The 10 best restaurants in London Bridge everyone should know about

Tuck into some stellar Portuguese sharing dishes at Bar Douro. Credit: Bar Douro London Bridge
Two diners share various dishes with wine at Bar Douro London Bridge, one of the best restaurants in London Bridge.

London’s bustling restaurant scene offers cuisine from around the world, spoiling diners every day and night of the week. The array of options can be overwhelming and none more so than in the iconic area of London Bridge. However, amongst the many excellent pubs, cafes and fine dining gems, there are a few that rise to the top. For a cosy date night, a fun night out with friends or a family-friendly meal after a day of visiting Borough Market, the best restaurants in London Bridge promise a memorable time.

Whether you’re looking for extravagant views of the capital from the unique architectural skyscraper that is The Shard, traditional British fare along the River Thames or zesty cocktails down the traditional cobbled streets that surround the railway arches, then you’ve come to the right place to find them. So, book now and savour the best that London Bridge can offer.

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For one of the best French restaurants in London – don’t miss Camille in Borough Market

Enjoy a great view of Borough Market from your seat at Camille. Credit: Camille – Borough Market
Camille provides a relaxed atmosphere and a great spot to enjoy traditional French cuisine within the bustling atmosphere of Borough Market. Credit: Camille – Borough Market

Camille Borough Market in London’s trendy Borough Market, is a must-visit for those looking for the finest in rustic but modern French cuisine. Here you can enjoy the simple and traditional table settings, with inviting stools that look out onto the market’s busy walkways. Cast your eyes — and stomach — on head chef Elliot Hastroudi’s regional French menu, which exudes the traditional flavours of rural France with every mouthful. The à la carte and daily specials menus offer you rich bistro-style food, influenced by each season. For starters, you have the smoked eel devilled eggs and the chicken liver parfait to get the tastebuds going. For your main, a tasty option could be the whole mackerel and café de Paris butter or the poached poussin and spring vegetables. Finally, finish off with a delightful burnt milk tart. It’s a traditional French journey through food that is well worth the visit.

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For stellar Sunday roasts – visit Roast in Borough Market

Enjoy some of the finest roasted meats in London at Roast. Credit: Roast
Roast also specialises in fantastic roasted vegetable dishes, with plenty of flavourful options. Credit: Roast
Enjoy great views of the bustling Borough Market below as you tuck into your favourite Sunday roast. Credit: Roast

For the ultimate experience of traditional British fare in an iconic London setting, Roast has got you covered. Located above the Floral Hall of Borough Market, you’ll be in the perfect place for a spot of people-watching while enjoying some of the finest roasted meat dishes this side of the capital. Here you can enjoy the great British roast in all its glory, as well as the afternoon tea special which includes classic sandwiches, pastries and the finest teas, finished off with Laurent-Perrier Cuveé Rosé wine. Moving onto the main event, Roast’s traditional menu includes the signature scotch egg starter, as well as roasts like the 100-day aged beef, the leg of lamb and the signature saddleback pork belly. Each roast is served with Yorkshire pudding, carrot, mixed greens and roast potatoes. And if that’s not enough for you, then the Wellingtons on offer are packed with flavour. Try the signature beef wellington or the Scottish salmon with king prawn. For a Sunday roast to remember, get down to Roast.

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For one of the best MICHELIN-starred restaurants in London – book at Trivet in London Bridge

Enjoy some of the finest wines to go with your meal, perfectly complementing each dish. Credit: Trivet
Marvel at the attractive presentation of the expertly crafted dishes at Trivet. Credit: Trivet
The spacious and modern dining room at Trivet provides the setting for a MICHELIN-starred tasting extravaganza. Credit: Trivet

London Bridge’s reputation for some of the best food in London is only elevated by the presence of Trivet and its newly awarded two-MICHELIN starred menu. Here you’ll come across the perfectly balanced combination of art and cuisine with head chef, Jonny Lake and chief sommelier, Isa Bal at the helm. Inspired by Jonny and Isa’s love for travel and world cuisine, the impressive lunch and dinner menus cannot be understated. Check out attractive starters such as the braised spiky artichoke or the Cornish wild seabass crudo. Move onto the delectable roast best end of lamb with smoked yoghurt, sumac and aubergine or the grilled Cornish turbot with cockles, leek ragu and verjus sauce. Finally, finish off your meal with a dessert, like the decadent chocolate and coffee tart or the refreshing Turkish breakfast: a yoghurt and sesame cake, sour cherry and black olive caramel ripple. 

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For one of the best steak and seafood restaurants in London Bridge – try Hawksmoor Borough on Winchester Walk

Enjoy a plethora of different meat and seafood dishes at Hawksmoor Borough. Credit: Hawksmoor Borough
The finest steak dishes with tasty sauces such as mushroom or peppercorn are just the ticket at Hawksmoor. Credit: Hawksmoor Borough
The elegant front entrance to Hawksmoor oozes style and sophistication. Credit: Hawksmoor Borough

Hawksmoor Borough is one of the finest steakhouses in London, serving up some of the best meat cuts in the capital. Add on delectable seafood dishes and an inviting cocktail and wine list, and Hawksmoor promises a meal to remember. The array of menus includes lunch specials, Sunday Roasts, 2-3 course menus and a sharing menu, so you can find something to suit any occasion.  Sample specials such as the chateaubriand, porterhouse and T-bone steaks, so big, they’re perfect for sharing. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a more three-course menu approach, then starters such as roasted scallops and Devon crab on toast go down perfectly. Follow them up with a salt-aged mountain lamb chop or a Winslade beef wellington. If you have enough space for pudding, check out the moist sticky toffee pudding or the rich hot chocolate tart.

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For one of the best fine dining restaurants in London – book a table at Restaurant Story in London Bridge

The presentation of the food brims with class and sophistication, living up to Restaurant Story’s MICHELIN-starred quality. Credit: Restaurant Story
The elegant dining room is bathed in natural light. Credit: Restaurant Story
Restaurant Story has the perfect outside terrace to chill out and enjoy a well-earned drink. Credit: Restaurant Story

Restaurant Story London in London Bridge first opened in 2013 been charming diners ever since with its MICHELIN-starred excellence. Led by chef patron Tom Sellers, this culinary treasure brings diners seasonal British cooking in an artistic and elegant space. Upon entering, diners are greeted by an ambience that perfectly merges sophistication with warmth. Dine under delicate sculptures of golden birds in flight, or relax on the terrace with cocktails and snacks. Restaurant Story invites you to indulge in award-winning flavours within a lively yet elegant setting. Savour the essence of culinary artistry with standout dishes such as the delicate turbot paired with fermented cabbage and roasted fish bone sauce and succulent BBQ langoustine tail. All dishes are served as part of a 5 or 9-dish tasting menu, that includes delightful snacks and treats on the side.

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For Portuguese sharing plates over date night – visit Bar Douro in London Bridge

 For classic Portuguese seafood like octopus and cod, Bar Douro is the place to be. Credit: Bar Douro London Bridge
The traditional Portuguese pastel de nata dessert is a must-try at Bar Douro. Credit: Bar Douro London Bridge
Bar Douro’s beautifully decorated interior with azulejos tiles makes it an elegant spot for a meal. Credit: Bar Douro London Bridge

Bar Douro, nestled in the vibrant London Bridge area, offers a traditional taste of Portuguese cuisine. Renowned for its intimate yet lively atmosphere, it’s ideal for group bookings and sharing plates, fostering a communal dining experience. The dining room is a blend of rustic charm and modern elegance, featuring traditional blue and white azulejos (tiles) that transport diners to Portugal. Signature dishes include the succulent octopus with sweet potato and the flavourful piri-piri chicken, both of which highlight the rich, bold flavours typical of Portuguese fare. The bacalhau à brás, a delightful mix of salted cod, potatoes, and onions, is a crowd favourite, along with the seared tuna with vilao sauce and onglet steak with mustard sauce. The pastel de nata, a classic Portuguese custard tart, provides a perfect sweet finish to your meal. With its warm ambience and focus on sharing, Bar Douro creates a convivial setting that’s perfect for enjoying with friends or a special someone.

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For a stunning cocktail bar serving Mexican street food – try Nine Lives Bar on Holyrood Street

The inviting decor of the Nine Lives Bar really sets the scene for a great atmosphere. Credit: Nine Lives Bar
The gifted mixologists have all the tools they need to create some of the finest cocktails in London. Credit: Nine Lives Bar
With comfy booth-style seating areas Nine Lives Bar is great for groups. Credit: Nine Lives Bar

Nine Lives Bar is one of the best restaurants around London Bridge when it comes to mixing creative cocktails with flavour-packed tacos. Tucked away in a Victorian basement on Holyrood Street, this neighbourhood gem delights patrons with creative cocktails, live music and great Mexican street food. Start by sipping on delightful creations like the aromatic gin-based Punchline cocktail, or the decadent and balanced Godfather Sour cocktail, made with amaretto, bourbon, and egg whites. Once you’ve had a few tasty drinks to start the evening, you can then get stuck into some traditional Mexican tacos courtesy of El Tigre and his taco truck. Check out the classics like the baja fish taco or the tinge de pollo with shredded chicken and chipotle salsa. The beef barbacoa with slow-cooked beef joint is perfect with a margarita or two.

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For one of the best Asian restaurants in London boasting incredible views – book at GŎNG, Shangri-La The Shard in London Bridge

The panoramic views of the capital city from GŎNG are unrivalled. Credit: GŎNG, Shangri-La The Shard, London
The night-time view of Tower Bridge with the company of a finely crafted cocktail is the perfect combination. Credit: GŎNG, Shangri-La The Shard, London
Enjoy some of the best cocktails this side of London at GŎNG. Credit: GŎNG, Shangri-La The Shard, London

GŎNG, Shangri-La The Shard London is the number one spot for a fancy cocktail and some of the best scenic views of London. Offering a unique blend of innovative cocktails and exquisite Asian cuisine, here you’re guaranteed an experience with panache and style. The perfect spot for special occasions with breathtaking panoramic views from the 52nd floor, you can dine in contemporary sophistication with the modern decor, plush seating and floor-to-ceiling windows providing an elegant ambience. Standout dishes include the maki sushi rolls with truffle salmon or dragon prawn, as well as chicken or vegetable gyoza style dumplings and the sashimi platter with salmon, yellowfin tuna, and hamachi with ponzu soya. Accompany your food with an expertly fused cocktail such as the Flash Fusion, the Banana Bread or the Mystic Moon. Additionally, the Shangri-La houses TING Restaurant and Lounge on the 35th floor, as well as the Sky Lounge, a chic venue for enjoying premium drinks with stunning views.

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For one of the best Indian restaurants near London Bridge – check out Indian Gourmet on Borough High Street

Enjoy some of the most colourfully creative dishes from the sub-continent at Indian Gourmet. Credit: Indian Gourmet
The modern but spacious seating plan at Indian Gourmet provides an elegant setting for some fine Indian cuisine. Credit: Indian Gourmet

Indian Gourmet on Borough High Street, excels in serving modern Indian cuisine that captures the rich and diverse flavours of the subcontinent. The restaurant is renowned for its delectable lamb chops, marinated in a blend of yoghurt, chilli, papaya, and roasted spices, offering a tantalizing burst of flavour. Another standout is the fish amritsari, featuring fresh-water fish marinated with carom seeds, gram flour, and Punjabi spices. But if you’re craving your traditional curry fare, you also won’t be disappointed. Soft lighting and intricate woodwork enhance the dining experience, making it a perfect venue for social gatherings. Indian Gourmet also caters to vegan diners with a dedicated menu, serving up a variety of flavourful options like Keralan mixed vegetable curry and the aloo kala chana soya, with soya bean nuggets and black chickpeas. With its welcoming ambience and diverse menu, it’s a delightful spot for home-style cooking at its finest.

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For pizza and pasta – don’t miss O Ver Borough on Southwark Street

Classic sourdough pizzas and fine red wines are signature features of O Ver Borough’s attractive menu. Credit: O Ver Borough
Taste some of the finest Italian pasta dishes in London at O Ver Borough. Credit: O Ver Borough
Walk into a welcoming, modern restaurant with plush marble tops and ambient lighting at O Ver Borough. Credit: O Ver Borough

O Ver Borough local reputation as one of the finest Italian places in the area is immediately justified by the gorgeous modern design of its dining area, with sleek marble surfaced tables, wooden stools at the marble bar as well as leather bench style seating. The menu is just as attractive as the restaurant and its ambience, with classic cold starters like bruschetta, burrata with Italian black truffle and a Caprese salad. Hot starters include crispy lightly fired quid and prawns with zucchini fries and arancini rice balls with Italian pork sausage. Once you’re through that, move on to pasta dishes such as soft handmade potato gnocchi with cherry tomatoes and smoked mozzarella or ravioli filled with fresh buffalo ricotta cheese. For seafood lovers, the wild seabass fillet with cherry tomatoes, olives and capers really hits the spot.   

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As you can tell, London Bridge has some of the finest places to eat in the capital and whatever you’re craving, you’re spoilt for choice. Whether it’s European fare, classic British food or dazzling Indian cuisine, your bases are covered. With MICHELIN-star dining, hidden basement bars and stunning high-rise views, the best restaurants in London Bridge have something for everyone. Whether you’re celebrating special occasions, catching up with your mates or just treating yourself, these 10 restaurants offer something special.

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