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Turnips with Tomas Lidakevicius, Small Plates

4.7
4.7
155 Reviews
£26 to £40
Continental

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Under the historic arches of Borough Market, ‘Turnips With Tomas Lidakevicius’ is the ultimate celebration of quality produce and culinary fine dining in a unique and vibrant market setting.

Formerly the executive chef of Jason Atherton’s City Social, Tomas is offering a constantly changing tasting menu showcasing the exquisite fruit and vegetables sourced by Turnips for their produce concession, alongside a more informal small plates menu.

Stallholders for over thirty years, Turnips; whole ethos is dedicated to sourcing producers who deliver on flavour and Tomas’ interpretation of these ingredients. There is also a carefully curated cocktail offering, which champion the ingredients available.

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Booked 4 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian

  • Hours of Operation

    Sun 12:00–20:00
    Lunch
    Wed–Fri 12:00–16:00
    Sat 12:00–17:30
    Dinner
    Wed–Sat 18:00–00:00

  • Phone number

    020 7357 8356

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Tomas Lidakevicius

  • Area

    London Bridge

  • Cross Street

    43 Borough Market

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    London Bridge Train Station

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

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What 155 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • South East London

    Best Ambience

  • South East London

    Healthy

  • South East London

    Hot Spot

  • South East London

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. OC

    OCCbjj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had a lovely time ar Turnips. Simply amazing food!! Set up in the market, but quite comfortable.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a very special experience. The food is amazing and the surroundings unique. I’d really recommend the small plates menu. Great for sharing with a friend. Having eaten out - a lot - in SE1, this is my favourite place.

  3. JB

    JanaB

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ordered every single small plate and I loved everything. Very well done indeed. Great attentive service, great ambience, I will be back!

  4. DM

    DavidM

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    We really enjoyed our lunch at Turnips, it was nice to be able to eat amongst the hustle and bustle of the market and the produce, but still have enough space so we didn't feel cramped. It was a wet and miserable day so we were delighted to see there were plenty of heaters dotted around the restaurant. The food and wine was really delicious and the service was fantastic. The only thing I would change is the sourdough, whilst it was tasty I think it would have been better if not toasted. (might just be a personal preference). Will definitely be back.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous once again! Highly recommended

  6. AD

    AlisonD

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    A fantastic meal with attentive, professional service. Everything we had was perfectly cooked, served and very tasty. We ordered all of the small plates between four of us, plus an extra cauliflower because that was our favourite. English sparkling wine was a treat too! Great, if unusual location under the London Bridge arches at Borough Market, provides a rather eclectic ambiance. With very good heaters and lovely sheepskins for the chairs, it was cosy even in December.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Been here a number of times and we’ve never been disappointed.

  8. m

    mcsdine

    London

    40 reviews

    2.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    This was our second visit to Turnips. We were so impressed during our first visit during the summer, we thought we'll try their winter menu and were disappointed. There was no wow factor this time with the food. We had all four vegetarian dishes from the big plates section and apart from the beetroot dish the rest were okay. We had sourdough bread, one with hummus and one with olive oil. Just a suggestion, Borough market has such lovely selection of bread stalls there, so why not have a basket of sourdough bread of different types. The service was okay.

  9. FF

    FFoz

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Un-Bloody-Believable !!!

  10. RC

    RachelC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent evening, lovely food/service/atmosphere. Recommend.

  11. B

    Bakman

    London

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Cold red wine. Cold surroundings on a winter's evening. Staff with dirty fingernails. Overuse of cream and cheese combined with fried food left me feeling sickly. Ordered 5 out of the 6 available dishes for 2 people and was hungry within a couple of hours. The noise of the railway above made it even more horrendous. This is acceptable street food sold from the back of a van but if you think this is a gastronomical experience, then you are wrong.

  12. C

    Charlotte

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall4food4service2ambience5

    Really enjoyed our first visit. Only real negative was waiting 40 mins for our food (even for the bread/hummus).

  13. JP

    JPJP

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Disappointing and surprising to see this restaurant has a Michelin star . The dishes were not very sophisticated frankly. The deep fried cauliflower was very heavy and too rich. The pork was over cooked (hard on the inside). The squash was really nice but overall the sauces were too rich. The dessert was ok but again overuse of the double cream, butter etc. The wine list was also not spectacular with margins 6x the price of a bottle (glass of champagne at 24£ for a bottle that retails at £25-30). Not coming back.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing!! Saturday lunch is such fun. The Pork and celeriac was my favourite dish. I can not stop coming back to both small plates and tasting menu. It never disappoints. Thank you!

  15. AF

    AnnetteF

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious and interesting dishes. Staff friendly and attentive. Great atmosphere and fun location under the railway in the market, nice decor too. Dessert was delicious also! Will be back!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A really great evening. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Excellent food and a good wine selection too.

  17. E

    Ella

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Very cool atmosphere. The food was delicious and a real experience. Perfect for a special occasion. The servers were lovely. Remember to bring a coat.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Impressive presentation and outstanding service. Lovely setting in such an authentic place

  19. FF

    FFoz

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional experience, forget about taking home the salt and pepper pots as a souvenir go for the Vassout apples instead!!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Food was great, service was good, enjoyed the ambience. My venison was average , stick to the vegetarian dishes in terms of small plates , they were amazing. The fig desert was outstanding. Overall happy with the experience. Will come again. Maybe try the other part of the restaurant.

  21. L

    Londoneater

    London

    130 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    This is a great find (once you find it at the back of the veg stall). Really excellent variety of dishes - all interesting. Lots of choice for vegetarians or those trying to eat less meat. We had the small plates but will definitely return to try the tasting menu. Service was excellent - just the right level without interrupting too much. Great ambience too.

  22. FH

    FelicityH

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Amazing fresh food and great service! Fab location and feel.

  23. V

    Veronica

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Mixed experience at Turnips. The food was generally good, the veal was probably the stand out, while the spiced hummus was dry and hard and the toasted sourdough was cold - how hard is it to mess that up? But the real issue during our visit was the poor service. Our waiter, in particular, did not seem to be up to the job, especially since the restaurant is trying to create a "fine dining" experience. Firstly, literally one second after she sat us down, she asked if we were ready to order - how could we possibly be? Then, she broke the cork of our bottle whilst trying to open it and proceeded to serve us the wine, giggling and asking whether it was still good for us - clearly not, since there were pieces of cork everywhere. Then to the biggest issue: food timing. Since the restaurant has a limited, small plates menu, we ordered the suggested starter to share + 2/3 small plates each, expecting they would be spaced throughout our dinner. Shockingly, 2 of the small plates arrived even before the starter, almost immediately followed by 2 other small plates, so that within 10 minutes we had been there we had almost all of our meal on the table. Another server came a couple minutes later with the final small plate, which we asked to keep warm and bring back later, since we could not possibly have all our meal in 15 minutes. It was also not just a matter of speed, but since the seating is outdoors, food is not well placed to wait on the table as it gets cold quickly. Our main server then had the courage to laugh at us for wanting to "take our time" - I was utterly speechless. It felt like she had been trained to work at the Turnips vegetable market stall rather than at a restaurant. I also don't get why the food was so badly timed - the restaurant was practically empty when we arrived, and only half full by the end of it. I hate to write a poor review, and really wanted to love Turnips, but unfortunately the decent food was not able to compensate the bad service.

  24. HC

    HappyCustomer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Vibrant atmosphere, unique setting and delicious food. A very memorable meal. Service was fantastic. Food and wine were excellent quality, the humble British vegetable was transformed into something exquisite. Not the cheapest meal but a thoroughly enjoyable one. Highly recommend!

  25. M

    Mattant

    London

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Amazing food and friendly staff, we ordered everything on the menu and shared, then added 2nds of the favorites. We loved sitting in the middle of Borough market with the trains rattling above us. Great venue!

  26. M

    Marjana

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good quality food, well presented. Excellent service. Worth every penny.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved everything about this restaurant. The service was perfect, the ambience was unique and really inviting and everything we ordered - food, wine and drinks - was incredible!

  28. LS

    LyndaS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I loved the dining experience. The staff were so welcoming, knowledgeable about the wine and food menu. It felt so atmospheric being under the railway tracks - hearing trains rumble overhead. I can’t wait to return.

  29. JM

    JenniferM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic dinner. Treated my brother and sister-in-law and they said it was one of the best meals of their lives.

  30. RE

    RachelE

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A really lovely evening. A fun setting where you are surrounded by vibrant displays of fruit and veg. Excellent food. We were four, ordered one of everything on the menu and thoroughly enjoyed it all. Nice touch having each plate described with helpful and warm service.

  31. KM

    KarenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely restaurant set in Borough Market amidst colourful vegetable stalls with the regular rattle of trains above which all adds to a very special atmosphere. We went for a friends Birthday and it felt different and unique. Service is excellent - all staff being very welcoming. Enjoyed sharing our small plates of delicious food . We had a very pleasant evening thank-you.

  32. B

    Burningup

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Loved this place. Lovely atmosphere. Busting with character. Enjoyable food. What’s not to like

  33. MT

    MaryT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious lunch- beautifully presented plates and really cosy seating. Go here for a unique experience.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great time, it’s a refreshing change. Excellent food and fun setting.

  35. Q

    Quinny

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I am no vegetarian, but this restaurant has it all, delicious, charming, inexpensive and fun, and mainly VEGETARIAN! Just wow

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We found ourselves at Turnips by accident - we do our shopping there every weekend but hadn’t thought to try the restaurant. It was a surprise in all of the best ways. The setting and atmosphere was was really fun and very relaxed. It’s quite a unique setting to be eating fine dining in and that made it quite special. The service was fantastic - the restaurant manager looked after us incredibly well. At the the start he promised us we were in for a treat and we absolutely were - if anything that was an understatement. Every element of the food was delicious. The most incredible ‘bread and butter’ to start the meal set the tone for the evening. Standout course for me were the cevenne onion and the the duck. I will definitely be returning and recommending to my friends.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing!!!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Came here for my birthday as been once before last year and the food was delicious. I have to say again the food is absolutely impeccable. Every single small plate served is utterly delicious. I was disappointed there were no cocktails tonight as their cocktail maker had failed to turn up for work. Half the reason I came is because their cocktails are also fantastic. So I’ve knocked a point off for that. Service was a little slow too, I think perhaps they were understaffed tonight. But as I say, the food is so outstanding that I’ll certainly be coming again - hopefully with cocktails! - and I can’t recommend this place enough.

  39. KH

    KimH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Deliciously fresh food! Cute laid back but dressed up ambience. Staff are very friendly and attentive, and went the extra mile to make my friend’s birthday celebration special!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, amazing attention to detail. Service was exemplary. A wonderful evening.

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Turnips with Tomas Lidakevicius, Small Plates is rated 4.7 stars by 155 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.

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2 people

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Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Turnips with Tomas Lidakevicius, Small Plates

43 Borough Market Off Bedale Street London, SE1 9AH

  • Cross Street

    43 Borough Market

  • Area

    London Bridge

  • Hours of Operation

    Sun 12:00–20:00
    Lunch
    Wed–Fri 12:00–16:00
    Sat 12:00–17:30
    Dinner
    Wed–Sat 18:00–00:00

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    London Bridge Train Station

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Tomas Lidakevicius

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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