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Number 25

) #11,369 of 18,152 Restaurants in London ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , , British
25 Birchin Lane, London EC3V 9DJ, England
+44 20 7623 2505
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good35%
  • Average26%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible0%
1 Jun 2017
“A gem for city folk”
23 Nov 2016
“Mixed bag of treats”
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Wine Bar, Bar, British, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
25 Birchin Lane, London EC3V 9DJ, England
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1 - 10 of 13 reviews

Reviewed 10 July 2017

This place is a little gem. The food menu is not extensive but it is very tasty. Fabulous wines are available but it can become very busy.More

Thank Chris B
Smollenskys, Manager at Number 25, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thanks for writing your review- we are for sure, one of London’s smallest bars, but we do have a big crowd of people who enjoy visiting us! We constantly review our menu and have more specials being added all the time, so make sure you...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

An intimate wine bar frequented by those working in the city. A great meeting place with a lively atmosphere. A good selection of wines and spirits with attentive staff. Plenty of regional offers. A basic menu as drinking is the priority here. Certainly worth a...More

Thank Simpson0n
Management response:Responded 12 June 2017

Hi and thanks for taking the time to write us such a nice review - we agree, it really is a gem of a bar and always a great mix of people. Really glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope you visit us again...More

Reviewed 23 November 2016

Meal was mediocre - we had the Number 25 Special - I could have done better myself. Service was poor - had to go up to the bar each time we wanted something yet 12.50% service was added. Wine was good at a fair price.

Thank Great_Beeleigh
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Ordered a sandwich and they bring the tiniest sandwich I ever seen. Price is high and it do not worth 9 bucks. Hope that I read the review before go here, seem like many people complaints

Thank Huang_Dong
Reviewed 18 December 2015

Private hire for evening Christmas party. Well sized for the size of our group and very attentive and friendly staff. Unfortunately the veggie platters were significantly delayed until after the meat platters were emptied despite requests for faster service. The reality for veggies persists...second class...More

Thank KeithW725
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Met up with a friend for a catch up. Reserved a table which was waiting for us in a busy pre Christmas bar. Excellent bar service, quick and efficient. A cosy city wine bar which serves food in the afternoon but not in the evening....More

Thank krysiahm
Reviewed 25 August 2015

We decided to have the Number 25 House Special sandwiches at £8.95 each and asked for them on white bread. So we were very disappointed to get two small sandwiches with a very modest amount of chicken and bacon filling. Apparently on brown they arrive...More

Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 20 June 2015

Beer, wine, more wine, food then round it all of with more wine! They had a Spanish wine week and the Rioja was excellent. Will go again for sure.

Thank 2ems
Reviewed 12 September 2014

Tucked away in the back streets of the City. A good place to meet and drink and eat - a lovelt selection of wines

Thank Nigel B
Reviewed 11 September 2014

Unlike some of the other 'challenged' reviewers, who are obviously confused, this is an intimate little wine bar under the Jamie's chain. The food is good, but limited (big sandwiches and light bites). Staff are friendly and attentive and it's a nice atmosphere when busy....More

Thank Terry O
City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to
its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile
in the world, the financial district known simply as
“The City” is one of London's most historic and
fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office
towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with
Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually
every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 45
Wine Bar, Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Birchin Lane, London EC3V 9DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7623 2505
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Number 25 - a classic City wine bar - hidden away in the heart of the hustle and bustle of London's Square Mile. Relaxed and informal, you can always be sure of a friendly welcome and warm atmosphere at Number 25. Featuring a large and comprehensive range of quality wines (link to wine list) with over 20 available by the glass we are very proud of our worldwide list. A range of premium spirits and bottled beers are also available, making up the final ingredients of this popular City wine bar. Food is simple and classic - serving a delicious selection of sandwiches and mains, as well as sharing platters and small plates, it's the perfect stop for a business lunch or some nibbles in the evening.
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