Casse-Croûte, Bermondsey Street

Casse-Croûte is a tiny little French bistro on Bermondsey Street which couldn’t be any more Gallic if it tried. The staff are French, the menu’s French, the radio in the background is French; on our visit for a Saturday lunch with the sun shining, it actually felt like we were on holiday. The daily changing menu, written on the blackboard, featured three starters, mains and … Continue reading Casse-Croûte, Bermondsey Street

Ticino, Bermondsey Street

  Bermondsey Street isn’t short of great places to fill your gut, what with the likes of Jose, Pizzaro, Casse-Croûte and Zucca, but one thing the street has certainly been missing is pizza – until now. The Gianelli family have opened an Italian restaurant (complete with pizza oven) called Ticino right opposite their wholesale bakery that they’ve owned for over thirty years. The ground floor … Continue reading Ticino, Bermondsey Street

Village East

Village East is based in the foodie haven that is Bermondsey Street; the guy behind it also owns The Garrison on the same street and the very popular Riding House Cafe in Fitzrovia. As it recently underwent an extensive refurb and my parents were down for the day I thought it would be a safe bet for Sunday lunch. Things got off to a slightly … Continue reading Village East

Zucca, Bermondsey Street

Bermondsey Street isn’t short of good places to eat but Zucca is one of the originals. It’s a modern Italian restaurant based at the Bermondsey Square end of the street and it’s always packed whenever I walk past. The dining room was a very attractive space; flooded with natural light, white walls, thick grey carpet, comfortable chairs and modern art hanging on the walls designed … Continue reading Zucca, Bermondsey Street

Tanner & Co

Tanner & Co is a new restaurant on Bermondsey Street which serves “comfort food with a twist”. It replaces Delfina – a restaurant which always seemed to be empty even though the food was pretty good – well I thought so anyway! Gone are Delfina’s stark white walls and art gallery atmosphere; instead they’ve completely transformed the space. It’s designed like an old fashioned school … Continue reading Tanner & Co


José Pizarro has well and truly plonked Bermondsey Street onto the culinary map with his two restaurants José and Pizarro. José is a tiny sherry and tapas bar at one end of the street and Pizarro is a full sized sit-down restaurant at the other. I’ve been to Pizarro quite a few times – usually very late and I’ve always been horrendously drunk. The atmosphere … Continue reading Pizarro