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Boro Bistro

4.5
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820 reviews
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£25 and under
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French
Boro Bistro has established itself as a tiny slice of France in London.

Situated in the leafy shades of Southwark Cathedral and neighboring Borough market, Boro Bistro proposes a nice bistro French food with large wine list, tasty Belgium beers, great range of platters of French cheeses and charcuterie to share with friends and family. We offer a tapas menu, you can choose from different tiny plates and jars so you can try various taste.

Come and enjoy our cosy garden like terrace for a relaxed moment.
Boro Bistro offers a vintage design with its sofas giving a relaxed and easy going ambiance.

If you are fond of festive atmosphere, join us on thursdays for live music, good time guaranteed !

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 820 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StephenB1
London
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoors area. Staff lovely. Food great. Wine selection amazing.

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DominiqueS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great - and my Dad loved it (high praise)!
I had been to Boro Bistrot on quite a few occasions, but since my return to London at the end of summer and Covid-19 making it more desirable to be outside, I have become a rather regular visitor (I've probably been there 5 times in the last 5 weeks)! It has really good cocktails, a great wine list and lovely food. The staff are all highly professional, attentive and genuinely charming, from Kenza, the manager, to the waiting staff: Max, Ella, Louis and a young man whose name I forgot to ask (sorry!), but the same thing can be said for the guy on the front desk and the doorman, so I think that probably applies to everyone who works there.
My Dad likes his fine dining and would probably be best described as a very discerning diner, and he absolutely loved Boro Bistrot: he was impressed by the breadth of the wine list, the quality of the food and the fantastic staff, and furthermore, was pleasantly surprised by the bill!

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JillW
Puerto Vallarta
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, great outdoor eaterie for casual drinks and food.

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CharlotteS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful hidden gem! Lovely service, tasty tapas and amazing vibe. The music however is a bit loud when sitting inside

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vipLeanne
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great atmosphere for a laid back business meal

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Mollie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a table for 4 outside. And you’re under cover of an awning with heat lamps - it’s properly and professionally set up for outdoor dining. The staff wore their face masks the whole time and were really helpful throughout. Plus, the food is delicious and generous portions!

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Rupert
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual great team and food at Boro. Very good attention to social distancing and very reasonably priced too.

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vipRunila
London
13 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, atmosphere and food as always. Highly recommended this little gem of a place in Borough Market

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JeanCharlesP
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A marvellous place with a fantastic selection of wine, cheese and charcuterie.

Twice I have been served by Ella who is fantastic by her energy, smile and a charming french accent.

Shout out as well to Manu, who can't help to clap her hands in satisfaction before preparing a cheese board and to Kenza for her clothes shopping tips.

As you can see through my review, the staff is fantastic and won't hesitate to spend a bit of extra time with you.
One of the best London place to grab a bite and enjoy some really good selection of wine / beers.

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sashers
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious meal with friends. Felt very safe throughout. Staff were lovely and friendly. Only issue was a 45 minutes wait for dessert then one was wrong. But the team were very apologetic and deducted off the bill. Very well handled. We'll be back.

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the bar and restaurant itself, very cool quirky vibe and great menu for food and drinks. Unfortunately the table I was seated at was very small with a wine rack pushed up on one side of our table which I faced and then the wall next to it which my date had to face, which kind of was a buzz kill. I'd still recommend the place as the outdoor area is lovely but it's something they need to consider regarding their table layout

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CarolynH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Really attractive place with plenty of outside tables and sofas in a sheltered location. Great lighting and outside heating. Friendly staff and interesting food.

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CazCabs
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my 50th birthday with a few friends. Very welcoming ambience, great buzz and very relaxed atmosphere. Service was brilliant, friendly and attentive and the food is delicious, French style tapas. Bloomin lovely. Great quirky decor and worth a visit for the loos alone :)
Will definitely be back - glad I picked the first restaurant on internet search.
Thanks Boro Bistro

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AmyS
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Gorgeous cocktails and lovely food, great service

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awe1
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great, thoroughly enjoyed the food and drink!

LM
LoraineM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great atmosphere, food and drinks and lovely staff

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JennyD
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great staff who are all very friendly and helpful.

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LuanD
Essex
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a beautiful lunch, would be ideal during summer to sit outside in the lovely seating areas there. The food was amazing and the service was brilliant. A French waitress who clearly knows her food was extremely helpful in helping us pick what to order. Next time I go I will definitely order the Boro board next time and have some of the beautiful french cheeses they have to offer. I would say it’s perfect for a lunch, or a few drinks and a snack in the evening. Due to it being small plates (tapas) type restaurant, but so worth visiting.

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CTCT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Had a great experience, definitely coming back!!

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vipClaudiaH
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, one of my favourite in London. Everything is great!

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Nell
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were extremely helpful to accommodate us, all were very knowledgable about the menu and made great recommendations.

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Danny
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great venue for a romantic evening as long as you don't have drunk guys shouting on the table next to you like we had this last time. Otherwise no complaint, staff are nice and welcoming, food is great and it feels very Mediterranean to be sat on their patio.

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Aaron
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Considering you are in the shadow of Southwark Cathedral, in the heart of one of London's busiest districts, the experience here is reminiscent of a pleasant bistro in the Loire. Great service, good food, enjoyable atmosphere and a price that makes you double check you're in central London!

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JessicaM
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, great value food and service. Will be coming back soon!

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HannahD
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food and really nice wines.

We were initially shown to our table and then forgotten about and had to flag a server down to get a menu, but once they engaged with us, the service was good from there on out.

Tables inside were socially distanced and the servers made a point of not reaching over the table or getting too close.

Would definitely come back.

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vipLouR
London
26 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We were seated in a nice quiet space, as requested, but then felt slightly forgotten about. After catching someone’s eye we ordered cocktails, padron peppers and the tapenades. A little while later we received the tapendades, then the cocktails, but one was incorrect. The apologies were genuine and the staff friendly but there was therefore another long wait till the cocktail arrived. Annoyingly this ended up with us being completely out of sync with our drinks. The padrons had been forgotten too unfortunately, but came swiftly after a reminder. However, as the staff were very friendly and after that we had no other problems, it was still a nice evening. The rest of our food was efficiently managed and hot but we weren’t wowed by any dish.

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ladyatlunch
London
10 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic , lovely place place & good value

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Annemiek
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant staff; very attentive and helpful - they really made our evening! Amazing location, yummy french food, good selection of beers as well as wine. A winner :-)

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MireiaO
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was average and slightly expensive for what it is. The atmosphere was good and the service very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great food!

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esmem
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great place to visit for food or drinks!!

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KayleighB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great little tapas place. Super close to London Bridge Station, really nice outdoor areas. Only negatives, service is a little slow and heaters weren't working. Other than that great food, reasonably priced.

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carolyn
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant & bar with lovely outside seating area, we sat inside which was a lovely atmosphere & very quirky toilets! Be sure to check them out! The service was excellent & the food was lovely french tapas style.

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SteveW
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Asked for a table away from noise and traffic when booking yet on arrival we were given the table for two nearest the coffee grinder, the meal prep area and the entrance. However they fixed that and what followed was fantastic service, friendly fun staff and the food was great.

We really enjoyed our time there. We’ll be back. Thank you.

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LauraC
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was nice and good value. The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere

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MaraC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so happy to come back to Boro Bistro after an absence. The food and staff were both delightful. I brought a new friend to try it for the first time but for me it was like going back to an old friend. Food was superb as always. Social distancing was done and all the servers were using hand sanitiser religiously. We will be back again soon.

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NikkiH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Quirky decor. Good simple tapas style food. Inexpensive for central London. Great loos.

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BeckyG
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the vibe of this place and that it's tapas portions. My only gripe is our waitress was a little too quick to remove plates & glasses before we'd finished with them and we had to wait half an hour for our bread board. Aside from that, food was great and will definitely be back again.

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EmmaW
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service. Super for a group experience. Nice sitting outside but away from the noise. Food is average and slightly overpriced. But the cocktails were good price and really nice.

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Lollina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere and decor, good food, fantastic location

FAQs

Boro Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 820 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.