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Eating and Drinking

Bankside is fast becoming a gastronomic district of London thanks to the much-loved and ever popular Borough Market and the growing number of restaurants throughout the area.

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Stylish seating, cocktails celebrating seasonal ingredients, DJs and live music – all set against an unrivalled backdrop of the River Thames and London.

Changing daily to bring you the best of the previous days’ catch, the menu is simple, seasonal and delicious.

Think 1960s Beirut meets 21st century London. Arabica Bar & Kitchen serves Levantine inspired food from a restaurant in the heart of bustling Borough Market.

Overlooking Borough Market, Arthur Hooper’s is a stylish restaurant where visitors can enjoy fresh food from local suppliers and wine from all over the world.

The latest opening in Union Yard Arches, Bala Baya is a Tel Aviv inspired restaurant, cocktail bar and bakery serving up modern twists on homely local Israeli dishes.

Bedales - a wine bar and shop in the heart of Borough Market.

Belushi’s is a popular sports bar which shows all the major games on a big screen.

Serving a great selection of beers and an international menu. From a heart-warming plate of sausage and mash to a deliciously crispy Caesar salad, there’s a lot on offer at Belushi's, and all at fantastic prices.

Enjoy Bill's cosy atmosphere for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between. 

At Black & Blue, beef is king: prime cuts of beef, cooked to taste and served with fries, salad and a choice of sauces have become the Black & Blue trademark. But their menu extends beyond steak.

Blackfriars Wine Bar is located under a Victorian railway arch just off Blackfriars Road. An atmospheric bar with an al fresco terrace, serving great wine and food.

Situated between London Bridge, Borough Market and Southwark Cathedral, Boro Bistro specialises in modern French cuisine and classic fine wines.

Spanish food importer Brindisa set up this hugely popular tapas bar at the end of one of the main streets into Borough Market.

Secret speakeasy in the basement of The Breakfast Club serving tequila cocktails to those who know the special password.

Camino's newest spot is now open in the heart of London's Bankside.

A 24/7 pit stop for hungry citizens. The breakfast bar serves excellent coffee, pastries and full belly-busting hot English feasts. The bar serves beer on tap, champagne and cocktails.

Capricci NEO Bankside offers creative seasonal Italian cuisine from breakfast through to dinner.

Caravan Bankside has a soft industrial dining room, cocktail and coffee bar, and kitchen dining bar - perfect for all day dining. 

Carluccio’s brings its inimitable blend of modern Italian all-day day dining, deli and foodshop to Bankside.

Clinks Bar is a lively bar in stylish, modern surroundings with a friendly atmosphere. Come to Clinks to view all major sporting events and socialise with friends.

Crussh Fit Food & Juice Bars is London’s original juice, smoothie and healthy fast food retailer.

 A great riverside pub with real ales and quality food served from 10am daily.

Enjoy the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of EAT.

Authentic Latin American and Mediterranean food, freshly made with a friendly service.

Elements Restaurant offers an innovative dining experience allowing guests to choose what, where, when and how much they want to eat with dishes available in taster, starter and main course sizes.

Elliot's is located in London's Borough Market, and work closely with the market traders offering a menu which directly reflects the range of produce you will find available on any particular day.

Tradional street cuisine meets fine urban dining at Est. India.

Fresh, healthy sushi bar overlooking Borough Market.

fish! offers simply the freshest fish and shellfish available, cooked any way you like. Perfect for a quick bite to eat or for a leisurely meal with the family. The best fish and chips in London with a terrace overlooking Borough Market.

The Founders Arms has an unrivalled view, taking in some of the most iconic sights of the London skyline. Situated on the banks of the river Thames next to the magnificent Tate Modern Gallery, the infamous Millennium Bridge, the glass-fronted pub has a large patio overlooking St Paul's and the City where you can sit and watch the boats go by on a warm summer day.

Gail's Artisan Bakery has freshly baked breads and delcious lunches.

Gourmet Burger Kitchen is all about the burger. They use the freshest ingredients and have created classic and innovative taste combinations to make the 'best burgers in town'.

Giuseppe’s Ristorante Italiano on Borough High Street is a cosy and affordable eatery, offering mouth-watering cuisine that tastes like it has come straight from mama’s kitchen. In fact, many of Giuseppe’s authentic Italian dishes are prepared.

From its signature steaks and much-loved seasonal and ethically sourced dishes, Hawksmoor Borough is the latest addition to Bankside and the seventh Hawksmoor restaurant.

The Heeltap is one of the most popular bars and restaurants in Southwark. A sophisticated, contemporary bar just a two minute stroll from London Bridge Station and the popular Borough Market, that shares their secluded courtyard with the famous George Inn off Borough High Street.

Super-cool chicken and steak restaurant, Hixter Bankside is little sister to Tramshed in Shoreditch. 

Great British burgers and homemade rosemary chips, plus breakfast every day, weekend brunch, tin cup cocktails and local beers.

Healthy sushi and salad restaurant and take away.

Let those tastebuds travel with Jamboree Foodfest & Bar! World flavours, holiday vibes, and cool surrounds on the menu in London Blackfriars. 

Great beer in an even better environment.

The fantastic fully licensed café on the ground floor of The Bridge is the ideal place to relax and enjoy some time to yourself, to catch up with friends or to hold a business lunch. Enjoy a delicious range of hot and cold refreshments or, if you’re in a hurry, why not enjoy the takeaway service.

Konditor & Cook is a central London based cake shop with a cult following amongst the cake cognoscenti.

Lantana London Bridge is the newest branch of this much-loved Australian café, open all day for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and everything in between.

Eat simple, wholesome, and delicious cuisine, and learn how to make your own breads and pastries at Le Pain Quotidien.

Welcome to Leon. What fuels them is the belief that food should taste good and do you good. And that everyone should be able to enjoy it. To do this, they’ve set about to change the face of fast food.

London Bridge Tandoori Restaurant is a family run, fully licensed & air conditioned eatery, which offers a superb range of delicious Indian & Bangladeshi cusine.

Have an espresso, cocktail, or delicious food at London Grind.

The latest endeavour from the award-winning Mr Lyan and team, and voted as one of the top 50 World's Best Bars.

Fine Indian Cuisine

Authentic Spanish tapas made from simple seasonal produce, a great wine list and walled garden for al fresco drinking and dining on warmer days. Mar I Terra has been in Bankside for many years and is much loved by the locals.

The latest edition to Marco Pierre White's restaurant franchise brings a twist on traditional Italian cuisine with the contemporary taste of America.

The charm of an old chocolate factory situated a few minutes from Borough Market. The restaurant serves the best of modern a British and European menu for lunch, dinner and pre theatre.

Monmouth offers a choice of deliciously roasted coffee beans and high quality coffees from all around the world, as well as pastries and cakes to have with your coffee.

Nando's - the home of Portuguese flame-grilled Peri Peri chicken.

At Patisserie Lila they have a flair for bespoke cakes from birthdays, weddings, to novel occasions.

PAUL is family owned French Bakery and Patisserie, baking bread since 1889. As artisan bakers they offer freshly baked viennoiserie, a cooked breakfast menu, French recipe sandwiches, salads and sweet patisserie to suit every taste.

Pizza Express is about high quality produce and authentic food served in stylish surroundings at value for money prices. Fresh crisp salads or dough balls, are perfect starters or side accompaniments to the delicious pizzas (comprising of fresh Italian ingredients meats and seafood).

Inspired by a love of real Italian pizza, PizzaExpress has been pioneering delicious handmade pizza since 1965.

Porky's BBQ brings a taste of the deep south to Bankside serving Memphis-style smoked meats, classic soul food and Americana-inspired cocktails.

Pret A Manger provides a variety of healthy and fresh products to go along with their flavorful coffee.

Italian deli/restaurant Pulia is the perfect place to delve into the authentic and unique flavours of the Puglia region. 

Rabot 1745 is a Cocoa based restaurant, set in the heart of Borough market. They offer a Café, Restaurant, Terrace, Bar and also Chocolate events including Tasting Adventures and a chocolate marking class, Bean to Bar.

Within a landmark London building, a culinary treat awaits. Using the finest of the country's produce, a restaurant has been created dedicated to the best of British Cooking.

Possibly the finest bacon butty in town is among the offerings at Roast’s new luxury sandwich stall in Borough Market.

The Rose and Crown is a traditional English pub with a large grassy beer garden lined with hop and wisteria trellises.

Sama Bankside is an an independent bar, restaurant, late night venue, events and art exhibit space.

Enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner with views across the Thames as your backdrop.

A much-loved neighbourhood restaurant serving some of the finest dishes found across the Indian sub-continent.

If you love great food and drink served in a sociable, fun environment, you’ll love The Slug & Lettuce.

Feel the buzz of excitement when you go to Southwark Playhouse Bar.

The well-loved go-to coffee shop Starbucks has five local branches in Bankside, serving ethical sourced coffee, delicious sandwiches, salads and treats.

Adjacent to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre stands Swan, Shakespeare's Globe Bar and Restaurant. The venue boasts interiors to match the wonderful views and a fine modern British cuisine.

Pide is a traditional Anatolian dish based on a recipe dating back thousands of years. Freshly made dough, resembling the shape of a boat, is baked in a wood fired oven producing a crispy outer crust.

The Tate Modern Café is a great place to meet, eat, and drink at the gallery. Enjoy a wide range of fresh sandwiches, salads, cakes, loose-leaf Jing teas and Tate roasted coffee, all with enviable views overlooking the riverside.

The Kitchen and Bar at Tate Modern serves a family friendly menu of British classics with stunning views over the river and St Pauls.

With one of the best views in London, the Tate Modern Restaurant offers a menu based on fresh, seasonal produce together with an exciting wine list focusing on innovative producers.

The Tate Modern Terrace Bar is located on Level 1 of the Blavatnik Building and serves bespoke drinks, including craft beer, Tate Coffee and Jing tea, as well as a delicious selection of cakes, pastries and snacks. 

A family-run business, Terry's Cafe offers plenty of traditional charm whilst serving the best locally sourced produce. Their ethos is to provide good, honest British food in an inviting setting. 

Situated on one of the most historical reaches of the Thames, the Anchor Bankside lays claim to some fascinating historical associations.

The Barrowboy & Banker is a grand converted bank with high ceilings, large windows and an impressive sweeping staircase. 

Step inside the door and you step back in time. Well known for their outstanding wine list and truly unbeatable prices, the Boot and Flogger is legendary in its own right.

The Breakfast Club serves up some of the best breakfast and brunch dishes in London, it's no surprise they've reached cult-like status.

Serving some of the best food and "well-mannered coffee" in town, The Gentlemen Baristas offers a modern take on the traditional London Coffee House.

The George Inn is famous as a coaching stop over during the 17th century and is mentioned by Dickens in 'Little Dorrit'. Great beer garden and real ales.

A traditional pub as featured in the film Bridget Jones' Diary

Relax in stylish surroundings and enjoy superb eclectic cuisine, accompanied by a bottle of wine from the Mercure's signature wine list, Les Grands Vins.

The Market Porter enjoys an attractive historical setting next to Borough Market and is most definitly a real ale pub with beers changing up to nine times a day.

Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character.

Ideally located within a stones throw of London Bridge Station, The Old King's Head is simply described as a good old fashioned pub with a warm friendly atmosphere.

Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.

Award winning specialist beer bar, in the heart of the famous Borough Market. A selection of national and international beers both draft and bottled from famous and not so famous breweries.

The Real Greek is not only a must for anyone visiting London but is also a favourite among Londoners themselves, and at Bankside they pride themselves in providing their customers with a wide variety of the finest quality of freshly cooked Mediterranean food.

In Bankside lies Southwark Cathedral and its secluded but ever-popular Refectory with an ecletic, delicious and wholesome menu.

The refinery is the ultimate bar and restaurant with music and a late licence, open until late on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The Rooftop Cafe is a vibrant but relaxed contemporary cafe serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Enjoy the buzz of Borough Market with a pint al fresco or escape from the hustle and bustle in the cosy cellar bar.

A must-visit for breakfast and brunch, served in a design-focused space. Don't miss the secret apple tree-lined terrace at the back of the restaurant.

With a freshly prepared menu, The Trinity strikes the perfect balance between Southwark's bustling bars and the area's many cosy locals.

Traditional, friendly, family run public house.

Tibits is an award-winning hot-spot for London’s in-the-know vegans, vegetarians and flexitarians, where the seasonal menus are created for people with a passion for delicious, guilt-free food.

Tonkotsu offers delicious home-made Japanese food.

Tortilla serves fresh tacos, burritos, and salads for eat-in or take-away, along with a selection of Mexican beers and frozen margaritas.

Healthy eating doesn't have to be boring. Tossed is the perfect pitstop for a healthy lunch offering a tasty selection of soups, salads and sandwiches.

The latest addition to the Gordon Ramsay Group, Union Street Café is home to a relaxed dining experience, it is an urban warehouse destination offering quality Mediterranean-influenced food with a daily changing menu.

Union Viet is a family run business with an obsession for authentic, healthy, and nutritious Vietnamese food.

Vapiano is a laid-back Italian restaurant. Ever popular for its wood-fired pizzas, freshly made pastas and gournet salads.

wagamama offers fresh, lively food (with soul). From hearty bowls of ramen to fresh curries, salads, donburi and traditionally inspired desserts there’s something for everyone. 

wagamama is the most popular chain of award-winning asian inspired noodle restaurant in the country. This restaurant is located in a stunning building under the arches of a Victorian railway.

Located in Flat Iron Square, the award-winning pioneers of buttermilk pancakes, Where The Pancakes Are promise a feast of colourful, savoury and sweet dishes.

Wright Brothers' award-winning Oyster & Porter House is situated at the heart of London's bustling Borough food market next to London Bridge.

Enjoy delicious Italian cuisine while overlooking a gorgeous view of the river.