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Near London Bridge and looking for a quality meal to share with colleagues, family, friends or a romantic date? There’s no need to adventure far and wide. Below you’ll find a list of 15 restaurants within walking distance of London Bridge station, each offering their own unique benefits and different styles. We hope that you fancy at least one. You’ll thank us later!
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London Bridge & Bermondsey / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Chinese
Based on the 33rd of The Shard, Hutong offers a range of succulent dishes, all based on Northern Chinese cuisines. Not only can you enjoy spectacular food and a glass of your favourite tipple, but the view of the always-amazing London will make your visit to Hutong one to remember. Dress code is smart casual and the management kindly requests for no sportswear, flip flops etc. Don't embarrass yourself, please!
City of London / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: British
Located in the iconic Borough Market, Roast Restaurant and Bar offers a fine British-themed menu of meats and fish, and also many puddings to finish. As the name suggests, most dishes are roasted, and created with only the best seasonal ingredients. Fairly priced and open early until late, this award-winning restaurant is perfect for any occasion.
London Bridge & Bermondsey / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: British
Located on level 31 of The Shard, Aqua Shard offers an innovative selection of local British dishes masterfully created with local produce, and many fine cocktails to indulge in; two of which from the signature selection. Anyone can enjoy this innovative restaurant from sunrise to sunset (two stunning views to enjoy from the comfort of your table) with the bar opening at 1pm and closing at midnight. Dress code is, again, smart casual, so you know what to do.
London Bridge & Bermondsey / Restaurant / Cuisine: British
If you seek fine dining, have a few hours spare and are interested in trying something a little bit different, a visit to Restaurant Story is in order. Using only the freshest British produce, the Story chefs put together "Full Stories" - a large meal, with many different themes and ideas. Please allow 3.5 hours for tables of two, and 4 hours for tables of four and over.
London Bridge & Bermondsey / Restaurant / Cuisine: European
Up on level 35 of The Shard this time, TING offers many British dishes, but each with it's own exciting Asian twist. As TING opens at sunrise and closes late, they offer a different menu for each part of the day (breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and late supper). With a slightly glamorous theme and colourful lighting to go with the breathtaking views, this restaurant and lounge is almost as beautiful to look at as their food is to taste.
South Bank & Bankside / Restaurant / Cuisine: Dim Sum
If an authentic Asian meal with an amazing view is what you crave, Dim T is the perfect place to visit. The menu offers many dim sum, noodle and meat options whist the view across Tower Bridge is, quite frankly, epic. Dim T also specialise in Chinese tea, which goes perfectly with the restaurant's relaxing, modern design. Takeaway is also available for those in a hurry.
London Bridge & Bermondsey / Restaurant / Cuisine: Eclectic
Moving away from Japanese cuisine and culture for the first time in over a decade, Chef Rainer Becker gives us Oblix, a dual dining experience on the 32nd floor of The Shard, offering Oblix restaurant, and Oblix bar and lounge which will have live entertainment from 9pm onwards. Becker references a New York grill as the backdrop for the menu with dishes delivered in the Becker signature style of upscale, sophisticated, urban dining. Rainer explains, Oblix offers a broad selection of dishes. The menu at its core will be a mixture of grilled and classics, offering a light tasty cuisine that guests can enjoy daily.
London Bridge & Bermondsey / Restaurant / Cuisine: Malaysian
'Champor champor' is a Malay term that loosely translates as 'mix and match' and that is certainly true of this colourful little restaurant in southeast London. The dining area is filled with exotica, from tribal artefacts to modern pieces of art, and the food is equally eclectic, taking inspiration from modern Malay cuisine and with the best of Japanese, Burmese and Thai thrown in. The results include dishes such as satay-marinated carpaccio of ostrich, grilled minced fish and nori cannelloni and beef rendang. Vegetarian dishes are equally exciting; grilled plantains with steamed okra or roast baby leeks with mushrooms and pickled tea noodles.
London Bridge & Bermondsey / Restaurant / Cuisine: Italian
This bar and restaurant sits just across Tooley Street from London Bridge Tube stations and offers a wide range of authentic Italian food, with some of the most popular dishes being risotto, pasta, pizza, and everyone's favourite: gelati to finish. Pricing is fair - with all mains ranging in the £10-£17 region - considering the location. A perfect place to catch something to eat with colleagues, but anyone is welcomed.
London Bridge & Bermondsey / Restaurant / Cuisine: Caribbean
This restaurant, café and bar on the fringes of Borough Market has a unique cocoa-themed menu, with each of their fish, meat and salad dishes containing a special cocoa addition. Not only this, but the bar offers a range of rums, champagnes and dessert wines. All of this is topped off with a terrace overlooking the busy Borough Market, making Rabot 1745 an exciting and interesting choice.
Gaucho Tower Bridge
London Bridge & Bermondsey / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Steak House
Gaucho - which overlooks Tower Bridge, so great for impressing your dinner companion - offers a menu straight from Argentina, featuring many traditional meat dishes, fine wines (and a special selection of Buenos Aires Classics), and cigars to enjoy. The modern design makes Gaucho a very enjoyable place to dine in, and if you enjoy your visit be sure to read their Story on the Gaucho website. Open from midday until late.
Jose Tapas & Sherry Bar
London Bridge & Bermondsey / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Tapas
This diminutive restaurant on the hip and trendy Bermondsey Street specialises in Spanish tapas, all crafted with many different ingredients. You can expect an abundance of flavours, and an excellent selection of wines to go with your tapas. Open from midday until late.
Borough & Southwark / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Spanish
This Spanish restaurant on the corner of Borough Market (right near the Tube exit) serves a range of different tapa plates, all crafted with the finest ingredients from all over Spain. You can also treat yourself to a cold alcoholic beverage, if you can decide on which one sounds best! A choice of indoor or outdoor seating is also available, so you may enjoy your tapas whatever the weather.
Wright Brothers Oyster and Porter House
Borough & Southwark / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Seafood
Wright Brothers Oyster and Porterhouse on the edge of Borough Market offer a wide selection of oyster dishes, as the name suggests, and other seafood meals. Their oysters are sourced locally from the British Isles and France, so you know that what you are purchasing is top quality. The small plan, open kitchen and counter seating create a fun yet relaxed atmosphere.
London Bridge & Bermondsey / Restaurant / Cuisine: Italian
Pulia specialises in Italian deli and Apulian-style cuisine. The modern café-style theme creates an authentic Italian atmosphere; a great place for couples or groups to chat and enjoy food that they may not have often. Mostly open from 8am to 9pm daily.
London Bridge & Bermondsey / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: European
Vivat Bacchus, of South African origin, offers a high-end selection of wines and cheeseboards which go sublimely together, and also a grill-themed menu of different meats and fish. You can expect generous pricing for such high-quality food, with most mains in the £10-£20 range. The open ceilings and exposed pipes create an industrial feel; a special dining experience for anyone who needs to shoot off to the Tube across the road quickly after dinner.
The Mug House
London Bridge & Bermondsey / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: English
Located just around the corner from Borough Market, right underneath London Bridge itself, The Mug House offers a selection of fine wines, cheeseboards and meat dishes. This establishment has a traditional pub feel to it, with many points of interest to comment on while you enjoy your beverage and culinary delight.
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