Head south of the river to London Bridge and you'll find a host of pubs, bars and restaurants - not to mention Borough Market itself at the weekends. There's a lot to choose from but the area is blessed with some of the very best restaurants in London.
Arabica started out at Borough Market, armed with little more than a cool box over 14 years ago and began selling a small range of mezze from an 8ft trestle table. The vibe they're going for at their Borough restaurant will be 1960’s Beirut meets 21st century London.
Hoping to lure Londoners away from Nando's, this Algarvian restaurant is cooking its chicken on a wood fired grill. Oh and there's also a secret bar worth checking out.
Duddell's has been a popular Chinese restaurant in Hong Kong and this sees them open next to London Bridge station. Expect high-end Chinese food as well as a weekend dim sum lunch menu.
This is from the same people behind Barrafina and they are on a mission to do the same for Mexican food as they did for Spanish. Expect a big focus around tacos, particularly on the signature Al Pastor.
This restaurant is by Rob Green and Brett Redman, the blokes behind the super-popular Pavilion Cafe at Victoria Park. Its aim is to be 'showcasing the best of Borough Market and supporting craft and artisanal producers'.
This sees the steak and cocktails masters at Hawksmoor head south of the river for their latest. Expect a huge big-windowed building filled with all your favourites.
Aqua's first venture at the Shard definitely is the first European branch of Hutong - Yeo's Hong-Kong based restaurant which is known for serving up fiery Northern Chinese food.
This Spanish restaurant has a big focus on meat - specifically Iberico pork - as well as tapas, Spanish wines, sherry and cavas as well as a short cocktail list.
Leandro Carreira has been gradually making it big at supperclubs and a hugely popular stint at Climpsons Arch. This sees him opening in London Bridge with a menu that calls back to his Portuguese roots.
They had issues with planning in Covent Garden, but there's still life in Native as they're moving south of the river to Flat Iron Square, into a bigger space too. Expect an ever changing menu produced only with food available in the UK.
Trullo is an enormously successful Islington Italian restaurant - and now they've headed south of the river for their next, the pasta bar Padella. Expect a range of Trullo classics, cocktails, Prosecco and more. All at very good value and a perfect place to pop into if you need a respite from the Market.
José Pizarro's tapas bar José has received glowing reviews and now he turns his hand to a more traditional dining affair. He's taken over the Bermondsey Kitchen site and as well as offering seasonal Spanish food he's opened London's first Cava bar. Pizarro seats 40 people, with a private dining option and a communal table in front of the bar both available. Expect bigger dishes with an emphasis on sharing.
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