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Bermondsey favourite The Garrison is a stylish, relaxed venue that regularly plays to full houses. Mismatched chairs, slightly wobbly reclaimed tables and an eclectic array of lampshades make for a quirky space that serves eaters and drinkers equally well – there's even a highly recommended pocket-sized cinema in the basement. Sunday roasts can be rather hit and miss (we like our roasties crispy), but the evening menu shows more precise cooking – think crab on toast with watercress and samphire or glazed chicken breast with sweetcorn purée, crushed new potatoes, bacon and rosemary. To finish, the flourless chocolate cake is the stuff of pudding lovers' dreams. With decent prices, terrific breakfasts, all-day snacks, unusual beers and a decent wine list, it's easy to see why The Garrison is always packed.
Liam and I took a trip to Greenwich and after a long day out we decided to have a quick dinner before taking the bus back home. We decided to go to the Garrison, down Bermondsey Street. When we arrived, it was quite busy considering it still early on a Sunday evening. We were promptly shown to our table, nestled in a quiet corner of the restaurant.I ordered a coke for Liam while he was away, but strangely they brought us diet. I can only assume they served me diet coke because I’m female. I used to laugh at this, but now I understand why my friend’s boyfriend specifically asks for “full fat” coke. Handy...
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