Arabica Bar & Kitchen
Fusing mouth-watering Middle Eastern aromas with British meat and vegetables, this Levantine restaurant is a must-visit for a languid lunch or early supper. Make sure to order the vension man’ouseh – venison salami, tomato, halloumi, pickled beetroot, wild rocket, cherry molasses and za'atar, cooked in a clay oven.
3 Rochester Walk, Borough Market, SE1 9AF
Bedales of Borough is a compact enoteca-style bar which offers pavement tables, cold cuts and cheeses, plus wine tastings. Serving small seasonal plates, with ingredients sourced from Borough Market, the bar itself serves a seasonal and constantly changing wine list.
5 Bedale Street, Borough Market, SE1 9AL
Stock up on everything from fermented sourdough bread and white tin loaves to cheese and olive sticks, focaccia and ciabatta, as well as doughnuts and sweet treats, at this original Bread Ahead stall. Keen bakers can now book into a bread, doughnut or Scandinavian pastries masterclass to recreate the Bread Ahead treats at home.
Cathedral Street, Borough Market, SE1 9DE
Transport your taste buds to sunnier climes with Brindisa’s wonderful selection of Spanish cheese, cured meats and flavour-infused oils and vinegars. The deli shop is constantly buzzing, with food lovers stocking up on essential weekend supplies, and for those with bigger appetites, there’s a chorizo grill that serves up tasty rolls – spicy chorizo, juicy piquillo peppers and crisp rocket leaves sandwiched between slices of crunchy ciabatta.
The Floral Hall, Borough Market, SE1 9AF
Tacos El Pastor
This cool taqueria comes from the same team behind Quo Vadis and Barrafina and is a dab-hand at rustling up plates of tasty, authentic tacos. Tuck into toppings such as chipotle chicken and prawn al mojo de ajo, whilst sharing options come in the form of carnitas with confit pork, and short rib specked with guajilla rub, salsa la maya and optional bone marrow.
6-7A Stoney Street, Borough Market, SE1 9AA
Gelateria 3Bis was started in Rimini, on Italy’s Adriatic coast, in 1987. Its name comes from the address of the small laboratory where the team’s gelato was first churned. Now also based in Notting Hill and Borough Market, the kitchen is home to one of the market’s most popular food stalls. We’re a big fan of the gelato crepes.
4 Park Street, Borough Market, SE1 9AB
The Ginger Pig
There’s no better hangover cure than a Ginger Pig sausage roll – the buttery pastry and highest-grade pork combination is a must-try. When it comes to meat, these guys really know their stuff; don’t be shy to ask for some expert tips, they’re more than willing to pass on their tricks of the trade.
Stoney Street, Borough Market, SE1 1TL
Championing ethically-sourced, sustainable British meats – including kid goat, mutton and rose veal – this Eastern Mediterranean street-food stall serves up everything from soft pittas filled with succulent, grilled kebabs to fresh salads topped with griddled halloumi, smoky cuts of meat and crunchy veg.
27 Rochester Walk, Borough Market, SE1 9AF
The latest in a long line of meat-focused eateries, Borough Market’s Hawksmoor steak joint offers the same delicious cuts as its sister outposts, alongside a tasty selection of quirky cocktails. New for this site is its Cook’s Room, a private kitchen that offers some of the best feasting in the capital.
16 Winchester Walk, Borough Market, SE1 9AQ
There’s no better place to indulge your pasta fix than Padella – London’s enduringly popular Italian eatery and winner of Observer Food Monthly’s 'Best Cheap Eats'. It’s just outside the market, and there’s always a queue, but believe us, it’s well worth the wait. The team’s small plates of tagliatelle with nduja, mascarpone and parsley and pappardelle with eight-hour Dexter beef shin ragu are to die for.
6 Southwark Street, Borough Market, SE1 1TQ
For a Sunday lunch guaranteed to get your mum’s seal of approval, Roast ticks all the boxes. Enjoy a traditional roast dinner with all the trimmings, including pork belly with mashed potato and Bramley apple sauce, Welsh lamb leg with girolles and rare roast beef with Yorkshires and roast potatoes in beef dripping.
The Floral Hall, Borough Market, SE1 1TL
This quaint café serves up superlative plates of modern British grub, each elegantly arranged and bursting with flavour. Ideal for a lunch or dinner date, the café uses ingredients from vendors around the market to create the freshest dishes around.
2 Stoney Street, Borough Market, SE1 9AD