Good talk over a few drinks in the candlelit vaults have made Gordon’s a classic London experience for over 100 years. There’s a great modern wine list and evening tapas, but the classic grub, like pies and cheeseboards goes brilliantly with fortified wines, ports, sherries and Madeiras, served straight from the casks behind the bar. You expect Charles Dickens to arrive at any moment. In summer there’s a barbecue on the terrace where you can chill alongside the Embankment Gardens.
47 Villiers St
020 7930 1408