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Il Bordello

81 Wapping High Street, London E1W 2YN, England
+44 20 7481 9950
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (70 reviews)
“tiramisu” (35 reviews)
“antipasti” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
81 Wapping High Street, London E1W 2YN, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Positives: - The food is always exceptional here, I have yet to have a bad dish. - Food is served reasonably fast, even when busy Negatives: - Waitstaff are without fail - always rude, impatient, not attentive, unfriendly I have been to this restaurant 6...More

Thank kristen868
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Family run, always busy, and always exceptional. I used to live opposite and never had a bad meal. Perfect pizza and the blue cheese steak is s thing of beauty

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Although the quality varies in every visit, I have visited this restaurant many times, location is a bit difficult to access from central London, but near if you take a Uber. The food is very good (usually), authentic Italian place.

Thank hello-world-uk
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Best pasta in London Really cheap 12-15 gbp for pasta and pizza and 15-20 for meat and fish Huge portions Home cooked and not too oily Book in advance Great for a big group of people

1  Thank Ira B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yesterday visited Il Bordello with my gf and we were completely disappointed. There was too much vinegar in the starter, we can't even eat it, but they still included it in our bill. Pasta was average and the main difference between spaghetti and tagliatelle was...More

2  Thank Marat K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent old school Italian restaurant. Huge portions and delicious food. Pollo Sopresa is unreal. Go!

Thank nikki3773
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner there last week. We each tried a different kind of pasta and all the dishes were equally amazing. Don't forget to order some desert before you go; the tiramisu is truly scrumptious!

Thank Savvina P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here a couple of times and I am trying to like it as it is convenient and a traditional Italian restaurant. My problem is mainly that the portions are always so large, when I finish, it looks as though I've hardly eaten anything...More

Thank CheekyLondon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked it here, but felt there were some areas that could be improved. The menu was very large with so many options- like the portions! The staff are a little grumpy and do try to hurry you, I also wasn't a big fan of...More

Thank Miss_London_PA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend took me here for my birthday dinner and it was lovely. The place was very busy, so it took a moment to get seated and our orders taken, but the drinks and meal came out quickly. The space is a bit cramped given...More

Thank sunluff
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11 November 2016|
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Response from Paul A |
They have gluten free pasta and will tell you what other dishes are GF
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$80 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:15
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:15
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:15
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:15
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:15
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Wapping High Street, London E1W 2YN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > East End / East London
  • Neighbourhood: East End / East London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7481 9950
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