Every week, visitors flock to Borough Market for some of the freshest food in London. The options increase every year, so just about any cuisine can be found no matter what your taste. These are some of our favourite places to eat at Borough Market.
Borough Market restaurants
Arabica Bar & Kitchen
Grab a mezze platter under the arches, or pick up shawarma from the street food stall outside; either way you’ll enjoy a comforting taste of the Levant at Arabica.
Enjoy the best of British ingredients with an Italian twist (Tagliarini with Dorset crab anyone?) in Padella, a cosy Borough Market restaurant offering table and counter service with cooked-to-order pasta.
Book a table at Roast for, no surprise, a proper English roast (plus fish and veggie options). An upmarket Borough eatery with daily specials and generous portions.
Tacos El Pastor
Start with guacamole, share a quesadilla and then go for the signature Pastor tacos made with 24-hour marinated pork shoulder, pineapple and avacado, serrano and chilli taquero at Tacos El Pastor. Think of it as tapas, Borough Market style. Wash it all down with a mezcal cocktail.
Chocoholics listen up... Rabot 1745 is the place to satisfy your chocolatey cravings. Using sustainably sourced cacoa from its own plantation in Saint Lucia, this restaurant from Hotel Chocolat creates Anglo-Caribbean dishes that feature the ingredient in some form, from garnishes on mains to the star of the show in desserts.
Wright Brothers Oyster and Porter House
Borough Market street food
Join in London’s slight obsession with cheese at Kappacasein. Unpasteurised, unapologetically cheesy; made in Bermondsey and melted in Borough Market, you can have your cheese raclette-style over potatoes, or go for a seriously cheesy toastie.
La Tua Pasta
La Tua Pasta supplies restaurants all over London, but you can get the good stuff direct from their small Borough Market shop. Order your favourite pasta and sauce and watch as they cook it right there for some seriously fresh Italian goodness.
Come here especially for the slow roasted rose veal salad bowl. Gourmet Goat puts an emphasis on authentic East Mediterranean dishes from sustainable British ingredients.
Richard Haward's Oysters
Take a trip back in time at Richard Haward’s Oyster stall – this family have been cultivating oysters for eight generations, so needless to say they know their stuff. Grab one of their few seats to enjoy a taste of the ocean in every shell.
Rudi's Jerk Shack
Get a fresh taste of Italia at Gelateria 3Bis, where a 1950’s gelato machine is at the centre of a cornucopia of deliciousness. With two branches in Rimini, it’s safe to say this is the real thing – Italian ice cream with the best ingredients from all over the world.
Cafes and pubs in Borough Market
Monmouth Coffee Cafe
Choose from an ever-changing range of single-country coffee beans at Monmouth Coffee; by the cup or by the bag. The staff here are on-hand to help you choose the right coffee for you – it’s like a personality test for your caffeine fix.
The Market Porter
Relax in traditional English pub, The Market Porter in Borough Market, with quality pub food. Great bar snacks, reliable lunch or dinner choices (you can’t go wrong with fish and chips here) and a great selection of ales and beers on tap.
The Colombian Coffee Company
The Cider House
The Southwark Tavern
Warm yourself by the open fire and tuck in to a hearty Sunday roast at The Southwark Tavern. A ‘proper London’ establishment, you can get a good meal here on any day or pop in for a great British pint.