Pique-Nique is the new Bermondsey restaurant from the guys behind neighbourhood favorite Casse-Croute, and the food is very good. Rich, buttery, creamy, artery clogging good, as classic French cooking should be. The menu comes in two parts: a super short a la carte section which is 90% butter and cream, and the “Menu autour du poulet de Bresse” which Google translates roughly as, “serving chicken in a bunch of different ways for your entertainment”. Some parts of the Bresse chicken set menu are better than others, but the course with the epic mashed potato - sorry, pommes purée - is the part we want to have an illicit affair with.
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Jose Pizarro is a tiny tapas bar in Bermondsey that's great for drinking sherry and eating excellent plates of tapas.
Village East is one of the best spots in Bermondsey for brunch, and it works for a group dinner or low-key date too.
Flour & Grape
Flour & Grape is another member of the we-just-invented-fresh-pasta club, and it’s worth the trek over to Bermondsey when Padella is rammed.
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The French House
The French House is a legendary Soho drinking institution that serves simple classics in its upstairs dining room.
P Franco is a Clapton wine shop that hosts guest chefs who serve stunning small plates to neighbourhood regulars. You want to be a regular.
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Maltby Street Market
Welcome to one of the best food markets in all of London - Maltby Street Market is so good that we even come in the middle of winter.
Pizarro is a Spanish restaurant in Bermondsey with excellent wine and tapas. Get the Iberico Presa and croquetas.
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