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50 Bermondsey St. Send to Phone
020-7564 2400
Underground: London Bridge
Good lunch spot in a former artists’ canteen in Bermondsey.

Breakfast & Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Fri. & Sun. 11.30am-5pm

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Delfina Restaurant Review

: The space is vast, with its pale wood floor and acres of white walls displaying changing modern art from a nearby gallery. Originally the canteen for the resident artists of the Delfina Studio, it’s now a restaurant open to the public for breakfast and lunch (and Friday dinner). Flavours are robust and delivered with style and panache. Both the cooking and the ingredients, sourced from around Britain, have become ever more ambitious as in confit salmon and asparagus salad with lemon jelly for starters and braised pike with pancetta, fresh peas and broad beans for a main course from a short menu. Chef Richard Simpson is a dab hand with desserts as well. The wine list canters about the world and is reasonably priced with many wines by the glass; service is relaxed, willing and efficient. There’s an informal café serving food from 10am-noon and 3pm-5pm when the more serious restaurant is closed.


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