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Number 25

#13,495 of 17,936 Restaurants in London
€€ - €€€
City of London
Wine Bar, Bar, British, Pub
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25 Birchin Lane, London EC3V 9DJ, England
+44 20 7623 2505
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Maldon, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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
Munich, Germany
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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
London, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

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 customers...

Thank KeithW725
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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. Serves a good value bottle of Primitivo! Good ambience and tucked away just enough not... More 

Thank krysiahm
London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles 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 on a bap so are 4 quarters but come on guys this is a rip... More 

Thank Jonathan M
London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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. 'Old style' City wine bar which is reflected by its' clientele.

Thank Terry O
Chicago, Illinois
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2014

I had high expectations of the Jamie Oliver name - this was my first visit to one of his restaurants and I was impressed! It wasn't too crowded on a Friday night and I was surprised. I was seated promptly and greeted by my server right away. She provided excellent services throughout. Another thing I liked was there was always... More 

Thank Jeff B
Granby, Connecticut
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

Good food, reasonable price. Don't sit upstairs unless you want a quiet experience. Meat appetizer is good

Thank ledgeroni

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$44
Wine Bar, Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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