Padella - Southwark Street This tiny restaurant serves fresh, hand rolled pasta which won't fail to hit the spot. Value for money is a definite yes here with a fantastic menu on offer. Expect to queue though, this is a buzzing establishment.
Native - Southwark Street British, Wild and Seasonal. These are literally the best 3 words to describe this restaurant and they combine these 3 things fantastically well. Organic and wild food is served on a highly seasonal menu which provides the best of what British tastes have to offer.
Applebee's Fish - Borough Market Great seafood restaurants that stick to simplicity are hard to come by. Applebee's Fish have been providing fantastic seafood which never fails to deliver freshness and quality. They also have prawn and scallop wraps in the borough market food court which, unsurprisingly, taste great.
Bala Baya - Union Street A taste of Tel Aviv is present in Union Street, offering family-style dining in an atmosphere that has been designed by the multi-award-winning Afroditi Krassa. A whole new meaning to bringing a taste of culture to the city.
Tom Simmons - Tower Bridge Tom Simmons has married English and French cuisine with his Welsh heritage, and he's done a marvellous job of it. With atmospheric lighting and beautifully crafted dishes, one can get very comfortable in this restaurant.
Bar Douro - Southwark Bridge Road In the buzzing Flat Iron Square lies Bar Douro. A Portuguese restaurant which has all it's fantastic food paired with wines that are derived from that region. The dining room is atmospheric and makes for a fantastic small-plates eating experience.
O'ver - Southwark Street O'ver serves Neapolitan pizza and pasta which absolutely blows your taste buds away. The frontage of this restaurant is just glass- letting in an abundance of natural light which shines off so well on their contemporary decor.
Union Street Café - Great Suffolk Street Union Street Café is one of Gordon Ramsay's restaurants situated in Southwark, boasting top spec artisan Italian food in a lively urban setting. Beneath the restaurant there is also the Olive Grove, which is the ultimate place to start the evening off with a few cocktails and a chinwag with your co-workers and friends.
Casa do Frango - Southwark Street. This 1900's Portugal-themed gem of a restaurant provides absolute satisfaction in the form of authentic piri-piri chicken which has descended from it's Algarvian roots. A perfect place for a work lunch, a long-overdue catch up with friends, or even for business meetings.
BaoziInn - Borough BaoziInn is a relaxed restaurant that marries the simplicity of Northern-Chinese street food with complex Sichuan & Hunan flavours. With marvellous roast duck and pork as well as their variety of dumplings, it's impossible to not please.
Wright Bros. Ltd - Borough Market Borough is their original restaurant. It’s intimate, informal and never, ever dull. The kitchen is open, so you can watch the chefs at work and in the summer, you can sit at a barrel and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the market.
Camino - Bankside Camino Bankside is a tapas restaurant located just behind the Tate Modern on London’s Bankside. Full of natural light by day, and softly lit for an intimate mood by night, it makes a beautiful space whatever the occasion. Opening onto a large outdoor terrace it’s also perfect for a drink or two on long summer evenings, nestled in between the olive trees and floor standing lanterns.
Hawksmoor - Borough Market Award winning British Steakhouse located a short walk from London Bridge and on the edge of one of the best produce markets in the country. Hawksmoor Borough is situated in a former hops warehouse.
Black and Blue - Borough Market Situated a stone’s throw from the market, Black and Blue Borough is the ideal location for a business lunch or a more relaxed bite to eat after visiting the various stalls and market traders. Together with its outdoor space, it is the perfect place to meet colleagues and friends.
Arabica - Borough Market Specialises in Levantine-inspired food: a dazzling array of vegetable mezze, fish and rare-breed meat grilled over charcoal, stone baked breads and pastries. Owner James Walters notched up more than 14 years’ experience importing and producing Middle Eastern specialities for his Borough Market stall before opening this convivial restaurant, designed to encourage the easy pleasures of shared food and conversation. A street cart continues to serve a range of mezze, pastries and ingredients outside on Market days, as well as the stall’s famous falafel and chicken shawarma wraps.
Lobos - Borough Market Lobos Meat & Tapas is born from the love of excellent meat cuts, good wine, hospitality, Spain and London. No tricks, no games. The original flavour is here to stay.
Arthur Hoopers - Borough Market Arthur Hooper's is a stylish restaurant in a vibrant London Bridge neighbourhood, overlooking Borough Market. We infused the spirit of the area’s tradition that allows visitors to easily sample fresh food from local suppliers and wine from all over the world. Small plates are simple but superb.
Tacos El Pastor - Borough Market El Pastór is a taqueria, serving tacos with tortillas made from scratch in house every day. From the Hart Brothers and Crispin Somerville, the name is taken from the mighty ‘al pastor’ taco, ubiquitous on the streets of Mexico City. Open for lunch and dinner, Monday to Saturday, you can drop in for tacos, tostadas, quesadillas, aguachiles and linger over a carafe of mezcal.
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.
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”.