Time for another Bermondsey Street special – there are so many good restaurants to be found on this little street near London Bridge. No doubt the area will change once the redevelopment of London Bridge station has finished, so get down there while you can before more people discover it!
Village East is at the far end of Bermondsey Street – it’s a deceptively large restaurant with a busy bar area, with a buzzing vibe. I’ve eaten here several times over the past couple of years, and whilst it’s a bit pricey I haven’t been disappointed. They used to have an incredible soft shell crab burger on the menu but that’s been gone for a while – please bring it back! It was great!
Fried chicken and waffle stack with red cabbage slaw
The menu seems to be largely American-inspired, with some quirky dishes thrown in. The steaks and meat burgers are a reliable choice, but nothing special. I’m not usually one to recommend a salad, but here the salads are hearty, fresh and filling. The superfood and herb salad, with added grilled chicken, always hits the spot.
Superfood and herb salad – bulgur wheat, alfafa sprouts, bull’s blood lettuce, broccoli, butternut squash, red cabbage, pumpkin seeds with added chermoula chicken
If you’re looking for somewhere with good food, good atmosphere and an extensive alcohol offering, you can’t really go wrong with Village East.