Best Restaurants In London Bridge

It's famed for The Shard, train delays and bustling streets, but what if you're pottering around the Borough or Southwark area when hungry? We've explored the best dining spots surrounding this busy station to bring you a list of the very best places to eat in London Bridge, including everything from riverbank spots to high-end dining and casual drop-ins. Sunday roasts and burgers? You'll find those in the area too.

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Last updated on 16th April 2024




Great Guns Social

Thanks to an ever-changing menu brought about by a series of kitchen residency programs curated by celebrity chef, Maria Elia, Great Guns Social is somewhere you can always return to with fresh taste buds. It's not the kind of place you get tired of quickly, as the space has swish interiors and a cracking cocktail list to boot. Smoked banana old fashioned anyone?

The Refinery, Bankside

With a menu focused on the organic, The Refinery is one of the best restaurants for clean eating. Part of the Drake & Morgan group, it's an ideal spot for any occasion; be it a business lunch, a corporate meeting, a bite to eat alongside friends, or even just a few drinks after work. As for the food? Expect dishes like Goan curry with chicken or tofu, flash-grilled minute steak and mezze boards to share.

Tower Bridge Arms

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Decorated to look like an American diner with the burgers to match, Tower Bridge Arms is your one-stop shop for grabbing piled-high patties alongside plenty of pints. The ales and beers on offer come from the city's top microbreweries, as well as including favourites from around the globe. They even whip up a banging bottomless brunch here too, for just £35 each.

Bermondsey Bar & Kitchen

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If your tummy's rumbling then you might want to head down to Bermondsey Bar & Kitchen for some delicious British plates, courtesy of chef James Donnelly. Previously an underground car park and now revamped to function as a pretty open-plan dining area, this haunt is the perfect spot to hit up come the weekend after a long walk, or during the week for drinks. On the menu, you can expect to inhale the likes of braised pork ribs in a soy and sesame glaze, chicken Caesar salad, and 42-day-aged beef sirloin in a green peppercorn sauce, washed down with classic cocktails for just £10.50 each.

Vinoteca Borough Yards

Set Lunch

As one of the best restaurants London Bridge has to offer that looks out over the iconic market and the historic Southwark Cathedral, Vinoteca Borough is a brilliant shout for date nights, business meetings and more. Chow down on fresh British plates with a European twist like bavette steak, pan-fried Scottish salmon and other delicious eats while supping from a selection of more than 200 wines from sustainable, independent suppliers - over 25 of which are available by the glass.

Audrey’s

Cafe restaurants don't get much better than Audrey's, a stunning spot for cosy British food across a relaxed space that's surrounded by greenery. Choose between rib-eye steak sandwiches, full English breakfasts and vegan hot pot here, all with £7 cocktails 'til 7pm - we recommend the cucumber gin fizz.

The Breakfast Club London Bridge

Head slightly south of the river and you'll find The Breakfast Club, one of the best restaurants near London Bridge station that's been dishing out home-cooked style food in the city since 2005. Think eggs Benedict in many different forms, fluffy pancakes, breakfast burritos and cocktails taking you from brunch to dinner. If you're extra fun, uncover their secret bar Call Me Mr Lucky to continue the party at this kitsch and quirky favourite.

Champagne Route Restaurant

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One of the top restaurants in London Bridge with Italian, French and pan-Asian eats on offer, Champagne Route is the ideal spot for date nights or a sophisticated meal with friends. Sink into their cosy velvet seats and sip plenty of fizz, while devouring burrata salad, confit chicken or salmon with teriyaki sauce.

Salt Yard Borough

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One of the best restaurants in London Bridge by Borough Market, this sixth restaurant from the award-winning Salt Yard Group is a gorgeous haunt for your dinners and drinks. Tuck into sumptuous tapas washed down with divine wine in chic, plant-filled interiors - we highly recommend trying the charcuterie board, featuring Iberico ham and truffle mortadella.

In Horto

If you're on the hunt for international eats and a great choice of wines in London Bridge, then head to In Horto, a romantic restaurant perfect for date nights and alfresco evenings. Tuck into everything from aubergine parmigiana and juicy onglet steak to slow roasted braised lamb and much more at this scenic, cosy space - all of which is cooked in a wood-fired oven as part of their open kitchen.

Lokma

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After London Bridge restaurants with vegetarian options aplenty? A 15 minute walk from the station, you'll find authentic Turkish restaurant Lokma at Bermondsey Square. Not only can you expect everything from charcoal grill dishes to moussaka and baklava, but also cocktails like the Lycheetini or a Coco Berry, alongside shisha, belly dancing, DJ sets and more.

Pizarro Restaurant

Fronting white wild prawns in garlic sauce, acorn-fed Iberian pork and traditional Spanish black pudding, Pizarro is a top-notch tapas restaurant. Settle into their stylish interiors, complete with elegant wooden decor, and be sure to nab a glass of wine to go with your sharing spread. You can even sit at the open kitchen bar to watch the chefs in action, or at window seats overlooking the church of St Mary Magdalen.

The Woolpack

Saunter down Bermondsey Street to find The Woolpack offering British classics, including sumptuous steak pies and gooey Camembert. As for dessert? They've got apple crumble and sticky toffee pudding up for grabs, satisfying your sweet tooth with some old favourites. There's a pretty impressive beer garden here too, making this an ideal spot for the summer months.

Berenjak Borough

On the hunt for Instagrammable London Bridge restaurants? Berenjak Borough is the Iranian spot you need to discover, taking its inspiration from buildings found in the rural foothills of the Alborz mountains. Not only is it absolutely stunning, with plush Persian rugs and indoor ivy, but the menu showcases a lip-smacking array of mangal barbecue and tanoor dishes - think lamb rump marinated in chilli or smokey aubergine stew.

London Bridge Rooftop

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If you're after rooftop restaurants in London Bridge, then the choice is obvious with the aptly named London Bridge Rooftop. Their street food-style eats include crispy chicken tenders, sweet chilli halloumi fries and a selection of mouthwatering burgers, boasting an amazing view of the city as you enjoy your feast. Don't miss out on the cocktails either, especially their signature Hennessy On The Roof.

Kin + Deum

Blending ingredients sourced from London with authentic Thai flavours, Kin + Deum is a laidback spot with pretty pastel interiors and a huge menu of flavourful dishes, created by the sibling culinary trio Bank, Roselyn and Shakris Inngern. Make your way through garlic squid, steamed dumplings, smoked chilli seabass and much more, topped off with a pink lychee martini or the mandarin mojito.

London Grind

Don't let this slick, industrial coffee house fool you. While London Grind come up trumps in the caffeine department, it's also a great place to eat thanks to a range of tasty international small plates and weekend brunching, with dishes like prawn katsu sandwiches and flat-iron chicken up for grabs. Topping it off? A huge cocktail list.

40 Maltby Street

A great choice of walk-in restaurants near London Bridge, 40 Maltby Street don't take reservations but they're well worth queuing for. Sitting inside a railway arch, these guys are slinging out an ever-changing menu of around 12 small plates at a time, that demonstrates the skill of the kitchen team. These dishes are European-inspired, including everything from chicken schnitzel to pickled sardines. What's more, they specialise in French, Italian and Slovenian wine too.

BAO Borough

Our pick of cheap London Bridge restaurants? Inspired by the late-night grill houses in Asia, Bao Borough is the lively Taiwanese eatery that you need to check out, boasting lots of meat and plant-based dishes under £10. While known for the fluffy bun it's named after, this joint slings out a range of tasty bites that'll have you licking your lips for hours afterwards. Save room for dessert too, as the milk tea ice cream is a must-try.

Bar Douro

After the success of his pop-up and supper clubs, Max Graham gave Bar Douro a permanent home in the arches of Union Street in Southwark, not far from London Bridge station. Portuguese tapas and sharing plates await here, with a focus on 'honest' good and great wine from the country - including bottles of Churchill's Port from the family estate. They've been producing wine in the Douro Valley for over two centuries, so you can rest assured you've got great drinks accompanying hake and squid stew, braised rabbit and pork neck in Bifana sauce.

Hutong at The Shard

If glamorous Chinese eateries are your kind of thing, then Hutong is an easy choice to make. Designed by the founder of Hong Kong's famed Aqua restaurant group, you'll find this swish spot dishing out dim sum in the Shard, boasting unbeatable views overlooking the city. This exclusive dining space is premium date night material, with dishes like crispy pork dumplings, deep-fried lobster and kung po tofu to choose from, as well as sumptuous set menus.

Trivet

An eatery created by Fat Duck alumni head chef Johnny Lake and sommelier Isa Bal which boasts two Michelin stars, Trivet is a great spot for foodies that are in the mood for some fine dining. Featuring a spacious main restaurant and a more intimate wine bar, you can dine on the likes of carefully presented grilled venison, roasted celeriac and cured seabass here.

Legare

On the hunt for Italian restaurants in London Bridge? Having been awarded a Bib Gourmand from the Michelin Guide, Legare is a bustling neighbourhood joint that specialises in fresh pasta dishes, from tagliolini aglio to Venetian duck ragu. You can also enjoy Jersey rock oysters here, and you won't want to miss out on the chocolate and salted caramel tart for dessert.