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Main Restaurant - The Garrison, London, London

The Garrison

4.6
4.6
2236 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 29 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, British, Modern European
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–15:00 Sat 12:00–18:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 18:00–22:00 Sun 12:30–21:00
  • Phone number
    020 7089 9355
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Gavin Gordon
  • Private party facilities
    The Garrison is a restaurant serving lunch & dinner to neighbours and nearby businesses. The rustic modern British menu and casual atmosphere makes for the perfect place for a get-together – either for up to 30 for dinner in the Cinema Room, or at the Kitchen Table for 10
  • Private party contact
    Nicholas Slater: 020 7089 9355
  • Area
    Bermondsey
  • Cross Street
    London Bridge
  • Parking Details
    Street parking available after 6:30pm and all day Sunday.
  • Public Transit
    A 10 min walk from London Bridge and Borough overground and tube stations, as well as bus routes 381, 42, 78, 188, 1, 47, C10.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,236 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • London

    Contemporary British

2,263 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Such an adorable venue. Food was very good and very well priced. It’s a great neighborhood joint

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  2. MarkJ

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place, food and drink is top notch. My go to final stop in London before I head home to the States. I spend the last night at a nearby hotel cause it’s that good!

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  3. Matt

    London

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely location for a friends catch up, food was excellent, service was very friendly. We were there on a Monday evening which was not too busy at all.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was fine, but the level of service was abismal. It was a busy sunday and the staff clearly did not want to be there. It took almost 30 minutes to even try and place our order, and then a further 49 minutes for our food to arrive. Initially, the manager (I assume?) went through the menu with me as to what I could have, and I was satisfied with ordering a dish he recommended (due to having a few allergies). Once we could finally order 20 minutes later, I was told that dish had run out and “yeah it has done for quite a while”. Ended up with something else which was fine (roast potatoes tasted like they had been massively over cooked and then sat in the kitchen for quite a while). The girl who brought our food over barely said a word and just stood there with our plates staring at us until we asked which playes were which and then she set them down. Other waitress who served us seemed as though us asking for tap water was a huge inconvenience (it was a very hot day and a member of our party was pregnant). I had been wanting to visit for quite some time as we live nearby. Might give it another go, but I certainly won’t be back on a Sunday. Please advise your staff to A) perhaps be a little more friendly at work, i know how hard it is when it’s busy as I spent many years in hospitality myself but sadly good food doesn’t make up for bad service and B) simply acknowledge people’s presence with politeness.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great aervice and lovely food ! Would highly recommend for Sundays lunch also very nice cocktails

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hi, Was a lovely evening and great food and service. Well done all. Only point perhaps some more comfortable chairs on the normal tables and the music downstairs was quiet loud and could hear up in main restaurant. Will visit again in future to see if any changes.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good - more vegetables as sides have been nice. Good service which was reasonably attentive. High tables - I wouldn’t recommend, they are small and not comfortable. General decor - it needs a freshen up. The chairs were threadbare with the seams splitting. For the price it could have been a lot better.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place every time! Great food and brilliant service.

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  9. pauline

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous evening, definitely be back again Great roast, although roast potatoes disappointing but the rest was delicious

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  10. Twinkle

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Sunday lunch for a long long time; and the service was excellent. Will be going again for sure 😊

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  11. LynM

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best sunday roasts in London, had a fantastic time, will definitely return.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A most enjoyable lunch that stretched out for several hours in a lovely ambiance. We had a homely table by the window. Service was a nice mix of friendly and attentive but not intrusive. Food was uniformly good, fresh and modern, wine was affordable and good quality. Altogether it was a a lovely relaxed occasion.

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  13. Pris

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were very pleased with the environment, the food as usual was lovely but the manager and the team made it even more welcoming and enjoyable..

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best roast dinner I've had in a long time!! The vegetarian option of sweet potato and chestnut wellington was amazing. My partner had the beef and said it was really great too. Lovely deserts and delicious wine. Good size portions. Friendly staff, good service. Central location, less than 5 minutes walk from London Bridge train/tube stations. Highly recommended.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Sunday roast, wonderful service, and overall very fun vibe

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  16. lovesushi

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service was outstanding One of the best roast dinners iv eaten !

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  17. CindyLou

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We were rushed through to eat - you could tell they wanted you out the door as quickly as possible. Which was a real shame. I gave the server a birthday cake for my uncle’s birthday and when asked at the end whether they could bring it out, mentioned they didn’t know initially what to do with the cake when I first gave it to them …. It was very loud in the restaurant so had to raise our voices to hear eachother. Odd to still have Covid screens still up too.,. I’ve been here several times previously and always had a lovely time with yummy food. This time - I was very disappointed with portion size and service.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious. Without question the best fish and chips I have had in London since I can remember! We had a lovely evening, can highly recommend.

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  19. MichelleM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So so so so good friendly people and lovely food. Thanks

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  20. DionneG

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delish but the sirloin was a little grisly.

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  21. OliviaC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic birthday meal. The service, food and wine was excellent. The staff were so accommodating when a couple more guests joined us for dinner. I would recommend highly.

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  22. kevinj

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Four of us dined at the Garrison on Friday 19 April 2024. The staff were all extremely helpful and friendly. The atmosphere is good However, the food was very disappointing. We ordered a flatbread with lamb belly.It was not a flatbread and the Lamb belly was cut to thick. It made this part of the starter chewy. The chicken and champagne pie was a disappointment it appeared to have been bought in and not cooked or created by the chef. The chicken was far too chunky. The monkfish was not a fillet it was small and came with a large section of bone which was not expected. The Shoestring fries that accompanied the steak were a waste of time they were tasteless and probably not worth the effort involved in creating them. The cabbage that we ordered to be shared between the four of us was undercooked difficult to cut and have to be chewed quite vigorously. The chips were very good. The wine is good and as I say the staff are very helpful and friendly

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  23. Winter

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They had run out of most of the fish by 8.00pm which was disappointing however the food and service was excellent. Restaurant a little noisy.

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  24. ANNAC

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a find! We had tickets to attend the fabulous Biba exhibition at 1pm and were through around 2pm. Our table at The Garrison almost next door. was booked for 2.30pm but the charming waitress kindly allowed us to dine there and then. From start to finish we enjoyed a fabulous few hours- the restaurant itself is light, airy snd and beautifully styled , understated but cool. We chose the fish and chips which were a cut above any I’ve had in a very long time and the wine, a Pouilly Fume was delicious! I cannot fault anything about our visit and definitely give top marks all round. Find out for yourself. You will not be disappointed. 😊♥️

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  25. Nick62

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food apart from roast Potatoes was great. Roast potatoes need some work

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  26. cityeater

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    this was very good meal in a friendly and welcoming gastro pub. We will definitely be returning- we had an excellent time

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  27. Chris

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, which was relaxed and friendly but professional. Food was great as always.

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  28. Laguna

    Vancouver

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent creative style food, presentation lovely, excellent attentive servers. Cozy atmosphere.

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  29. madamjojo

    London

    98 reviews

    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous lunch with delicious fish, beautifully cooked and lovely wines by the glass. We requested a private booth at the back and were seated where asked which was great for a business meeting. The staff couldn't have been nicer and more helpful. Great atmosphere so will definitely recommend and go back.

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  30. DonaldM

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service as always and really great atmosphere

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always. Friendly from all staff. Human touch. Even if first day for a staff member if they are honest and kind and trying their best you enjoy the experience. Moved off table in 2 hours (as per booking) which is always a shame but happily sat at the bar to continue the enjoyment.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and amazing staff! We'll definitely go again.

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  33. Kelly

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service and adorable restaurant!

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  34. SibelE

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Sunday roast, one of the best in London. We were celebrating our anniversary and the staff also brought us glasses of Prosecco and didn’t charge for dessert. Our waitress was wonderful and the food was plentiful, even bringing us extra gravy. Will 100% be back

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  35. NeilL

    Singapore

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal in a very long time. Superb menu with wide and interesting variety. Lovely fish and meat. Well done The Garrison.

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  36. PeterW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always really great service, great choice of well priced wines, great food, and in the heart of Bermondsey

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  37. anagrammis

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had wine, mains and dessert and it was all lovely. I liked the quirky style of the place, with vintage furniture and well loved house plants. Our server apologised that she was new when we asked for wine recommendations but solved the problem elegantly by offering a taste of the red wines available by the glass. I had the steak frites and my friend had the lentils and it was all delicious, hearty and straight forward. I think my favourite was the white chocolate dessert with lemon sorbet that we shared, perfectly lovely. To accentuate the excellent overall service, called me two minutes after I walked out the door as I had forgotten my hat. Thank you so much!

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  38. StuartW

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really excellent food and attentive and friendly service in a buzzy relaxed atmosphere

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  39. IanB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another lovely lunch meeting at The Garrison. Food was excellent and the staff were too. Thanks Ollie and Cindy.

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  40. MattW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was really great and the staff were very friendly. There was one very loud obnoxious table next to us, and the manager was very apologetic about the situation. Would definitely recommend!

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The Garrison is rated 4.6 stars by 2236 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 29 times today
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99-101 Bermondsey Street, London, London SE1 3XB

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    London Bridge
  • Area
    Bermondsey
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–15:00 Sat 12:00–18:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 18:00–22:00 Sun 12:30–21:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, British, Modern European
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street parking available after 6:30pm and all day Sunday.
  • Public Transit
    A 10 min walk from London Bridge and Borough overground and tube stations, as well as bus routes 381, 42, 78, 188, 1, 47, C10.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Gavin Gordon
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 7089 9355
  • Private party facilities
    The Garrison is a restaurant serving lunch & dinner to neighbours and nearby businesses. The rustic modern British menu and casual atmosphere makes for the perfect place for a get-together – either for up to 30 for dinner in the Cinema Room, or at the Kitchen Table for 10
  • Private party contact
    Nicholas Slater: 020 7089 9355
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