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Elliot's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.elliotscafe.com
  • Phone: 0207 403 7436
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:

    Monday - Friday: 12pm - 3pm


    Monday - Saturday: 6pm - 10pm

    Saturday - Lunch 12pm - 4pm

    Sunday - Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary European, Burgers
  • Executive Chef: Brett Redman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Borough High Street
  • Public Transit: London Bridge train station & London Bridge tube station (Northern & Jubilee Lines),
  • Parking: No
A word from Elliot's
Elliot’s is located in London's Borough Market. We aim to work closely with the market traders in offering a menu which directly reflects the range of produce you will find available on any particular day. Our dishes are generally based around one or two central ingredients and we encourage guests to share dishes as they arrive at the table. We offer a mixture of familiar and unusual wines from small vineyards with a particular interest in the organic, bio-dynamic and natural approach. In addition to this we offer cider from the New Forest and beers from a range of London based small scale brewers.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood Vegetarian Options
Diner Reviews
  • "We went along on the hottest night of the year so far, but even the muggy heat couldn't get in the way of the brilliant food and experience. Absolutely loved everything we ate, not a bad word to say. The staff were great, the venue was cool, everything A++."
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "Elliot's manages to capture the essence of Borough Market within its tightly packed restaurant. Very popular which is understandable, the food was not complicated, good quality and served in a timely manor. We had lunch, a sharing fish dish which was a nice way to serve (they do have a good choice on the menu). Will return, thank you guys."
    dined on 17/07/2014
  • "Absolutely delicious. I've wanted to try Elliot's for a while and am so glad I did. Dishes were creative and tasty and the staff helped us choose a couple of nice glasses of wine. Only small criticism would be that the staff didn't seem to be too pleased to see us at first and it felt like we were imposing on them a bit on their time when asking about the menu. Would definitely recommend and will return."
    dined on 10/07/2014
  • "We visited Elliot's on Wednesday night and had a booking for 8:15 pm. We were seated right away and ordered within 15 mins. As it's a tapas restaurant understandably we got the food as it was made but we had asked for two dishes (chicken and tuna) to come together as the chicken took 30 mins to cook. While we received some of our food within 45 mins unfortunately the last two pieces came at 10:15 which meant we were waiting for a long time for the 'main' food. Overall the food was fine but the tuna and chicken weren't great. I would recommend it if you have a lot of time to eat!"
    dined on 09/07/2014
  • "Booked for lunch on a trip up to town and loved it so much we can back for dinner that night as well."
    dined on 04/07/2014
  • "As a solo, non business diner, felt I was neglected by staff."
    dined on 30/06/2014
  • "Smaller dishes to share, all well presented. Lovely Borough market fare. Been several times, but despite promises to the contrary the menu doesn't change much."
    dined on 25/06/2014
  • "Fantastic food; interesting plates as well as some traditional fare. Their deserts are not to be missed - especially the salted caramel tart - unlike anything I've eaten before. Will certainly be returning."
    dined on 24/06/2014
  • "Exceptional food- particularly a perfectly cooked whole brill. A menu based on great produce from Borough market. Charming and well informed service. And a stunning wine list."
    dined on 20/06/2014
  • "We had a lovely meal at Elliot's, a cosy atmosphere, lovely food and great service. I'm looking forward to going back and would recommend to others."
    dined on 18/06/2014
  • "The atmosphere was extremely inviting with a golden ambient glow over everything. It immediately felt as though we were eating somewhere where the quality of the food was important. The staff were extremely knowledgable and friendly and as we deliberated the wine choice, made suggestions and offered tastings. Overall the food was beautifully cooked but as a group we felt some dishes were extremely expensive. The roast chicken was packed with flavour, moist and delicious as was the Ox tongue but I felt let down by my plaice which was a very small portion and not a fillet so at £12 left me with what felt like a brief taste. Thoroughly enjoyed the Wigmore and the roast potato sides were cooked to perfection. I would visit again for lunch."
    dined on 13/06/2014
  • "I had lunch at Elliot's with a friend. It was a sunny day and the table I was given first was in the sun, after a few minutes it was too hot and I asked to be move to one in the shade, this was done as requested. It was my first time and I liked the variety in the menu, every dish seemed to have something interesting and special about it. Overall the food was very good, the service attentive and relaxed. The only negative is, it felt a bit slow. I'll definitely go back and I recommend it."
    dined on 13/06/2014
  • "Went to Elliot's for dinner, last week and lunch this week. Excellent both times. Great, constantly changing menu, outstanding service but informal and relaxed. Great to meet friends but lacks the formality for the "power" lunch with clients. Highly recommended in an area that promises more on the restaurant front, than it delivers."
    dined on 12/06/2014
  • "We spent a morning at Elliot's with a group of friends. We arrived slightly late, added more people ordered a million cappuccinos - all handled with a smile by the lovely staff. Food was delicious, coffee great. Will go back again."
    dined on 07/06/2014
  • "This is my 2nd time at Elliot's and it is easily one of my favourite restaurants in London. The restaurant has a great atmosphere and the food is delicious, the highlight for me being the goats curd, honeycomb and toasted brioche. I definitely recommend this place."
    dined on 06/06/2014
  • "I met a business contact for an informal breakfast. Lovely bread for toast, with really nice preserves, smashing pastries and splendid coffee. Table service a little 'haphazard' but friendly and welcoming so no discomfort - however if you expect 'proper, formal' service this may be a bit casual for you. There aren't many easy to book cafe/restaurants in Borough Market despite there being lots of lovely places for a casual 'impromptu' drop in so of the options bookable via Opentable, this is one I'll use again definitely "
    dined on 05/06/2014
  • "Elliot's was a great place to have dinner. The staff was very nice and took the time to answer every question you might have about the food. The food was delicious, fresh, simply great. The opportunity to order several small dishes and share them with someone else is great, you truly experience having dinner together. Furthermore, it is wonderful Elliot's do their groceries at borough market, giving it a local touch. "
    dined on 31/05/2014
  • "I'm programmed so that small things will detract me from enjoying the full picture. So when I ask the waitress if the entrance door can be closed (as I have cold wind gushing down my spine) and she responds "you'll have to ask the boss", and same waitress brings us some bread (which was tasty) even though we said we didn't want it, I am hard pressed to enjoy my burger, which was good but not fantastic (as the burger craze smoulders on, we gradually become burger-blasé). The rest of the menu seemed fine, and the ales on tap are tasty. But come on guys, a little effort and friendly wenches won't hurt."
    dined on 30/05/2014
  • "Made a reservation at Elliots for a late lunch on Bank Holiday Monday only to find it was closed for the day. So can't comment on the experience because it didn't happen!"
    dined on 26/05/2014
  • "We bounced in with under an hour to eat before heading to the Globe, and our serving person understood this and reacted to it, bringing delicious unfiltered pints from Camden Brewery and small plates of delicious items at top speed. We ate dived scallop, excellent bread, purple sprouting broccoli with bagna cauda, sea bass and beans and all were delicious. The only thing that slightly marred the atmosphere was the insistent throb of deep bass, which wasn't needed as the place was buzzy enough without. If you need a handy spot after Borough market visits, this is a very good one."
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "We met here for a meal post work as we were both travelling from London Bridge. Hadn't tried it before but will definitely go back if we are near Borough again. Very good house wine and great service. Choice of mains was limited but what we had was excellent."
    dined on 18/03/2014
  • "The menu is split into small plates and large. Most of the latter are to share, so if you don't like tapas style you may be limited in choice. 3 of us shared the wingrib beef and it was fabulous - great flavour to the meat."
    dined on 18/03/2014
  • "Third time at Elliot's and always fantastic food. Constantly changing menu, super seasonal, good falvours and reasonable prices. Very gluten-free friendly and dishes were adapted to suit my friend."
    dined on 17/03/2014
  • "I love Elliot's and have been three times now, with my fourth visit approaching this weekend. Unlike other places nearby (Brindisa *cough*) you can book a table so there's no hanging around waiting. The vegetarian options are great and so is the wine list. The service has always been very good when I've been. And they have nice Cowshed products in the loos. It is a little on the wee side so I wouldn't recommend it as a place to go if you need to have a serious, private conversation. But you probably shouldn't do that in a restaurant anyway."
    dined on 17/03/2014
  • "It was the third time we came in this restaurant and we liked it very much."
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "Great evening. Wine choice was perfect and the food was brilliant. Looking forward to coming back. Fantastic ambience and just a very buzzy evening."
    dined on 14/03/2014
  • "Lovely night out at Elliot's. The food is excellent, the ambience is warm and lively, and they really treat you with authentically good service! This is one of my London Bridge Favs!"
    dined on 13/03/2014
  • "one of my favourite restaurants re visited after not having been for 6 months. new owners or loss of direction. aggressive service and inflexible, food used to be 100% knock out and now only 50%. bill for £100 for 2, not worth it and not going back. really upsetting"
    dined on 12/03/2014
  • "They're bright & friendly in Elliot's. They keep topping up your water, which I like. The food is interesting & delicious. My one gripe is that you're encouraged to choose several plates & share around the table but then find that the plates are hopelessly ill-suited to sharing. We cut the crab-on-toast into four but it was a mess. The haunch of deer was in three slices, for our table of four, so we absurdly cut two in half & the last into quarters. We each politely took less than we wanted of the six dishes & desserts & yet none of us left well-stuffed with food, which is perhaps a good thing. Go with good friends & expect messy sharing of good food (& germs) or ignore the sharing plates thing altogether & enjoy you own meal."
    dined on 10/03/2014
  • "Enjoyed the food and service was excellent. However, main courses are limited if u don't want to share and if not much left you could be forced into an expensive sharing steak you don't want. All the food was very tasty but the lamb for 2-3 could have been for a hungry one. Portions too small for the price."
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "Attracted by the burger reviews and decided to try it even thought they don't serve burgers in the evening. The menu is small, normally something I applaud, but there was only one main course I could eat alone as everything else was steaks for 2 or more people and my partner a) didn't want a steak and b) if she did she likes her steaks well done and I like mine rare. She was left trying to find small plates she liked and they weren't going to make a meal. It was going to cost over £100 inc wine if we only eat one course and we would be eating what we were told, not what we want."
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "Elliots is a gem. The quality of the food is exceptional. So fresh. Service was attentive, smooth and warm. It is on the pricey side admittedly. Will definitely be going back."
    dined on 05/03/2014
  • "Met a friend for a quick lunch, service was engaging with no visible grumbles when we skipped starters and alcohol and went straight for the mains. We both went with the burger (waiter recommended) and enjoyed them a lot - I've had one or two better in London but with a good burger being almost ten a penny this was one of the better ones. The rest of the menu looks appealing so I will be back soon and recommend to all."
    dined on 05/03/2014
  • "When I'm in the area I just have to visit Elliot's for their small plates menu, outstanding quality, service and value"
    dined on 25/02/2014
  • "The menu is ambitious but unfortunately they don't pull it off. My starter was a cheese soufflé which was excellent and floating on a delicious cheese sauce, my partners starter was a huge salad which was tasty. The main courses however were expensive and not very good. I had a pork leg chop which was extremely fatty and not to my taste. Coupled with crackling and more lumps of fat on the plate, it was a coronary dream if you like that sort of thing. The pork lacked flavour, all in all very disappointing. The wine list is interesting but the wine we choose which equally wasn't cheap in price was rather poor quality. We skipped dessert, a house rule, if the other courses don't live up to our expectations we call it a day."
    dined on 16/01/2014
  • "On the positive side: • The food is good quality. • The ingredients are different and some unknowns which is refreshing. • The cooking is inventive and obviously skilled. • friendly service What did not impress: • the expense: £8 for each small plate and the waiter said each person would need at least 3, so that equates to £24 for a main. My dinner cost £30 for a few small plates, bread & coffee, no wine. • the noise: it is a small room that quickly gets filled with noise so you can't hear your friends. In the end it felt uncomfortable, we had to strain to hear each other, and couldn't relax and talk. • the wines: we tried about 5 wines, and didn't like any of them. • it's the type of place with 2 hour sittings, so you can't relax."
    dined on 09/01/2014
  • "2nd time at Elliot's and it didn't disappoint. Were concerned we might be rushed through as our booking as for 6.30 and it is just before Christmas. We weren't and we enjoyed a leisurely meal served by attentive staff. Started with a Hanky Panky cocktail, deliciously grown up! Basket of freshly baked bread was brought to the table whilst we waited for our "small plates". All our food was well presented and also delicious. The "small plates" or starters can be shared and could be ordered like tapas - some sounded quite filling! The loin of lamb was gorgeous as was my honeycomb ice cream with espresso and ginger biscuit. The food is sourced from Borough Market which means a constantly changing menu. Good to see a menu that's not too long."
    dined on 18/12/2013
  • "Elliot's does food and service really well. The menu is always changing and always includes a dish, sauce or dessert that I've never heard of. The staff get better and better with each visit I've made there, the service is informal but very helpful and friendly. Elliot's has a lot of character and being in borough market makes it feel very London and very interesting. A great place to take people from out of town."
    dined on 16/12/2013
  • "A real mixed bag. Some dishes exceptional, others distinctly average. Some dishes over priced, others reasonable. £8 for four slices of pork was slightly excessive…..no matter how aged it is. Service fine. Good atmosphere."
    dined on 07/12/2013
  • "I went to Elliot's after consistently good food at Pavilion cafe in Victoria park. Took a friend who is not in london often. Quality vs price very good, as was service. Excellent charred broccoli and soufflé."
    dined on 05/12/2013