Welcome to The Corner – Tate Modern’s new riverside deli café and after-hours bar, serving a delectable menu of seasonal and locally-sourced dishes, fourteen craft beers on tap, award-winning wines, artist-inspired cocktails, and an eclectic event series ‘Corner Sessions’ starting in the Autumn.
Their menu offers seasonal and locally sourced dishes with produce picked at its peak. Enjoy homemade soda bread and sandwiches made with flour sourced from suppliers using pesticide-free ancestral farming methods. Their salads are about as local as it gets – leaves and herbs grown in SE1 using 100% renewable energy and harvested on the morning of delivery from optimal freshness. In the evening they offer a delicious selection of consciously sourced meats and cheeses, vegetarian and vegan options, including buttermilk fried cauliflower, grass-fin aged meatballs, and an ‘honestly tasty’ vegan cheeseboard (and the best-fried potato chimichurri in town).
Recharge in the day with specialist coffees made in our roastery at Tate Britain.
Landscape lovers, water-colourists, printmakers and riverside idlers can’t resist this place. Opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1980, Bankside Gallery is home to the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) & Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE). Members elect their peers giving it an air of humble genius. You can join in by investing in their work. Grab a walk, take a tour, even bring your dog to go bow wow wow at these noble art forms.
Cosy little pub in SE1 serving local craft beers and authentic Neapolitan stone-baked pizza.
Tonkotsu puts their heart and soul into making sure every bowl of ramen that leaves their kitchen arrives on your table ready to rock your world! Timing the addition of every ingredient to the second, their chefs create the perfectly balanced, rich stock flavours they pride themselves on. Their motto is “if you don’t make your own noodles then you’re just a soup shop!”
Designed by visionary Tom Dixon, Sea Containers Restaurant is an all-day dining experience along the River Thames. With a menu designed to be shared, the food offering celebrates seasonality and ingredient-led cooking, making it suitable for any occasion. Expect a relaxed and inclusive atmosphere and engaging staff, who create memorable experiences.
Mid-weeks are a calm, relaxed, intimate affair. The weekend vibe is, well, what a weekend vibe should be – epitomised by our Grey Goose bottomless Bloody Mary or Prosecco brunch offering. While our Private Dining area offers an intimate setting for up to 22 guests, including its own secluded south-facing terrace.
Looking for a place to eat? You’ll find fresh salad bowls, flatbreads, smoothies, and delicious coffee at The Bridge Cafe. The Bridge is a charity and the café is dedicated to sustainability, fighting hunger in the community, and supporting local women to live healthier lives.
Where the Pancakes Are is an all-day restaurant bringing people together around pancakes since 2015, whether it’s over a matcha latte with rose harissa shakshouka pancakes, or a maple old fashioned with apple & almond Dutch babies. There’s nothing to say you can’t have pancakes all day. Everything is made in house with honest and fresh ingredients, served to you in a relaxed, comfortable and welcoming environment.
Enjoy WTPA’s ‘brinner’ menu as they open till late from the 26th of April
Springing into another season, WTPA are excited to open their doors in the evenings with a ‘brinner’ menu, encompassing a range of brand new breakfast-brunch-dinner friendly dishes & cocktails from 4pm.
Do you like the sound of a peach & jasmine aperitif, truffled kale & artichoke dip with crackers, southern jackfruit bbq pancakes with oat creme fraiche, three cheeses Dutch baby, or a warm churro-cinnamon-chocolate cookie by Doughlicious with vanilla ice cream & chocolate sauce? If so pull up a chair and join them for Brinner.
Flat Iron Square is a food and culture hub that has been a firm favourite and regarded as one of London’s most popular socialising spots.
Entering its sun-drenched garden from the buzz of the city, you’ll find no good reason to leave as it provides some of the tastiest and most eclectic street food vendors and restaurants all within a few yards of each other, including the likes of Baz&Fred, Mother Clucker, Katsutopia, La Nonna, Edu, Breddos Taco, the award-winning Lupins and plenty more.
Check the complete list here.
Flat Iron Square also houses Omeara, one of London’s best grassroots live music venues that has played host to the likes of Sam Fender, Lewis Capaldi, Celeste, Biffy Clyro, Maggie Rogers, Beck, Mumford & Sons, and Kylie!
Tas Pide is an Anatolian restaurant where the spotlight focusses on original Turkish street food. A popular choice for theatre goers as it is situated just next to Shakespeare’s Globe, you can also expect a variety of delicious mezzes, grills and casseroles.
Authentic, delicious and healthy Neapolitan street food, freshly prepared every day. Enjoy wood fired pizzas, fresh pasta, homemade breads, seasonal salads and handmade traditional desserts. In summer months book an al fresco spot on their Southwark Street terrace.
Arabica was born out of a passion for the food of the Levant, choose from a menu inspired by the flavours from Jordan, Lebanon, Istanbul, Beirut, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Located in the heart of Borough Market, the restaurant can be found in a Victorian railway arch, characteristic of Bankside’s industrial heritage.
Borough Market is one of London’s oldest markets, offering a vast array of British and international produce and street food. The Market consists of three main areas: Three Crown Square (larger producers and merchants), Green Market (small, specialist produce traders) and Borough Market Kitchen (street food traders). Find plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy takeaway street food, plus a variety of surrounding restaurants and bars.
White Hart Southwark is a super place to enjoy quality fresh food (make sure to stop by for a Sunday roast), great London and international beers and cask ales, as well as a wine list with nearly 30 bottles to choose from. in the heart of Bankside. Enjoy the outside covered seating area in warmer weather too.
Union Viet is a family-run business offering tasty, fresh and aromatic Vietnamese food. Make sure to try out their Pho dishes where the broth base is patiently cooked overnight. Other classic dishes include: Pho Tai, Banh Khot, Bun Bo Hue and Bun Thit Nuong.
The Gentlemen Baristas is a roastery and coffee house serving exceptional well-mannered specialty coffee. Borough offers all day brunch from Wednesdays to Sundays, outdoor seating and a secret sunny roof terrace.
London Bridge Grind is a buzzing riverside cocktail bar, espresso bar and all-day restaurant just above the famous Borough Market.
Giuseppe’s Ristorante Italiano is one of Bankside’s oldest family run Italian restaurants. If you are looking for delicious Italian food prepared fresh with ingredients from Borough Market across the road, Giuseppe’s Place is the place to go. They offer a wide range of Mediterranean delights on both lunch and evening menus, all of which are prepared with the passion and heart associated with Italian home cooking. Get your breakfast or lunch to go from the Luncheonette takeaway.
Live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Bala Baya is the first stand-alone project from Israeli born Chef Eran Tibi. The restaurant brings the essence of Tel Aviv to Bankside’s Old Union Yard Arches, where Eran’s creations blend traditional Israeli dishes with a modern twist.
Absorb the lively atmosphere at Novotel London Bridge’s Gourmet Bar and Restaurant. In stylish surroundings, choose from an array of local craft beers, wines and cocktails and international cuisine. A great place to enjoy an evening’s entertainment or relax and unwind.
Roasting Plant Coffee was set up by a bunch of coffee-lovers from NYC’s Lower East Side. Expect to find freshly roasted coffee brewed to order, with the choice of 8 single origins, the house blend or your own custom blend. Enjoy your coffee with brunch classics from their sourdough toast bar.
Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe has been a partner of the iconic Globe Theatre in Bankside for over a decade. Enjoy stunning views of St Paul’s over a glass of wine, seasonal cocktail or experiencing a relaxing dining experience choosing from lunch, pre-theatre or a la carte menus. Swan is also the perfect place for indulgent afternoon teas, dinner parties, family gatherings and Sunday roasts.
Bread Street Kitchen is a bustling, breath-taking urban space comprising a restaurant, open kitchen and Street Lounge bar. Enjoy Gordon Ramsay classics and signature Bread Street Kitchen dishes such as the beef wellington from Monday to Sunday.
Macellaio RC is the home of premium Italian Fassona beef and was one of the first butchery-restaurant concepts in London. More than just a meat restaurant, they also have an artisan Ligurian bakery and a programme of Italian cookery classes.
Situated right on the riverside, The Real Greek Bankside serves authentic Greek and Mediterranean dishes ideal for sharing with family and friends. The restaurant hosts live Greek music nights, check out the website for more details.
Capricci is a restaurant and deli concept, bringing an exceptional selection of Italian food and wines from small artisanal producers to NEO Bankside. Their regional menu changes on a weekly basis according to the seasonal ingredients available. Their wine list combines natural wines from Italian micro-producers with great classics such as Barolo, Amarone and Prosecco.
Housed on the ground floor of an old Metal Box Factory in Bankside, Caravan is a restaurant, cocktail and coffee bar, featuring their signature well-travelled food and drinks menus. Open all day for breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner and everything in between.
Located just behind Tate Modern, LEON is the home of naturally fast food. Food that tastes good and does you good, makes you feel good after you eat it, is affordable and kind to the planet.
Located in Bankside’s Blue Fin building, The Refinery offers all day dining accompanied with innovative cocktails, wines from around the world and beers from London’s best breweries. There is a mezzanine for semi-private dining bookings, and in summer months customers can enjoy the pop-up alfresco terrace.
Located around the corner from Borough Market, BAO is known for its steamed buns and range of contemporary Taiwanese inspired dishes. There is also a private karaoke room downstairs which is perfect for parties.
Set across three floors, BaoziInn is a Chinese restaurant serving authentic well-priced Northern Chinese street food, and the first in London to offer all-day Cantonese Dim Sum with Sichuan and Hunan influences. Look out for their star dishes, the prawn and pork wontons and the Chengdu jiaozi dumplings.
Discover authentic Portuguese restaurant Bar Douro nestled in a railway arch in Bankside’s buzzing Flat Iron Square. With ties to Portugal traced back through the family, Bar Douro has matched exquisite Portuguese wines with all the tradition of local Portuguese food. The atmospheric 30-cover marble counter-top dining space offers an intimate window to the best of Portuguese culinary heritage.
Established in 1999 fish! was the first restaurant in the heart of Borough Market. Their concept is simple; providing customers with the best quality, responsibly sourced fish, cooked in front of you, in simple and classic ways. Customers can dine with 360 degree views of the market from the restaurant, outdoor terrace or dining counter. You can also get fish! to take away from the shop next door.
At Hawksmoor Borough you can expect to find some of the best steak in London. Their meat is carefully sourced from small British farms and their seafood from sustainable fishermen from around the UK. Every Monday enjoy £5 corkage and make sure to try their famous Sunday roast.
Lantana is an independently owned, all day dining restaurant. Their menu, atmosphere and style of service is inspired by Australia’s exceptional café culture and melting pot of culinary influences. It’s a little piece of Australia in Bankside. Find healthy and delicious breakfasts, brunches, dinners and drinks, alongside a cosy pavement terrace, perfect for watching the world go by.
LEON is the home of naturally fast food. Food that tastes good and does you good, makes you feel good after you eat it, is affordable and kind to the planet.
An informal all-day restaurant and bar based in Bankside Hotel, serving fresh seasonal food, reflective and rejuvenating cocktails, local beers and wines from off the beaten track.
Hilton Bankside’s OXBO brings you a flavour-packed menu of small plates. Try the super cheesy Croque Monsieur, mouthwatering bao buns and buttermilk fried chicken, or more delicate dishes such as grilled sea bass, glazed carrots or papaya and avocado ceviche.
1144. The original slammer that gave its name to all the clinks that followed. 600 years of puritans, prostitutes, plotters, priests, heretics and Jesuits, many of them shamed, blamed & even executed in public. The gaolers were bent and took bribes to loosen irons and smuggle in women.
Shakespeare’s pal did time here, as you can too, in the museum.
Founded by an artist, run by artists, to find new artists. This upstart of an art school is also old school, an atelier of over 50 real world tutor-artists who practice what they preach. Learn from experts who exhibit all over the world. Drop in for an open life short session, send the teens to a Manga masterclass, dive deep into a degree in fine art. Do a Picasso and remain an artist as you grow, how and when you want.
Skippered by Drake (the sailor, not the singer), The Golden Hinde was the first English vessel to circumnavigate the globe. Meet the full size reconstruction. Launched 1973. 100,000 nautical miles under her bow. Star of multiple films and documentaries. Climb aboard for 16th century Europe, uncovering the unsung stories of Diego and Maria and life on the high seas with Elizabethan mariners.
The Industrial Revolution transformed the world, but engineers found themselves on a crash course in understanding the forces affecting new construction materials. Variable quality in materials had catastrophic results. The collapse of a new railway bridge over the river Dee in 1847 and of the Tay Bridge in 1879 showed the need for engineers to rely on thorough, scrupulous testing. In other words, on Facts, not Opinions. This Victorian innovation space set standards for engineering globally.