What to eat at Borough Market

Borough Market is a fantastic place for food of all varieties. Take a look at our top picks for Borough Market restaurants, street food and pubs.
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Every week, visitors come 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 favourites.

Borough Market restaurants

Arabica Bar & Kitchen

Grab a mezze platter under the arches, or grab a shawarma from the street food stall outside; either way you’ll enjoy a comforting taste of the Levant at Arabica.


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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 tacos el pastor made with 24-hour marinated pork shoulder, pineapple and guacamole taquero. Think of it as tapas, Borough Market style. Wash it all down with a mezcal cocktail.

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.

Gourmet Goat

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 the ocean in every shell.

Gelateria 3Bis

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

The Market Porter

Relax in this traditional English pub 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.

Monmouth Coffee Cafe

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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.

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.