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28 July 2014
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Village East

171-173 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UW

£50.00 Modern European South Bank, Borough etc

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Based on 8 ratings. Rate it!

  • Wine: £25.00
  • Champagne: £44.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 9am-3pm (Sat-Sun -4pm) 6-10.30pm (Sat-Sun -10pm)

Square Meal Review of Village East ?

When it opened in a former textile factory in 2006, Village East pioneered the transformation of Bermondsey Street into one of London’s destination foodie thoroughfares. A gentle facelift has moved the rooms around a bit and added more wood, low lighting and some faded sacking-fabric upholstery to warm things up – although this place is still as cool as it ever was. The menu’s had an overhaul too, and ordering small plates is now the way to go – try whipped feta with grilled cucumber and sourdough toast (a revelation), griddled lamb (cooked pink) with smoked aubergine purée or poached cod flakes in olive oil with tomato and sorrel. The wine list, seasonal cocktail menu and bar area have all been thoughtfully put together, weekend brunch is popular with the regulars, and friendly staff are on the ball.

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  1. Village East

    171-173 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UW
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    Debbie A.

    Confit turkey leg!

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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 7

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  2. Village East

    171-173 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UW
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    Kiki S.

    A New York vibe in a central location

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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 9

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  3. Village East

    171-173 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UW
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    Richard M.
        (1)

     
    • Food & Drink: 3
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 3

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  4. Village East

    171-173 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UW
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    Toby N.
      Gold Reviewer  (56)

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 10

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  5. Village East

    171-173 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UW
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    Mr G
        (3)

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 10

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  6. Village East

    171-173 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UW
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    Fiona M.
      Gold Reviewer  (35)
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 8

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  7. Village East

    171-173 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UW
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    Mitzie8cake
      Gold Reviewer  (87)
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
    Editor's pick

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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  1. What is on offer: Newly revamped Village East (as of Sep 2013) brings a new interior and menu but retains it’s cool vibe and ability to thoroughly satisfy your taste buds. Be sure to try the Longhorn beef & bone marrow burger...
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  2. Published : Monday, 28th October 2013

    Samphire and Salsify :: Village East

    Village East is based in the foodie haven that is Bermondsey Street; the guy behind it also owns The Garrison on the same street and the very popular Riding House Cafe in Fitzrovia. As it recently underwent an extensive refurb and my parents were down for the day I thought it would be a safe bet for Sunday lunch. Things got off to a slightly tense start – the woman on the front desk looked stressed and panicked when we arrived which wasn’t helped by the fact that our table wasn’t ready. The inside however was beautiful and had a touch of New York about it with the usual exposed piping and warehouse chic thing going on. There was also a vintage post office theme running throughout – not quite sure why though...
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  3. The competition on Bermondsey street these days is fierce. However, when we first moved to the area years ago there wasn’t much apart from Village East and The Garrison. It’s a testament to the quality of these restaurants that they’re still thriving after many years of serious culinary competition. We hadn’t been to Village East for a while and were eager to try out their new menu...
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  4. Village East is a sure bet when you want a good cocktail and good food south of the river in London. We’ve been many many times and never has Village East disappointed...
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