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‘A great place to hang out’, this buzzy New York-style eatery from the duo behind the Pavilion Café at Victoria Park is aimed squarely at Borough Market’s foodie throngs. A massive communal table holds centre stage in the dining room, which features scruffy yellow brick walls and great views of the bustle outside. On offer is a tidy selection of regularly changing, provenance-driven dishes, although specials can run out quickly and latecomers may be left with thin pickings. Snacks of pig’s head cromesquis with home-baked bread might give way to devilled ox tongue, crab on toast and bigger plates of monkfish with chickpeas and leeks or Middle White pork with cabbage, pear and chervil salad. ‘Afters’ are mostly cheeses, cakes, ice creams and sorbets, while the drinks list runs from artisan beers to an oddball selection of wines.


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  1. Published : Wednesday, 7 August 2013

    The Celeriac :: Elliot’s, Borough Market

    Elliot’s Cafe is not a cafe in any usual sense of the word. It is Borough Market’s answer to a cafe, a rather swish version which serves only the finest of British produce and offers a menu of small plates such as steak tartare and octopus as well as larger plates like roast chicken with aioli. And then there’s the cheeseburger – which Daniel Young thinks is one of London’s greatest...
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  1. Published : Thursday, 23 August 2012

    Burgerac :: Elliot

    £12.50 with fried potato. I took a day off work a few weeks ago to do some pre-wedding chores. And meet a friend at Elliot's for a burger...I've heard good things about the burger at Elliot's since it opened last year. As it's based on the edge of Borough Market and only serves burgers on weekday lunchtimes, it's not the most convenient place for me to check out - but taking a day off to find the perfect shoes to get married in provided a sneaky opportunity for me and a buddy to pop in for lunch...
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  1. Published : Friday, 10 August 2012

    Burger Addict - Worldwide Burger Reviews :: Elliot

    Just some photos of the burger the whole of London is talking about...
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  1. New year, new chance to try out the cooking at Elliot’s Cafe. For those looking for a casual dining experience, but not willing to concede on quality of cooking and ingredients Elliot’s Cafe is the place to go. We tend to go to Elliot’s Cafe during weekends, usually on Sunday’s when the restaurant offers a fixed Sunday lunch menu of some of their best dishes (£25 pp). This time was no different...
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  1. Published : Friday, 1 February 2013

    Burger Addict - Worldwide Burger Reviews :: Elliot

    For some time now the weekday lunchtime only Elliot's cheeseburger has been universally regarded as one of the best London has to offer - for some reason, mostly laziness, I have not reviewed it until now, after my third burger from them...
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  1. We’d read that Elliot’s Cafe has opened a summer pop-up stove outside their permanent establishment where they serve their much loved Cheese burger and summer drinks during the summer. Through the blogging grapevine we’d also learned that BOBs Lobster had descended upon Borough market for the summer and the news was that the food was brilliant. So we thought, what better opportunity to kill two birds with one stone…off we went on the foodie prowl to Borough Market on a hot summer evening...
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  1. Published : Monday, 20 May 2013

    Samphire and Salsify :: Elliot’s Cafe

    There was a bar with stool seats by the entrance and then a small dining area out the back. Exposed brick walls made for a shabby yet stylish appearance and the place had a seriously buzzy atmosphere. It’s all very ‘organic wines’ this and ‘homemade lemonade’ that – and they don’t sell Coke, it’s that kind of place...
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  1. The cooking at Elliot’s cafe can generally be described as comfort British cooking and the cooking at Elliot’s is goo-ood! We love hanging around the market during the weekend and hitting Elliot’s up for some of that good ole cooking. The produce is freshly sourced from the vendors at the market and the chefs are not afraid of experimenting with less common flavour combinations...
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  1. Published : Sunday, 24 February 2013

    Vi Vian :: Dirty Burger, Highgate Road

    Dirty Burger, Highgate Road – “are you sure?” Jeremy asked in his somewhat dubious tone, after I told him the name of our next burger quest. I casually mentioned that we were going for burger lunch, knowing that he would not reject to the idea. So, camera equipped and submissively tagged along, halfway through Camden Town heading towards North London, I said, “it’s called Dirty Burger, this place and it is just round the corner”...
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  1. Published : Sunday, 17 March 2013

    Vi Vian :: Elliot’s Cafe, Borough Market

    Elliot’s Cafe, Borough Market – I simply cannot believe despite the numerous times I have walked past Elliot’s Cafe while on my round trips of Borough Market, without noticing this cafe. It was easily overlooked. One – standing outside looking into Elliot’s, occupied with people on the bar and the high chairs and tables and the presence of the coffee machine (made quite a statement to passerbys) I assumed that it was merely a coffee and cake place. All around Borough Market, coffee cafes are abundant...
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  1. We’ve been to Elliot’s cafe on several occasions and never has it disappointed. It was time again to see how they faired after not having visited them for a few months. As always it turned out to be excellent!...
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  1. Published : Tuesday, 19 November 2013

    Munch My Way :: Elliot’s Cafe, Borough Market

    Elliot’s Cafe is situated in one of the most popular fresh produce market in London, Borough Market.

    I’ve heard of them for a while now and never had the chance to go.. They were voted one of the best burgers in town by young&foodish and burger affair…
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  1. Published : Monday, 8 October 2012

    Burgaffair :: Elliot’s Cafe

    Elliot’s at Borough Market was one we have been looking forward to for a while as we had plenty of recommendations to go here, but they selfishly only serve the burger at lunch times. Why they wouldn’t base their schedule around US, we honestly don’t know. Needless to say we cleared our schedules and headed over. Its great too, just one burger on the menu, no worries about options, no food envy at all...
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  1. My best friend and I had heard good things about Elliot’s burger and since we’re always on the hunt for the best burger in London, we decided to give this a go. The tricky thing was that Elliots only serve their burger during lunchtimes and only during the weekday. We had tried twice before to go but it always fell through (usually because of some urgent work that needed doing or a last minute meeting – work, eh?). That is, until a few weeks ago when the burger Gods were feeling kind and we finally got the sample the infamous Elliot burger. So was it worth the wait?...
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  1. Published : Wednesday, 10 June 2015

    Quiet eating :: Elliot's | Quiet eating

    t’s been over a year since I’ve been to Elliot’s. With a friend visiting from overseas clamoring for reminiscence, we decided to visit this first “good” meal that she had in London a long time ago at Elliot’s. I was so excited to relive memories of my own, I forgot to bring either of my cameras. Apologies for the bad photos as I had to revert to my phone like a good little tourist.

    When we arrived, the restaurant was buzzing and filled to capacity, a very promising sign. We were later to find out that this heaving mass of humanity was maybe a reason for our “interesting” level of service. More on that...
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Essential Details for Elliot's Café

  • Address: 12 Stoney Street, Borough Market, London SE1 9AD
  • Telephone: 020 7403 7436
  • Email: info@elliotscafe.com
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 7am-10pm (Sun – 4pm)

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