Best Restaurants Near Borough Market

This fabulous area alongside London Bridge is a hubbub of top-notch street food, beautiful wine bars and delicious deli treats. But when you're done sampling the wares of the market itself? Sometimes a good sit-down meal without a queue is what you really need. Whether you're in the mood for a laid-back spot for tapas or swanky sky-high dining, you won't have to look far with our pick of restaurants in Borough Market.

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Last updated on 18th March 2024

The Last Talisman

Bottomless Brunch and 5 other offers

After working up an appetite exploring the city's sites, you may be wondering where to eat. And so? Head to The Last Talisman on Bermondsey Street. This Asian grill is home to a secret Russian doll-style cocktail bar and fronts a menu of classic Malaysian cuisine - expect crispy pork belly, salmon teriyaki and green chickpea curry.

The Market Porter

Fish & Chips and a Pint for just £18.50! -

Looking for the best fish restaurant near Borough Market? Located just a five-minute stroll away, the Market Porter is a cosy and quaint British pub boasting bags of character and a focus on high quality seafood. From incredible roasts on the weekend to gourmet bar snacks and crowd-pleasing classics, the menu here offers something for everyone, whether you're into katsu chicken curry or beer-battered haddock and chips.

The Boot and Flogger

Spend too much time drooling at market-fresh doughnuts or artisan cheese and you just might just miss this charming wine bar, first opened by John Davy in 1964 and still preserving it's original charm. Filled with enough vino to keep you watered for a lifetime, The Boot and Flogger also serves up seasonal dishes in intimate surroundings - from chargrilled sirloin steaks and Beyond Meat burgers to a fresh seafood linguini.

Hawksmoor Borough

When only a sizzling steak will cut it, head to Hawksmoor's Borough outpost. Boasting one of the swankiest private dining rooms around and Sunday roasts named as one of the best in the UK by Observer Food Monthly, this sophisticated spot is worth a visit. The beef here comes solely from British farmers, with animal welfare and quality at the forefront of what they do. And to accompany your meal? Sip fine wines and high-quality martinis.

Berenjak Borough

Berenjak Borough champions Iranian food, slinging out a range of delicious eats, from flaming tanoor to a doner rotisserie. This joint also adds a little theatrics to the evening, boasting an open kitchen, luxe stained glass windows, Persian carpets and more, with a gorgeous botanical feature wall that's perfect for pics. And if you head up to the first floor, you can enjoy a convivial group feast.

Pizza Pilgrims London Bridge

Pizza Pilgrims 4 Course Xmas Feasting Menu - £32.50 per person and 1 other offer

One of the best Italian restaurants near Borough Market, Pizza Pilgrims does a quirky take on the Neapolitan experience. Just head to its archway spot for some of London's most scrumptious slices (with lots of vegan options available) after a ramble around the stalls - think upgrades on a classic margherita or a whopping eight cheese pizza, with fruity and refreshing cocktails to match.

Salt Yard Borough

Sunday Italian Feast Sharing Menu

For restaurants right by Borough Market, Salt Yard is slinging out delicious Mediterranean dishes through its tapas and wide range of wine, in a restaurant filled with pretty plants and hanging lights. This is the sixth venue from the award-winning Salt Yard Group, where you can get stuck into everything from pan-fried cod to grilled chorizo with smoked chickpea puree and grilled artichokes.

The Mug House

Whether you've got a hankering for a steak burger or craving something a bit more... fancy, this Tooley Street charmer has it all. Expect an extensive wine list, candlelit tables and everything from ham hock terrine to smoked haddock fishcakes and vegetarian mezze boards over at The Mug House, alongside a Victorian-style venue filled with antiques and pewter tankards hanging from the bar.

The Breakfast Club London Bridge

When it comes to the best breakfast in the area, this spot should be top of your list. Serving up the same delectable fare that makes The Breakfast Club brand a go-to, it's all about eggs, pancakes and burgers in a traditional cafe setting. There's even secret cocktail bar Call Me Mr Lucky underneath the venue if you're looking to continue the party, filled with Pat Butcher memorabilia, colourful lights and a shiny pink ceiling.

Arabica Bar & Kitchen

Borough Market restaurants with vegetarian options aplenty? This bustling spot is located just a short walk from the market, serving authentic Middle Eastern cuisine from Beiruti falafel bites to Iraki-style aubergine and lamb kofte. There are some cracking cocktails on offer too, from a Turkish coffee martini to palomas - and don't miss out on the baklava for dessert.

BAO Borough

If you're on the hunt for Borough Market restaurants with halal options, you can try out any of the beef or chicken dishes at Bao on Stoney Street. It's a haven of the delicious Taiwanese bun that it's named after, rustling up unique East Asian eats in a cool, trendy space - ideal after a busy day exploring the area. And for dessert? Make sure to try the milk tea ice cream.

Roast Borough Market

This spot boasts huge glass windows, perfect for looking down on London's oldest fruit and vegetable markets below. They use exclusively British producers to source their meals, from farmers in the Lake District to fresh veggies from Grovers of Borough Market. As the name suggests, Roast is a must for lovers of a classic British Sunday dinner, served with saddleback pork belly, Cumbrian chicken or a nut alternative. But if you swing by on a different day? You can expect the likes of roasted seabass or a beef Wellington, and you can even nab afternoon tea here too.

Bedales of Borough Market

Bedales is the Greek restaurant featured in Bridget Jones' Diary, and although it's changed a little since then it's certainly still one of the best restaurants in Borough Market. This unique spot was also once a potato storehouse, which has now been transformed into a trendy bar and bistro. Not only is it a marvellous wine shop, with a gorgeous terrace with views across the stalls, but it also rustles up scrumptious European small plates like patatas bravas, charcuterie and cheese for you to chomp on.

Lobos Meat & Tapas

With a focus on high-quality Iberico ham, this is one of the best Borough Market restaurants for lunch. Think Spanish tapas dishes made with locally sourced seasonal ingredients, such as chorizo and ribeye paired with foie gras. But if you're not carnivorous? Sauteed mushrooms come cooked in truffle oil and manchego is served with quince for a little kick over at Lobos Meat & Tapas.

Casa do Frango London Bridge

Located just moments away from Borough Market and cooking up wood-charcoal fired eats, this hidden gem of a restaurant boasts the interiors of an authentic Portuguese tavern, complete with antique furniture and low-hanging plants. Piri piri chicken steals the show at this place, with a huge range of sides to complement the signature dish. What's more, they've got some gorgeous spaces available for private hire.

Black and Blue Borough Market

If you're in the mood for sumptuous steaks that have been aged for up to 28 days, check out Black and Blue Borough Market. This modern British-American spot is tucked under the railway, looking out over the bustling surroundings. You can even grab three courses for £28 here if you visit between 12 and 7pm, with dishes like baked field mushrooms, sausage and mash or plant-based burgers up for grabs.