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Top bar recommendations from locals

Street Food Gathering
“As Borough Market has become busier and bigger many have pushed out into the local area and new markets have sprung up with a more local feel. Maltby Street is one of these and is heaving every weekend with people from far and wide.”
  • 122 locals recommend
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“This isn't really a secret any more but if you go at the right time you can have a meal or a drink with an amazing view over the river and the centre of London with all its skyscrapers from the decking out the back. It's in Rotherhithe which is a historic storage yard area and right around the pub are some characterful Victorian buildings which are quite evocative. Best way to get there is to go to Canada Water on the Jubilee Line and it's a 5 min walk. ”
  • 106 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Find a tiny corner spot with stools and tiled bar, classic Spanish tapas, grilled dishes, fine wines and sherries.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“A New York inspired brasserie and late night cocktail bar, serving the creative neighbourhood on Bermondsey street since 2006.”
  • 78 locals recommend
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“Great food and drinks, lovely decor and atmosphere, 1min walk from the flat.”
  • 77 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“A hidden spot under the railway arches that serves small producer wine with a daily changing, seasonal menu of absolutely outstanding food. Open Wednesday to Saturday and well worth squeezing into whatever spot is available.”
  • 87 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“one of Bemrondsey's best kept secrets. Very enjoyable location, very enjoyable staff and programme! ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Intimate, art deco-style hideaway spotlighting original craft cocktails and live jazz music.”
  • 50 locals recommend
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“Great friendly pub, your local, great food and selection of drinks. A large beer garden out back with sports TV.”
  • 50 locals recommend
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“Tucked away behind London Bridge, Hide Bar is one of the city's cooler cocktail joints that's humble in size and intimate by nature. With a seated only policy you can relish in date night vibes at this Borough bar and enjoy some expert mixology. Preoccupying themselves with the art of cocktail making, Hide Bar deals in nothing but the artisan. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
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“You are able to take your drink outside and enjoy it with river views from the area outside the pub. Take a look at the statues here too”
  • 31 locals recommend
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“Old warehouse with industrial style, space for exhibits and events, plus a large wall for doodling.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Best charcuterie in London Nothing gets closer to a spanish bar than this place”
  • 20 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“ Before getting any food you can enjoy a nice aperitivo drink at "TwoOneFour". This establishment is well known for carrying an image for being a cosy, tucked away bar specializing in gin. Their basement really has a speakeasy feel to it with plenty of regulars who live or work around the area. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Classic Italian pasta and pizza from market-fresh produce in industrial space with concrete walls. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“A natural wine bar with the most delicious ever changing menu. Love having this place so close to us. ”
  • 16 locals recommend