Gordon's Wine Bar / Paradise E Inferno / Coal Hole Pub

Dan Goldwasser England (2008)

My last evening in London began with a bottle of wine at Gordon’s Wine Bar, London’s oldest wine bar (1890). The place was pretty crowded, and located downstairs in a cellar that felt quite old. It was pretty cool! Then we were going to go to some tapas restaurant that Stephen recommended, but it started raining – so we went to Paradiso E Inferno, an Italian restaurant on the Strand. It was very traditional, and the food and service was enjoyable. Yes, there was more wine with dinner. Finally, we headed across the street to the Coal Hole Pub, one of London’s older pubs. It’s nothing amazing, but it was basically an excuse for me to get a proper Guinness. It was actually pretty decent (considering I generally don’t like beers), but I was so full from the evening so far, I barely was able to consume more than 1/3 of the pint. By the time we got back to the flat, it was close to midnight. After hanging for a bit and finishing packing up, I said my farewells before I went to bed around 1am, since I was going to get up early and didn’t want to bother anyone when I headed out.