John Gordons is an independent wine merchant. The shop incorporates a restaurant/cafe/bar.
It's the kind of place where as you dither over the wine list, the waiter will give you an appraising look and bustle off to get you a glass of something. As he returns, you’ll just be drawing breath to remonstrate that you didn’t order whatever he’s bought, then you’ll get a sniff of it, take a sip and find yourself saying, “Oooh yes, that is rather good. Please may I have a bottle to take home?”
The food's not bad, but unsurprisingly, it's the wine you'll remember. I had a luscious desert wine last time I was there.
Often has live music. Also has tastings - check the website for details.
The owner’s well behaved Labrador is usually mooching around.