A long list of worthwhile /quirky eateries near London College of Communication

Eurocomm is coming to town and this year it is hosted by the London College of Communication. For those attending – and perhaps anybody else visiting this fine school – here’s a brief list of eateries a brief walk away. Or perhaps a pedal or two on a Boris bike, if you’re into that sort of thing.


In the immediate vicinity (and then clockwise below):

Thur-Sat evening street food pop-up and creative space
The Paperworks
48 Newington Causeway
London SE1
https://goo.gl/maps/Ra0Rg

Steak for breakfast and a shot of Colombian
La Chatica Café
2 Elephant Road
London SE17 1LB
https://goo.gl/maps/rw9vF

Lunch or dinner for £6 or so…
Mamuśka! – Polish Kitchen and Bar
Unit 233, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre (a blast from the past in its own right)
London SE1 6TE

A little piece of daytime South America in Southwark
El Vergel
132 Webber Street
London SE1 0QL
https://goo.gl/maps/sR5W0 


North towards Waterloo / Waterloo East

Best fish and chips south of the river – but *you’ll smell of fry*
Masters Super Fish 
191 Waterloo Road
London SE1 8UX
United Kingdom
https://goo.gl/maps/otevn

Seasonal modern British and a nice atmosphere
The Laughing Gravy
154 Blackfriars Road
London SE1 8EN
https://goo.gl/maps/2XrSu


South Bank riverside views

Sophisticated low-light, high ceiling setting
Skylon
Royal Festival Hall
Belvedere Road
London SE1 8XX
https://goo.gl/maps/EqCUq

A good view of the river and St. Paul’s
OXO Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie
OXO Tower Wharf
Barge House Street
London SE1 9PH
https://goo.gl/maps/Lj8IY

An even better view of St. Paul’s – and the City
Tate Modern Restaurant
Tate Modern
Bankside
London SE1 9TG
https://goo.gl/maps/GclRb

Up near Borough Market:

For oysters and all that
Wright Brothers Oyster & Porter House
11 Stoney Street
Greater London SE1 9AD
United Kingdom
https://goo.gl/maps/4HmM4

Chocolate-based cuisine (yes, really)
Rabot 1745
2 – 4 Bedale Street
Borough Market
London SE1 9AL
https://goo.gl/maps/rdUVt

+ little bit further East from there:

Cook school, social enterprise – and a decent dinner
Brigade (I was originally introduced to this place by @negriff)
139 The Fire Station
Tooley Street
London SE1 2HZ
https://goo.gl/maps/IwZe6

Small and intimate
Magdalen
152 Tooley Street
London SE1 2TU
United Kingdom
https://goo.gl/maps/GfXDg


Bermondsey Street

You may have to stand, but you won’t regret it – views from ‘13 still hold
José 
104 Bermondsey Street
London SE1 3UB
https://goo.gl/maps/gBw7u

You may also want to try the seated sister-establishment down the road: josepizarro.com/restaurants/pizarro-restaurant

A proper gastro-pub in the original meaning of that term
The Garrison
99 Bermondsey Street
London SE1 3XB
https://goo.gl/maps/KgUq8


South towards Kennington

Quirky, kitschy small French seafood restaurant 
The Lobster Pot
3 Kennington Lane
London SE11 4RG
https://goo.gl/maps/85KCb

A decent curry
Gandhi’s
347a Kennington Road
London SE11 4QE
https://goo.gl/maps/tgdBA

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