The Refinery Bankside - Southwark Street Located close to Blackfriars in the Bankside's iconic Blue Fin building near to the Tate Modern, The Refinery exudes industrial sophistication and is the perfect escape from the ordinary. With healthy & hearty all day dining accompanied by innovative cocktails, wines from around the world, beers from London's best breweries and an unrivalled atmosphere, it's your everyday escape until the early hours.
Camino - Bankside Canvey Street 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 Hooper - 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.
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”.