Boro Bistro

4.6
841 Reviews
£25 and under
French
Boro Bistro has established itself as a tiny slice of France in London.

Situated in the leafy shades of Southwark Cathedral and neighboring Borough market, Boro Bistro proposes a nice bistro French food with large wine list, tasty Belgium beers, great range of platters of French cheeses and charcuterie to share with friends and family. We offer a tapas menu, you can choose from different tiny plates and jars so you can try various taste.

Come and enjoy our cosy garden like terrace for a relaxed moment.
Boro Bistro offers a vintage design with its sofas giving a relaxed and easy going ambiance.

If you are fond of festive atmosphere, join us on thursdays for live music, good time guaranteed !

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 841 people are saying
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GillP
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cosy, quirky little restaurant. Tapas or sharing boards which is my favourite way of eating.
Good service and reasonable prices considering the location.

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LizzyO
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This is a fabulous venue, eclectic, comfortable and inviting. The service was attentive, but never intrusive. Food is mostly top notch and I would definitely eat here again.

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SueG
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic we love Boro Bistro the staff are amazing, ambience and food all fab can’t wait to go back x

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PennyN
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, lovely atmosphere, reasonably priced and delicious food. Highly recommend.

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SophieC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff here were all lovely, good with recommendations & fast service. The tapas food was also great (loved the crab fishcakes!) and l loved the alpine/mountain feel of the place - really cool, unique, with a sweet & cosy outside courtyard. Definitely recommend for somewhere a bit different!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very special place that I don’t want everyone to know about!

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Nikkir
London
11 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual really great venue, food and service. Just what we need in these COVID times, a comfortable outside space when it’s freezing!

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SarahB
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor scape, cozy and lots of heaters. Loved it

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AimeeB
Essex
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love this place. Attentive service and good food in a cute setting.

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vipStephsimone
London
15 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ADORE! As a half French bird but born’n’bred Londoner, finding great French food with an authentic French atmosphere is a rarity, but Boro Bistro just has ‘it’ in abundance. Go!

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ChrisP
London
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant venue - great staff, excellent food and a superb ambience. Highly recommended!

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vipAmieR
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this was a hidden little gem, the food was amazing, great wine selection but what made the visit was the service level, our waitress was lovely, very knowledgeable and helped us through the menu and how much to order and so friendly and welcoming.

Can't wait to go back.

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StuartA
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

If ever you need a great place to meet near London Bridge - look no further than BB. Perhaps best for a light snack and a drink - food excellent but portions small!
Staff really attentive and friendly.

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MiaB
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing staff. Only one waitress on for the whole of the inside area and she still managed to serve us no delays. Will deffo come back, loved it

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TLucy
London
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my boyfriend visited this restaurant on a day trip to London and we really enjoyed everything about it. From the amazing food with equally amazing prices to the scenery and decoration of the restaurant.
It was such a brilliant trip with such lovely service and servers too.
Thank you boro bistro

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience

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MattP
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked to eat here on saturday night and loved it so much we turned up at 8pm on the sunday night without a booking. The man at the front desk managed to get us a table and we had another great night. The waiters and waitresses were absolutely fantastic, nothing was too much trouble. The food was also delicious.

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LauraP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The Boro Board was delicious. I will come back, specially for the chocolate fondant.
It is a bit pricey but great atmosphere and service.

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CindyE
London
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love that place! I have been at Boro Bistro already 10 times and brought all my friends haha
Looking forward to coming back after lockdown

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CathyP
London
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous to be back @ Boro outside.. With heaters it was really quite warm and took coat off to enjoy drinks and food.. Thank you to all @ Boro

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StephenB1
London
17 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoors area. Staff lovely. Food great. Wine selection amazing.

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DominiqueS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great - and my Dad loved it (high praise)!
I had been to Boro Bistrot on quite a few occasions, but since my return to London at the end of summer and Covid-19 making it more desirable to be outside, I have become a rather regular visitor (I've probably been there 5 times in the last 5 weeks)! It has really good cocktails, a great wine list and lovely food. The staff are all highly professional, attentive and genuinely charming, from Kenza, the manager, to the waiting staff: Max, Ella, Louis and a young man whose name I forgot to ask (sorry!), but the same thing can be said for the guy on the front desk and the doorman, so I think that probably applies to everyone who works there.
My Dad likes his fine dining and would probably be best described as a very discerning diner, and he absolutely loved Boro Bistrot: he was impressed by the breadth of the wine list, the quality of the food and the fantastic staff, and furthermore, was pleasantly surprised by the bill!

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JillW
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, great outdoor eaterie for casual drinks and food.

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CharlotteS
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful hidden gem! Lovely service, tasty tapas and amazing vibe. The music however is a bit loud when sitting inside

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vipLeanne
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great atmosphere for a laid back business meal

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Mollie
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a table for 4 outside. And you’re under cover of an awning with heat lamps - it’s properly and professionally set up for outdoor dining. The staff wore their face masks the whole time and were really helpful throughout. Plus, the food is delicious and generous portions!

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Rupert
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual great team and food at Boro. Very good attention to social distancing and very reasonably priced too.

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vipRunila
London
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, atmosphere and food as always. Highly recommended this little gem of a place in Borough Market

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JeanCharlesP
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A marvellous place with a fantastic selection of wine, cheese and charcuterie.

Twice I have been served by Ella who is fantastic by her energy, smile and a charming french accent.

Shout out as well to Manu, who can't help to clap her hands in satisfaction before preparing a cheese board and to Kenza for her clothes shopping tips.

As you can see through my review, the staff is fantastic and won't hesitate to spend a bit of extra time with you.
One of the best London place to grab a bite and enjoy some really good selection of wine / beers.

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sashers
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious meal with friends. Felt very safe throughout. Staff were lovely and friendly. Only issue was a 45 minutes wait for dessert then one was wrong. But the team were very apologetic and deducted off the bill. Very well handled. We'll be back.

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the bar and restaurant itself, very cool quirky vibe and great menu for food and drinks. Unfortunately the table I was seated at was very small with a wine rack pushed up on one side of our table which I faced and then the wall next to it which my date had to face, which kind of was a buzz kill. I'd still recommend the place as the outdoor area is lovely but it's something they need to consider regarding their table layout

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CarolynH
London
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Really attractive place with plenty of outside tables and sofas in a sheltered location. Great lighting and outside heating. Friendly staff and interesting food.

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CazCabs
London
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my 50th birthday with a few friends. Very welcoming ambience, great buzz and very relaxed atmosphere. Service was brilliant, friendly and attentive and the food is delicious, French style tapas. Bloomin lovely. Great quirky decor and worth a visit for the loos alone :)
Will definitely be back - glad I picked the first restaurant on internet search.
Thanks Boro Bistro

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AmyS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Gorgeous cocktails and lovely food, great service

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awe1
London
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great, thoroughly enjoyed the food and drink!

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LoraineM
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great atmosphere, food and drinks and lovely staff

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JennyD
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great staff who are all very friendly and helpful.

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LuanD
Essex
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a beautiful lunch, would be ideal during summer to sit outside in the lovely seating areas there. The food was amazing and the service was brilliant. A French waitress who clearly knows her food was extremely helpful in helping us pick what to order. Next time I go I will definitely order the Boro board next time and have some of the beautiful french cheeses they have to offer. I would say it’s perfect for a lunch, or a few drinks and a snack in the evening. Due to it being small plates (tapas) type restaurant, but so worth visiting.

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CTCT
London
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Had a great experience, definitely coming back!!

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vipClaudiaH
London
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, one of my favourite in London. Everything is great!

FAQs

Boro Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 841 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.