La Barca - Lower Marsh As an Italian restaurant - if you have been visited by Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, you must have done something very right! This one is a family-owned gem near Waterloo with proper home-made food and a great wine list. Ok, so its near the Old Vic, which may explain both the Godfather's appearances, but even so...
Casse Croute - Bermondsey Street Excellent french bistro style restaurant. Looks like its been there since the War, but is actually quite new.
Great atmosphere and food, and feels very authentic too.
Story - Tooley Street A Michelin Star restaurant in a converted toilet. The décor of the restaurant references the history of the area with leather, tiles and blown glass.
The food is unusual and varied, with oddly tempting dishes such as razor clams in cigar-oil.
Jose- Bermondsey Street Created by the great José Pizarro, enjoy some fine Spanish Tapas with a glass of the many sherries on offer. Its a real experience and a treat for all the senses.
Anchor and Hope - The Cut Enjoy some art work by Aldous Eveleigh whilst enjoying some delicious food. Included in the Good Pub Guide 2008 and 2012. They were also winners of London Dining Pub of the Year 2008. You can't book so get there early. The seafood is particularly good.
Magdelen - Tooley Street It's tricky to find a restaurant that manages to be very different, with exquisite food, but without being pretentious along with it. Magdelen manages it, and provides a very interesting food experience. Whilst the food may surprise, with a fried pigs head starter not being for the faint hearted, its a real treat and one for either a business meal or a date (but check she or he isn't veggie).
Roast - Borough Market Located within the atmospheric Borough Market, Roast is the best of British food in an impressive venue. Now something of an institution, it keeps up its quality and has even now added a ground floor kiosk serving bacon sarnies so you can have a quality Roast breakfast on the go!
Champor-Champor - London Bridge One of the finest Thai restaurants in London, is not just another restaurant. It is a whole culture of its own – a total dining experience. The term “champor champor” is actually a Malay expression, which may be loosely translated as “mix and match”.