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Il Bordello

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81 Wapping High Street, London E1W 2YN, England
+44 20 7481 9950
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (82 reviews)
“tiramisu” (34 reviews)
“crab” (10 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 23:15 Hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
81 Wapping High Street, London E1W 2YN, England
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1 - 10 of 754 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant is very widely known , and has moved to a new location of Metropolitan Wharf in Wapping. The service was good, even though the older waiters didn't smile much and we did find the restaurant was a little noisy. however the food was...More

Thank Dave L
Reviewed 3 days ago

First time dining in the new location in the Metropolitan Wharf building (still in Wapping). The dining room has lot of original exposed brickwork, columns and "warehouse" arched ceilings. The restaurant feels more spacious than the previous room which is welcome; none of the atmosphere...More

Thank K_R_2466
Reviewed 6 days ago

Don’t come here if you want a quiet or romantic meal - it’s so noisy. The food is fantastic with good portion size, so if you’re nearly full up share a dessert. The down side is the staff. Old men can be pleasant but this...More

Thank Pam D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a standard stop for me on my U.K. trips. Sure, service can be a bit uneven but I’m not heading to Wapping for the service. The food is excellent. Fantastic pastas and excellent pizzas. Definitely worth the trek.

Thank Damon G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very sad when my neighbours were forced to move by their greedy landlord, but also excited, as Metropolitan Wharf is a truly stunning building. Given they've been located in the same place for over 20 years and the new location has only been...More

Thank TravellingPetey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

3 years into living in Shadwell and walking past their own location (very unauthentic 'Italian' menu, my gf finally succeeded in getting me to book a table, given their move to a new location! Table booked for 2000. We turned up at 2005 and proceeded...More

Thank Roz S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Il Bordello has been a personal favourite for us as locals for everything from date night and family get togethers, to large company parties and client lunches and dinners. Our American clients love the food, the ambience and the location - it reminds them of...More

Thank MelanieAlexander62
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been eating here for almost 20 years, and it never disappoints. Great food, super tasty and huge portions. Went last night to find it has a new location, which is perfect. It offers more space than before and us an excellent setting. The food...More

Thank smithy0212
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to revisit Il Bordello at their new premises. After 21 years on 81 Wapping High Street the owner of the premises refused to renew the lease and even pretended the same business was re-opening after renovation. Well the real Bordello is up and...More

1  Thank Shane M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been living in the area for over a year now. The place has been recommended to us by various people who mentioned the large portions. I have always been a little apprehensive of XXL portions and the general XXL trend, so it took...More

Thank Caro M
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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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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