The Garrison

4.6
1721 reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1721 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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Dotdot
London
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great place to eat - very good food and excellent service. Staff always offer a warm welcome

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AnaB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Bad service spoiled the whole experience. Please hire better waiters.

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GeorgeN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Nice food but service very slow and inattentive, forgot to bring out a few items that we ordered. Good atmosphere but I don't think we'd go back due to the service.

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VickyK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for a birthday dinner. The atmosphere as soon as we walked in was so welcoming and very relaxed, the staff couldn’t do enough to keep us happy and the food! Well the food was amazing, we couldn’t fault it in any way at all, if you want good food then I would highly recommend here, only thing is it is quite pricey, we didn’t mind paying the price as it was worth it but it’s not a place you would just go to for an evening out every week. As I mentioned above, we didn’t mind paying it as it was soo worth it.

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SarahW
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food and great atmosphere. Lovely staff, we will be back

SP
StephanieP
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service and ambience was great. Really enjoyed - thanks!

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davea
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for a family 7 of us in total. Great food a service. Where happy to extend the time we had the table for to allow time for dessert

MB
MikeB
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Freezing cold, didnt enjoy the sardine starter and we really had to shout to be heard.

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vipLocal
London
14 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Very disappointing meal. The food was average and the Chef was literally shouting and swearing at the waitress in a rude and aggressive manner. Appalling.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, really lovely team and small venue which guarantees a feeling of intimacy and simplicity.
The specials for the day are always something you should go for!

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Derek
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really wonderful wee restaurant - food is top notch

CM
CaoimheM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service was really poor, took ages for initial order to be taken, every course took more than 35mins+ to be served. At the end of meal had to cancel drinks order because it never came (this and service charge was removed from bill) which had to be asked bill twice. All specials were sold out for a 6.45 booking.

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Chris
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Service was incredibly poor and slow.
Food was nice, but potatoes and veg were reused and soggy. Truffle & Brie cauliflower cheese was the winner as it was fresh.

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BeccyW
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere! Would definitely recommend and investigate the fabulous fish and seafood specials.

JC
JCoops
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The service is quite slow and some of the wait staff seemed a bit uncertain as to what they were doing.

The food was good and there is always a good atmosphere in there.

MM
MMy1
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

It’s not as good as it used to be. The food is average but extortionate. We got unlucky and were seated near a VERY loud group. One of the people in the group laughed like The Joker…maybe he was The Joker.

The booth we were in was very tight….if the food was as good as it used to be, then I’m sure none of this would have mattered. But it wasn’t.

Service was great though!

SL
vipSomiLondon
London
14 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Attentive service and a quiet comfortable table at the far end, worth requesting. Sourdough with smoked butter was lovely and the house steak beautifully cooked, tasty and tender. Two hours wasn’t long enough but we knew the limit ahead of going and we were slow.

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Robbie
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue, attentive service, superb food

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Cazza
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great choice on the menu simple but delicious, never disappoints!

JC
JohnC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a brilliant restaurant, amazing food and service and a great atmosphere. Snow was so helpful and friendly, as were all of the staff. Definitely going back next time we are down

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Very poor experience overall, service was terrible, food was cold. Very disappointing.

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FarimaS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The roast here is a family favourite and as a pescatarian it was good to have a roast option. The falafel and mushroom Wellington was incredible.

Love the food, atmosphere and service here

DR
vipDouglasR
London
15 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to The Garrison a few times. Nice ambiance and always good food and service. Look forward to returning!

DK
DavidK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great relaxed spot for catching up with friends. Really good food and great atmosphere

JG
vipJamesG
London
14 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every meal so far has been amazing - great food, great drink and great staff. Olly (hopefully I’ve spelt it the right way) and his team have done an amazing job. Start with the Garrison Spritz - you can’t go wrong!

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HelenaS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and very attentive staff. Would seriously recommend.

SJ
SarahJ
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Brilliant service. So helpful and friendly. My friend whose birthday it was has a nut allergy and quizzed the waitress quite vigorously. She took it in her stride and was super kind and patient. Highly recommend this little gem.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, served by relaxed yet attentive staff.
Atmosphere is top and location very good.
We Will come back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The Garrison is a lovely place-however I do feel that the food is a little on the expensive side for what you actually get. Great service and ambience though!

LJ
LindaJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Garrison is an exciting and atmospheric place to wine and dine.
Delightful inside and situated in one of the most charismatic parts of London.
We are regulars and this bright and imaginative restaurant has never disappointed us or fallen below standards previously experienced.

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vipS1lverfox
London
9 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Th Garrison is one of our favourite places to eat and it lived up to our expectations.

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Ollie
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Sunday roast and great staff

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KNicJar
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Ambience and food were incredible. Wine list with options of all price ranges. Our server could have been a lot more attentive, but nevertheless, I had a very nice experience.

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vipBarryboy
London
46 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really good evening the food was excellent, the menu is relatively short but the quality of presentation and cooking is top class. We’ve been a couple times recently and it’s consistently good quality. New favourite restaurant!

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CathyH
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It was my first time at The Garrison, and I really enjoyed it, as did the friends we took there. Our waitress was very new and struggled a bit at first, but the staff as a whole were lovely and very attentive. Especially the manager. The food was very tasty and the whole place had a lovely vibe.
We will definitely go back - probably with the dog next time. It’s great to find a nice local restaurant that’s also dog-friendly

RM
RooMac
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Whilst the service was friendly our brunch experience was that of okay. The optional menu started of well with avocado and tomatoes on toast but the second course was lacking in love. The Fish finger sandwich was fine but the chips most unenjoyable and the portion sizes far too large. Such a shame as it was a huge treat for my sister to be away for the weekend in London and this was overall an under whelming experience.

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MLMP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed dinner there as usual, particularly the dessert

EK
EddK
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

For 6pm on a Friday night, walking into a restaurant of empty tables, I was shocked to feel as rushed as we were. I appreciate that you had a table coming in at 8pm, but we did not need to be told this (more than once, like it was a burden)
We did not need to be hurried into ordering, we did not need to be made to feel like we were the first sitting.
Perhaps it could all be solved with just backing your chefs to deliver the (delicious, well presented) food in time & your team to follow steps of service from the start. We would have been done within the 2 hours, we would have had a fantastic time, and we would return.
However, we will not. And a bill for £270 for 3 people means that not only will we be telling our friends and colleagues that you rushed us, but that you rushed us for £90ph.

CM
CliveM
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely Waitress from Brazil was charming and made our visit special, we had lunch on the 15th of October.

LC
LisaC
London
15 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great pub, food wasn’t as good as usual so we were a little disappointed. However, service was great.

FAQs

The Garrison is rated 4.6 stars by 1721 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.