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A City staple for after work drinks and British style dining, Number 25 is a top destination for drinks in the heart of London; Whether that's a delicious bottle of wine, or the lapping up of a cold pint.


No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
City of London


Day Open Close Notes
11:00 23:00
11:00 23:00
11:00 23:00
11:00 23:00
11:00 23:00
- - Private Hire Only
- - Private Hire Only


Number 25
25 Birchin Lane, London, EC3V 9DJ

East London

Nearest station:
Bank (Tube)
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Drink Prices Price
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £6.85
Bottle of House Wine £19.75
Bottle of Champagne £59.00


Lunch Menu Download
Evening Menu Download
Wine and Drinks list Download

(29 reviews) Show all Show fewer

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I hired the venue for a private party which was easy to organise. The staff were helpful and attentive which made for a great night. Would definitely recommend to anyone who is looking for a private venue or a quiet drink with great nibbles in a cosy atmosphere. One of my favourites!! Visited Number 25 on 2018-01-11
by on January 15th, 2018

the food quality has gone downhill, cheap and poor quality but prices not reduced accordingly. A real shame as the sandwiches and nibbles used to be decent. £7 portion of scampi was 5 pieces. pathetic! I wouldn't return. Visited Number 25 on 2018-01-09
by on January 11th, 2018

VERY GOOD THANKS! Really appreciate the staff sorting out everyone's orders and keeping our glasses filled. Well done to Aga and her team. Visited Number 25 on 2017-12-05
by on December 7th, 2017

Perhaps not up to usual standard on this occasion. Two for lunch we were seated at 90 degrees on a small corner table. Service and food was good. But after lunch a large party arrived who were quite rowdy, including someone who stood on a table to make speeches. We could hardly hear ourselves speak and it was very distracting for my guest having the noisy crowd behind. Wine list is good value, as ever though. Visited Number 25 on 2017-12-01
by on December 3rd, 2017

there was only one person serving drinks. a complete lack of organisation. Visited Number 25 on 2017-11-29
by on December 1st, 2017

Usual pleasant service but the music was a bit too loud to encourage the old fashioned art of conversation! Visited Number 25 on 2017-11-16
by on November 21st, 2017

Excellent venue. Good food and wine. Great service. Visited Number 25 on 2017-10-26
by on November 6th, 2017

Lovely evening with friendly. Staff Visited Number 25 on 2017-11-02
by on November 4th, 2017

Lovely small and atmospheric wine bar hidden away in the city. Visited Number 25 on 2017-10-25
by on October 27th, 2017

Great wine list and good service. Excellent value for money. Visited Number 25 on 2017-09-28
by on September 30th, 2017

Very good service, wine list and food. Many thanks. Visited Number 25 on 2017-09-14
by on September 16th, 2017

Very good the staff were very helpful and I wish I had taken her advice on the first bottle! Visited Number 25 on 2017-08-22
by on August 30th, 2017

A long while since my last visit. Food was bland and mediocre at best. Prawns in Prawn cocktail were like rubber. Waiter / bar manager surly 😡 Service slow - it's a city bar at lunchtime, you might need more than 2 people. Plus points are location, setting and atmosphere. Shame you thatbother elements have been forgotten Visited Number 25 on 2017-07-27

Reply from Number 25

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are deeply disappointed that in this instance we have failed to exceed your expectations. Your comments have already been forwarded to the Customer Service manager, and we would ask you to contact him directly at who can personally address your concerns. We very much hope we will have the opportunity of restoring your faith in Number 25! Kind regards, Number 25 team
by on July 29th, 2017

Staff had not been advised of birthday offer or that I had paid up front. Sorting the bill took a great deal of assertion. Visited Number 25 on 2017-06-21
by on June 23rd, 2017

Initially service was good but as the place filled up it became very difficult to get attention. My guest was brought the wrong dish which took a long time to rectify. Visited Number 25 on 2017-06-01
by on June 3rd, 2017

Lovely wine bar in a discreet street in the City. Nice table next to the window and attentive staff, although when it got busy they were clearly unable to continue table service, which was perfectly understandable. Visited Number 25 on 2017-05-23
by on May 25th, 2017

Have to be honest, when we arrived there were people at our tables who were put out at having to move, we were served unchilled wine at the start, and given hot glasses straight from the glass washer with ice for the unchilled bottles of water, when we pointed this out we were offered a wine cooler and some additional ice for the water. Wasn't really the best start to the night, and would have hoped that we'd have been advised rather than expected to accept the situation, but eventually the fridges were restocked. Visited Number 25 on 2017-05-10
by on May 12th, 2017

It is a small bar area and my pet hate is high tables and stools, which would be a reason for not returning. One of our party was unable to drink alcohol and there was only one "mocktail" available as the ingredients unavailable for the alternative. There were very limited food options for snacks and one of the options chosen was unavailable. I would not rush back. Visited Number 25 on 2017-05-04
by on May 6th, 2017

Very good party as always Visited Number 25 on 2017-04-12
by on April 14th, 2017

We had a good evening however the table I'd asked for wasn't reserved as booked (via the online booking system), and I had to ask several times to be placed at a bigger table since the table I was given was too cramped for three people. Visited Number 25 on 2017-04-11
by on April 13th, 2017

My Favourite bar in the City - and has been for many many years Visited Number 25 on 2017-03-21
by on March 23rd, 2017

Great service and wine selection. Visited Number 25 on 2017-03-01
by on March 3rd, 2017

Great unfussy lunch venue. Really enjoyed ourselves. Visited Number 25 on 2017-02-16
by on February 18th, 2017

Good food, good wine and good service. An ideal spot for lunch in the city. Visited Number 25 on 2017-01-31
by on February 2nd, 2017

Although I had booked a table (Number 25 confirmed it by email) when I arrived my booking had been lost. Fortunately a table was still available. No point to online booking if the system doesn't work. I liked the sandwiches and the service was fine. Visited Number 25 on 2017-01-12
by on January 14th, 2017

Dining at quite a few other bars in the city I thought the sandwiches were slightly over-priced....but nice nevertheless Visited Number 25 on 2017-01-10
by on January 12th, 2017

As usual service was superb; food excellent; wine fantastic! Visited Number 25 on 2016-12-21
by on December 23rd, 2016

A thoroughly enjoyable lunch and very efficient unobtrusive service Visited Number 25 on 2016-12-15
by on December 19th, 2016

Thank you all for hosting us on Friday eve under very difficult circumstances. Everyone had an enjoyable time, The food and drink was great and the service tip top given how busy it was. Appreciate all your effort! Visited Number 25 on 2016-12-02
by on December 6th, 2016

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