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Behind an incongruous Tudor-style façade, a narrow blue stairwell leads to a 40-cover dining room at this Borough High Street newcomer. Named after a 19th century occupier who ran the site as a
curiosity shop, the present day Edwins pays tribute with a scattering of delicate artefacts to add a subtle quirk amidst brown leather banquettes, handsome furniture and soft white drapes. Marking
the first restaurant opening by the Parched Pubs group, the brasserie incorporates a small cocktail bar which glitters under soft orange lighting after dark – a great place for romance. Compact
classiness extends to the menu, with a short, varied selection including guinea fowl with melt-in-the-mouth butter beans or delicately cooked wild venison with a smudge of shallot purée. With only
three desserts to choose from expectations are high, but easily met with a light, crunchy pear and almond tart topped with Chantilly cream. Also open for weekend brunch, the window-lined space
provides a fresh, light setting for pancakes and coffee. Edwins shows all the signs of becoming a popular local secret, but with such assured presentation and hosting, word might just get out.
Edwins Borough is a New Orleans-esque salon restaurant located just above the Trinity pub at next to Borough tube station. The innocuous door leads to a spartan staircase and you wouldn’t be blamed for thinking you’d taken the entrance to someone’s flat instead. And while the layout still bears some resemblance to just that, the feeling completely changes once you get to the main room. We were greeted with enthusiasm and quickly relieved of our coats, bags, and helmets (yep we’re a cycling crew) before being ushered graciously to our table...
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The acceptable part of Borough High Street ends very sharply at Borough Tube Station, and nobody would ever expect to need to pass the station. Until now...Let London Lifestyle Blog take you to Edwins on Borough High Street.In the upstairs room above The Trinity Pub at 202-206, Borough High Street, SE1 1JX, the owners of The Trinity have opened a restaurant in an upstairs room, and called it Edwins. This is the first restaurant for independent pub company Parched Pubs...
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