Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Gordon's Wine Bar, Embankment

A gorgeously sunny Saturday late afternoon saw a me and a friend in the Embankment area.  What better way to while away the hours than with a bottle of rose and a ploughmans at Gordon's?

Somehow we managed to find a table to perch at and I wrestled through the crowds to order cheese (brie and applewood smoked cheddar - I asked for a recommendation) with three different sorts of bread (white, brown and one with lots of nuts and seeds) and pickled onions, gherkins and pickle.  

It was delightful - rustic, unpretentious and very good value for money - given that you get huge chunks of cheese and bread - more than enough for two people.  And, the cheese was beautiful - creamy brie contrasting with the deeper sweetly smoky cheddar.

The interior of the wine bar is underground - lots of little tables in dark nooks and romantic corners and I have yet to ever get a table there.  Outdoors, though, is just as lovely - a stone's throw from the river and lots of wrought iron tables under awning.  Definitely one to try.

Half a bottle of wine and a ploughmans to share: £11 per head

Value: 8/10

Service: 7/10

Atmosphere: 7/10

Food: 7/10

SCORE: 29/40

Gordon's Wine Bar, 47 Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NE.  Tel: 020 79301408.


Douglas Blyde said...

They do a very atmospheric breakfast to celebrate the arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau (third Thursday of November). I recommend it!

HC said...

Thanks for the recommendation, I will definitely try it.