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The Garrison

4.4
1584 reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British

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Sunday Lunch
The Garrison Public House is a bustling neighbourhood restaurant at the heart of Bermondsey Streets creative community and just a short skip from the comestible delights of Borough Market. We take full advantage of being an independent restaurant; from our quirky, inimitable interior to our considered wine list and engaging staff, we make sure everything we do is done with The Garrison style. We are open everyday for lunch and dinner and our menu focuses on seasonal produce from our favourite artisan suppliers. Downstairs, our Cinema Room is available for private hire
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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What 1584 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Harry
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous friendly service, great food. Highly recommend especially for a Sunday roast.

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MARIAND
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food, atmosphere and the service. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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MiguelJ
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Sunday roast lunch

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vipTomM
London
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food and great service. Roast was excellent, good wine, yep all in all a good two hours respite from the current madness, please don't close it all down or we all go MAD.

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Bill
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nice place, we went for drinks but probably more suited for a meal.

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DaveandDavefromLondon
London
11 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I've been here a few times now and it never disappoints. Food is always good and service is delivered with a smile.

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Marcus
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had good service at the pub for lunch. Whilst the menu was limited the quality was high. The price was too much for lunch time. I wish there was a better choice of beers for a pub

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MattK
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to the Garrison before. The food is always amazing. The staff are very friendly and the place is beautiful.

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EllaT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Sunday Roast! Quite tight on space so probably not great for big groups.

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calump
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice atmosphere with attentive and great service, great interiors and food.

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TracyT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the vegetarian Sunday lunch was amazing. My friend had the beef was very impressed that they cooked how you wanted it, he had med rare. Very happy

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Casinha
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Second time there. It is a lovely pub, good food, not very cheap though. Small menu but very good food. Recommend.

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disappointed
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Pleasant and prompt staff. Cool place.

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SophieG
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great pub! Delicious food, lovely ambiance and super helpful staff. Very much look forward to returning!

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TimBobbin
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Booked for Sunday lunch. Off to a bad start - they had no beer on draft other than lager. Opted for an (overpriced) can of pale ale. I know this is central London, but how do they justify £5.80 for a half pint can? Waitress brought a can of low alcohol pale ale, which I had specifically said I did NOT want. Didn't notice until I looked at the can, after drinking half of it. Decided not to make a fuss, as this was a bit of an occasion, having not met up with my two friends for the past six months. There was only a choice of two roasts-beef or chicken. It was OK - I've had better in other central London pubs. For desert, opted for date cake with toffee and Marmite sauce. Have to say, the toffee and Marmite sauce tasted a bit weird.
The bill was just over £50 a head for two courses and a couple of beers and 12.5% service. Not all that brilliant. I won't be back.

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Bessie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic bottomless brunch, great service. Would definitely go back

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LisaC
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very welcoming and food on the whole good - desserts combinations did not work for my taste - stick to traditional desserts

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CahA
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were good, it is quite noisy in there but to be expected. Only real downside was people hanging about by our table with no masks on waiting to speak to staff. Also quite a few diners not wearing masks around the venue. Appreciate it’s difficult for staff but for those of us trying to stick to guidelines it was frustrating.

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LysaW
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very busy and quite loud but fantastic service.

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vipCatherineA
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We chose the bottomless brunch option on Saturday - service was good but the food portions were very small for the price.

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AnnaC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff were so lovely to me, hugely recommend and lovely vegan food.

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Michael
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, good service and feels safe with covid measures

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AntiaM
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The pub was a total surprise. Food was amazing, and you have options if you are a veg, fish or meat person. Also menu was short so you dont get lost and really well chosen.
If I have to say something negative is t that it was too packed.

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PaulM
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Generally happy with the food and experience. Not quite the ambience it was pre covid but I guess that is to be expected. Would definitely go back there, the service was especially good.

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ShelleyJ
London
13 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was hands down one of the best experiences I have had in a long time. The food Im still salivating about 4 days on. There's nothing better than a meal that stays with you after the experience is long gone. Absolutely divine. Service - second to noce.
Ollie, you looked after us so well.
Thank you

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AlexW
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service. Terrible value. Calls itself a pub but isn’t.

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LucyD
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food was too salty for my taste, and we were asked if we could leave after 1 hour as the table had been booked. Having a full glass of wine in front of us and paid a 80£ bill this was really disappointing. Won't be coming back unfortunately.

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Jenny
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I'm sorry to have to write this review, as I really loved the Garrison before, I have been a few times for breakfast last year and sunday lunch and dinner in the past and it was excellent before. I have lived in the area for 4 years and I would always tell friends that it was a great pub when walking past, a little pricey but worth it.

The lunch we had was on the eat out to help offer and thankfully as I would not have wanted to pay £18 for fish and chips of a poor standard, there were hardly any chips and the fish on the batter was very oily, I felt like I was eating oil and the peas were so small portion and not mushy. This was a business meeting very disppointing to take my staff there and a client, we have had fish and chips across the road at the Woolpack pub and it was tens times better and the staff were very friendly after reopening after the pandemic. The man that greeted us Adnan (gentleman who's name is on the bill) was unfriendly we didn't know the exact new rules about the masks (that you have to wear when entering it changed last week) I had to find another mask for my staff member and he said quite angrily that it is the law, I ignored rude his tone.

Only the lady that took our order was nice, then her shift finished so we didn't see her again. They didn't ask if our food was ok or if we wanted more drinks or dessert like the Woolpack, it wasn't even busy for lunch time. It was a real shame and I won't go back, I can't see them surviving with that quality of food and attitude. A friendly and welcoming service is very important at the moment to survive difficult times, what's the point to go into a pub if you have bad food and unfriendly service, it feels like the food went to a lower quality because of saving money. I saw a stark difference the same day going to the real greek in Bankside where the server was very attentive and friendly, we gave her a good tip.

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KloeN
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very good Sunday roasts, but I was disappointed by the potatoes

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Ksenia
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Brunch menu can be very standard, but this place has much more interesting an unique menu

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Mix up with the order was dealt with smoothly and appropriately; all to the Garrison’s credit.

Nice unrushed evening in an environment that’s as safe as we can make communal dining.

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LizM
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely service during this difficult covid time. Great food and lovely selection of wines. Just a lovely place to eat.

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CarolD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and coping well with the additional COVID restrictions - seamless 👏🏻

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SamB
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastically well-organised, well-ventilated and confidence-inducing setup. Delicious food and wine (as ever), and excellent friendly service.

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NM11
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good for friends lunch catch up. Roast was excellent. Service was okay. Ambience was good.

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VickyB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food, great service, we’ll definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, great food as always.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Lovely food but rather expensive for small-ish portions. Service very friendly but I reduced the rating because none of the staff wore face masks. This made it hard to relax and is definitely at odds with other restaurants I’ve visited since lockdown

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EmmaD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Sunday Roast! Nice space, tasty food, good location

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jonathanp
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service lovely food nice ambience everything was perfect for relaxed Sunday

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The Garrison is rated 4.4 stars by 1584 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.