Simplicity restaurant in London's Rotherhithe, tucked away on Tunnel Road, is the very definition of a hidden local gem that deserves a much higher profile, at least, according to its legion of loyal diners. Simplicity is small, bright and friendly, offering uncomplicated British and European cuisine made from the best local ingredients, that are freshly sourced every day. The prices are honest, too. That's the Simplicity restaurant philosophy in a nutshell - delicious meals, fresh, local, British produce, reasonably priced – a way of thinking that earned it a high ranking in London's Local Food Hero awards. The menu changes daily and seasonally. Dive into specials like a grilled pork chop studded with garlic and rosemary, mashed potatoes, buttered cabbage and gravy or homemade salmon fishcakes served with mixed salad and hollandaise sauce. Daily dessert specials are also worth saving room for. Wine lovers are particularly well-cared for with Simplicity's carefully compiled internatio
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Having walked past Simplicity a hundred times, I was thrilled to finally sample the goods one Sunday lunchtime with a few friends. On a Sunday you can get brunch or lunch. A full English comes in at a reasonable £8 while lunches are £15-18. The service was warm and attentive, but unfortunately it took 40 minutes for our food to arrive, even though there was only one other party in. The food...more
I am writing this after eating there for the SECOND time!!!!
This restaurant is a quiet little gem tucked away in rotherhithe, around the corner from rotherhithe tube station. It is a small intimate place, with very attentive waiters, and food that will blow your taste buds into another dimension! This is proper food, well cooked, beautifully presented and something different on the menu...more
A very nice neighbourhood restaurant, serving distinctly better food than what you'd expect at such a location. The menu unfortunately was really short - apparently, the owner-chef was on his own, all the other cooks being on vacation / sick / being sacked.
Salmon starter was pretty, steak was decent, and my companion's duck looked lovely. Prices are not on the cheap - we paid around £45 per...more
This is a lovely restaurant that prepares locally produced fresh food in a stylish yet unpretentious manner. Chef Lawrence really cares about his food. I live in California and I stop by every time I'm in London. It's just a few yards from the Mayflower pub which is great to go have a beer and look at the view of Tower Bridge from the rear deck but when you get hungry skip the pub food and...more