Best Bermondsey Street restaurants

It might seem a little overkill to dedicate an entire list of restaurants to a single street in London. But trust us when we say: it’s necessary. Bermondsey Street is home to a multitude of restaurants, gastropubs, bars, and cafes - from pasta places to tapas bars - that make it one of the ultimate destinations for foodies in the capital. Plus, thanks to its proximity to Borough, Maltby Street and Druid Street markets, it’s no surprise that its local clientele has become a dedicated bunch of foodies. Take a trip to discover the best restaurants on Bermondsey Street and find out what makes this stretch so special.

Updated on 05 September 2022

Bermondsey Street has a bit of a backstory which dates back as far as 1,000 years ago, when it was built as a causeway between London Bridge and, what was then, Bermondsey Abbey. Over the years, the area became famed for various areas of commerce, including wool trading, leather working and antique dealing. Now, its warehouses have been converted into stylish offices and luxury apartments, surrounded by contemporary art galleries, boutique shops, small businesses, as well as a crowd-drawing array of restaurants and bars.  

This fashionable stretch takes less than 10 minutes to walk, top to bottom, but so crammed is it with cool and trendy places to eat and drink that we bet you’ll struggle to do it in that time. Take a stroll to admire its centuries-old architecture, find a bench to relax in Tanner Street Park on the way and watch drinkers and diners spilling out of Bermondsey Street’s best restaurants, bars, and pubs.  

There are plenty of places to eat from big name chefs, including Jose Pizarro’s eponymous tapas bar Jose, and Angela Hartnett’s relaxed Italian venture Café Murano. From pizza and pasta to Thai and tapas, discover the best restaurants on Bermondsey Street right here.   

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
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
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
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. 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 around a tenner.

Under £30
Pizza
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, through to modern British cooking and Sunday roasts.

£50 - £79
British
Gastropub
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
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
Baccala

Baccala

Unit B3, 194-204 Bermondsey Street, London Bridge, London, SE1 3TQ

Baccala provides a cosy hideaway to tuck in to some tasty Italian fare and work through the impressive wine list. With a focus on fresh seafood, you can expect dishes like artichoke lasagna with langoustine, lobster and crab.

£50 - £79
Mediterranean
Italian
Fish
Wine Bars
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
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
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

Bermondsey Street is surrounded by a wealth of foodie areas. Take a look at the best restaurants in London Bridge for Michelin-starred spots, sky-high restaurants and one of London's most famous pasta places, Padella. Of course, if you prefer to dine with a view, make sure to check out our guide dedicated to every single restaurant and bar at The Shard. And, if you're hanging around the area for the day, don't miss our complete guide to Borough Market up the road, a must-visit for foodies in London and packed to the rafters with awesome places to eat and drink.

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