Restaurants in South Bank and Borough
Cantina del Ponte
Nestling amidst Conran’s ‘village’ of Thames-side restaurants, this venture
offers a more affordable slice of the Conran lifestyle. Choose from a varied menu of pastas and wild mushrooms, sea bass and chargrilled squid. Take time to admire the stunning backdrop of Tower Bridge whilst you devour the food. Romantic and ‘so London’.
Butlers Wharf Building, Shad Thames, SE1
Tel. 020 7403 5403
Part of the Vinopolis complex, you’d expect the wine to be good at this relatively new eaterie, and you’d be right. All 400 wines can be ordered by
the glass so it’s a great opportunity to sample a full range. And the food more than compliments the wine. A varied selection of fish and salads and delicious desserts.
1 Bank End, SE1
Tel. 020 7940 8333
Art galleries in converted warehouses, Zandra Rhodes’ fantastically orange and pink museum of fashion and the Delfina. All elements which make this area so irresistible. The Delfina doubles up as an art gallery, studios and one of the best places for simple, delicious food. Sadly, it only serves lunch and then tea until 5pm, but delve into chargrilled vegetables, risotto or mouth-watering desserts and all will be forgiven!
50 Bermondsey Street, SE1
Tel. 020 7357 0244 (not open for dinner)
You may feel like a goldfish (glass ceiling and massive windows) when you take your seat in this stylish addition to the environs of Borough Market, but the daily selection of up to 22 fish will soon have you reeling! Choose how you want it cooked and then select from a number of side orders and starters. Kids’ menus available.
Cathedral Street, SE1
Tel. 020 7234 3333
Another resident of increasingly trendy Bermondsey Street, the Honest Cabbage offers simplicity, succulent dishes and seasonal menus. Good, straightforward cooking – fresh fish and meat from the local markets, reasonable prices and a cosy atmosphere that will have you coming back for more. Ideal Sunday lunch venue after a walk round Tate Modern.
99 Bermondsey Street, SE1
Tel. 020 7234 0080
I can’t sing the praises of this place enough. A wonderful, warm and Mediterranean reception (who’d have thought you were near Waterloo?) and tasty tapas served by Spaniards who clearly know their stuff. Sit at the bar or take a table and make yourself at home. A choice of olive breads and desserts compliment the tapas. All at reasonable prices.
53 The Cut, SE1
Tel. 020 7928 3237
Home of acclaimed chef, Richard Neat, this latest offering of haute cuisine on the South Bank boasts inspiring views along the Thames and great food, but at a price. Enjoy dishes from saddle of rabbit, roasted monkfish and braised veal tongue, to pigeon or venison. Fabulous views, sleek décor and
a monied clientele.
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, SE1
Tel. 020 7928 5533
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