Gordon’s wine bar was my favourite place to meet with friends after work. It was my way of winding down and having a well-deserved, friday-evening glass of Port.
Gordon’s at Embankment is a wine cellar off Embankment Station. Although Gordon’s lies in central London, it can be quiet at times. It is a very down to earth place. You love it or you hate it but this bar is as French as it can get ( although everything – even the name is English).
And trust me: the wine and port are both exquisite. I have only drunk wine there once. In Belgium wine is much cheaper than in the UK. A glass of great wine in the UK would cost the same as if I would import the bottle from Belgium or France. But the Port… oh the Port! Love songs have been written about the greatness of the Port in Gordon’s!
Although I would prefer red wine over white, I do prefer the white port at Gordon’s. It is quite sweet but has a nice taste. The white Port has a slight oaky taste which gets masked by its sweetness.
At £8 for a glass, the Port is not very cheap, but it is definitely worth it.