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The Rooftop Cafe

Cafés   0.03 miles from Old Operating Theatre 69 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A winningly short menu, solid cooking and charming service await you at this hidden gem — if you can find it, says Rosamund Urwin Published: 25 April 2013 Locals have already started... — Evening Standard

Admittedly, just getting here is half the fun – there’s a sense of achievement once you’ve successfully navigated entry-phone, lift and winding stairs and corridors. But what you find at... — Time Out

Next to The Shard. Fantastic views. — Not For Tourists

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Lobos

  0.05 miles from Old Operating Theatre 66 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A dimly lit, decidedly compact tapas bar under the railway arches - sit upstairs to enjoy the theatre of the open kitchen. Go for one of the speciality meat dishes like the leg of... — Michelin Guide

I’m genuinely about to scarper. If it weren’t for the pal being on the tube, and therefore unable to see my panicked texts shrieking, “We need to go somewhere else fast&=&!, you wouldn’t... — The Guardian

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Padella

  0.05 miles from Old Operating Theatre 66 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

When Tim Siadatan and Jordan Frieda opened Trullo back in 2010, the restaurant was part of a new breed of London Italian that traded in simplicity and superior ingredients over nostalgia... — Wallpaper

This lively little sister to Trullo offers a short, seasonal menu where hand-rolled pasta is the star of the show. — Michelin Guide

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Rabot 1745

  0.06 miles from Old Operating Theatre 68 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Want something different? How about cocoa cuisine? Rabot 1745 is from the owners of Hotel Chocolat and is named after their estate in St Lucia. — Michelin Guide

Restaurant and bar overlooking Borough Market. — Time Out

Occasionally I'm moved smugly to suspect that I've seen it all. And then something keels up to remind me that I ain't seen nothing yet. This new arrival, tacked on to Borough Market,... — The Guardian

Lined with wood panels from trees brought down by hurricanes, Rabot 1745, labelled 'Britain's first gourmet chocolate restaurant', is an inventive fusion of Caribbean and British tastes.... — Lonely Planet

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Hutong

Chinese   0.08 miles from Old Operating Theatre 75 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Hutong is the London outpost of a revered restaurant of the same name in Hong Kong. — The Guardian

The original Hutong in Hong Kong is a glitzy, high-end Chinese restaurant with magnificent views, mainly patronised by expats and tourists. — Time Out

There aren’t many buildings taller than The Shard. In fact, at a whopping 310 meters high, Renzo Piano’s glass spike rises above London as the tallest building in Europe, and 33 floors up... — Wallpaper

Stupendous floor-to-ceiling views of St Paul's, Tower Bridge, and The City from the 33rd floor of The Shard intensify the excellence of the high-end northern Chinese cuisine at this restaurant. — Fodor's

Grace loathes the Shard, but actually likes its new Chinese restaurant. — Evening Standard

Fish!

Seafood   0.08 miles from Old Operating Theatre 71 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

On weekday lunchtimes, this swanky glass pavilion overlooking Southwark Cathedral and Borough Market is full of suits and well-heeled tourists. — Time Out

Great fish. Simple. Let it have its exclamation mark. — Not For Tourists

As steakhouses used to in the past, fish! takes a straightforward approach to serving its chosen protein. The menu, which doubles as a disposable place mat, is little more than a... — Gayot

Occupying a prime location in London’s foodie mecca, Borough Market, this restaurant prepares fine ingredients bought directly from the suppliers on the market floor. — DK Eyewitness

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Tapas Brindisa London Bridge

  0.08 miles from Old Operating Theatre 70 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The owners spent years importing Spanish produce so it was no surprise that their restaurant on the edge of Borough Market took off immediately. It not only provided the blueprint for... — Michelin Guide

The "excellent ingredients" "shine" at this "effortlessly spot-on" Spanish tapas chainlet. — Zagat

Expect all the tapas classics (ranging from $7 to $13), but highlights include deep-fried Monte Enebro goat cheese with orange blossom honey, and grilled LeÌ_n chorizo on toast with piquillo pepper. — Concierge

Brindisa attracts a well-heeled, foodie crowd who know good tapas when they taste it. No bookings are accepted, so come early if you want to bag an outside table on market days. — Lonely Planet

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Applebee's Fish

  0.09 miles from Old Operating Theatre 68 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Excellent fishmonger with a cafe-restaurant attached: all manner of fresher-than-fresh fish and shellfish dishes feature on the ever-changing chalkboard. — Lonely Planet

This Borough Market stalwart, with a wet-fish counter at the front and a long narrow dining space behind, is a lively and convivial spot for some reliable fishy fare. — Time Out

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Aqua Shard

  0.1 miles from Old Operating Theatre 71 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Budgeters opt for the set-price lunch menu which, like the rest of the offering, transforms traditional ingredients into innovative dishes such as green pea custard, tea jelly and confit salmon. — Zagat

It's a night designed to impress. Tell the dark-suited man guarding the elevator you have reservations. You've timed it all perfectly. As you step out onto the 31st floor, the sun is... — Afar Magazine

Aqua Shard offers views over London from the 31st floor of Europe's highest building, and an interior done in a purple and grey color scheme with comfortable banquettes covered with... — Gayot

Aqua Shard is in two parts: a smart, fine-dining, expense-account venue with magnificent views, and an attached cocktail bar with equally fabulous views, reviewed here. Aqua Shard is... — Time Out

The Shard's most accessible restaurant covers all bases by serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. If you don't mind queuing, you can even come just for a drink. The... — Michelin Guide

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Oblix

International   0.11 miles from Old Operating Theatre 74 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

There's no doubt Oblix will be a massive hit with diners – in here or in the adjoining live-music-and-cocktails bar – able to look down on London's dazzling Nighttown. — Independent

Slotted into the 32nd floor of the striking 72-story tower, and looking directly down on London Bridge, patrons can also gawk at the London Eye. — BlackBook

The menu is lengthy with many of the starters salad-based alongside dishes like soft shell crab, kimchi and daikon as well as crab cakes, smoked salmon, steak tartare and ceviche. — Gayot

From certain angles and in certain places, London can look and feel less and less like London every day. Especially, and ironically, when you see the city spread out before you while... — Wallpaper

Dark, lava stone-clad corridors on the 32nd floor of The Shard lead to this glass-wrapped space serving New York-style rotisserie and grilled food. — Zagat

Wheatsheaf

  0.11 miles from Old Operating Theatre 66 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

An inexpensive menu inspired by London street food is backed by a serious selection of craft beers, ales, ciders and wines. — Zagat

Substantial stone inn overlooking the village green. The extensive dinner menu offers ambitious dishes; specials feature seafood from Eyemouth, and meat comes from the surrounding border... — Michelin Guide

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The Market Porter

  0.12 miles from Old Operating Theatre 68 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Handsome semicircular pub by Borough Market, with an interesting range of real ales and decent food. — Rough Guide

Most tourists notice it because it faces the gastronomic mayhem of Borough Market, but in fact it’s a lovely old timber-beamed boozer to drink in any time of the week. In fact, more times... — Frommer's

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Arabica Bar & Kitchen

  0.12 miles from Old Operating Theatre 73 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Fresh, fun, game-upping Middle Eastern cuisine. — Not For Tourists

The owner-chef once sold mezze in Borough Market so it's no surprise he opened his Levantine-inspired restaurant under a railway arch here. This fun, cavernous place serves sharing plates... — Michelin Guide

Pan–Middle Eastern cuisine is a well-rehearsed classic these days, but Arabica Bar & Kitchen has managed to bring something fresh to its table: the decor is contemporary and bright, the... — Lonely Planet

With its fashionable buzz and lively energy, there’s no other Levantine restaurant in London quite like Arabica. — Time Out

What started as a Levantine-focussed caterer selling off a trestle table in Borough Market is now this buzzy, informal eatery with an open kitchen and clay oven prepping Middle Eastern... — Zagat

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Roast

International   0.12 miles from Old Operating Theatre 80 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

As the hordes of Borough Marketeers stuff their faces while standing up, above them in the elegant mezzanine Floral Hall is the more refined eating option. — Time Out

"A little tour" of Borough Market "prepares your stomach" for the "consistently high-quality" British fare served at this "beautiful" glass-walled, all-day venue. — Zagat

The grand Victorian Borough Market is the place to find much of the best meat, fish, and fresh produce in London, and Roast. — DK Eyewitness

Meat, glorious meat. High-end food. Fab location. — Not For Tourists

Hidden in the arched ceiling above Borough Market's Floral Hall, Roast is a pure-bred British restaurant overlooking this foodie paradise. — Lonely Planet

Elliot's Cafe

  0.13 miles from Old Operating Theatre 69 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Rumoured by some to serve London's best burgers. — Not For Tourists

If you want to satisfy the powerful Pavlovian pangs induced by the bounty on display in Borough Market then head for Elliot's Cafe. This unpretentious spot sources its ingredients... — Michelin Guide

Light and airy, with stripped brick walls and a contemporary feel, Elliot’s is a busy little spot full of tourists, dates and business people; in the evenings it can get noisy. — Time Out

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Feng Sushi

Japanese   0.13 miles from Old Operating Theatre 66 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The best sushi in London and available to takeaway. Dangerous!. — Not For Tourists

Serving sustainably sourced fish and regular seasonal menus, Feng Sushi takes its ethical/eco responsibilities seriously. — Time Out

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Wright Brothers Oyster & Porter House

Seafood   0.14 miles from Old Operating Theatre 74 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Wright Brothers is very much an eat-and-run sort of place, with all seating at high-backed stools, and efficient waitresses operating at speed despite the cramped conditions. — Time Out

Tastebuds say no, but libido says YES. — Not For Tourists

"Jostle at the bar for a plate of oysters" and other "seafood delights" at this "fish-lover's paradise" next to Borough Market. — Zagat

It looks the proper Victorian part for an oyster and porter house, with a long oyster bar, high tables and the days offerings chalked up on big blackboards. — Gayot

The best British bivalves paired with superb wines and ales make Wright Brothers Oyster & Porter House one of the most celebrated seafood spots in London. — Travel + Leisure

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Vivat Bacchus London Bridge

  0.16 miles from Old Operating Theatre 65 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The owners have sensibly avoided the temptation to tamper with a winning formula and so their second branch closely follows the style of the original in The City. That means a packed wine... — Michelin Guide

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The Breakfast Club

  0.17 miles from Old Operating Theatre 66 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Not just breakfast, not a club. But just so gooood. — Not For Tourists

A scowling Judd Nelson may not be in the queue out front, but this fun and friendly original branch of The Breakfast Club has been successfully frying up for over a decade. Full/half... — Lonely Planet

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Champor-Champor

Thai   0.22 miles from Old Operating Theatre 71 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Champor-Champor has been on Time Out’s radar long before this stretch of the South Bank became trendy. With the Shard springing up nearby, it’s no longer off the beaten path, yet still... — Time Out

“Flavourful” fusion cuisine is “masterfully prepared” at this “intimate”, somewhat “expensive” Malaysian in Tower Bridge which has a “quirky, eclectic” interior decorated with souvenirs... — Zagat

Jaw-droppingly inspired high-end Malaysian cuisine. Totally impressive. — Not For Tourists

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