Nestled within the foodie haven that is Borough Market, Arthur Hooper's offers a modern take on Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant benefits from a brilliant spot, looking out to the hustle and bustle of the market with wind-back doors and an al fresco area.
While the menu whole-heartedly double downs on the culture of the Mediterranean coast, something the team is very passionate about with many hailing from this area themselves, the ingredients all come from the heart of London. That's right, the chefs are enthusiastic about sourcing produce from the surrounding stalls and proudly state their suppliers on the website including family butcher William Warman & Guttridge, cured meats from La Credenza, fresh fruit and veg from Hardel’s, fish from Southbank Fresh Fish, cheese from the legendary Paxton & Whitfield and dairy produce from the London Dairies.
The menu is split up into small plates and large plates. If you prefer to try a bit of everything, why not order a selection of the smaller plates to share? Here, you'll find examples such as padron peppers, beef fillet carpaccio with truffle mayo, burrata with samphire and almonds, as well as hispi cabbage with beer and nuts puree and green apple.
There's also a good selection of larger plates to choose from with the likes of white asparagus risotto with hazelnut pesto, braised lamb neck with parmesan polenta, and Onglet steak with salsify, wild garlic veloute and lemon oil.
No meal would be complete without a drink of course, and if you're in the mood for something alcoholic, Arthur Hooper's has some fun twists on the classics. We like the sound of the Aperol Punch with Aperol, rum, passion fruit juice, Angostura bitters and a sprig of fresh mint, as well as the Coffee Negroni with coffee infused Campari, gin, sweet vermouth, tiramisu liqueur and chocolate bitters.