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11 best places for lunch in London Bridge

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If you’re applying for graduate jobs in London Bridge, you’ll be spoilt for choice for things to do and see in the area.

Between Tower Bridge and Blackfriars sits the City Hall, the Globe, the Tate Modern, and the tallest building in Western Europe, The Shard.

Accompanying these tourist hotspots are a number of big corporations including News UK, PwC and EY.

With so many restaurants and cafes – in Borough Market and elsewhere – deciding where to go on your lunch break can be tricky.

But we’ve got you covered – read on to discover 11 places to eat lunch in London Bridge.

Or head back to our Complete Guide to London.


1. Furness Food Hut

The perfect paella pitstop, Furness Food source all of their award-winning fish, game and poultry in Cumbria.

With a wide range of delicious eats on offer, their specialities include mussels, squid, tiger prawns and game – and they’re especially well-known for their giant seafood paella.

Where? Borough Market, 8 Southwark St, SE1 1TL


2. Horn OK Please

With a huge variety of vibrant Indian street food on offer, this all-vegetarian stall is great for grab-and-go lunches.

Based in Borough Market, they’re known for big flavours at low prices – and recommendations include the Moong daal dosa, a lentil and potato-based pancake at only £5.

Where? Borough Market, 8 Southwark St, SE1 1TL


3. Roast To Go

Rare breed bacon butties or beef and horseradish are firm favourites on this classic menu, and all meat is sourced from British farmers and producers.

Pushed for time at lunch?

Their recent partnership with Deliveroo means their meaty sandwiches can now be delivered straight to your office.

Where? Borough Market, 8 Southwark St, SE1 1TL


4. Brindisa

Voted one of London’s best street eats by Time Out, you can’t miss out on their renowned and well-priced grilled chorizo roll.

Behind the chorizo stand lies the Brindisa shop which offers a whole host of Spanish delicacies, if you fancy a post-work peruse.

Where? Borough Market, 8 Southwark St, SE1 1TL


5. Bread Ahead

For a sweet snack, head here for freshly baked doughnuts; from caramel custard to vanilla and honeycomb, these doughnuts are irresistible and won’t break the bank – perfect for a Friday treat.

Where? Borough Market, 8 Southwark St, SE1 1TL


6. Tacos El Pastor

Grab a seat at this well-known Mexican eatery and dig into the delicious array of tacos, quesadillas, and amazing guacamole.

With a vibrant atmosphere and sharing plates a plenty, this is an ideal spot for a delicious post-work dinner with your colleagues. 

Where? Borough Market, 8 Southwark St, SE1 1TL



7. Padella

Word on the street is this pasta bar is the best in town, with a range of speciality dishes, including gnocchi from just £4.

The focus is quality not quantity, so if you’re feeling particularly peckish, make sure you fill your boots (or bowls).

Padella is also known for its long queues, so it’s best to have a Plan B in place just in case you don’t have enough time.

Where? 6 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TQ


8. Arabica

With both hot and cold food options on offer, Arabica is a great choice for a light lunch – with the addition of great service, and a lively and buzzing atmosphere.

You can enjoy a variety of Levantine-inspired food ranging from taramasalata to tabbouleh, and in the sunnier months, sit outside for lunch al fresco.

Where? 3 Rochester Walk, Borough Market, London SE1 9AF


9. Dim t

Offering great views of the river, this restaurant is the dim sum destination, and with plates costing as little as £3.95, we recommend getting a few dishes per person.

Alternatively, they also serve salads brimming with goodness ‘n’ greens – we’d recommend the Ban Lee Vegetable!

Where? 2 More London Place, Tooley St, London, SE1 2DB


10. Eatalia

If you’re looking for something a little different for lunch, Eatalia offers authentic Italian delicatessen such as truffle oil and cannelloni, as well as a range of salads, sandwiches, and soups.

On a sunny day, make sure you head down to the Leathermarket for some pasta in the park!

Where? 94 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UB


11. The Big V

For those who are partial to a bit of vegetarian fare, you can’t go wrong with The Big V.

Serving up towering vegan burgers and meat-free hot dogs, accompanied by a range of sauces, cheeses and even ‘facon’, The Big V is ideal for those looking for a guilt-free Friday treat.

Where? Borough Market, 8 Southwark St, SE1 1TL


For those who’ve scored graduate jobs in London Bridge, there are a ton of great lunch options available right on your doorstep.

Once you’ve finished for the day, head down to the nearby escape room for a team social with a difference, take in the view of London on Waterloo Bridge, or treat yourself to some cocktails at The Shard!


Find more career advice for graduates on our Careers Advice Blog – or check out the latest graduate opportunities in London and across the UK!

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