RestaurantsLondonSouthwarkSE1

Harden's says

The original Watch House coffee shop, named for the tiny Victorian shelter used by the guards of St Mary Magdalene Church next door.

survey result

Summary

£9
    £
4
Very Good
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A wonderful location off Bermondsey Street” – a “quirky”, ancient, tiny shelter originally built for watchmen guarding the graves of nearby St Mary Magdalene Church – helps win fans for this small coffee house (which has since spawned a couple of spin-offs at Tower Bridge and Fetter Lane). It wins many nominations for its “top coffee” too (supplied by Shoreditch roasters, Ozone) and “delicious food”. One quibble: service can be “so laid back, it’s almost horizontal”.

Summary

£9
    £
4
Very Good
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A wonderful location off Bermondsey Street” – a “quirky”, ancient, tiny shelter originally built for watchmen guarding the graves of nearby St Mary Magdalene Church – helps win fans for this small coffee house (which has since spawned a couple of spin-offs at Tower Bridge and Fetter Lane). It wins many nominations for its “top coffee” too (supplied by Shoreditch roasters, Ozone) and “delicious food”. One quibble: service can be “so laid back, it’s almost horizontal”.

For 30 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. In a typical year, diners submit over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK. Each year, the guide is re-written from scratch based on this survey (although for the 2021 edition, reviews are little changed from 2020 as no survey could run for that year).

Have you eaten at The Watch House?

Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

Traditional European menu

Main Pudding
£4.30 £0.00
Drinks  
Filter Coffee £3.75
Opening hours
Monday7 am‑6 pm
Tuesday7 am‑6 pm
Wednesday7 am‑6 pm
Thursday7 am‑6 pm
Friday7 am‑6 pm
Saturday8 am‑6 pm
Sunday8 am‑6 pm

Best Sandwiches, cakes, etc restaurants nearby

Kappacasein
Sandwiches, cakes, etc restaurant in Bermondsey
£9
    £
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
Monmouth Coffee Company
Sandwiches, cakes, etc restaurant in Southwark
£7
    £
3
Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
London Grind
Sandwiches, cakes, etc restaurant in London Bridge
£50
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good

Best similarly priced restaurants nearby

Kappacasein
Sandwiches, cakes, etc restaurant in Bermondsey
£9
    £
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
Monmouth Coffee Company
Sandwiches, cakes, etc restaurant in Southwark
£7
    £
3
Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
The Rib Man
Burgers, etc restaurant in Shoreditch
£12
    £
5
Exceptional
3
Good