The Table Cafe

4.2
591 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
Top tags:
  • Brunch
  • Casual
  • Good Vegetarian Options

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About

In an area known for its constant progression, The Table Café on Southwark Street sits comfortably amongst its Bankside neighbours, evolving as the neighbourhood itself has done for thousands of years. From a small restaurant selling sandwiches and salads, the Table has grown into a thriving business with a diverse menu centered on impeccable quality and sustainable resourcing. The menu? Simple food with flair. Opening just as you need your first cup of coffee and closing long after the last of those essential after-work drinks have been sipped, the restaurant strives to make sure that customers feel part of the Table Community seven days a week.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British, Contemporary British, English
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Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday : 7:30am - 10.00pm

Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Phone number
020 7401 2760
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Shaun Alpine-Crabtree
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Catering
Deliciousness, daily.
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Parking Details
On-street parking available on Lavington Street.
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Public Transit
London Bridge (Tube and rail)
Waterloo (Tube and rail)
Blackfriars (Tube and rail)
Southwark (Tube only)
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Entertainment
Live jazz every alternate Wednesday evening!
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
3.9
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
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Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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YJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was a little smaller than I thought, but it was comfortable. The waitresses were very nice and friendly. The food was OK; I felt that my french toast looked great but I wasn't blown away by the taste. My Mum had pancakes and enjoyed them but prefers them to be thicker. But the value is good and I'd probably go back there for lunch or dinner one day.

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RW
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for a weekend brunch with friends. Food was tasty and served quickly.

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I
London
25 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Popped in for dinner and drinks before seeing a show at the Bunker just down the road. Service was prompt and friendly, even though we were half an hour early for our reservation there was no problem with seating us. Happy hour made drinks very reasonable and the house white was delicious. Food was interesting and tasty. Would definitely return.

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EB
London
25 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great spot for brunch lots of variety and big pots of tea!

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JP
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for brunch for a special occasion and was really impressed with food. Would definitely go back and try something else of the menu!

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HH
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Have eaten here for brunch and always had a lovely meal. Wouldn’t recommend for lunch, over priced burgers which were really not good at all.

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d
Italy
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very kind and excellent! I visited at 8:00 on Sunday before the start of business, but it was kindly welcomed and served a hot tea. The food was excellent at the level of 7-8 pounds. Recommendable to anyone. It seems to appeal a lot of families. We even come by taxi.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Went for brunch. Great service, very friendly stuff but the food could be better for that price. Bread could be toasted better and the overall plate could be warmer.

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LB
London
9 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food consistently good, not a massive menu but what they have they do well. Service is always prompt and friendly.

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SP
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great spot! Menu had a nice variety, servers were really friendly and accomodated our wish to sit inside despite the fact that we had a reservation for outside. Food was delicious and value for money was good!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

An excellent meal at a good price with friendly and efficient service.

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h
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch! Came here with friends - great food and very friendly. Would highly recommend!

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e
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Good food for brunch


Very high music and noise level
Airhead waitresses ( 3 mistakes)but very pleasant smile

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HL
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Very good food and nice for brunch. Service was friendly but a little too laid back; we wanted for 15 minutes past our reservation time to be seen let alone seated and it took some time for our orders to be taken, bill paid etc. This is fine providing you are in a ‘lazy Sunday’ mood which we were.

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p
London
51 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Stumbled on this place via Google, glad I did as it was excellent. Very friendly and attentive staff, excellent food, nice place with a good vide. I will definitely be back!

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P
Hamburg Area
8 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It’s a nice spot and the food and drinks were decent - a bit overpriced unfortunately and the service was a bit rude - basically just waiting for you to leave again quickly.

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S
London
14 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely brunch place, away from the tourist crowds. Lively, buzzing and friendly with a casual ambiance. Food was fresh and tasty and the service was perfect. Highly recommend a visit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was lovely! A great variety of veg & vegan options. Service was fine but nothing out of the ordinary.

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GM
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

A disappointing Friday lunch. Service was incredibly slow, with long waits and the need to prompt at every stage. The food uninspiring and overpriced.

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MB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Plenty of choice in the Brunch menu. However, when I had looked at the menu earlier on line, I had not noticed that they were only serving the brunch menu. it was not made clear anywhere. Nonetheless, the food was good and our 'fussy' eater had plenty to choose from. Perhaps a good idea to point out that Sunday menus are different.
Food very tasty, well presented and plentiful. Staff delightful, efficient and speedy. Seating outside was enjoyable. They have not crammed tables together.
There are only two loos, one of which - the disabled loo! - was out of order - door handle not operating. . And the other one was without toilet paper. This situation is something that needs to be sorted. Loos need to be functioning, and have paper, so need to be checked frequently. The restaurant was very busy so the loos were in great demand.
But we would return. And we would recommend it to others.

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JB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great meal as usual. Service a bit stretched because it was so busy. Vibe good - really enjoyed the meal

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RW
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t fault this place, great food, great venue, reasonable price. 100% will come back

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

This was our second time to this restaurant. Our first experience was poor so we thought we’d give it a second chance. Unfortunately it was the same experience. Poor staff, poor service, poor food. Not sure why it always seems busy. Way overpriced for what you get.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this cafe! Great staff and fabulous food - but always busy so worth booking in advance. Will definitely be back.

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CS
London
31 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Warm welcome and served with tap water straightaway. We were up against a deadline and were served quickly without being rushed. On requesting an alternative to brioche bun with the Home Burger, sourdough was suggested - good choice. Succulent burger and not over-served with chips. Good for a quick lunch or a lingering lunch in the outdoor space.

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J
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at the Table Cafe, with a friend for brunch on a Sunday. Despite being mad busy service was really quick and friendly. I had a rhubarb Bellini which was lush, and also a full English breakfast, which was really nicely cooked with good quality ingredients, not greasy and nasty at all. The waffles also looked really good. Would definitely return!

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PM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed brunch at the Table: we had a nice outside space and the service was excellent.

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n
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was very poor, we waited for about 20 minutes until someone took our order, then another 20-30 for the food. Food was tasty but quite overpriced for portion sizes. We avoided ordering dessert fearing it would be another half an hour before it arrived, and had to wait even longer for a card reader. Suggested tip was very high was lack of service. Was very disappointed.

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E
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was painfully slow and doors left open to facilitate serving rather than keeping customers warm. Waited 40 minutes for food. However the food was good and location ideal for Tate Modern. As we had timed tickets we didn’t have time for coffee or a desert...not good for us or the accounts

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L
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great breakfast spot! Either full English or avocado on toast are my favorite. Fresh orange juice and great coffee. All that you could want to start your day in London! May want to reserve in high season as they do get busy.

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WW
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really pleasant experience, friendly staff, clean fresh environment. Excellent food. Good location and good outside eating area. Very pleasant for mid-week brunch. Would definitely recommend

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CS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The outside area was lovely and the staff were very friendly and attentive. Good brunch options for those who like savoury and sweet!

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L
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and fantastic service, we were made very welcome. We enjoyed various items from the brunch menu- all were excellent in flavour and quantity. I can particularly recommend the pumpkin pancakes!

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JB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place. Have been here quite a few times for brunch and it never disappoints. The English breakfast on a waffle is especially great. In the summer it's worth sitting outside as it's in a quiet area away from traffic, so it's ideal for a catch-up

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

This place is always a great dining experience, my family rejoice when I name it.
We visit The Table Cafè at brunch or dinner and is consistently outstanding!
A very friendly staff is ready to tailor your experience with a big smile.
The spotlight is promptly stolen by their dishes.
They look as good as they taste and are made with carefully sourced ingredients.
Locally sourced Beers in rotation and a good wine selection will bring you near and far on a flavour journey.
Make room for a dessert too, you won’t be disappointed.
And the smiles again, at some point you’ll be confused on who’s enjoying more…
Wow, will definitely be back again!

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E
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Went for brunch on a weekday. Although I had already called to establish that the brunch specials were available on a weekday the waiter didn't know this and didn't bring us the brunch menu. And seemed very confused about this. The waiter also didn't know what the homemade sodas were. The outside "terrace" is rather bleak and uninviting. Food was fairly average. Wasn't terrible but a bit of a disappointment. Wouldn't rush to return.

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d
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It's good, the chips where crispy, the burger was nice, could of been faster service but it was packed, ice cream was OK but needs improving, overall its good.

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GW
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous brunch choices, great food and excellent service. - thank you!

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LT
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Super nice staff, perfect brunch food! Service was fast and we had a great time. I would definitely go back :)

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OS
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We’ve been here for breakfast a few times before (the first was our anniversary and this time was our anniversary also) The breakfast menu has got smaller on each visit but this time my full English was substandard. My medium eggs were well done and the bacon looked grey around the fatty bits. My cup of Mocha was hot whilst my wife’s was luke warm although they were delivered at the same time.

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