Where to eat in Bermondsey this summer

Posted 02/06/2023

Bermondsey is increasingly considered one of London’s best neighbourhoods to live in. A foodie mecca, this vibrant pocket of South East London is overflowing with a fantastic and varied selection of unique places to eat and drink, from street food to independent bistros, to the infamous Bermondsey Beer Mile.

Our new Ecole development, a stunning collection of unique homes designed for luxurious modern living, is located in the heart of Bermondsey, meaning lucky residents have some of the best eateries right on their doorstep. 

Maltby Street Market

Since 2010, Maltby Street Market has been climbing the ranks to become one of London’s coolest food markets, equally as trendy as nearby Borough Market but with fewer crowds. Despite being relatively small, visitors should come prepared with a big appetite for both variety and the vast amount of food the well curated bunch of street food stalls have on offer. Sample world-famous cheese toasties from The Cheese Truck, plant-focused, flavour-packed Indo-Persian dishes from Devi’s, and finish with the perfect gooey brownie from ironically named Bad Brownie. Enticing discerning foodies every weekend, the picturesque Malty Street Market is not to be missed and is perfect for a summer Saturday.

Tanner & Co.

When tasked with making a group booking that suits a variety of individual tastes and intolerances, few eateries will meet the mark better than Tanner & Co. When they say they have something for everyone, they mean it, including dogs who are welcome and may be spoiled with treats. Serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and great drinks in a lively yet laid back atmosphere, visitors can get cosy in the inviting interiors or dine on the outdoor terrace - perfect for sunny days or, with rain cover, blankets and heaters, whatever the weather. With roasts on Sundays, live music on Wednesdays, a stack of board games, and menus to suit the vegans, gluten intolerants, and kids of your party, Tanner & Co has got everyone covered.

Pique Nique

Once you’ve sampled the street food and the pub grub, you might fancy something a little more ‘haute cuisine’. Set on the edge of Tanner Street Park with delightful outdoor seating for summer, Pique Nique is a charmingly traditional yet trendy French restaurant, where the food, staff and atmosphere are all wonderfully French. You may even need to brush up your language skills to understand the menu. Serving rustic, comforting plates of old school ingredients intended to be shared and, naturally, soaked up by a basket of bread and a bottle of rouge, expect to find white asparagus with wild garlic, a perfectly cooked chateaubriand, and a knockout Millefeuille to finish.

Flour & Grape

Located in the charming setting of a former antiques warehouse at the bottom of Bermondsey Street, Italian eatery Flour & Grape, as the name would suggest, is all about the age-old love affair between pasta and wine. Enticing starters of Sicilian red prawn tartar or classic burrata, olives and rustic bread precede the main event, which is nothing but fresh, homemade pasta in all its perfect forms. From silky strips of pappardelle coated in beef short rib ragu, to supple mezzaluna parcels generously stuffed with ricotta, broad bean and pea filling, then smothered in mint butter. After your inevitable tiramisu, head downstairs to their separate gin and cocktail bar for a nightcap.