Turnips with Tomas Lidakevicius, Small Plates

4.7
54 reviews
£41 and over
Continental
Under the historic arches of Borough Market, ‘Turnips With Tomas Lidakevicius’ is the ultimate celebration of quality produce and culinary fine dining in an outdoor setting.

Formerly the executive chef of Jason Atherton’s City Social, Tomas is offering a constantly changing 5-course tasting menu showcasing the exquisite fruit and vegetables sourced by Turnips for their produce concession, alongside a more informal small plates menu.
Stallholders for over thirty years, Turnips; whole ethos is dedicated to sourcing producers who deliver on flavour and Tomas’ interpretation of these ingredients. There is also a carefully curated cocktail offering, which champion the ingredients available.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 54 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Iettam
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Delicious small plates and presentation was great but service was lacking a bit when it got busier. Overall would recommend a visit!

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Meldb
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food, small plates, 5 plates for two would be more than enough. I can’t wait to go back again.

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vipmanuelas
London
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

over priced. small plates are like little entree for 12£ each. difficult to share.
will not come back.

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RMali
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved this restaurant, the service was great (waiters name was Stephen I think) the food was lovely and they even made us cocktails based on what we would like off the cocktail list. It is noisy but in a nice atmospheric way!!

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LouiseG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and impeccable service! Will definitely be going back!

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NinaM
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Love the setting right in the heart of Borough Market. It was athmospheric and warm - food was nice too. We were rushed though and the waitress who topped our glasses as we were on our first bottle of red didn’t do one of them so we ordered another one - we were going to anyway but rushed it because of her mistake. I’ll return .. as it was a different kind of place to eat - and like I said food was very nice.

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goldendoodle
London
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a treat this place is. Delicious, fresh produce cooked simply with magnificent flavour, unique cocktails and fantastic service. A huge thanks to Lou for making my evening. I would not hesitate to return.

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vipJgiraffe
London
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and fabulous service in a vibrant enviroment

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Russ
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the small plates because it means you can sample multiple dishes - you can tell it’s quality seasonal produce because all tasted amazing. Such a great concept and really cool venue if you’re looking for something a bit different. The cocktails were a highlight! Definitely coming again!

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MPBK
London
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food, location and excellent service. Will be coming back!

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KateH
London
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic small plates enjoyed in an atmospheric setting. A real experience.

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Natalie
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Atmosphere was incredible, food and drinks were excellent- can’t wait to go back !

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dine1
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff & amazing food /vino. cosy little corner with wall heaters... so didn’t need my thermals !

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RichardF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Quirky little place with 10 tables at the back of a vegetable stand in the market. Emphasis on veggies and very competent chef. Didn't try the wine today but based on neighbouring tables the selections on offer were appealiung with some local wines on offer which is great to see.

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HBLondon
Dorset
21 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Really great evening with fantastic food (we had 4 little plates and they were all delicious). Very friendly service and a great atmosphere between all the fruit and vegetables! Train noise overhead, but it did not bother us, added to the atmosphere. Found the wine a bit pricey, but first outing since lockdown so we were prepared to splash! Can definitely recommend and will be back.

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ChrisW
London
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best experiences I've had in London in years. The setting is completely unique, and what sets it apart is the quality of food, wine and service you get while sitting in the back of a vegetable stall. Everything feels absolutely first-rate, without the stuffiness you'd come to expect with that level of quality. Service is very friendly and on-point. It feels like a completely hidden gem, that you'd be lucky to experience while it lasts.

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vipRebeccaY
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing amazing food and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Steven was a wonderful waiter and the whole place was incredible

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Anon
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely little restaurant right in the heart of Borough Market. Food was outstanding and the cocktails were great!

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Purple
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

So lovely to be out again! This was like being in a restaurant, and didn’t at all feel like a compromise of being outside. The whole menu felt properly farm to table and the waiters were excellent at explaining the small plates menu. Perfect amount of food, great choice, innovative cooking. Loved it. And they made my birthday special with a complimentary dessert - it’s the little touches! Highly recommend

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JennyM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My first lunch out since lockdown lifted. My friend had not been to Borough Market before. She loved it and the ambience at Turnips. Three plates with hummus and pita bread plus sharing a dessert. Perfect! And good value. Wait staff were excellent. Will definitely return and recommend.

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Maja
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved the food and being surrounded by beautiful produce, a fab night in the market.

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viplizziebuns
London
36 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delightful young waiters who were generous enough to flirt with me and my friend - the food was delicious too!

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HeidiS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Super delicious food. A real treat in the pandemic!

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vipISEat
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We spent a lovely afternoon at Turnips. The service was great, quick and helpful and we loved the food. Yes, the tailtracks above cause some noise but it didn’t bother us in the slightest. They will get a coffee machine soon, too which will be the cherry on top for such a small space. Would definitely recommend!

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BrookeE
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

The food was great and the atmosphere was also great as it was within Borough Market on a nice sunny day. Unfortunately, I had a few issues and of course, this is unlikely to be the same experience for everyone, but...

Upon arrival (after having this table booked for a few weeks), we were greeted in slightly confused manor. After having two people check for our reservation, we were then taken to the inside of the seating area - here, we were stood for a few moments while the waitress looked confused at the table which was obviously meant to be our (it was occupied at the time). She then sat myself and my girlfriend down at a table for 6? whilst disappointed to be sat at such a big table for the two of us, we also noticed that we had been seated under a blaring speaker which we then asked to be turned down.

As we settled down, we were approached by several team members after telling each one we need more time. Then, the main waiter serving us, pulled down his face mask to lean inbetween us and talk to us... this made us feel very uneasy and a little disappointed as it was a first outing since the pandemic. He was a lovely guy, but continued to talk to us multiple times with his face mask down below his chin...

I would love to know the thought process behind the whole experience, as it is a highly recommended restaurant with great reviews, but unfortunately, we just didn't get the same experience...

Lovely food, poor attention to detail and customer care.

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DamianP
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food - an excellent find. Really enjoyed the trip to Turnips. And looking forward to visiting again. Menu was very interesting - and delicious. A great location too.

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bpblackhawk
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was absolutely delicious, would definitely eat again. Felt warm enough thanks to heat lamps, wasn't too busy but tables were quite close together.

Pricey but you can definitely taste the quality.

KG
KatharynG
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Second visit. Delicious food in a quirky atmosphere. Quite unique.

BUT front of house now OTT. Despite booking 2 months in advance tried to seat us on the pavement area - freshly bleached by the stall opposite.

Initial claims that the 'inside' of the restaurant was for fine dining only took several minutes of discussion to overcome. Not good when even the 'small plates' menu is that pricey....

will book fine dining next time to avoid the hassle. Guess that's their grand plan.

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Jake
London
14 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Really cool little place. Fresh produce. Very nice tapas style!

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bethnal
London
21 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Nice atmosphere but pretty cold. Not all outdoor heaters were switched on. Food was OK, no real standout dishes however from the small plates meny5

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VictoriaM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food from fresh produce, the small plates gave us an opportunity to try lots of dishes!

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vipLondongirl
London
21 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, simple and delicious food beautifully presented. Staff couldn’t be lovelier!

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LewisM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Great food, nice and warm location. Difficult to get hold of a waiter.

DB
DaveB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Wine extortionate. Food not bad.
Noise levels high due to location, but bearable.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really wonderful little hiding place in Borough Market. Food was wonderful and the service smashing. Great to be amongst the hustle and bustle of the market but also hidden away!

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vipThecritic
London
81 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Such a lovely experience- the staff were warm and attentive. Despite there being a lot of tables, we were not close to anyone else. The food is amazing- truly fine dining tapas and their signature cocktails are OK but I preferred the classic ones.

TN
TaraN
London
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an absolute gem! Such interesting and tasty dishes. The restaurant is at the back of the turnips stall, excellent produce and perfect setting with heaters, blankets and seat warmers.

We had the perfect afternoon here and would highly recommend a visit.

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Gioc
London
14 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

We had to eat outdoors, but the few hanging heaters were not enough to keep us warm in such a drafts place, we ended up feeling freezing cold, especially as it took nearly one and a half hour to get our food. Very disjointed service, took forever to even get water and over an hour to get grilled bread. Friendly staff, but terrible kitchen service. Rickety table, uncomfortable chairs, tables too close together to meet with Covid regulation. The trains going past above our heads were deafening.
Won’t go again.

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PaulH
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we were a table of 5 sitting outside in the Borough market. Lots happening. We ordered some bread starters and one each of the seven small plates to share. All superb as was the chocolate sweets. Clean loos. Top place all round.

FAQs

Turnips with Tomas Lidakevicius, Small Plates is rated 4.7 stars by 54 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.