The best restaurants in London

Head south of the river to London Bridge and you'll find a host of pubs, bars and restaurants - not to mention Borough Market itself at the weekends. There's a lot to choose from but the area is blessed with some of the very best restaurants in London.

 

Arabica Bar and Kitchen
Address: 3 Rochester Walk, Borough Market, London SE1 9AF
What We Know:

Arabica started out at Borough Market, armed with little more than a cool box over 14 years ago and began selling a small range of mezze from an 8ft trestle table. The vibe they're going for at their Borough restaurant will be 1960’s Beirut meets 21st century London.

 

casadofrango
Address: 32 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TU
What We Know:

Hoping to lure Londoners away from Nando's, this Algarvian restaurant is cooking its chicken on a wood fired grill. Oh and there's also a secret bar worth checking out.

 

Duddell's
Address: 9a St Thomas Street, Southwark, London SE1 9RY
What We Know:

Duddell's has been a popular Chinese restaurant in Hong Kong and this sees them open next to London Bridge station. Expect high-end Chinese food as well as a weekend dim sum lunch menu.

 

El Pastor
Address: 6-7A Stoney St, London SE1 9AA
What We Know:

This is from the same people behind Barrafina and they are on a mission to do the same for Mexican food as they did for Spanish. Expect a big focus around tacos, particularly on the signature Al Pastor.

 

Elliot's
Address: 12 Stoney St, Borough Market, London SE1 9AD
What We Know:

This restaurant is by Rob Green and Brett Redman, the blokes behind the super-popular Pavilion Cafe at Victoria Park. Its aim is to be 'showcasing the best of Borough Market and supporting craft and artisanal producers'.

 

Hawksmoor Borough
Address: 16 Winchester Walk, London SE1 9AQ
What We Know:

This sees the steak and cocktails masters at Hawksmoor head south of the river for their latest. Expect a huge big-windowed building filled with all your favourites.

 

Hutong at the Shard
Address: Level 33 The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY
What We Know:

Aqua's first venture at the Shard definitely is the first European branch of Hutong - Yeo's Hong-Kong based restaurant which is known for serving up fiery Northern Chinese food.

 

Lobos Bar and Tapas
Address: 14 Borough High Street, London SE1 9QG
What We Know:

This Spanish restaurant has a big focus on meat - specifically Iberico pork - as well as tapas, Spanish wines, sherry and cavas as well as a short cocktail list.

 

Londrino
Address: 36 Snowsfields Yard, London SE1 3QQ
What We Know:

Leandro Carreira has been gradually making it big at supperclubs and a hugely popular stint at Climpsons Arch. This sees him opening in London Bridge with a menu that calls back to his Portuguese roots.

 

native
Address: 32 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TU
What We Know:

They had issues with planning in Covent Garden, but there's still life in Native as they're moving south of the river to Flat Iron Square, into a bigger space too. Expect an ever changing menu produced only with food available in the UK.

 

Padella
Address: 6 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TQ
What We Know:

Trullo is an enormously successful Islington Italian restaurant - and now they've headed south of the river for their next, the pasta bar Padella. Expect a range of Trullo classics, cocktails, Prosecco and more. All at very good value and a perfect place to pop into if you need a respite from the Market.

 

Pizarro
Address: 194 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3TQ
What We Know:

José Pizarro's tapas bar José has received glowing reviews and now he turns his hand to a more traditional dining affair. He's taken over the Bermondsey Kitchen site and as well as offering seasonal Spanish food he's opened London's first Cava bar. Pizarro seats 40 people, with a private dining option and a communal table in front of the bar both available. Expect bigger dishes with an emphasis on sharing.

 

Roast
Address: The Floral Hall, Stoney Street, London SE1 1TL

 

Looking for more?

Check out the latest reviews of Fitzrovia, Soho and Covent Garden restaurants and all the Fitzrovia news too. 

Hot Dinners recommends

Test Drive

0
Shares