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

The Garrison, Bermondsey Street

The Garrison is a pub-cum-restaurant on Bermondsey Street and it’s owned by the same people as Riding House Café and Village East. After a not-so-successful lunch at the latter, I was hoping the Garrison would be a good choice for a relaxing Sunday roast on Father’s Day – but sadly it wasn’t quite so. It’s a really charming space with a bustling atmosphere which is … Continue reading The Garrison, Bermondsey Street

Pizarro, Bermondsey Street

Jose Pizarro owns two restaurants on Bermondsey Street near London Bridge; Jose and Pizarro. The former is a small and delightful tapas and sherry bar, the latter which is where we ended up for a weeknight dinner, is more of a sit down affair which serves larger dishes. They don’t take reservations but after a small wait in the bar area a table became available … Continue reading Pizarro, 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

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


Jose is situated on Bermondsey Street (a 7 minute walk from London Bridge station) and is a sherry and tapas bar which my gentleman companion and I have always wanted to visit. We previously haven’t on account of it always being packed, or should I say bursting at the seams. The owner, aptly named Jose Pizarro, also owns Pizarro at the other end of the … Continue reading Jose