Boro Bistro

4.4
661 reviews
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£25 and under
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French
Top tags:
  • Tapas
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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. The concept is like a Tapas restaurant 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 and romantic candles lights giving a relaxed and easy going ambiance.

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

What 661 People Are Saying
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M
London
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect location and lovely garden! The food was really good and the atmosphere very friendly.
Perfect for a get-together brunch with your friends!

RG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A terrific find tucked away in a lovely courtyard very close to London Bridge.
Although it was very busy, the staff were very attentive and the atmosphere was great

OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious food! We’ll definitely be back!!!

R
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love this place, bring my friends, family, everyone. Service is always really great, very personal

CW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved it here. They have a wide variety of options and all are delicious!

J
London
56 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been going here for years and had many birthday drinks and networking meetings here so it was lovely to sit and catch up with a friend/colleague over a fabulous dinner at Boro Bistro! Service was excellent as was the wine list - and the price! Highly recommend.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favourite restaurants I go to regularly. Good food cooked well and the staff are always so friendly and helpful. One of the few in London Bridge that still feels authentic & you can book which is so important when you're planning a meal.

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal. Sitting outside on a warm summer evening it Is easy to imagine you are in France. Food is great and good value. Staff are all friendly & helpful. One of my favourite restaurants in London and highly recommend

SP
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic setting right next to the Cathedral with a great vibe. Excellent service, all the staff were really friendly and helpful. There is a good choice of both food and wine. The food was delicious. Will definitely be back

D
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quirky , relaxed , great vibes next to borough market , just lovely

ST
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy everything immensely. Can’t recommend it enough.

MH
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always come here it’s my favourite place in London to go with the girls and a bonus is it’s got outdoor seating. Great food and drink and the staff are always nice.

e
London
23 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, amazing prices! The only thing that could make it better would be the lack of background music: it was a bit too loud for my taste, I'd turn it off completely. Otherwise, great!

DJ
London
10 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place to eat and drink outside. Lovely staff and attentive staff.

AC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant, amazing atmosphere, delicious food and attentive staff who you can have a laugh with. What more can you ask for? Would highly recommend.

SW
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Location wise and surroundings - all lovely.
But, having booked a 7.30pm table, we straightaway get told to hurry up ordering as kitchen closes at 8pm (don't recall that when booking).
Appetizing menu, but in practice some dishes not so brilliant.
Squid especially quite chewy.
Steak a bit tough, so much so we needed to ask for better knives to cut it.
Staff very inexperienced it seemed.
But worst was fact they brought us dessert before we had finished main course. Considering it was a hot chocolate dessert + ice cream, this really could not wait around as ice would have melted!
They brought it back later, but clearly not ideal as both desserts now cold.

Lastly, had specified it was a bithday, but nothing was mentioned.
All in all, bit disappointing.

Boro Bistro
Responded on 15 August 2019

Dear Sophie, Thank you for your comment, we appreciate your feedback. We had a slight malfunction with our booking system, causing customers to book tables after the usual slots. The problem has since been solved. However, that doesn’t excuse the way your situation was handled. Therefore we would love you to give us another chance and to offer you a great experience at Boro. Could you please send us an email to see what we can do for you? Kindest regards. Chris

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B
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service. This place is a gem. Love that you can order small plates or do the traditional three courses. Would totally recommend. Four of us in the party and not one complaint. Excellent value for money too.

KH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great venue, fabulous staff and the food delicious.

G
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this restaurant 4 friends meeting up sharing food and a couple of bottles of wine excellent. We will definitely return wen we are next down in the big smoke Sharon

a
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good mor place. Service was slow, staff had to be pushed.

Boro Bistro
Responded on 9 August 2019

Hello, Thank you for comment, we really appreciate your feedback. We apologise for the slow service you received, our staff should have been more attentive and on the ball. If there is anything we can do, please send us an email to see what we can do to redeem ourselves. Kindest regards, Chris

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ES
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Very slow service and tasteless tapas, bad value. Mainly geared towards after-work drinking, avoid for food.

Boro Bistro
Responded on 15 August 2019

Dear Emilia, Thank you for your comment. We would appreciate it if you could give us more information on why the food wasn’t to your satisfaction. Could you please send us an email? Kindest Regards Chris

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue. Great food and super service. Loved the surprise of having birthday banner!

z
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic quirky venue smack bang in middle of borough market. Staff are always very friendly and chatty. Food is lovely. Great place for a girlie catch up and a glass of wine or two!

HM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I used to love this place and reccomend it to all of my friends. Unfortunately it appears that quality has gone out of the window, particularly in terms of the food. All very samey and bland. Also it feels like a lot of the unique quirks have been squashed. Such a shame, but would only reccomend for a quick drink and some cheese in the future.

Boro Bistro
Responded on 9 August 2019

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that you feel the quality of food didn’t uphold the same standards as your previous visits. Regarding the quirks at Boro Bistro, we are in the process of making a few changes, as our previous decorations didn’t satisfy everyone. We can talk about this matter further via email if you would like more information or if there is anything we can do to make your next stay at Boro Bistro more satisfying. Kindest regards, Chris

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IW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The staff are wonderful. Especially the chap who we spoke with on the phone and who met at the front. Very unpretentious, but chic french vibe. Great music and ambience. A great spot to meet with friends for some good wine and nice french tapas. The only slight let down - some of the dishes lacked flavour. But the crab cakes were great. As was the tartelette.

DT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice place with character and good food

SC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything about this cute little place was perfect. The only thing I would say is that the food was a little slow to come out. I think it was about 45mins until we got food but we did have a cocktail etc.. beforehand and were very conscious of time due to other commitments. I'd definitely return

J
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place! Really good for catching up with friends and great outside area for a few drinks

KS
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

restaurant was a bit difficult to find, but enjoyed the decor. Although we had to wait a while, the food was excellent. Would recommend to friends.

AS
Derbyshire
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great vibe but no gluten free or lactose free options.

RS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was something different from your typical chain restaurant. I love the small sharing plates as we were able to share and try different things. Definitely somewhere I would go again.
The price was slightly more than we would typically spend on a meal for two but it was enjoyable and I wouldn't actually change it!

Thank you for an awesome meal and time!

(also the chocolate fondue is worth the "20" minute wait!)

MA
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed my meal

Great food and lovely wine

Really enjoyed the outside area too under the heat lamps

DC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place was a hidden gem. Food was delicious, so were the cocktails. Wide expansive menu. Waitress was lovely and we can't wait to return to try their charcuterie and cheeseboard.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue right on London bridge, can site outside but no traffic noise due to its position. The staff were great with suggestions and the ambiance was great.

K
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, friendly staff, cosy decor, yummy food.
Cocktails could be slightly improved.
Overall we had a very enjoyable evening, thanks!

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely meal at a wonderful venue. The staff were so friendly and accommodating. Nini in particular was lovely.

Will definitely come again

MT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent value and location. Wine just needs better chilling.

OT
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff are wonderful and food is amazing!

AG
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This place is a little hidden gem - perfect for a get together with friends. Staff are super friendly and helpful, there is a delicious and unique menu with some really lovely wines at reasonable value for London. Both inside & outside have a nice inviting & relaxing vibe, recommend booking for an outside table as it does get busy. All round great night was had and we will definitely be coming back again.

PB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place, great food, great service, lovely atmosphere. Eaten here many times and never been disappointed

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