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24 July 2014
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Il Bordello

81 Wapping High Street, London E1W 2YN

£40.00 Italian Whitechapel, Mile End

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  • Wine: £13.75
  • Champagne: £36.50
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 12N-3pm Mon-Sat 6-11pm Sun 1-10.30pm

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With their dickie bows & dapper waistcoats, the genial old waiters who work the tables at Il Bordello are dab hands at ‘buona sera’. Their old-fashioned cheer works like a charm on the local families & parties of suited types who use this place as a second home. Though it doesn’t actually have red-checked tablecloths & flasks of Chianti, they’re here in spirit – & the prospect of huge bowlfuls of piping hot spag bol or ginormous pizzas helps things along nicely. A vast menu of retro antipasti, meaty ‘secondi’ & suchlike is supplemented by a blackboard of luxurious specials including fillet steak with porcini, lobster aurora & turbot. Throw in an accessible list of Italian wines with plenty below £20 & you can see why booking is absolutely essential.

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  1. Il Bordello

    81 Wapping High Street, London E1W 2YN
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    Cheeky

    Wapping's Local Italian

        (18)

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 10

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  2. Il Bordello

    81 Wapping High Street, London E1W 2YN
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    Sarah R.
        (13)

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 8

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  3. Il Bordello

    81 Wapping High Street, London E1W 2YN
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    Victoria
      Gold Reviewer  (18)

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 10

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  4. Il Bordello

    81 Wapping High Street, London E1W 2YN
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    Dean S.
        (2)
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 10

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  5. Il Bordello

    81 Wapping High Street, London E1W 2YN
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    Adam F.
        (1)

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 8

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  6. Il Bordello

    81 Wapping High Street, London E1W 2YN
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    Naomi B.
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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 9

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  1. Published : Tuesday, 28th January 2014

    Drifting Epicure :: Il Bordello

    Italian food for me is at its best home made with quality ingredients. Maybe that’s also why I’ve left London’s Italian dining scene pretty much untouched except for the occasional pizza which is difficult to do at home without a proper oven. I felt it was time for a change and explore what is out there other than pizza. This night the destination was Il Bordello, a local Italian restaurant in Wapping I’ve heard good things about. Wapping is a residential neighbourhood, a dead silent one on top of that. The only sign of life is the restaurant emitting warm glow in the winter darkness. The first observation once inside was the age of the waiters which must average above 40...
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Essential Details for Il Bordello

  • Address: 81 Wapping High Street, London E1W 2YN
  • Telephone: 020 7481 9950
  • Website:
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 12N-3pm Mon-Sat 6-11pm Sun 1-10.30pm

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