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Turnips with Tomas Lidakevicius, Small Plates

4.7
4.7
136 Reviews
£26 to £40
Continental
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Under the historic arches of Borough Market, ‘Turnips With Tomas Lidakevicius’ is the ultimate celebration of quality produce and culinary fine dining in a unique and vibrant market setting.

Formerly the executive chef of Jason Atherton’s City Social, Tomas is offering a constantly changing tasting menu showcasing the exquisite fruit and vegetables sourced by Turnips for their produce concession, alongside a more informal small plates menu.

Stallholders for over thirty years, Turnips; whole ethos is dedicated to sourcing producers who deliver on flavour and Tomas’ interpretation of these ingredients. There is also a carefully curated cocktail offering, which champion the ingredients available.

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Booked 14 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
    Lunch
    Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
    Sat 12:00 pm–5:30 pm
    Dinner
    Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    020 7357 8356

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tomas Lidakevicius

  • Neighborhood

    London Bridge

  • Cross street

    43 Borough Market

  • Public transit

    London Bridge Train Station

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

Bread

  • Sourdough£5.00

    Infused Olive Oil

    • Grilled Sourdough£6.00

      Spiced Hummus

      Small Bites

      • Sweet 'N' Sour Brittany Cauliflower£7.00

        • French Outdoor Tomato£10.00

          Buratta, Cevene Onion

          • Ile De Rae Potatoes£10.00

            Whipped Sour Cream

            • Provence Jets£8.00

              Roscoff Salsa, Crêpe

              • Sicilian Pepper£14.00

                Romesco, Octopus, Fennel

                • Les Landes Asparagus£12.00

                  Miso Hollandaise, Wet Garlic

                  • Puglia Aubergine£14.00

                    Lamb Koftas, Kimchi

                    Desserts

                    • Tulameen Raspberries£10.00

                      Doble Chocolate Cake

                      • Victoria Pineapple£10.00

                        Rum Babba, Mango

                        • Neal's Yard Selection of 3/5 Cheeses£10.00

                          Last updated: April 1, 2021

                          What 136 people are saying

                          Overall ratings and reviews

                          Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                          4.7
                          4.7 based on recent ratings
                          • 4.8Food
                          • 4.7Service
                          • 4.7Ambience
                          • 4.3Value

                          NoiseEnergetic

                          Loved For

                          • South East London

                            Best Overall

                          • South East London

                            Best Food

                          • South East London

                            Best Ambiance

                          • South East London

                            Fit for Foodies

                          • South East London

                            Handcrafted Cocktails

                          • South East London

                            Healthy

                          • South East London

                            Notable Wine List

                          • South East London

                            Good Vegetarian Options

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                          1. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 1 day ago

                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                            Food was great, service was good, enjoyed the ambience. My venison was average , stick to the vegetarian dishes in terms of small plates , they were amazing. The fig desert was outstanding. Overall happy with the experience. Will come again. Maybe try the other part of the restaurant.

                          2. L

                            Londoneater

                            London

                            129 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            129 reviews

                            Dined 1 day ago

                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                            This is a great find (once you find it at the back of the veg stall). Really excellent variety of dishes - all interesting. Lots of choice for vegetarians or those trying to eat less meat. We had the small plates but will definitely return to try the tasting menu. Service was excellent - just the right level without interrupting too much. Great ambience too.

                          3. FH

                            FelicityH

                            Hertfordshire

                            2 reviews

                            4.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined 2 days ago

                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                            Amazing fresh food and great service! Fab location and feel.

                          4. V

                            Veronica

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 6 days ago

                            overall3food4service2ambience3

                            Mixed experience at Turnips. The food was generally good, the veal was probably the stand out, while the spiced hummus was dry and hard and the toasted sourdough was cold - how hard is it to mess that up? But the real issue during our visit was the poor service. Our waiter, in particular, did not seem to be up to the job, especially since the restaurant is trying to create a "fine dining" experience. Firstly, literally one second after she sat us down, she asked if we were ready to order - how could we possibly be? Then, she broke the cork of our bottle whilst trying to open it and proceeded to serve us the wine, giggling and asking whether it was still good for us - clearly not, since there were pieces of cork everywhere. Then to the biggest issue: food timing. Since the restaurant has a limited, small plates menu, we ordered the suggested starter to share + 2/3 small plates each, expecting they would be spaced throughout our dinner. Shockingly, 2 of the small plates arrived even before the starter, almost immediately followed by 2 other small plates, so that within 10 minutes we had been there we had almost all of our meal on the table. Another server came a couple minutes later with the final small plate, which we asked to keep warm and bring back later, since we could not possibly have all our meal in 15 minutes. It was also not just a matter of speed, but since the seating is outdoors, food is not well placed to wait on the table as it gets cold quickly. Our main server then had the courage to laugh at us for wanting to "take our time" - I was utterly speechless. It felt like she had been trained to work at the Turnips vegetable market stall rather than at a restaurant. I also don't get why the food was so badly timed - the restaurant was practically empty when we arrived, and only half full by the end of it. I hate to write a poor review, and really wanted to love Turnips, but unfortunately the decent food was not able to compensate the bad service.

                          5. HC

                            HappyCustomer

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 7 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Vibrant atmosphere, unique setting and delicious food. A very memorable meal. Service was fantastic. Food and wine were excellent quality, the humble British vegetable was transformed into something exquisite. Not the cheapest meal but a thoroughly enjoyable one. Highly recommend!

                          6. M

                            Mattant

                            London

                            40 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            40 reviews

                            Dined on November 20, 2021

                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                            Amazing food and friendly staff, we ordered everything on the menu and shared, then added 2nds of the favorites. We loved sitting in the middle of Borough market with the trains rattling above us. Great venue!

                          7. M

                            Marjana

                            London

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on November 13, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Good quality food, well presented. Excellent service. Worth every penny.

                          8. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            London

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on October 29, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Loved everything about this restaurant. The service was perfect, the ambience was unique and really inviting and everything we ordered - food, wine and drinks - was incredible!

                          9. LS

                            LyndaS

                            London

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on October 28, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            I loved the dining experience. The staff were so welcoming, knowledgeable about the wine and food menu. It felt so atmospheric being under the railway tracks - hearing trains rumble overhead. I can’t wait to return.

                          10. JM

                            JenniferM

                            London

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on October 13, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Fantastic dinner. Treated my brother and sister-in-law and they said it was one of the best meals of their lives.

                          11. RE

                            RachelE

                            London

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on October 9, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            A really lovely evening. A fun setting where you are surrounded by vibrant displays of fruit and veg. Excellent food. We were four, ordered one of everything on the menu and thoroughly enjoyed it all. Nice touch having each plate described with helpful and warm service.

                          12. KM

                            KarenM

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on October 6, 2021

                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                            Lovely restaurant set in Borough Market amidst colourful vegetable stalls with the regular rattle of trains above which all adds to a very special atmosphere. We went for a friends Birthday and it felt different and unique. Service is excellent - all staff being very welcoming. Enjoyed sharing our small plates of delicious food . We had a very pleasant evening thank-you.

                          13. B

                            Burningup

                            London

                            7 reviews

                            5.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined on October 2, 2021

                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                            Loved this place. Lovely atmosphere. Busting with character. Enjoyable food. What’s not to like

                          14. MT

                            MaryT

                            London

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on September 30, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Delicious lunch- beautifully presented plates and really cosy seating. Go here for a unique experience.

                          15. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Cumbria

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on September 29, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Had a great time, it’s a refreshing change. Excellent food and fun setting.

                          16. Q

                            Quinny

                            London

                            20 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            20 reviews

                            Dined on September 29, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            I am no vegetarian, but this restaurant has it all, delicious, charming, inexpensive and fun, and mainly VEGETARIAN! Just wow

                          17. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            London

                            1 review

                            vip
                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on September 18, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            We found ourselves at Turnips by accident - we do our shopping there every weekend but hadn’t thought to try the restaurant. It was a surprise in all of the best ways. The setting and atmosphere was was really fun and very relaxed. It’s quite a unique setting to be eating fine dining in and that made it quite special. The service was fantastic - the restaurant manager looked after us incredibly well. At the the start he promised us we were in for a treat and we absolutely were - if anything that was an understatement. Every element of the food was delicious. The most incredible ‘bread and butter’ to start the meal set the tone for the evening. Standout course for me were the cevenne onion and the the duck. I will definitely be returning and recommending to my friends.

                          18. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            London

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on September 17, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Amazing!!!

                          19. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            London

                            2 reviews

                            4.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on September 15, 2021

                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                            Came here for my birthday as been once before last year and the food was delicious. I have to say again the food is absolutely impeccable. Every single small plate served is utterly delicious. I was disappointed there were no cocktails tonight as their cocktail maker had failed to turn up for work. Half the reason I came is because their cocktails are also fantastic. So I’ve knocked a point off for that. Service was a little slow too, I think perhaps they were understaffed tonight. But as I say, the food is so outstanding that I’ll certainly be coming again - hopefully with cocktails! - and I can’t recommend this place enough.

                          20. s

                            stevenw

                            London

                            1 review

                            vip
                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on September 12, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Stunning spot, a M* beckons I’m sure!

                          21. KH

                            KimH

                            London

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on September 9, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Deliciously fresh food! Cute laid back but dressed up ambience. Staff are very friendly and attentive, and went the extra mile to make my friend’s birthday celebration special!

                          22. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            London

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on September 8, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Fantastic food, amazing attention to detail. Service was exemplary. A wonderful evening.

                          23. MM

                            MaxM

                            London

                            10 reviews

                            4.0

                            10 reviews

                            Dined on September 3, 2021

                            overall4food5service3ambience4

                            The food is brilliant and in a great setting. The service was fairly shoddy though. Tomas himself is lovely and pays a lot of attention but the waiters could be better.

                          24. K

                            Kate

                            London

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on September 2, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Delicious food, excellent service and great ambience

                          25. C

                            Cottonsocks

                            London

                            3 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on September 2, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            We were welcomed and served by Jesus and the team- the food was excellent and we loved the setting. We were lucky to sit on the table watching Tomas prepping for the evening sitting- unique setting , welcoming, knowledgable staff and great food.

                          26. JK

                            JonathanK

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on August 29, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Made the most simple food unbelievably delicious. Memorable experience.

                          27. RL

                            RebeccaL

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on August 28, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Absolutely amazing. Our new favourite place!! Everything was delicious and excellent service.

                          28. JS

                            JSK21

                            London

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on August 28, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            I’m a regular guest at Turnips. It’s one of the best places in London with fantastic food and outstanding service!

                          29. C

                            Claire

                            London

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on August 27, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Excellent food and great atmosphere. Had a lovely lunch

                          30. C

                            Canaryw2012

                            London

                            53 reviews

                            5.0

                            53 reviews

                            Dined on August 19, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Simply amazing!!!! Cannot fault a thing..I wanted to eat everything on the small plates menu and the service was outstanding.. I now want to go back foe the tasting menu.. this is a must for everyone.. thanks for a great evening.. our waiter was so nice he made sure we had a great time.

                          31. m

                            mcsdine

                            London

                            37 reviews

                            5.0

                            37 reviews

                            Dined on August 14, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            it was a wonderful experience. A three star vegetable stall by the day, converted into a four star restaurant by the evening serving five star food beyond the capacity of any fine dining hotel or restaurant. the service was fantastic. Each dish was explained to us in detail. thank you.

                          32. B

                            Breezles

                            London

                            8 reviews

                            4.0

                            8 reviews

                            Dined on August 13, 2021

                            overall4food4service3ambience4

                            This is my second visit to Turnips. The first visit was impeccable. The second visit, last night, wasn't quite as polished but was still delicious and fun.

                          33. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Dorset

                            7 reviews

                            5.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined on August 12, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Loved It !!! Can’t wait to go back.

                          34. a

                            amgimenez

                            London

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on August 7, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great experience at the heart of the Borough Market.

                          35. m

                            mekscm

                            London

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on August 7, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Food, atmosphere and attention to detail is incredible, really enjoyed our little party here. Food was fantastic, fresh ingredients, I couldn't believe such simple combinations can be so interesting and delicious, pure magic. Highly recommended.

                          36. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on August 5, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            It is very quaint - you sit in-between the fruit and veg stalls. Nice drinks and a delicious selection of small plates.

                          37. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            London

                            1 review

                            vip
                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on July 31, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great food!Atmosphere and service! Highly recommending!

                          38. JZ

                            JacquiZ

                            New York Area

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on July 30, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Fantastic food and service. Just incredible.

                          39. RL

                            RebL

                            London

                            11 reviews

                            5.0

                            11 reviews

                            Dined on July 29, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Fantastic service, very relaxed evening with great food. Staff were very helpful about dietary requirements

                          40. C

                            Charlotte

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on July 24, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            One of the best meals I’ve had in London and overall a lovely experience. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable of the food, and the atmosphere was relaxed. The small plates were all so amazing that we couldn’t decide a favourite and the cocktails were incredible! Thank you for a lovely evening - we can’t wait to come back!

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                          Turnips with Tomas Lidakevicius, Small Plates is rated 4.7 stars by 136 OpenTable diners

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                          Booked 14 times today
                          Google Map for Turnips with Tomas Lidakevicius, Small Plates

                          43 Borough Market Off Bedale Street London, SE1 9AH

                          • Cross street

                            43 Borough Market

                          • Neighborhood

                            London Bridge

                          • Hours of operation

                            Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
                            Lunch
                            Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
                            Sat 12:00 pm–5:30 pm
                            Dinner
                            Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–12:00 am

                          • Cuisines

                            Continental, Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian

                          • Dining style

                            Casual Dining

                          • Dress code

                            Casual Dress

                          • Public transit

                            London Bridge Train Station

                          • Payment options

                            AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

                          • Executive chef

                            Tomas Lidakevicius

                          • Additional

                            Beer, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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