SquareMeal Review of
This casual brunch and lunch spot capitalises on its location in prime office-worker territory by serving a crowd-pleasing menu in a bustling, bright open-plan dining room. The Table started as a staff canteen, but after a decade, it keeps with the times by balancing mountainous burgers and all-day brunch choices with healthier ‘small plates’. Indulge in a well-priced classic cocktail before tackling snacks of confit pig’s cheek rillettes or polenta chips, then dive into ‘the stack’, a towering tribute to breakfast consisting of toasted bagel, chorizo, smoked ham hock, baked beans and poached eggs. We also enjoyed a refreshing plate of beetroot, blood orange and horseradish yoghurt, while spiced cauliflower with harissa was a steal at £5. Finish with blueberry and double-cream waffles and be thankful they’re available through the day. Pricing is in keeping with the area, and staff offer a friendly welcome. Bread arrives by bike from Bermondsey’s Little Bread Pedlar bakery, and herbs are plucked nearby in association with homeless charity St Mungo’s – you’ll leave The Table happy to have contributed to the local community.