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Southwark Taven

#10,776 of 17,934 Restaurants in London
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Bar, British
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Borough High Street, London SE1 1TU, England
+44 20 7403 0257
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Adelaide, Australia
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384 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

It's a bit of a rough old spot really, and it smells bad enough that I wouldn't come in earlier in the day, but it's a handy spot for late night drinks.

Thank hogiebear33
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This place deserves to be in the top 100 places to eat in London solely for the fish and chips Proper milky flaky fish & real chips a credit to the chef

Thank Fattattoedman
Melbourne, Australia
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95 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

We enjoyed a delicious dinner here on our first night in London. Located opposite Borough market. Just be aware that children are not allowed in on a Friday night.

Thank luvabreak
Level Contributor
38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Whilst staying in LSE bankside, me and my colleagues came here or a birthday. The interior is very nice and the seating down stairs is also a nice place to be. Great range of beers

Thank James K
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

If you'd like a really disappointing meal, albeit for next-to-no-money, come here. I can't imagine how it stays open year after year but every now and then business meetings were held there or nearby and a crowd would end up heading towards it - my heart always sinks as this place just stinks.

Thank SW_EY_UK
London, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014

great service from friendly bar staff and a good range of beers. Food was nice and well prepared with good seasoning and well cooked veg etc. the upstairs bar buzzes and the downstairs bar is really interesting with individual booths this is a really good pub

Thank Lee G
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

On an extremely busy Friday night we dropped in for a quick pub snack. Although the upstairs was packed, the downstairs was relatively quiet and a table was no problem. We both had the Southern Fried Chicken and found it nicely spiced, juicy and obviously cooked from scratch. It came with crisp fries and a crisp, home made slaw. On... More 

1 Thank NickUp
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Great pub with great food, if you can find a place to park it! It's a popular hangout for business folk from 5 until later in the evening. Get there early or you'll be standing in the bar fighting for elbow room. Solid ales on tap, with an ever-changing offer.

Thank Tanuki_highway
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

the down stairs alcoves are fun and its an intimate venue for drinks with friends have only eaten on a Sunday there and it was good.

Thank bu22uk
Southampton, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

The area around Borough Market is rich with pubs of character. This is probably the least inspired of them all. Lacks a decent beer range, and lacks vigor and interest. It is in a noticeable spot, so that attracts customers - and because the other pubs are often over-packed, people might choose to come here. But these are not good... More 

Thank RunningSteve

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borough High Street, London SE1 1TU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southwark
  • Neighbourhood: Southwark
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7403 0257

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighbourhood Profile
Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighbourhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
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