For those who venture south of the river, restaurants in Bermondsey are an ample reward. This once-derelict industrial district has benefitted from wharf developments and is now a go-to destination. Relatively untouched by tourists, up-and-coming Bermondsey is the place to find London’s hidden dining gems. Despite being relatively undiscovered, Bermondsey is quite central and very easy to reach with its Zone 1 Tube station. Cuisine styles, typically of the best London districts, represent a breathtaking selection of world food, with a particular emphasis on French and Italian.
Fans of Italian fayre will enjoy Tentazioni Restaurant, a relaxed bistro displaying paintings by local artists. Food-wise, there’s no dried packet pasta here – Tentazioni pride themselves on using fresh produce, and are a favourite destination for pasta connoisseurs. Guests often enjoy their food so much that they want to take something home with them, so the restaurant supplies a delicatessen counter filled with Italian artisan produce.
French cuisine features prominently amongst Bermondsey restaurants, and Pont de La Tour is a particular favourite. With stunning views of the Thames and Tower Bridge, this elegant and refined venue offers haute cuisine delicacies such as Kaspia Royal Baccari caviar and whole grilled lobster. Pont de La Tour does a special beef roast on Sundays that comes highly recommended.