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The Table
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The Table Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thetablecafe.com
  • Phone: 0207 401 2760
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast:Monday to Friday 7:30am to 11:00am
    Brunch:Saturday and Sunday 8:30am to 4:00pm
    Lunch:Monday to Friday 12:00pm to 2:30pm
    Dinner:Tuesday to Saturday 5:30pm to 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary European, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Shaun Alpine-Crabtree
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Table is available for exclusive use. Please contact us to find out about our rates and dates.
  • Private Party Contact: Shaun Alpine-Crabtree, 0207 401 2760
  • Entertainment: The Table Cafe has embarked on a new venture to bring the best in London's live Jazz, soul and funk as you dine. Musicians, bands and artists will take centre stage, bringing well established acts such as RB Funkestra, Katie Leone and Roland Perrin. We'll be bringing live and unplugged nights featuring the U.K's best singer-song writers. The main acts will take to the stage for 9pm; finishing late. We'll also be bringing some fantastic warm up acts with our resident record selector spinning jazz, lounge,soul trip-hop and funk through the intervals.
  • Special Events & Promotions: The Table is available for exclusive hire throughout the year. Whether you're organising a leaving-do, birthday party or product launch, we are able to cater for it. Our open kitchen provides an electric atmosphere for your guests and our professional and attentive staff will look after your every need. We've got a music and late license so can keep the party going well into the night, any night of the week. Dariana, our corporate events manager, has lots of experience in planning and executing events that really impress. Her attention to detail, enthusiasm and friendly persona will take the hassle out of planning an event so you can be assured of a memorable occasion. Email Dariana, at eat@thetablecafe.com or call 02074012760 and she'll be in touch to help organise your perfect event.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: London Bridge tube; (Borough High Street exit) followed by a ten minute walk down Southwark street. Southwark tube: Exit the station and follow the orange lamp posts to Southwark Street, we are 2 minutes on the right. Black cab from anywhere in London.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is restricted parking available on Farnham Place, which runs parallel to Southwark Street.
A word from The Table
One of London’s best-kept secrets, The Table is a chic little eatery located a stone’s throw from Tate Modern, the South Bank and Borough Market. With a clientele made up of local residents, business people, architects and artists, the clean, modern space bustles from dawn till dark. From the sleek open kitchen comes an eclectic mix of modern British cuisine, expertly prepared using locally sourced ingredients and complemented by a seasonal wine list. All the food is produced in-house daily, from the breakfast date and walnut bread to the signature burger with secret-recipe sauce. The introduction of live jazz sessions every Friday and Saturday night has proved a big hit, with extra dates to be added over the winter months. During the warmer months, alfresco dining on the tree-lined terrace on Farnham Place is in high demand. Customers are guaranteed to come away with a smile on their face, a comfortably full stomach and a wallet that hasn't taken a battering. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Not quite what I expected based on other reviews, but good food and service in a relaxed and cosy restaurant."
    dined on 12/12/2012
  • "Met a US friend and business contact here on a Saturday night. Meal was great. Beer selection good ( Important to me ). Could have been a bit busier, but overall a good experience."
    dined on 01/12/2012
  • "I've eaten at the Table before and had excellent food and service, but on this occasion things were just a little wide of the mark. Steak ordered rare was not rare. A side order was forgotten. Service was not attentive, lacklustre at best, and our bill took an age to arrive (there was some kind of mix up). I will be back as I know how good this place can be, but was disappointed this time. Visit was for midweek lunch."
    dined on 28/11/2012
  • "the food at the Table is obviously being prepared and presented with the utmost skill and care - one can see the fine ingredients being coached to excellence in the open planned kitchen. The urban hipster cool industrial vibe of the venue may not be to everyone's taste but not to visit would be to miss fabulously cooked fish, so moist and flavour packed, interesting food matching and artistic delights on a plate."
    dined on 24/11/2012
  • "I took my partner and parents here for a special dinner. We needed a dictionary to find out what things were on the menu. My dad and partner had the plaice, which was undercooked, my mum had the partridge, also undercooked - it was impossible to prise it off the bone. My main was "Baccala' alla vicentina, polenta" which was sloppy and didn't taste good. The staff were friendly, however also seemed unsure about the what the menu meant. Altogether very disappointed and annoyed. The resturant wasn't cheap, but the food was some of the worst we've had as a family. The owners must think making the place look pretentious, having benches rather than chairs, a DJ playing lift music, etc, makes a good resturant and justifies the price. It doesn't."
    dined on 23/11/2012
  • "I would recommend it for a light-ish business lunch. Salads are good. Handy for Blue Fin and Tate Modern."
    dined on 20/11/2012
  • "Really like The Table for its weekend brunch, although you can't book and it does get busy so be prepared to queue. Most of the seating is refectory-style so you can be sharing with other groups, but this adds to the buzzy ambience. It's not cheap but the quality is high, they have a good sustainability policy and many of the herbs and vegetables come from the St Mungos 'putting down roots' initiative. While the prices are more 'restaurant', The Table does bill itself as a cafe and the ambience is definitely more cafe-like. Love the open kitchen."
    dined on 20/11/2012
  • "The 10.45 timing for brunch was too tight, one of our diners was late, she missed out, as she was refused any hot food despite the fact they were still cooking in the kitchen!!!! Very disappointing!"
    dined on 14/11/2012
  • "Brunch at the Table was good enough to tempt was back the day after. The menu covered all appealing options (fruit/muesli, eggs benedict and full English), the orange juice was fresh and coffee was good. The restaurant is small but well laid out mixing high tables by the window with benches alone long tables. Staff were friendly and efficient - the only small downside was that wi-fi wasn't working. Otherwise, one to recommend (book in advance for dinner to avoid disappointment)."
    dined on 13/11/2012
  • "Having heard great things about The Table, I was very disappointed with the food. I had a Romanesco cauliflower starter which was overcooked and had a strange taste, followed by a plaice that was overly salted. A fellow diner had the gnocchi which was far better, so perhaps I just chose badly... but my expectations of the place definitely weren't met."
    dined on 09/11/2012
  • "I really love this place; we've been a couple of times and in particular on the last visit my food was exceptional. Duck liver starter was perfectly balanced, avoiding that cloying sweetness you often get with accompanying marsala sauces, and my main course of plaice was divine, soft and perfectly cooked and almost fluffy like eating a cloud. Beautiful sauce too, not stinting on butter. My partner's osso bucco lacked really deep flavour but was still very good - I think I ordered better. Really great service, and extremely reasonable wine list. The menu had changed completely from our first visit about 3 weeks previously, showing creativity and response to seasonal produce. Really good."
    dined on 09/11/2012
  • "This is a pleasant restaurant with a nice ambience. However the food is reasonable but not fantastic. My son (a good cook) felt he could have done a better pasta than he had as a main course. I liked my starter of toasted sour dough with peppers but would have liked the peppers to be warmed. The beer selection is poor."
    dined on 09/11/2012
  • "Had a good meal out with friends at The Table. Nice relaxed atmosphere - not too crowded even on a Friday night and the staff were friendly and attentive. The menu was quite limited and while the food was fine, nobody was particularly wowed."
    dined on 02/11/2012
  • "This place has served great food for a while but the food has gone up a notch further since one of the chefs from Zucca arrived. Stunning modern Italian food, and an excellent wine list. Nice vibe too, sometimes they have a DJ (which seemed a bit OTT but he was playing some fab tunes) or live music, and there's a little courtyard for the summer. They do serve a fabulous weekend brunch but to be honest we got put off as it is so popular with families with yourng children that it can feel like a creche - fine if you've got them yourselves but a bit too manic if you prefer a grown up start to your weekend. Highly recommended for top end yet reasonably priced evening eating."
    dined on 02/11/2012
  • "I went with a friend for dinner. We both had a starter and a main course and a glass of wine. The food was good size portions - we had the chicken for the mains. It was nice but nothing particularly special. It was abit too much and we couldn't finish it. The wine was good and the service friendly. A bit pricey though."
    dined on 01/11/2012
  • "I had a delightful meal there. The food is great. It was busy, and I was a littl worried about being perched on the high stools by the door, but it was lovely."
    dined on 28/10/2012
  • "Dinner at The Table was great Italian influenced cooking, in a slightly odd space (it does feel like an architects' canteen, which I guess to some extent it still is). The room isn't particularly welcoming and the service is keen but patchy, but don't be discouraged the food is worth it."
    dined on 26/10/2012
  • "We had a nice meal although we were there at 1 o'clock and two things on the menu had already sold out (it wasn't packed either). The food was good but the service, although charming, was very slow and we were over two hours even though we only had one course and a coffee. Not rushing back."
    dined on 22/10/2012
  • "Live this place. Was some terrible pop music playing last time I went though."
    dined on 20/10/2012
  • "I was very excited about eating at The Table having read such good recent reviews but came away feeling disappointed. The food was ok but not amazing - I had been geared up to a Zucca-like experience. We had to return a main course of veal as it was overcooked and the excellent restaurant manager dealt with this very efficiently and graciously and removed it from the bill. Our other main course of octopus seemed stingy with just one and a bit tentacles making up the portion. Staff were excellent, it's just a shame that the food was slightly disappointing."
    dined on 19/10/2012
  • "Unfortunately, sparkling reviews meant we were expecting great things, always a dangerous starting point. And when we arrived, the service was wonderful, waiters professional and friendly. The wine selection excellent and staff knew their stuff. Rosemary bread was crunchy and crumbly in equal delightful measures. However, that's where positivity ended - our starters and mains were disappointing - over or under-seasoned, veal which was too oily - covered in butter? - and pheasant that was exceedingly tough, sitting on an ocean of porridgy polenta. The balance was off and was never righted. It was supposed to be simple but hearty food, prepared competently. Gastronomically, we didn't feel in safe hands."
    dined on 19/10/2012
  • "Deserves to be better known. Top-class Italian cuisine in modest, but stylish setting. Try a meal of small plates. Small, careful list with some good Spanish wines."
    dined on 12/10/2012
  • "Service was slow, portions a bit measly.. but conveniently placed for that Southwark area...."
    dined on 03/10/2012
  • "With such high expectations I was sorely disappointed. The restaurant had a limited wine list - with a fruity tasting wine described as dry - slow service, and to top it all off miniscule portions that are seriously overpriced. A side mixed salad was also just a side plate of rocket, with no other greens. Not worth the trip to Southwark and what a shame indeed."
    dined on 21/09/2012
  • "Yes, the food here is of a high standard, but it's just too expensive in my opinion given that you can go to other restaurants in the area and have the same quality of food for better value. To be honest, I've eaten here before and had a much better experience - I seem to recall a "better" menu in the past ( late 2011 ). I will try again if the menu changes though."
    dined on 20/09/2012
  • "Great seasonal modern Italian food & awesome wine list. Service a bit lacking & restaurant was very quiet for a fri night which was a shame as this place deserves to be busier. Would recommend if in the area."
    dined on 14/09/2012
  • "The Table does a great brunch (some of the best eggs benedict in London) and are to be commended for extending to casual and tasty evening dining based on local / seasonal produce. Sheltered courtyard is a great option when the weather is good. Only beware, recent reviews have suggested that the Table is better than Zucca. If that's what you're expecting then you will be disappointed. One or two dinner dishes were as good as something you might get in Zucca but for similar price, atmosphere and consistently excellent food you're better off at the original. Try the Table - the food is good. Just don't expect a Zucca substitute."
    dined on 08/09/2012
  • "We were the first diners on a Saturday evening, and were looking forward to a delicious meal based on the good reviews. We ordered three mains -- the plaice, the mushroom risotto, and partridge -- as well as a tomato salad. When the food came out we were underwhelmed, as the risotto was a tiny portion but the same price as the other dishes, the fish was a bit bland, and the partridge also not particularly tasty and came with a piece of shot in it. The salad never arrived but we didn't bother asking for it again, and we weren't charged for it. Overall the meal was fine, just not very exciting."
    dined on 08/09/2012
  • "Although on first sight the short menu did not initially fill us with enthusiasm, all the dishes we selected were delicious and beautifully presented. Staff were helpful and friendly. What a pity it was so noisy!"
    dined on 07/09/2012
  • "The Table are now serving dinner, so we thought we would give it a try after eating here for brunch on a weekend previously. Service was attentive and friendly, the food was excellent, portion sizes were just right and it was great being able to watch the chief's cook it for us......from where our table was. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal and thought the prices were very reasonable for the quality and standard of food. A little more atomsphere is maybe needed, but this kind of suited the two if us as it meant we could chat/catch up. Easy walk or tube back to Waterloo, so a handy location and great to have something in the area that isn't a chain or pub. We will be back."
    dined on 31/08/2012
  • "Went to the Table for a breakfast meeting with a couple of clients and they both commented on how lovely the food was. The orange juice was especially good. I would definitely go here again."
    dined on 30/08/2012
  • "If you are visiting the Tate Modern or have any other reason to be in the Southwark neighbourhood stop by in for great people and food. Interesting interpretions. Small plates are just right to sample a larger range of offerings. The wine list is properly pared with the dishes and priced right. Seating is casul in a modern building setting. Entertainment was right for the venue. Enjoyable without overpowering the food or the compnay."
    dined on 24/08/2012
  • "Went to dinner after visiting the Tate Modern, this restaurant is in easy reach of the gallery. If you book with a taste card the meal is even better value with a 2for1 deal. An open kitchen means you can see cleanliness, and watch as your food is cooked to order. Menu was varied, reasonably priced and imaginative (baked cucumber with grilled fish). I would recommend this restaurant for its convenience to the Tate, the quality of the food, and the friendly helpful staff. Sadly we did not have room for dessert, which sounded delightful, after filling up on lovely starters and main courses."
    dined on 24/08/2012
  • "Had a very nice breakfast here -good quality food, good service and good value. A hidden gem, wish there were more branches..."
    dined on 23/08/2012
  • "A few friends and I had Olympics tickets for the day but wanted somewhere to meet for brunch first. After a bit of searching, I found The Table and I'm so glad I did! It was the perfect start to our day: it was relaxed, had a cool vibe, the staff were friendly and the food was top notch. It also helped that Sean - their Twitterer - came out with free waffles for us! Regardless, this is definitely on my top brunching list and I will be returning. Eggs Florentine were fab and my friends raved about the French toast with bananas and bacon. Smoothies were tasty and they serve tea in huge teapots. The waffles were both crispy and fluffy, too :)"
    dined on 07/08/2012
  • "I booked The Table for a casual client lunch last week and it was a huge disappointment.When we finally got served , we asked for 4 wine spritzers and then waited an eternity for someone else to take our lunch order, 3 plaice and 1 risotto. A bowl of stale bread arrived prior to our spritzers which had been made with lemonade which was very sweet. When we asked for the drinks to be changed to soda the waitress argued that spritzers are made with lemonade. The meal was served and one guest's plaice was missing a head and tail and upon closer inspection was burnt underneath and was inedible. My guest was offered an alternative which was promised in 5 minutes. It took so long we gave up and left. Give this PLAICE a miss!!!!"
    dined on 02/08/2012
  • "An ideal location for meeting colleagues for breakfast. Will definitely use again."
    dined on 25/07/2012
  • "Booked this for four people for pre theatre. Portions are small but nice. I would have recommended a starter/dessert and main but we didn't have time for that. It's set out with bench like tables and backless chairs. I would recommend the pasta and the steak. Not so sure about the lemon sole as it seemed to be two whole fish and very little in the way of restaurants. Good for a casual meet up or pre theatre that's not a chain like zizzi"
    dined on 13/07/2012
  • "Had the lemon sole and it was delicious and filling! The wine is on the pricey side but there is a fantastic selection."
    dined on 12/07/2012
  • "Living in the wilds of Hackney I had never heard of The Table before going there, but went because of a chance to hear Shea Seger sing. The combination of stunning live music and fabulous food was a clear winner. We sat at a bench table big enough (just) to accommodate 4 but generously proportioned for me and my dining companion. That matters to me as I have long legs! Food was top drawer and a reasonable selection of wines. I liked the fact that the menu was relatively short - usually a sign that the food is fresh. It was. Service was attentive and prompt. I'll go again."
    dined on 07/07/2012