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The Cork & Bottle - Leicester Square, London,

The Cork & Bottle - Leicester Square

4.7
4.7
1073 Reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary European
Our beliefs are simple - in a world full of so much terrific food and wine, why settle for a slab of quiche and a glass of boring plonk? Our food is innovative, fresh and tasty... and available at all hours. The wine list speaks for itself - "Legendary for its iconoclastic notes. It doesn"t necessarily tell you what the wine tastes like - you have to make your mind up. It's there to provoke interest", says Harpers, the wine trade magazine. As Barossa wine making supremo John Glaetzer puts it so succinctly, "Don, this is not just a wine list - it's a book". And a readable one at that!

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2 people

19:00


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Mediterranean, British

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00–23:30 Sun 12:00–22:30

  • Phone number

    020 7734 7807

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Leicester Square

  • Cross Street

    Cranbourn Street<br />Bear Street<br />

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Leicester Square tube station (Northern Line)

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine

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What 1,073 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • London

    Contemporary European

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  1. JL

    JohnL

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great wine bar, great wine list and Vash’s recommendations were spot on.
  2. TF

    TobyF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    First time back post Covid. The old strengths still there - great wine, effective unobtrusive service, still being super convenient. Love it!
  3. D

    Darren

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A hidden gem in a busy tourist area. Descending into the restaurant you get to escape the hustle and bustle of the tourist hotspot. Lovely little wine oasis, friendly staff and good wine list. Had a really enjoyable time here.
  4. AB

    AndrewB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch yesterday - snails, pork belly and lemon posset - all superb. Great wines with a lot by-the-glass - had a glass of Champagne, French red, Greek white and Madeira. Staff very friendly. Been eating and drinking here on and off for 42 years - it hasn’t changed much; it doesn’t need to! Great value for central London.
  5. JM

    JamesM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food. Awesome wine selection. Very loud atmosphere and ‘London prices’
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the staff, food and atmosphere brilliant, always feel very welcome and very comfortable. Pork belly was amazing. Would certainly recommend, thank you
  7. BP

    BryanP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great evening at the Cork and Bottle and the food was excellent.
  8. AD

    AngelaD

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    WE have been coming to this wine bar for40 years and still the same we used to drink with Don Hewitson the original owner great little hidden treasure!
  9. DP

    DanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful underground bar with charming staff. Will gladly return.
  10. T

    Trouty

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Vasha was very knowledgeable about champagne and answered all our (many) questions! Great service from him too. David was very friendly too, good luck at Uni! Nice quiet spot for two friends to meet for lunch, bubbles and a natter. Will be back
  11. J

    Jean

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been dining at the Cork & Bottle for many years. Great venue, food and wine is always exceptional
  12. NO

    NathalieO

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely team, attentive but not pushy. Great food at a good price. can definitely recommend for any occasion.
  13. F

    Foodie

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Great wine and food and fantastic service in the heart of Leicester Square. Will be back.
  14. F

    Fiona

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great place, great wine collection. Would go back again.
  15. N

    Nichbick

    London

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Mew week, new menu. A few key items not yet "ready" which was a pity But the C&B is a good place to spend time and we will return
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place, delicious food in the busy Leicester Square area. Little Gem!
  17. LI

    LISAM

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was very good. We had an issue with one of our meals and it was dealt with really well. Lovely place, very quirky. Hidden away on Leicester Square. I would go again.
  18. W

    William

    London

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service was a bit slow although it was not that busy. We abandoned our cheese order as it was taking too long. Had snails to start with; not much sauce, one snail shell was empty and the bread was not fresh. The crab and shrimp linguine however was excellent.
  19. W

    Weegee

    London

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I hadn't been at the Cork and Bottle for nearly 40 yrs and it was good to revisit it. It's a lowkey wine bar with a relaxed atmosphere. The staff are friendly and helpful. The food was good pub food and not a bad wine list. Definitely go back.
  20. SV

    SharonV

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely ambience. Very cosy little wine bar feel, good food. The cheese and ham pie was enormous!
  21. TB

    ThomasB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This is an oasis in the desert of theatreland. Five of us sat in a quirky alcove. Our very pleasant and helpful waiter, whom I took to be the manager, recommended an excellent wine. We enjoyed - amongst others - a charcuterie board and well-ckked trout.
  22. M

    Mooney

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service, good food and such a great atmosphere. Surprisingly relaxing given the location
  23. DW

    DerrikW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A favourite of mine for 30 years ,food always fine excellent menu the classic ham and cheese pie still available attentive and genuinely interested staff Hemingway Burger condemned to oblivion by wokedom but still a fine burger available Love the ambience entry has the feel if an upmarket speakeasy, slightly risqué secret Deffo go there !
  24. JL

    JohnL

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Outstanding wine list, very friendly staff and good food.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden gem in a busy part of town. A relaxed haven tucked away in the hustle and bustle. Highly recommended
  26. MJ

    MichaelJ

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always, great food and wonderful atmosphere
  27. SD

    SarahD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wine and service. A lovely evening and a
  28. M

    Millie

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Really enjoyed the schnitzel with the potato and egg salad with a side of beautifully cooked haricot verts. Simple and delicious! Friendly charming staff. Lovely quirky pub. You must go!
  29. CM

    ChrisM

    Portugal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely cosy wine bar with great food & service. Would definitely visit the Cork & Bottle on our next visit to London
  30. JS

    JohnS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The servers were cheery without being intrusive. One of us wears hearing aids and they changed our original table for a table in an alcove that was just perfect.
  31. PA

    PAGG

    London

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food, great wine and superb staff - perfect,
  32. AB

    AndyB

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The usual great C and B experience. A quiet lunchtime. Had the chicken schnitzel. Marvellous.
  33. LP

    LouiseP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Usually, I arrive when the C&B is buzzing with customers but this time it was late afternoon and quiet which was an equally lovely experience. The service was excellent with friendly, professional staff and the food (beef carpaccio, prawns and chilli squid) was superb. Thank you
  34. DK

    DeeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There was a quieter side of the restaurant, which we chose, the atmosphere was relaxed and had a Parisian vibe. The food and service was excellent
  35. BH

    BryanH

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never fails, great selection of good food and wine and excellent service .
  36. K

    Kiwishell

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place. The food is sensational, the wine list extensive, wide-ranging and exciting and the service is second to none. I have been coming for years and will continue to do so. Just my favourite little hideaway place.
  37. B

    Bridget123

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We really appreciated the wonderful staff! Delicious food too. The Cork and Bottle still has loads of character after all these years, which can be hard to maintain. Thank you!
  38. NF

    NorthernFoodie

    Indiana

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed great wine at reasonable price, and loved the ham and cheese pie especially- yum!
  39. F

    Food4thought

    Denver

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Very average… and pricey. Our server poured champagne all over the table when trying to fill our glasses. Just seemed a bit underwhelming for a wine bar.
  40. DB

    DawnB

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely hidden Gem, not sure I want to share this secret, but definitely worth a visit if you in Leicester Square

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

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You can order delivery directly from The Cork & Bottle - Leicester Square using the Order Online button. The Cork & Bottle - Leicester Square also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. The Cork & Bottle - Leicester Square also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7734 7807.

The Cork & Bottle - Leicester Square is rated 4.7 stars by 1073 OpenTable diners.

The Cork & Bottle - Leicester Square does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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Google Map for The Cork & Bottle - Leicester Square

44-46 Cranbourn Street, London, WC2H 7AN

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Cranbourn Street<br />Bear Street<br />

  • Area

    Leicester Square

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00–23:30 Sun 12:00–22:30

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Mediterranean, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Leicester Square tube station (Northern Line)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine

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