Winter Garden, Outdoor, at The Bermondsey Bar & Kitchen

4.3
76 reviews
£26 to £40
British
Our team has been hard at work curating a Christmas menu that’ll get you in the festive spirit! This year, we’re hosting Christmas in our Winter Garden, complete with heaters, cover and festive twinkle. We’re offering 3 course feasts with wine/champagne, and also a bottomless prosecco Christmas Feast for those feeling extra festive. Check out our Christmas set menu and FAQ’s on our website.

Once booked, we’ll be sending you a pre-order online form to fill in.

Please note, all tables are booked on a default 2 hour time slot, if you wish to extend your booking please email enquiries@bermondseybarandkitchen.co.uk

Our kitchen will be closed between 4- 5pm

*Please keep in mind we are only allowing groups of 6 per table

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 76 People Are Saying
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CristoS
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The venue is very well adapted to Covid 19 with good heating outdoors and easy contactless payment. The service is a little slow but considering the covid circumstances this was acceptable and the staff were very communicative and friendly which made up for any delays.

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RO01
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Unfortunately not the best brunch experience. The venue is great and COVID secure, and I have been previously for drinks and it was good.

We have a party of 5 and these are the reasons I have given a poor review:
1) The food took over 45 minutes to arrive, and we only have a 2 hour slot so it all felt a bit rushed after.
2) One of the plates did not arrive at all, and when it did, it was after the rest of us has finished eating.
3) When the food did arrive, it was cold and soggy. I had the chilaquiles and it was flavorful but highly disappointing.
4) The service was a bit all over the place and confusing.

They did comp us for the late meal and our drinks which was nice, but it was an overall sour experience.

I usually never give a bad review, but I felt like I had to on this one.

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vipTeri
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Wait staff seemed overwhelmed despite the place not being very busy. They should require all orders to be placed through an app like every other restaurant - would save them so much time. While the food and ambiance were pretty good, the service was comically bad, there was something wrong every time they came to the table.

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SophieS
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Such a lovely outdoor space! Only minor criticisms: It was a little difficult getting the attention of servers; The food was good but there could have been a more extensive brunch menu; the Bloody Mary was overpriced at £9 for just a tomato juice and vodka (as far as I could tell)- I wouldn’t mind paying that if there was celery/ tobasco etc. But overall a nice meal, in a really lovely venue!

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Sean
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Great atmosphere, but we had to send 2 drinks back as there were lipstick stains on the wine glass and a hair in the espresso martini. Hygiene must be improved.

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vipKendall
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Really well set up to be COVID-safe outside even in winter....the usual drinks but a nice buzz although you are well distanced. Even one-way toilets. Recommended for a safe, relaxing but fun escape from the 2020 madness.

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LauraC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great option for right now! A little too hot under the heaters but that’s better than too cold! And lovely staff.

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CHRISTINED
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Sadly many of the items on the already reduced Covid menu were not available on the day which was very disappointing. The waitress did her best was clearly overwhelmed on the day. Most of the dishes we ordered were inexplicably drenched in a watery gravy - veal schnitzel, cous-cous it just didn't work and was probably left over from the Sunday Roast which wasn't actually available :0(

We had an outside table which was undercover and heated. However, the fake grass floor covering turned out to be wet so our bags & coats were soaked through.

All in all not the best experience on the day.

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TabithaR
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

When we arrived they said that they had overbooked and didn’t have a table for us. After 15 mins of waiting they managed to ‘squeeze’ another in. Our booking was at 8pm, we were only shown our table at 8.15pm. No service or menus for over 10 mins, at 8.25pm we were shown where to find the menu. At 8.35pm we tried to order pizza and were told no because the ‘kitchens are too busy to finish orders by 10pm’. So disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice atmosphere but pricey - £6.50 for a pint!

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DonnaM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly service with good food. Took us before our booked time but weren’t rushed out.
Would visit again and recommend to others.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely. Felt very safe with the Covid-19 restrictions.

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Jools11
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, really friendly staff. Very relaxed, no rush to finish and leave. Best steak I have had for a long time. Great to see people out and about supporting local businesses and observing the COVID rules.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great staff, but cold though outside.

JF
JonathanF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were there for London Cocktail month. One of the party wasn’t drinking and they made a mocktail especially and charged us less for it. It was really helpful and appreciated. Great service.

BB
vipBrixtonBelle
London
68 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cool vibe in a venue ample enough not to have been ruined by the dreaded two meter rule!

JH
JosephH
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff were phenomenal. High energy, friendly and had great chat! Had a really enjoyable experience.

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Stevebetting
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great reception, great service, great food and reasonably priced.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Lovely food but very cold inside

MA
MerrillA
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

fantastic sharing plates especially the Thai salmon- "to die for"

V well located near London Bridge Station

KM
KateM
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We didn’t eat but had a fab eve. Service was great and very attentive and loved the atmosphere

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RGee
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

What a superb lunch - the food was excellent. COVID-19 makes everything weird, so everyone is making the best of a bad situation. thank you to chef, staff and the kitchen for a super lunch - the sharing plates we had were word class. Can not recommend the Thai salmon salad more highly! Unbelievably good.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food... social media doesn’t do the food justice- it was WAAYYYY better than what was expected - I’m already planning my next meet up with friends at this restaurant. Also they kept up with all the Covid rules - make sure you download the test and trace app ahead of your arrival as well 😉

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Aimee
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After making this initial booking on Monday 21st September, and then altering on Friday I had booked and always expected a table inside the restaurant (the weather forecast for the week was not looking good sitting outside didn’t seem viable)

Upon my arrival at the your restaurant on Friday night I was told that our table was outside. I spoke to the lady on the door and she herself admitted that our table, at my request upon booking, should be inside. Of course, as you can imagine at 7:00 PM on a Friday night, and now with the new laws in place, a table for 6 was now impossible. Although I understand at this stage nothing could be done, apart from take the table outside when the weather was freezing and slightly raining, I was little taken back by how your staff handled the situation. To note, I received a nonchalant apology and simply moved to the side when other customers arrived.

Of course, my friends and I could not find another restaurant to dine in, and we ended our night earlier than expected.

With that said, I understand we are in difficult times, and the hospitality industry is working hard to resurface but please do try an retain the customers you do have by looking after them and being polite when you mess up their booking.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the staff

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KeriD
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Nice to be outside but not in the direct sun. Well signposted one way system and good track and trace requirements. Lovely staff, good drinks and great food.

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Review
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great service - allowed us to extend reservation which was much appreciated.

RB
RebeccaB
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. My only issue is that a bottle of Prosecco is over £40 - literally the most expensive Prosecco I have ever purchased!!

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SuzannahS
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place for outside food and drinks. Lovely environment, good vibe with friendly staff and customers. Dog friendly too! Drinks are expensive but it’s London so go figure. Do great pizzas.

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MoiraO
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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Rachelita
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Friendly service. Excellent Covid preps. The only downside was a really noisy group who rather spoiled the ambience.

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Vixsta
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Not too busy but still a nice vibe.

Service was good but the food could have been a bit better one of our burgers was pretty under done and I like my meat rare but overall an ok night out.

NM
NicoleM
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was on great, little bit of everything for choice. Served quickly. All staff were really friendly and helpful. Great place to go for a casual lunch and a drink

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RuthA
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was fine until a member of my party went to the ladies toilets. She reported that they were 'disgusting' and was keen to leave the restaurant as soon as possible. We therefore left without having dessert or coffee. I didn't go to the toilet myself but my friend's reaction was disconcerting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for some drinks with a friend on bank holiday Monday. We felt super safe in the bar as all of the tables were properly spaced out, staff wearing masks etc. The drinks were very yummy and well priced. All in a all a great day!

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Matt
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab bank holiday lunch spot with loads of outside space and proper track and trace system 👍🏼

EJ
EricaJM
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

What a lovely place! I just moved to London and the best gin and tonic that first month in the city! And the food made my day!!!

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Anon
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Eat out to help scheme was properly not executed. Otherwise great food !

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was really nice but the umbrella didn’t help to get wet

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GraceB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accomadating and great service. Definitely will be back. Got a nice table inside and pizza was amazing

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Winter Garden, Outdoor, at The Bermondsey Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.3 stars by 76 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.