So - after talking about this place last week I'm just putting it out there. I appreciate it might not be everyone's cup of tea but that's fine as its a pretty small venue. Gordon's wine bar is one of the oldest wine bars in London. It is severely rustic, is basically a cellar and makes no apologies for it. It only sells wine and ports and is lit by candles. They don't do cocktails and they don't do brunch - deal with it. They do wine and food though and it's a pretty interesting place check it out here:
And this is the menu:
Here's a wee bit on the history too:
"For those interested in history, the building in which the bar is situated was home to Samuel Pepys in the 1680s and more recently (1820) by Minier & Fair, a firm of seedsmen who used it as a warehouse. This came to an abrupt end when, in 1864, the river was embanked and the warehouse landlocked, following which it was turned into accommodation and Gordon's wine bar began its life. Rudyard Kipling lived in the building in the 1890s as a tenant and famously wrote “The light that failed” in the parlour above the bar, the building is now named Kipling House. Angus Gordon who set up the bar in 1890 was one of the few remaining “free vintners” who were able to set up and sell wine anywhere without applying for a license as a result of Edward III’s Charter to them in 1364 – granted as a result of his financial embarrassment at being unable to repay a loan made by the Vintners to him some years earlier! The current Gordon family who own the bar are not actually related to Angus Gordon but it was a happy coincidence that Luis Gordon discovered the bar and took it over in 1975 so was able to maintain the Gordon name. "
If we get enough interested I'll see about booking us in to "the cage" with other numbers spilling out into the rest of the bar.