be happy to guide you through our menus.
Our list of award winning wines is extensive and diverse, many are from family run vineyards and are very reasonably priced. We have specially selected wines from the classic regions of Europe to South America, the UK and the New World and unusual places in between. Sherries and ports are served from the barrel.
Our staff will be delighted to make recommendations from our Wine List and our regularly updated Specials Board and can guide you on food and wine pairings.
Gordon’s Wine Bar is not only famous for its extensive list of great wines but also for its fantastic cheese selection. With our huge choice of cheeses you will be truly spoilt for choice! We also offer a range of salads, sharing boards and dishes that can be paired perfectly with your wine to suit the season, from a variety of cold cuts, homemade scotch eggs and pies, tapas & summery salads.
Partners in Time … 130 years on
Over the years Gordon’s has grown strong relationships with a number of family run businesses with their own histories and generations of experience and expertise.
From the sherry houses of Jerez and the port producers of Porto, to the terroirs of Champagne and the vineyards of Chile and India we count ourselves fortunate to have forged great friendships with these producers and our suppliers. Having a wine list and food menu that champions artisan growers who care about the quality of their produce is really important to us. We value the passion and skill of these producers and we are proud to offer their produce to our customers.
English Wine Week 2021
Save the date: 19 - 27 June! Join us for English Wine Week with a special new wine added just for the occasion!
May Restriction Easing Update
Great news for all the lovers of Gordon's, we will be able to welcome you all back inside the cave from the 17th of May!
We are recruiting!
We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated people to expand our team of serving and bar staff.
We are extremely excited to announce our re-opening from the 12th April!
Just a quick update as we enter Lockdown once more.
December Covid Closure
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and hope to see you very soon.
Hospitality needs your help
2020 has been extremely tough on the hospitality sector and at Gordon's we would like to thank you for your continued support and ask you to take a moment to sign a very important petition.
Tier 2 Re-opening at Gordon's
An update for all our customers as we reopen in time for Christmas!
Temporarily Closed, Again
It's goodbye, just for now.
As we adapt to these new restrictions we wanted to let you know what to expect when you visit Gordon's.
Beaujolais Nouveau - 19th November 2020
It's back and we plan to stick to tradition! Serving our classic breakfast from 8am and a very special lunch from 12pm and of course the Beaujolais Nouveau will be available to taste all day long.
New Awnings are Here!
As we left summer behind and welcomed autumn we have been very excited to install new awnings on the North side of the terrace!
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