On August 25th 2022, the humble burger will be officially appreciated nationwide. We’ve found the best burgers in London Bridge to help you celebrate. No, we’re not drooling… you are! 1. Flat Iron Tooley Street Flat Iron might be known for their steaks, but their Herd Burger is not to be overlooked. Introduced to the menu at the beginning of 2022, the dish is a reinvention of the ultimate classic cheeseburger. Designed by head of beef, Fred Smith, the burger is made using beef exclusively from the Flat Iron herd in Thirsk, Yorkshire and includes two patties layered with Ogleshield cheese, Natoora’s Iberiko winter tomatoes, crispy shredded lettuce, and a generous spread of Smith’s delicious burger relish. https://flatironsteak.co.uk/restaurant/london-bridge 2. Nanny Bill’s Started as an homage Grandma Bill and the cafe she ran in the ’70s & ’80s. Nanny Bill’s first opened a vintage food truck to feed the folk of Hackney in 2015. Their hand-pressed burgers took London’s burger scene by storm; with the ‘Dalston Dip’ (complete with dipping gravy) and ‘The Jam’ (National Burger Award Finalist) dominating the foodie-burger scene. Bonus – you can add one of their famous Mac N Cheese or Beef Brisket Croquettes to your burger for £1.50. Find them in London Bridge at The Vinegar Yard. https://www.nannybills.co.uk/vinegar-yard 3. Café Piazza Café Piazza’s brand new burger isn’t just your average beef patty. Favouring delicious cuts of roast beef and sandwiched in a brioche bun, the meat is topped with Japanese mayonnaise and finished with a delicate drizzle of truffle oil. If beef isn’t your preference then they have more mouth-watering options including pulled pork in a pretzel bun, and a Moving Mountain vegan cheeseburger. https://cafepiazza.london 4. Baba G’s at The Vinegar Yard If you fancy something a little less traditional, Baba G’s Bhangra burgers are just the ticket. The Million Pound Menu winners have been perfecting their hybrid of Indian inspired fast-food since 2008. The Crazy Lamb Jalfrezi, Cheeky Tikka Chicken and Paneer Saag Burgers are all firm favourites. Pair with masala fries for the ultimate taste sensation. Available in London Bridge at their stall at The Vinegar Yard. https://www.bhangraburger.com 5. Five Guys Tower Bridge Let’s wrap it up with a classic. Burger enterprise Five Guys had their humble beginnings started by five brothers in 1986 and is now one of the world’s most successful burger joints. But the formula remains simple – ‘Burgers and Fries cooked to perfection’ FG burgers come with as many of their 15 free toppings as you like, meaning the possibilities are endless! https://restaurants.fiveguys.co.uk/greater-london/unit-2
Finding somewhere to eat out that all the family will enjoy can be a lengthy and thankless task. To help you out, we’ve come up with our list of options in London Bridge. We’ve looked at menus, setting, and price to steer you in the right direction, however there are dozens more places to eat in the area in our full listings. The Real Greek Tower Bridge – The chain has a great setting beside Tower Bridge and offers a Kid’s Menu for £7. Some free advice, don’t offer the little ones a Souvlaki, say it’s a chicken wrap and they’ll be all over it! Vapiano – Not much beats freshly made pasta and pizza if you’re under 10 (or over 10 for that matter!). Overlooking Potters Fields Park, Vapiano has a Kid’s Menu for £7.95 and is set in a bright, fun space that children feel welcome in. Five Guy’s – Not one for the babies, but older children will be begging you to come back for the REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup milkshake and the enormous Bacon Cheese Dog. A winner dinner. Comptoir Libanais – The London Bridge branch of this Lebanese chain is beautifully decked out, close to the station. The Kid’s Menu offers delicious wraps, homemade lemonade, and something sweet and tasty. Pizza Pilgrims – On Tooley Street, close to London Bridge Station, Pizza Pilgrims has a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of pizza toppings to keep the whole family happy. If they can’t finish it, box it up and take it for later – that’s dinner solved too! Cafe Piazza – Under the striking vaulted roof of Hay’s Galleria, Cafe Piazza knows how to please a crowd, with sandwiches, pizzas, pastas, salads and lots of vegan options. With a totally covered terrace you’ll never feel fall victim to the British weather. Caffe Nomma Italian – Sitting on the edge of Potters Fields Park, Caffe Nomma Italian brings artisan ice cream from Calabria and Southern Italy’s number one coffee to this wonderful riverside setting. Not to mention the selection of homemade pasta and sauces. Absolutely Starving – A London Bridge stalwart, Absolutely Starving has been feeding London Bridge since long before The Shard rose above our heads. Sit in or take out to the riverside. Soups, salads, hot meals, sandwiches and more types of baked goods than Mr Kipling ever saw in his life! Gaucho Tower Bridge – You can sit down to a beautiful sirloin while the little darlings choose from a Children’s menu that includes mac ‘n cheese, fish and chips and burgers. All with views across the Thames! Creams – Have they been good today? If so, a treat at the Creams Cafe next to the London Bridge Experience is in order. The Café offers a wide range of delicious crepes, waffles, gelato, milkshakes and more, including a range of hot chocolates and coffees to take-away! Alternatively, head to one of the many lovely takeaways and cafes, or put together a picnic from the local supermarkets, and head to one of the many green spaces in London Bridge.
SAY HELLO TO THE FIELDTRAY! Farmer J is a quick service restaurant that’s changing the face of fast food – making food that’s cooked from scratch, is affordable, good for you and even tastes good! Their unique offering is The Fieldtray – a customisable meal made up of a base, a main and 2 sides, packaged for on-the-go eating and deliveries. Customer favourites include Harissa Chicken, Seasonal Mac’ N’ Cheese, Whole Roasted Cauliflower and Freekeh & Feta Salad. With over 600 different Fieldtray combinations, there’s something for everyone! Website: farmerj.com Online ordering: orders.farmerj.com/store/store-selection Opening Times: 8am to 9pm Monday to Thursday and 8am-3pm on Friday Location: Unit SU49, Bermondsey St, London SE1 9SP – opposite More London Place
For those seeking an exceptional afternoon tea experience, the Oblix London Afternoon Tea offers guests a twist on a traditional English classic. Serving a menu inspired by the very best London has to offer, Oblix has designed a menu using a blend of ingredients sourced from favourite local purveyors found throughout London’s eclectic mix of boroughs. The menu incorporates ingredients from all over the city, including chai spices from the famous brick lane market and honeycomb from local bees in Harrow. *Only available Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Order your Champagne Afternoon Tea here.
Theres no doubt about it that lockdown has given a lot of us more time to get creative in the kitchen. Whether it be to break up the working from home day with the evening, or simply having more time on our hands, we’ve seen (yes a lot of banana bread) but also some incredibly creative and delicious recipes being whipped up in kitchens all over the world. From cauliflower gnocchi with sage butter and hazelnuts to a good old fashioned sausage roll, Borough Markets have recipes to get you salivating and most definitely inspired. See Borough Markets recipes here.
You may not be able to enjoy afternoon tea at the Shard. But afternoon tea (with a twist) is coming to you! Aqua Shard have launched Peter Pan Tea in partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Be transported to an enchanted Neverland in the comfort of your own home with specially created nostalgic sweets and savouries. Enjoy at home and make lockdown that bit more magical! Order now at aquashard.slerp.com/order
All our favourite food haunts have been pulling through for our culinary needs over this crazy time. And Honest Burger is no exception. The Honest Burger team have put together brilliant Honest at Home Christmas Burger DIY kits. You and your household can cook your very own Christmas Burgers from home. (Think fried camembert, along with Honest classics, vegan and veggie options). If you’re making remote party plans this season then a virtual Christmas burger cook-along might beat a quiz, and if you order 50 or more kits, co-founder Tom can lead the class for you. And if you’re needing some ideas for Christmas presents, there are digital gift vouchers available online. Now who doesn’t love a free burger? Find out more.
The biggest Latin American street food festival in London returns to Potters Fields Park for 2019, bringing the most authentic street food, drinks and culture to the iconic riverside location. Sample traditional and new flavours from across the continent with delicacies from Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Venezuela, Peru and more! Comida Fest also promises a sizzling cultural line up of Latin American music and dancers. You’ll also get the chance to shake the calories off with some free dance classes, including salsa and Zumba There’ll also be plenty of family-friendly activities, including face painting, storytelling and more. Find out more
Join Borough Market for ‘Taste the Greatness of Northern Ireland’, a regional showcase of Northern Irish delicacies from 13th-23rd March. Northern Ireland was awarded the accolade of ‘Best International Food Destination’ at the prestigious International Travel and Tourism Awards in November last year, firmly cementing its place on the gastronomic world map. This regional showcase will bring to life the acclaimed array of produce sourced from this small, yet mighty, region. On Sunday 17th, there will be a family-free St Patrick’s day celebration, when visitors can enjoy food, drink, cookery demos, live entertainment and of course the great produce of Northern Ireland to sample and purchase. There will be a storytelling corner and face painting to keep the children happy, displays of traditional Irish dancing and cookery demos from Northern Ireland’s celebrity chef Paula McIntyre, with plenty of recipes to take home for visitors to rustle up a St Patrick’s Day feast. Free admission. Find out more >>
After the success of last year’s ‘Merry & Bite’, the event returns this year with a double day event. The Courage Yard’s Christmas ‘Provisions’ market will be on Friday 7th December 10.30am-3.30pm and Saturday 8th December 11am-4pm. On Friday, head along for ‘Merry & Bite’, the street food market serving warming local food, perfect for a winters lunchtime. Grab a hot patty from PattyMan, a comforting bowl of soup from Ladle, a delicious salt beef sandwich from The Bull and Brisket or even a few glasses of mulled wine. On Saturday artisan market, Provisions will return with a Christmas twist. Find provisions and even more tasty treats as you indulge in Christmas merriment with over 25 stalls to browse. Read more >>