London SE1 – the newest addition to London’s ‘hotspots’ plays host to the mecca of food and drink: Bermondsey. The docks of Bermondsey helped build its reputation as the ‘Larder of London’ where the first tinned food was produced. Nowadays the food has come a long way, and a vast array of restaurants from around the world have sprouted to make Bermondsey a foodie heaven.
Tanner & Co – paying tribute to the ‘tanneries’ of London, Tanner & Co bring a modern twist on their traditional food. The appreciation of its history doesn’t stop at the food, with even the staff donning leather aprons to match those of the tanneries. Nestled between London Bridge station and Tower Bridge on Bermondsey Street, Tanner & Co offer a great range of contemporary comfort food, alongside a lengthy cocktail list. For those of you with big appetites, they even offer Bottomless Brunch and Sunday Lunch.
Pizarro: Overlooking the church of Mary Magdalen, Pizarro offers smaller tapas style dishes ideal for sharing to more substantial mains. The spacious interior invites visitors to gather round the communal bar or the more intimate booths.
José Tapas Bar: this small and cosy restaurant has some of the finest tapas to offer. The select menu is made up of dishes using quality, simple, seasonal ingredients. Accompanying their impressive menu is a diverse, unique wine and sherry list from Spain of small-scale Spanish suppliers.
Casse-Croûte: instantly transporting you across the Channel, Casse-Croute exerts a French feeling from every nook and cranny. With black and white tiled floor, paper tablecloths, and red leather banquets, the restaurant could be anywhere in France. The menu is changing every day, so make sure you check their Twitter page for updates – you shan’t be disappointed.
Bermondsey Yard Café: Once a disused car park, Bermondsey Yard Café has been stripped back to its original industrial design features for a unique dining experience. Seasonal dishes are prepared using locally sourced ingredients leaving the dinner satisfied, if not slightly confused as to where they are in fact sitting. A car park? You have to see it to believe it.