RestaurantsLondonBermondseySE1

survey result

Summary

£57
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This Victorian railway arch behind London Bridge station has earned a stellar reputation for its stripped-down gastronomy, with “carefully sourced seasonal ingredients transformed into imaginative dishes by Steve Williams and his team”. After ten years, there’s still no concession to comfort for either cooks or customers, just a chalked-up menu of the day’s dishes and some functional furniture. The arch also serves as a warehouse for the Gergovie biodynamic wine import business, so there’s an “interesting all-natural wine list” to accompany your meal.

Summary

£52
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “natural wine bar with excellent food” has become a “must-eat fixture” for London foodies, where chef Steve WIlliams produces a daily chalked-up menu of “incredible” small plates, to be consumed in the no-frills surroundings of a Victorian railway arch on the lines into London Bridge station, which houses the Gergovie biodynamic wine import business. There are “interesting gems” on the wine list, “but don’t try to navigate on your own – explain to the sommelier what style you’re looking for and take the advice”. As for the food: “genuinely the most impressive ‘sausage roll’ I’ve had in my life – I was truly in heaven, and had to have two”.

Summary

£52
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “natural wine bar with excellent food” has become a “must-eat fixture” for London foodies, where chef Steve WIlliams produces a daily chalked-up menu of “incredible” small plates, to be consumed in the no-frills surroundings of a Victorian railway arch on the lines into London Bridge station, which houses the Gergovie biodynamic wine import business. There are “interesting gems” on the wine list, “but don’t try to navigate on your own – explain to the sommelier what style you’re looking for and take the advice”. As for the food: “genuinely the most impressive ‘sausage roll’ I’ve had in my life – I was truly in heaven, and had to have two”.

Summary

£68
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Amazing cooking in the tiniest of kitchens” – chef Steve Williams works with “great seasonal produce” at this cult foodie destination – a wine warehouse under the railway arches leading to London Bridge station, with the menu chalked up on a blackboard. “The most adventurous natural wine list is paired with great cuisine, and the knowledgeable and personable staff match them if asked.”

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Restaurant details

Portions
Yes
No dress code
30

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.00 £17.00 £2.00 £6.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £40.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
40 Maltby St, London, SE1 3PA
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday5:30 pm‑10 pm
Thursday5:30 pm‑10 pm
Friday5:30 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
SundayCLOSED

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