Lupins

4.6
189 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Casual
Welcome to Lupins. We look forward to serving you soon!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Monday: 12:00 - 15:00 and 17:30 - 22:30
Tuesday - Friday: 12:00 - 15:00 and 17:30 - 22:30
Saturday: 12:00- 15:00 and 17:30 - 22:30
Sunday: CLOSED

Please note - Last orders for our kitchen are at 2:45pm at lunch times and 9:45pm at dinner.
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Phone number
020 3908 5888
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 189 People Are Saying
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect for lunch

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PV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Inventive, delicious food and lovely upstairs dining area. Highly recommended.

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Sorry, but portion sizes were tiny, I wanted to laugh out loud when the ‘sharing’ bream dish was presented to us- all of a teaspoonful. This is like that ridiculous trend a few years ago for Nouveau Cuisine. I think this will not last. Over £100 for 2 people with a couple of glasses of wine each. Sorry you need to up your portion sizes, to avoid clientele going away feeling ripped off, like we did. If i can say anything positive, the Vinho Verde was nice, and some flavours good, but as stated not enough. Just stop trying to be hip And trendy and concentrate on portion sizes that are not baby- food sizes!

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J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here was really high quality, creative and beautifully put together. There wasn't a single dish that was anything less than delicious. Service was really nice - friendly without being intrusive. Highly recommend.

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RO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Expensive in comparison to other places in the area, but the food was incredible, homemade everything!

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OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, well balanced, tasty and inventive. Ordered 2 starters, 6 share plates and 2 desserts between 4 which was about right. Cod was a standout but could not really fault any of the other dishes. Great value for money for the quality of food. Would definitely go back given the chance.

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LA
London
14 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so wonderfully surprised by the incredible cooking and menu. Totally a delight and theservuce was immaculate too. Definitely will go again and recommend to all my friends

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RH
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

With such high reviews, we expected more from the food but otherwise, no surprises in terms of budget and service was excellent ! Our group found the menu vocabulary somewhat pretentious and needed to ask the waiter for a lot of explanations. Still one of the dishes served was dissapointingly different to his verbal description. Some dishes were outstanding and creative while others were unseasonal (lamb dish very hearty for a summer menu). The guys in our group weren't too pleased with paying a fiver for a can of beer.

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MH
London
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Unfortunately couple on next table were so so loud but food was lovely. Acoustics need looking at.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lupins is our go-to for dinner with friends at the moment. Sharing plates are social lubricants! Friendly staff, elegant plates and great wine list.

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CS
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely food prepared in unusual ways with skill and creativity. Really nice waitresses and a pretty upstairs dining room.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second visit to this lovely restaurant. Excellent food and good service

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BP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went there to celebrate my birthday with friends and happy to be back in this restaurant with a new menu.
We tasted the white bean crostini with a strong anchovy and lemon salsa and this set up the tone of the cooking. Cornish crab thermidor is very satisfying but the cod crusted polenta is a little pale in flavour . The grilled bavette served rare with an inspired argentinian blend of coriander , parsley and garlic is a delight when the crispy quail needs your fingers to deal with but the great surprise was the sweet: a dark chocolate ganache with sesame and sallted caramel which shows flair and passion- WEe drank with all that a very good Vino Verde and finish this celebration with a sweet wine from Cadillac: Chateau la Passonne 2005, an other discovery....Would like to live near it....

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HI
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is my second visit to Lupins. The sharing plates are both imaginative and delicious. The food was spread out so that we didn’t have everything served altogether. A really pleasant dining experience and the staff a delight. We will definitely continue to go there.

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NA
10 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant with fabulous small plates of food

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SB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The starters we nice - the highlight was the deep fried spring onions which were delicious. The cod was also nice but could have been a bit larger. Good choice of wines and a nice buzz. Our only complaint was the table were very small — by the time the dishes wine cooler water etc was placed on then it was dangerously over filled

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KL
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and friendly atmosphere! Love this place so much! The menu is changing all the time and it is the best in terms of sharing and variety! Great wine list as well!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome food and space. It was a very hot day though so the room got quite hot and sweaty. Tiny point though... will recommend to friends and family for sure

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M
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best restaurants in London. the food is delicious with un usual flavours

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RW
Hertfordshire
6 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real gem of a place. The tapas-size dishes are imaginative and top quality, and the staff are friendly and helpful. I shall be finding excuses to go back.

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w
London
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my food fanatic mother in law, who sat at the bar looking at the tiny the kitchen and was enthralled for two hours watching the speed of detailed care in the preparation and loving the range of tastes in the brilliant small dishes. ML super happy, and great eating to boot.

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e
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second time I had been to Lupins and I was so excited to show my friends who were all impressed. The food and wine were gorgeous and the atmosphere was lovely. It's also very affordable!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Simply delicious, innovative food that shows love for ingredients and delivers pleasure.

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BC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit- just as good as the last one. Pigeon dish was excellent- thank you 😊.

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty, well balanced food, good dish presentation. Just off iron square so you can have a conversation.

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E
London
58 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

As ever quite delicious food - all very creative and tasty. Great price point and interesting wines.

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o
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal. Creative and delicious food. Friendly and very efficient staff/service. Will be coming back.

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ED
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and great, friendly service. Really accommodating of gluten-free requirement.

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x
London
8 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this place! Delicious, fresh, incredibly tasty sharing plates in tiny restaurant in trendy Southwark.
Simple, clean, fun with lovely caring staff. A must for anyone who loves seriously good food.

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s
London
94 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Charming local eaterie with small plates and charming staff. Well-priced wines. Exquisite food. A true original.

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SJ
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Really excellent food and a delicious lunch. The chefs working in the kitchen (behind the bar) were more than happy to discuss the menu, where ingredients were sourced and options for gluten and dairy free. The food we enjoyed had some really great original (or at least less often seen) flavour combinations which were all delicious. The waitress who served us was really helpful regarding our wine choices and the whole atmosphere was friendly & relaxed. A fantastic place to share a late Friday lunch - we'll be going again, soon I hope!

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LE
London
39 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food not as good as the previous time, but there were some interesting flavours. Very good value for money. Wine list is due for a thorough review and change.

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d
London
27 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and wine.

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g
London
165 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lupins is a joy - lovely set up, superb food and great service.

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t
London
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the service was excellent.

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AG
London
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Hard to fault the place .
Excellent food and lovely staff

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W
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Very relaxed atmosphere. Quite noisy at times - there are no soft materials to absorb noise and there was a large shrill group at one table. Loved the small dishes to share - crab Thermidor and lamb koftas in particular. Interesting wine list.

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a
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Tasty modern British sharing plate options. Deceptively simple dishes you feel like you could make at home, but you know the reality is that you won't come close to replicating!

Crab thermidor was stand out, but all the dishes used great quality, seasonal ingredients to give classic but modern European cuisine.

The waiting staff were excellent.

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NR
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed visiting Lupins with my mum last weekend. The upstairs space is a great place to sit and our servers were really lovely, efficient people. Good wine, and a good small plates menu BUT the kitchen sent out each dish one at a time. The pace of our meal was far too slow and there were notable gaps between plates - which I really wished could have come out at least two at a time. I didn't love sharing 6 shoots of asparagus and then a small fillet of sea bass one at a time. I think almost every dish had seen some form of batter or frying too, which made the whole dinner rather greasy and spoilt what could have been some fresh, well balanced plates otherwise.

The desert ganache, however was a triumph. I'll probably return just for that. Incredibly rich, thick chocolate ganache with a slightly over-salted caramel that won me over wholeheartedly.

I'd be kinder to lupins but with Eliot's nearby, I think I would probably choose to return there unless pace is improved and plates are better balanced.

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AD
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food, very good service. Would recommend it and would happily go back.

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