Elliot's
Elliot's

Elliot's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.elliotscafe.com/
  • Phone: 02074037436
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:

    Monday - Friday: 12pm - 3pm

    Dinner:

    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.
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Elliot's reviews from OpenTable diners
159 reviews since 21 October 2013
Average Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambience4
    Value3.5
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (95)business meals (33)brunch (32)romance (26)good vegetarian options (25)special occasions (25)sunday lunch (17)group bookings (11)pre/post theatre (10)outdoor eating (8)outstanding value (8)child friendly (3)afternoon tea (3)disabled access (2)Show More
  • Delicious Dinner !
    LondonFoodie
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    Having walked past elliot’s a number of times we visited on a Friday evening, whilst the restaurant was very busy the service level was still very good. The selection of dishes was vast with excellent seafood as well as seasonal game (Warm Partridge Salad was excellent) & more standard meats! The wine selection was wide with all being naturally produced – the waiter was able to discuss these in detail which was most helpful. Overall an excellent meal with no issues what so ever - will be returning for sure.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing cheeseburger
    beckers
    Dined on 16/10/2014
    We went to Elliot's for their much-vaunted cheeseburger, which makes many lists of the best burgers in London, and it was absolutely worth it. It's not a cheap burger, and you can only get it during the week (which annoyingly means it's not that easy to get if you don't happen to work nearby), but it was DEFINITELY worth the trip. The service was friendly and fast, the atmosphere was both relaxed and welcoming for a fairly rapid lunch, and the cheeseburger was nigh on perfect.
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  • Mouthwatering morsels
    noojwhite
    Dined on 16/10/2014
    First visit on recommendation by husband. We were guided by the waitress - fresh crab on toast, pasta with hare Ragu, creamy mozzarella and tomatos and a grouse salad. All were presented beautifully and tantalized the taste buds. We will return!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for 2
    mawan56
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    I always take visitors to London here to taste London's food at its best. This visit was with a new friend, getting to know each other in a relaxed setting. Fantastic staff, just enough attention, not too intrusive and they know their stuff - food and whiskey.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elliot's-Great flavours/atmosphere
    NickPVIP
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    Restaurant/bar has nice cosy feel with warm decor. Was a little confused on the structure of the menu, operates almost a meze style; but a small thing once the food comes out. Portions not huge, but food is packed with flavour and some interesting dishes to choose from. Work on at least two 'plates' per person if you're having dinner. Service was attentive and relaxed, although the food did take a while to come out once the place filled up. Next door to Borough Market, you'd reasonably expect good quality ingrediants and the food didn't disappoint. Would definately recommend a try...
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure...
    Gillo
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    As always Elliott's was a great night out. Tried one of the new cocktails (with a tomato liqueur), which was excellent. Service is always spot on, food arriving hot and well presented. I think my friend is now addicted to the goat curd with honeycomb, and the quail with harissa is spicy, flavoursome and there's a never a shred left on the bones.
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  • Always exceptional
    MyFavouriteHobby
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Some of the best food in Borough (let alone London). The food is always excellent, and the waiting staff are very well informed, friendly and attentive. A lot of the dishes are small sharing plates, but you can also order larger meat and fish options which are great for a group. Many gluten-free options also.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Good good, poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Went for an early evening meal. Lovely choice of small plates using seasonal ingredients. The goats curd am honeycomb was excellent. Wine was overpriced. Really let down by the poor service. We were told 15 mins into arriving that the table needed to be vacated by 8.30 which was less time than they state on their website for being able to eat. Then repeatedly reminded of this throughout the meal which left us feeling rushed and uncomfortable. Wouldn't return their in a hurry.
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  • Food at Elliot's
    Paulie
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    The food was excellent. Fish served to a very high standard. The staff were excellent. Their knowledge and advice as to what we should choose made the dining experience even better. We shared 4 starters and had a large Brill which was cooked to perfection. The potatoes filled us up but we found room to share 3 deserts between the 4 of us which completed a perfect meal
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    business meals, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and wine
    simonbVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    the food at Elliot's is excellent and they have an outstanding, natural wine list. However, the service on this occasion at least was lacking. Our waiter was excellent and tried really hard but they were really busy and he had no support from what appeared to be his managers. Other than this it is well worth visiting and I will certainly go back.
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  • Great food & wine but expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 30/9/2014
    I really enjoyed discovering Elliot's. It has a lovely ambience, located in the heart of Borough market. The food & wine was excellent, yet the only thing I walked away with was remembering that it isn't great value for money. We ordered dishes to share, a glass of prosecco and a glass of chenin blanc - with service charge the cost was approx. £45 each. 3 out of 4 of our dishes were excellent, yet the scallops or should I say scallop although good was ridiculously expensive. We received ONE scallop between two for the cost of £10!!! Needless to say if I do come back I will not be ordering that dish again...
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Great service.
    Jimmy90
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Saturday night here. Been here a few times. As usual he food was amazing. Some really interesting things on the menu and cooked to perfection. Great atmosphere. Nice and laid back. Excellent service. Helpful, knowledgable, friendly, but not to intrusive. To be honest they get everything spot on in this place. In my view one of the best places to eat in London.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • What a treasure
    racymulletVIP
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Once again the food and service at Eliot's was top notch. The staff here are lovely and the ambience is just right for a poplar market side restaurant. They always have interesting wine on the wine list and the staff really know their stuff. The manager Pierre, really looked after us beautifully as always. Many thanks
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  • Excellent!
    Ltlca
    Dined on 24/9/2014
    Fantastic meal, utterly delicious food, a little on the pricey side mind you. Worth trying the house prosecco.
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  • Elliot's
    carrie
    Dined on 15/9/2014
    Excellent service. Menu not quite as good as usual for us as it had more hearty meat dishes and we prefer more fish/vegetarian. Other than that delicious as always.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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  • Yummy and Happy.
    Yummificated
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    What a lovely light and airy space. Great friendly service, the young women serving us were smiley and happy to see me and my friend enjoying ourselves. Gorgeous food.....I could eat it all again just writing this. Highly and Hugely recommend it. AND I'm taking my partner there next week....so that will be twice in a week! What a find!
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    afternoon tea, brunch, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and Fine!
    Mimi
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Highly recommend it. The cod and green bean dish was outstanding as was the burrata, duke and tomato starter. Delicious food and good value. Loved the friendly, casual pub ambiance and street vibe. The servers work their butts off because this place really hops. Even midweek. You can't go wrong with this choice
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    disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, outstanding value
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  • Not worth the hype
    ruub
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Disappointment. Too noisy, cramped. Food OK but vastly overpriced.
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  • Food. As it should be.
    Lozza
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    These guys looked after us. Good food. Good wine. Passionate people. Share amongst the table. Ask questions to the super knowledgable staff if you need something explained. They know their stuff and want to share it with you. I will back many times before the year it out.
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  • Amazing seafood in foodie-ville!
    davidjpilgrimVIP
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Had this place on my list for ages and finally tried it. We expected it to be good given the location in Borough market. It was absolutely delicious and ate possible the best scallops we've ever had. At £10 for one giant scallop in the shell, you clearly need to be passionate about food. They were so good we ordered two. Love our food and we are avid cooks at home so standards are always high and Elliot's did not disappoint. Highly recommend. We will be back.
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  • Great but not perfect
    Charlo
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    The food at Elliot's is great. Its focus is on the ingredients rather than doing anything overly fancy, which is exactly the sort of cooking I love. My only niggle was it didn't feel like a whole meal. Each of the sharing plates came individually and it didn't feel like there were enough veggie side options to make it feel balanced. Although the concept is about sharing plates I felt some of the dishes were hard to share. Overall, I would recommend it but my rating would go to 5 star if next time I went I found that these tweeks had been made
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Borough Market Yum
    Chomp
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    Lovely lovely food. Great decor. Only downside for me is the Natural wine thing. It is a taste I definitely have not acquired and is ridiculously expensive, so I have to stick to beer when I go there. Would be nice if they gave an alternative unnatural wine for the unconverted.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A noisy restaurant
    Shangli
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    There were a table of drunk and noisy people who just spoiled the entire experience.
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  • Love this place
    racymulletVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Two of us chose three small plates - all them were excellent. We kicked off with a glass each of their delicious prosecco and went on to enjoy some great red wine. Best of all all of the staff were warm and friendly and could simply not have been nicer. I already loved this place belore. Now Elliots is a firm favourite for ever. Deep joy!!
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  • Good..
    CharJones87
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    As a vegetarian it probably wasn't the best choice, but this restaurant always looks bustling with a great ambience, so I was keen to try.. Nice food, more for fish/meat eaters, but a lovely place for a nice meal. Lots of cheese options for veggies! :)
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  • Horrific
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Last week, I brought my parents here for a meal and paid £177.00 for an evening meal. I was recommended Elliots by a friend. The service was horrific - we were not informed that we had to vacate table in time and thus could not order many things off the menu. My parents were very upset and I was very embarrassed. Feel really let down.
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  • messed up order
    saffers
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    we were seated in a really noisy busy service area that made us feel dizzy with staff running all around our table. The cafe was so hot, we asked if we could sit outside or if they could put the air con on, she said it was on full blast, that is totally impossible i could feel nothing but humid heat, no air movement. They gave the next table half of our dishes which they ate, they had no idea we were still waiting for them until we pointed it out and said the next table were given our dishes. we asked for the bill, they still added all the service charge despite getting only 50% of our order correct without any apology. Lame.
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  • Good food, forgetful waiters
    baldilocks
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Had a lovely meal here on Monday the 4th of August. The main issue was that most of our order seemed to have been forgotten by the time we started receiving our food. In all, we had 3 out of 6 plates we actually ordered and 3 which we hadn't. To be fair, all the food was very good and we didn't have to pay for the plates we hadn't ordered, but it would have been nice to have received more of the plates we actually wanted.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday brunch
    plateaux
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    I used to Come on Sunday brunch and I be heard it s closed on Sunday now but for me the best time for Elliot's was Sunday !!
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    brunch, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ver good
    jamesbj
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The food was fantastic and there was a good selection of wines and bears that aren't of the norm. we were talked through the menu (very helpful) will be going back again
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  • Relaxed first class food
    WillS
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Fresh market produce cooked and served with real passion and intelligence. All this accompanied by natural wines in a light airy restaurant where all the staff know and care about what they do.
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  • Good food but not cheap
    SGMGVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Given all of the options at Borough Market i'm not sure I'd return here again - £15 (plus service) for a burger is strong money. The meat and bun were good but £15 good for lunch? I'm less sure.
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  • Disappointing
    Biltman
    Dined on 28/7/2014
    The cheeseburger at Elliot's was rated as one of the best in London by BurgerMe, so I was excited to go. Sadly, it was, at best, average. And for £15, it was a downright rip-off. There are few places in London that know how to do a burger well, and Elliot's is NOT one of them. If you want to pay half this for a good cheeseburger (still too much to pay, but this is London, after all), check out Five Guys.
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  • Elliots delivers again.
    KittyCat
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    I love this restaurant and have never had a bad meal here. Simple fare but beautifully prepared and delivered. Just what you would expect when they have the best of Borough Market on their doorstep. Staff are excellent - helpful, knowledgeable and with just the right amount of flirtatious personality that always makes the evening more fun. We have been for lunch and dinner and we are never disappointed.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    Expensive for the type of food. The hamburger was very good, but it cost 15 pounds when u can eat one as good at the market for 1/3 of the price. The salmon very simple, nothing to remember and also very expensive for what u get
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  • Great food, amazing cocktails
    Foodie
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    Really good food, staff were really helpful and really good to accommodate dietary needs :)
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant night & amazing meal
    bensubstantiallysmith
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    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++.
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    Foodie
    Dined on 17/7/2014
    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.
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  • Great menu and wine list
    Xtina
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    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.
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  • Good food overall, slow service
    Sobes
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    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!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.