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Main Restaurant - The Garrison, London,

The Garrison

4.3
4.3
1804 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
The Garrison Public House is a bustling neighbourhood restaurant at the heart of Bermondsey Streets creative community and just a short skip from the comestible delights of Borough Market. We take full advantage of being an independent restaurant; from our quirky, inimitable interior to our considered wine list and engaging staff, we make sure everything we do is done with The Garrison style. We are open everyday for lunch and dinner and our menu focuses on seasonal produce from our favourite artisan suppliers. Downstairs, our Cinema Room is available for private hire

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Modern European

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7089 9355

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Gavin Gordon

  • Private party facilities

    The Garrison is a restaurant serving lunch and dinner to their friendly neighbours and nearby businesses. The rustic modern British menu and casual atmosphere makes for the perfect place for a get-together – either for up to 30 for dinner in the Cinema Room, or at the Kitchen Table for 10

  • Private party contact

    Magda Pawlinska: 020 7089 9355

  • Neighborhood

    Bermondsey

  • Cross street

    London Bridge

  • Parking details

    Street parking available after 6:30pm and all day Sunday.

  • Public transit

    A 10 min walk from London Bridge and Borough overground and tube stations, as well as bus routes 381, 42, 78, 188, 1, 47, C10.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,804 people are saying

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  • South East London

    Contemporary British

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  1. M

    Mike

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Delicious food options, we had some small plates to share and they were all very fresh and seasonal at a reasonable price. The service from one of the waiting staff was rather frosty (especially as we asked to be moved from a high table in direct sunlight to one of the normal tables that was free) but the rest of the staff offset this and were much more pleasant and friendly.
  2. FC

    FionaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food nice ambiance and staff lovely Think it is more expensive than on our last visit.
  3. EK

    EmaK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place and food. I wish they served avocado toast all day long.
  4. FR

    FREQUENTDINER1

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The garrison remains a hidden gem. Haven’t been for a few years and it’s still brilliant - great food - wine at food prices - essentially Michelin star gastro pub restaurant- awesome and the staff are just great !
  5. LM

    LisaM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, albeit small portions. The atmosphere and quirky decor wonderful.
  6. DA

    DavidA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stylish effortless ambience and fantastic food, 10 of us at the High Table.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely place in the heart of Bermondsey street with a buzzing atmosphere. Food was excellent although a slightly restricted menu, and expensive mains. Also the service was very good indeed. Overall a great night only slightly marred by the final bill.
  8. DC

    DanC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went for our 5th anniversary, and it couldn't have been better; delicious, imaginative food, with lovely drinks. The service was some of the best I've ever had; friendly, knowledgable and were great with my allergies. Will definitely be coming again.
  9. PH

    PaulH

    London

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food and always a wonderful location. Will be back again soon, lovely afternoon.
  10. G

    Galen

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely perfect seafood and homemade sauces! Very impressed.
  11. L

    Lifeatsurreyhome

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view was very tasty and service was amazing. Would definitely recommend and come here again.
  12. P

    Patrick

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Woof, the jewel in Bermondsey’s crown. Always a special experience.
  13. m

    marionatko

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fresh menu, lots of interesting options and varied fish dishes. Excellent service and comfortable and airy room.
  14. C

    Caroline

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely bistro-style restaurant in a super area. Delicious food (especially the courgette flower!) and fab service. Thank you so much for having us!
  15. u

    ursina

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good and nicely presented food, and we particularly loved the friendly service.
  16. S

    Southy

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great choice of fish, knowledgeable staff and lovely interior.
  17. TL

    TomL

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent fish based menu, interesting wine selection and friendly, helpful service. A lovely lunch overall.
  18. S

    Simon

    London

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would be great to have semi-skimmed milk too please. You have oat milk and full fat milk neither of which provide a decent flat white. Many thanks 😊
  19. E

    Elouise

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved The Garrison. The food was extraordinary. We both ended up having the same: newlyn cod and potato terrine, chips and sourdough. The only downside was the odd tasting -almost savoury - eton mess. Overall a lovely experience and great, attentive service. Thanks!
  20. CV

    CamillaV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Nice atmosphere and a kind service. Good food and great cocktails.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was exceptional. Really high quality, excellent value for money and the service was lovely. The restaurant has a fantastic feel to it, we had a cosy table tucked away which was ideal for a nice date. There are other lovely tables in the restaurant and the whole place had a really buzzy feel to it. Will absolutely be visiting again
  22. E

    Eric

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Bread and smoked butter was too die for! Tomato salad was delicious too (and we thought some balsamic vinegar could make it more amazing). Staff was so nice and helpful. Service/food came out quickly. Presentation was great. Every enjoyable night out!
  23. x

    xanthej

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super tasty food. Service was fantastic. Really appreciated the staff replacing roast when wine spilled - super nice of them.
  24. DG

    DamianG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    British food, fresh produce ingredients and seasonal offering and profesional staff
  25. AR

    AlexisR

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fabulous meal thank you and we were received with a glass of bubbles which was lovely thank you
  26. M

    Merel

    London

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently good and innovative cuisine
  27. SM

    SamM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great food and service! Great atmosphere for a Sunday evening!
  28. KI

    KirstyI

    London

    24 reviews

    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    £80 for two disappointing roasts. Tough beef, bland undercooked veg, roast potatoes that spent 1 second in the oven (see pale potato in photo) and watery flavourless gravy. Sourdough with smoked butter just tasted like coal bread. Prawn croquettes were nice and so was the lamb. Staff were lovely. Hence the 2 stars.
  29. MT

    MmmTasty

    London

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Eating out is difficult for me at the moment as I currently have to follow a medically-restricted diet. However, the Garrison were very understanding of my challenge, helping me identify which dishes were a possibility, and then tweaking them (eg: removing certain ingredients) in order to work for me. I could then relax and eat "normally" without fear of reacting. Despite the minor tweaks, the meal was delicious and the whole experience was very relaxed. My condition also makes me noise-sensitive - pleased to report that there was enough noise for an atmosphere, but not to unsettle me. Many thanks to the staff for their kindness! :-)
  30. AM

    AnnMarie

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I have been to the Garrison several times and have always really enjoyed it. This time, however, I do feel like the meal was not very good value for money. The portions for the main meal were tasty, but very small. We ordered several small sharing plates to share, but even so they were very small given the price tag. The desserts were a good size. Unfortunately we all left rather hungry.
  31. BL

    BelindaL

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab food, lovely atmosphere and friendly, unobtrusive service
  32. l

    lucy

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Been going to this restaurant for a decade and it is not the same innovative gastropub it used to be. Looks like the menu now tends a bit more towards haute cuisine but not sure this is the soul of this place. Remains a nice spot on Bermondsey Str though
  33. F

    Fab43

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, really lovely staff, there were 5 of us for lunch and i would have been happy to eat any of my friends dishes. Will definitely go back.
  34. JM

    JMAtl

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    One of the worst experiences in London. Service was slow and the food was a huge disappointment. Will not go again.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greece

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new menu is delicious and interesting. Special thanks to Lucy - she has made us feel very welcome, complete professional and it is such dedicated people that want you to come back again and again.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience4
    The food is delicious and service lovely (although slightly pushing you to drink and eat). Main problem is the portions are ridiculous for the price you pay. We ended up cutting it short and left hungry for more elsewhere, got dessert in another restaurant where plates were a bit fuller
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    I realised liked this place but the change in the menu for sharing platters is not a good move in its current form. The sharing portions are not shareable as they are tiny and it’s extremely pricey. Service and ambience were really good
  38. F

    Foxnhoundsfrisbee

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    It was hard to make a food selection that was not fish. An impressive array of fish choices, but awkward for those who would not have chosen a fish restaurant. One was left with an array of unsatisfying small plates. The service was attentive. The wine good! The music a disco vibe! Pricey.
  39. A

    Ashk

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and drinks, the server with the pink hair was absolutely lovely!
  40. RS

    RebeccaS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The roast was amazing. Starters were fun but perhaps slightly overpriced - prawn croquettes were lovely! Overall we had a lovely experience and would definitely recommend.

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Garrison is rated 4.3 stars by 1804 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for The Garrison

99-101 Bermondsey Street, London, SE13XB

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    London Bridge

  • Neighborhood

    Bermondsey

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Modern European

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking available after 6:30pm and all day Sunday.

  • Public transit

    A 10 min walk from London Bridge and Borough overground and tube stations, as well as bus routes 381, 42, 78, 188, 1, 47, C10.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gavin Gordon

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7089 9355

  • Private party facilities

    The Garrison is a restaurant serving lunch and dinner to their friendly neighbours and nearby businesses. The rustic modern British menu and casual atmosphere makes for the perfect place for a get-together – either for up to 30 for dinner in the Cinema Room, or at the Kitchen Table for 10

  • Private party contact

    Magda Pawlinska: 020 7089 9355

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