Bermondsey Larder is one of a handful of restaurants from acclaimed chef Robin Gill and is the reincarnation of the chef’s original brand The Dairy – just in a different postcode.
Originally, The Dairy was found on Clapham Common, and opened in 2012 to critical acclaim with Gill bringing techniques and experience from world-famous Noma where he had previously worked. However, eight years later following lockdown in the UK, Gill was forced to close his first venture. Just weeks later the news of Bermondsey Larder was announced, offering an exciting new venue for the Irish chef and his team.
Gill is renowned for using seasonal and local produce to create fresh plates, something which continues at Bermondsey Larder. Despite the original wider concept of the restaurant remaining the same, there is a new menu to celebrate the change of address. Expect bold British flavours from the Irish chef, like mackerel with fresh gherkins, sea purslane and dashi. Elsewhere guests will be able to select dishes like wood roasted lamb with ‘hayonnaise’ accompanied by charred lettuce and mint oil; Julie Girl skate with a pine nut sauce, fennel kimchi and sea vegetables or a vegetarian medley of bitter grilled radicchio with a broad bean puree and pickled Tropea onions. Sweet tooths can be satisfied by desserts like a malted barley ice cream with salted caramel and cacao or coffee butterscotch and rye tart.
Open for both lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers a la carte options as well as tasting menus to suit various dietary requirements. With an atmosphere akin to its predecessor, Gill hopes Bermondsey Larder will have a neighbourhood restaurant vibe while embracing his signature modern style.
Finding its home at 153-157 Tower Bridge Road, Bermondsey Larder is within stone’s throw of the Tower of London, The Shard, Borough Market and a whole host of other top attractions – making it the ideal pitstop on a tour of London’s sites.