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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

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

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

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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 →

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

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

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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 →

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

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

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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 →

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

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

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

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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 →

Hong Kong's Hutong now has a sister restaurant on level 33 of The Shard. — Gayot

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

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

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

The panoramic view from this Chinese spot on the 33rd floor of the Shard (Europe's tallest building) isn't the only thing demanding attention – the decor is equally eye-catching. — Zagat

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 →

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

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

fish! Restaurant Review: 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... — Gayot

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

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

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

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.com

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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 →

Tempted by the seafood bounty of Borough Market? Then head for this excellent fishmonger with a cafe-restaurant attached: all manner of fresher-than-fresh fish and shellfish dishes are on... — 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 →

Aqua Shard Restaurant Review: 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... — Gayot

Whether you're settled on one of the main dining room's Liberty print banquettes or sipping a signature gin and tea cocktail at the impressive treble-height bar, the panoramic views from... — Zagat

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

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

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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 →

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

Oblix is expensive and showy, and has a Dubai-style blandness to it. — Time Out

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

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

A New York grill restaurant on the 32nd floor of The Shard; window tables for two are highly prized. Meats and fish from the rotisserie, grill and Josper oven are the stars of the show;... — Michelin Guide

Wheatsheaf

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

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

After a three-year shuttering, one of Borough Market’s iconic old boozers is resurrected with a fresh look at this Young’s-owned pub that marries its wood-paneled Victorian roots with... — Zagat

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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 →

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

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

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

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

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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 →

"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

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

It's always busy here and the young team are a friendly bunch, although they can sometimes appear to be a man clown. — Michelin Guide

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

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 →

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

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

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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 →

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

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

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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 →

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

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

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

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

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

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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 →

“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

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

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