The Bermondsey Yard Cafe

3.7
93 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Casual
  • Brunch
  • Fun

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THE BERMONDSEY YARD CAFE




The Bermondsey Yard Cafe is a new dining concept situated at the heart of energetic and vibrant Bermondsey Street, SE1. This exciting and totally unique bar/restaurant is set in a disused car park which has been stripped back to its original industrial design features, exposing all its raw materials, contrasted against reclaimed furniture and cool lighting, creating a flexible space for work and play.




Bermondsey Yard Cafe serves an all day brunch / lunch menu and an a la carte menu in the evening. Our outside beer tent dishes up a choice of thin and crispy stone baked pizzas and a sizzling BBQ menu.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British, Mediterranean, Asian
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 01:00


Saturday: 10:00 - 01:00


Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
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Phone number
020 7378 8978
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Matt Reuther
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Catering
We do not offer off-site catering as standard, however for small local businesses we are open to suggestions.
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Public Transit
London Bridge station (Northern line - Bank branch, Jubilee Line) 10 minute walk.
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Entertainment
Resident DJ Andy Makin will be digging deep into his vinyl archive for only the finest funk, soul, jazz, disco and reggae. Every Thursday, come on down and get involved.




Live music and DJ"s every Friday and Saturday, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.




Lost Rivers Sunday Sessions coming soon...
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Special Events & Promotions
Please call regarding any special events, alternatively you can email - hello@bermondseyyardcafe.co.uk
Additional
Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.7based on recent ratings
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3.4
service
3.8
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3.4
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3.0Dined on 9 May 2018

I have been to the Bermondsey Yard Cafe a few times for drinks and have really enjoyed the atmosphere. So I decided to book dinner for me and 5 colleagues in the restaurant, unfortunately we were very disappointed.
After being seated we waited almost 30 minutes before receiving menus, bare in mind it was not busy with maybe three other tables there at the time. The waiter who brought our menus seemed put out by the fact we had asked for them in the first place.
Again we had to prompt him to come back another 30 minutes later for our drinks order and when we tried to order food at the same time he told us we couldn't as the system would crash. He came back 10 minutes later to take our food order, after being there for over an hour we were pretty hungry so asked for the bread we had ordered to come out as soon as possible to tide us over.
Another 30 minutes later we were still waiting, we called a waiter over and asked what the hold up was and he stated that our order had broken the system so there were some delays. We wouldn't have minded as much if we had be informed or updated, they did not seem very apologetic at all.
When our food finally came 5 of us were quite pleased however my vegetarian friend received a salad that had half of the ingredients in it that it should have. We pointed this out to the manager who told us that all the ingredients were there but just cut up really small, which was not the case, again she did not seem impressed by us.
Needless to say we did not pay the service charge, in most restaurants they would want to know why but the staff seemed annoyed and didn't really seem to care.
Such a shame for a place that could be really lovely.

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4.0Dined on 24 April 2018

Food was to a good standard but was really disappointed with how long it took for the food to come out, the restaurant wasn't particularly busy and my there was only 2 of us dining.

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2.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Service was very slow; staff didn’t notice waiting customers. Food was not worth what we paid

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3.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Great venue and very good Sunday lunch, but otherwise the food lets down a good experience.

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1.0Dined on 13 April 2018

I had a very bland risotto. Half of the beer menu was out of stock. Very disappointing.

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3.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Nice place with a lot of potential and good food, however service is slow and inconsistent.

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3.0Dined on 10 April 2018

Very disappointing. My first visit wasn’t great but decided to give another chance. This was much worse. Steaks were good. Pie was at best average, with little flavour and a very thin pie crust lid only (that’s not a pie!!!). 25% of main courses not available. But this is a pub...but they had only lager on tap, ALL the IPAs, stout etc was NOT available. And there was one IPA in a can!!! Seriously? A very poor evening - simply won’t go back and can’t recommend - sorry and embarrassing for servers. Yes I complained - no action as a result - very poor customer focus in my view

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4.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Nice laid-back venue for brunch - portions are rather small (especially the single tiny pancake!) - Delicious loose-leaf tea

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1.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Worst food I ever had in Bermondsey Street. Part of the burger bun was missing and burned. The burger cold. Pie of the day (mushroom) terrible. Steak was ok.
Service was ok.
A place where to go for a drink but certainly not to eat.

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Brilliant evening.
Thank you to all the team that helped with a last minute large booking.

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

The menu was varied, food was made with quality ingredients and very, very tasty. A great place for a family meet-up.

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1.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Disastrous evening. The staff and waitress were having a meltdown and in the end we left without having any food after waiting for ages.
The place was loud, miserable and poorly run. Won't be going back.

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2.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Badly managed which meant poor service and some food didn’t have the proper ingredients. Pretty expensive for the experience. Wouldn’t recommend.

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4.0Dined on 19 March 2018

Nice atmosphere, good quality food although had to wait a while before starters arrived. Good fun place.

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4.0Dined on 18 March 2018

Enjoyable brunch. Good food, friendly service and great atmosphere. Wine rather expensive.

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4.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Great food. Lovely atmosphere and a good place for various social catch-ups.

Usually great service but this time understaffed on a busy Sunday lunchtime which meant very long waiting (not too fussy here but was a bit much).

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3.0Dined on 4 March 2018

Food and service was excellent but the wine list was terrible. Over priced and unimpressive reds. Shame as everything else was excellent.

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4.0Dined on 25 February 2018

Very buzzy restaurant, excellent Sunday roast and would definitely go again. Service was prompt. Only negative was that the restaurant was quiet cold there on Sunday, could do with better heating.

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2.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Extremely poor service, bland and overpriced food, noisy venue with horrible toilets. There's really nothing nice to say about this place! We needed a lunch spot for four adults and a toddler on a weekend so booked this, but won't ever return - I suggest you avoid at all costs or prepared to be left disappointed and still hungry.

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3.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Enjoyed catch up lunch with a girlfriend. Good food. Slow service.

We had a table by the windows on a cold day and there was an icy draught coming through the old windows. We asked to be moved or borrow someone’s coat or have a blanket and each time the reaction was as if we had made a really strange request and was ignored.

I asked if they would consider buying some inexpensive blanket fleeces for that table for future customers and was met with derision.

Great place but sit in the middle or take your own blanket or go in the summer!

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4.0Dined on 18 February 2018

Great to be able to make reservations. The food was good but it took a bit longer than expected and we were sat at the back so difficult to see us.

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4.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Delicious food, good portions, good vibe. Friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on 16 February 2018

Had a great time here with a group of friends who were visiting London. They loved it too, thought it was a great find and great buzzy atmosphere. The food was delicious and the mac & cheese is a MUST try!

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

My boyfriend and I went there for our Valentine's day dinner and loved it! The atmosphere was lovely and food amazing. It felt like we were at the First Dates restaurant. It's not cheap but relatively average for London and totally worth it! We would love to go back.

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1.0Dined on 11 February 2018

Poor service, had to ask three times for our drinks, they sent out poached eggs that had been cooked for around 5 minutes too long and there was no cutlery on the table!

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3.0Dined on 10 February 2018

Great place, good food, but the music was too loud.

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4.0Dined on 10 February 2018

Great food and good value for money! Very busy on a Saturday/Sunday so service can be slow but worth it! Would say not to order the English breakfast as for the price it is very small... but the salmon and avocado on sourdough is amazing!

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4.0Dined on 9 February 2018

The food was very expensive, given what was provided. £26 for a piece of steak and a small bowl of chips isn’t right.

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2.0Dined on 4 February 2018

I had booked a table but we had to wait 20min to be seated. Service was slow and poor- no one appologised for the late seating, coffees were spilled and drinks orders were brought wrong. Over priced for quality.

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4.0Dined on 2 February 2018

Food was really good. Great atmosphere. We had a super time.

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2.0Dined on 1 February 2018

The menu is limited and if you’re a vegetarian then it definitely isn’t the place for you.
The food was passable but nothing to write home about or to seek out.
There was only one choice of red wine (the most expensive on the list) as the wine order hadn’t been delivered.
I wouldn’t return in a hurry.

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4.0Dined on 27 January 2018

Had a lovely relaxed time here and the staff were friendly and accommodating when we arrived slightly behind schedule. Thanks

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3.0Dined on 20 January 2018

Food was slow and luke warm. Restaurant was busy but staff seemed pretty overwhelmed. I’ve has good experiences here before but this was disappointing.

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4.0Dined on 11 January 2018

Very nice evening with good service a food

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2.0Dined on 7 January 2018

Service was terrible and sadly it ruined our experience. Food not too bad but would not recommend or return.

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1.0Dined on 17 December 2017

Would loved to have tried the food, but booked online for an evening when they closed for a Christmas event. This was not clear on the booking form, and while we were offered pizza in the back yard (the person I was dining with hates pizza) we had to go elsewhere. Would have been good to know this in advance before we travelled. The restaurant did apologise, but that is not really enough when you turn up for a table that does not exist!

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1.0Dined on 13 December 2017

I am unable to write a review of Bermondsey Yard Cafe because OpenTable cocked up the booking and when we arrived a table had not been reserved for us. Since the Cafe was full we had to eat elsewhere. To compound the cock-up Bermondsey Yard Cafe failed to realise that OpenTable had not reserved a table for me when I phoned them and asked to add another person to the booking, which they duly did despite no table having been reserved for us. I shall not be visiting Bermonsey Yard Cafe again and I shall never book a restaurant through OpenTable again.

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4.0Dined on 9 December 2017

Kids options would be a great addition to menu mind they loved the Macaroni Cheese. Great birthday had be all.

Kylie

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3.0Dined on 6 December 2017

Underwhelmed by this restaurant though recommended by Timeout. Meals are small portions and very overpriced - we had to ask for more garnish and gravy as it disappeared immediately! We were also rushed off our table by a fairly aggressive member of staff, though we were still 15 mins off our allocated 2 hour dinner slot. Overall, decor great but everything else pretentious.

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1.0Dined on 1 December 2017

Very disappointed with the service! Went there with a few of my colleagues and some clients and the way we have been treated was awful. I booked a table for 2 hours and when we arrived straight away they have informed us that we will only have the table if we are ordering food as well. (The lady didn't even say hello when we arrived). We said that we prefer having nibbles and drinks and she said it's fine as long as we are not going to be at the table for more than 2 hours. The whole time we were there we had to go and ask for someone to come and serve us and when we asked to have some nibbles we were at first refused as apparently we had to have a proper meal. Then one of my colleague asked if we can have pizza and the answer was " We ran out of pizza yesterday and even if we had them we wouldn't serve you inside". The staff was literally watching us constantly like we were intruding...I have never felt so uncomfortable (and my colleagues felt the same).
Obviously, never going back there ever again but I just wanted to highlight what an awful service they have there.
We work in hospitality as well and we don't agree with the statement that the "client is always right" but they did completely the opposite.

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