Best Bermondsey Street restaurants

Originally a high street that grew up around Bermondsey Abbey in medieval times, before becoming a centre of Victorian industry (and slums), 21st-century Bermondsey Street is as gentrified a stretch of road as you’ll find in London. Estate agents selling million-pound flats in the surrounding warehouse conversions stand next time to contemporary art galleries – and some of the best restaurants in the capital.

Updated on 03 March 2020

Having London Bridge station, The Shard and Guy’s Hospital around the corner doesn’t hurt custom. Nor does the fact that there’s a built-in foodie clientele on the doorstep thanks to the proximity of Borough, Maltby Street and Druid Street markets. Take a stroll from one end of the road to the other – it takes less than 10 minutes – and not only will you be able to admire architecture from several centuries, you’ll see drinkers and diners spilling out of the Bermondsey Street restaurants, bars and pubs. From Thai to tapas, pizza to gastropubs, here are the best Bermondsey Street restaurants.  

Casse-Croûte

Casse-Croûte

109 Bermondsey Street, Bermondsey, London, SE1 3XB

This comme il faut bistro is the sort of place you’d hope to stumble across in France but never do. Traditional recipes chalked up on the blackboard major in creamy sauces while the tiny dining room is perfect for romance.
£30 - £49
French
Kin + Deum

Kin + Deum

2 Crucifix Lane, Bermondsey, London, SE1 3JW

Just off the north end of Bermondsey Street, this family-run restaurant serves a short menu of familiar Thai classics in simple surrounds. Starters are the best bit; try the chicken satay or deep-fried garlic squid.
Under £30
Thai
Flour & Grape

Flour & Grape

214 Bermondsey Street, Bermondsey, London, SE1 3TQ

If you make it as far as the southern end of Bermondsey Street you’ll be rewarded by this unpretentious restaurant which was an early adopter of London’s current pasta boom. Equal emphasis is given to Italian wine as Italian food.
£30 - £49
Italian
Tanner & Co

Tanner & Co

50 Bermondsey Street, Bermondsey, London, SE1 3UD

Bermondsey Street might have a reputation as a serious foodie mecca but Tanner & Co injects some fun to proceedings. Meat and fish boards are good for groups, there’s retro British cooking if you hate sharing and bar snacks for drinkers.
£30 - £49
British
José

José

104 Bermondsey Street, Bermondsey, London, SE1 3UB

This authentically tiny tapas bar offers a more casual way to sample the cooking of star Spanish chef José Pizarro. Seafood is a strength of the regularly changing menu, with added sparkle thanks to the copious glasses of rosé cava.
£30 - £49
Tapas
Spanish
Pique-Nique

Pique-Nique

32 Tanner Street, Bermondsey, London, SE1 3LD

A follow-up to Casse-Croute, Pique-Nique occupies a quirky building in Tanner Street Park, with outside seating in summer. Spit-roast chicken (with proudly French fries) is the speciality while the drinks list is equally as patriotic.
£30 - £49
French
Pizarro

Pizarro

194 Bermondsey Street, Bermondsey, London, SE1 3TQ

Local resident José Pizarro’s more formal restaurant is an eye-opening exploration of regional cooking that proves there’s far more to Spanish cuisine than tapas. First-class ingredients are washed down by a first-class selection of sherry.
£50 - £79
Spanish
Texas Joe

Texas Joe's Slow Smoked Meats

8-9 Snowsfields, Bermondsey, London, SE1 3SU

One minute from the top of Bermondsey Street lies this authentic slice of the Lone Star State, presided over by Dragons’ Den alumnus Joe Walters in his 10-gallon hat. Smoky meats, slow cooked over oak, are the house speciality.
£30 - £49
Barbecue
Franco Manca Bermondsey

Franco Manca Bermondsey

124 Bermondsey Street, Bermondsey, London, SE1 3TX

Being on a budget doesn’t have to exclude you from SE1 and the Bermondsey outpost of everyone’s favourite Neapolitan chain offers the best-value on the street with its line-up of seven sourdough pizzas, all for under a tenner.
Under £30
Pizza
Italian
Cafe Murano Bermondsey

Cafe Murano Bermondsey

184 Bermondsey Street, Bermondsey, London, SE1 3TQ

This third outpost of Angela Hartnett’s more casual spin-off from Michelin-starred Murano feels a bit more informal than its siblings. Pasta made on the premises is the star turn and there’s a bar area for nibbling on cicchetti.
£30 - £49
Italian
The Garrison

The Garrison

99-101 Bermondsey Street, Bermondsey, London, SE1 3XB

One of the first restaurants to make a dining destination of Bermondsey Street, this noughties-style gastropub has a crowd-pleasing, all-day offering from breakfast to beer and bar snacks, modern British cooking and Sunday roasts.
£30 - £49
Gastropub

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