The Garrison

4.3
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1547 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British

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Sunday Lunch
The Garrison Public House is a bustling neighbourhood restaurant at the heart of Bermondsey Street's creative community and just a short skip from the comestible delights of Borough Market. We take full advantage of being an independent restaurant; from our quirky, inimitable interior to our considered wine list and engaging staff, we make sure everything we do is done with The Garrison style. We are open everyday for lunch and dinner and our menu focuses on seasonal produce from our favourite artisan suppliers. Downstairs, our Cinema Room is available for private hire
What 1547 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.2
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
Value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Lovely food but rather expensive for small-ish portions. Service very friendly but I reduced the rating because none of the staff wore face masks. This made it hard to relax and is definitely at odds with other restaurants I’ve visited since lockdown

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EmmaD
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great Sunday Roast! Nice space, tasty food, good location

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jonathanp
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service lovely food nice ambience everything was perfect for relaxed Sunday

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent - food was delicious, service amazing, lovely atmosphere

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Ok experience nothing special

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vipbermondseylunch
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The food and drink were fine, tables were distanced which made us feel relatively comfortable, but the music was SO loud that it made it hard to hear each other and the waiter misunderstood us a few times (brought me a second drink I didn't order instead of ketchup). Waiter also kept getting really close to us because he couldn't hear us, which isn't super comfortable during COVID when the wait staff aren't wearing masks.

I think it would've been a great experience if they'd just lowered the music so they could hear us! Currently wouldn't recommend, but would once things go back to normal.

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vipClaireV
London
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Nice ambiance and staff, but the food was only average and the cocktail I had was a bit disappointing.

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craig
London
14 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food and experience

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Lex198
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Faultless as always and great to be back after lock down.
Cod and lobster pie!
Even sweeter with them keeping the dine in money off deal from Monday to Wednesday.

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Alice
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect for a Sunday roast. One of the nicest roasts I've had in a long time. My friend is veggie and their veggie roast is just as tasty.

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CATLADY
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience4

Booked here for a Roast - I love rare beef but even for me this was a little rare. The main issue was that the meat was so gristly I couldn’t chew one mouthful without spitting it out.
Unfortunately it was the same for all 3 of our party.
The roast potatoes were really hard and tasteless, the veg unimaginative. When you’re paying £20 for a roast you’d expect a lot more.
The sourdough bread was lovely and the staff were wonderful and incredibly nice and helpful.
I’m so sorry to write this but the roast was really bad.
We couldn’t eat any of it and we weren’t charged.
Again, the staff were amazing.
It’s a lovely venue, only the food let it down.

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RaresM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a very good brunch and the staff is very communicative with you. Also, the menu is very flexible so you can mix and match ingredients so almost you will create your own one.

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PatrickH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice food and great service. Brilliant place. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was back within a week, need I say more!

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NigelR
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend and looking forward to another visit soon.

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MelodieH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious roast and lovely wine selection. A bit on the pricey side, but worth it

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NicolaD
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing roast Chicken. Great service 👏 Would definitely visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great buzz, food was excellent (maybe the Yorkies could be little more fluffy) good portions, good wine list, Ollie and his team looked after us very well indeed, great day!!

SB
SuziB
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place great food and drinks would definitely go again! x

JM
JennyM
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Starters particularly delicious. I had the cauliflower and it was brilliant. Inventive menu. Nice wine!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
52 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good quality gastro pub food with a little flair. Lovely ambience too with socially distant seating so it's a little quieter which we liked

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AdrianD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Good food served by friendly staff in a comfortable setting.

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Hector
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Always good food here in a buzzing and lively environment.

JM
vipJeanetteM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The tables were nicely distanced, the service as friendly as ever, and the fish and chips both beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. All in all, a perfect lunch experience and very much looking forward to returning.

MM
MissMonkey
London
27 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a whole seabream and that was super yummy, well seasoned and the fish meat just melts in my mouth. Ohhhh, so good! Compliment to the chefs!

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vipRomaE
London
27 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful and delicious meal. It was wonderful to be back after quite some time. Fantastic service.

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Mariane
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Great food - place was a bit noisy and waiters took time to take our order.

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vipgjgj
London
150 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Greatly enjoyed our Monday night experience at The Garrison. Haven't been there for nigh on 15 years but really decent food and excellent and interested staff.

Drivers can park 200 yards away on the other side of Tower Bridge Road and thus avoid the (deleted) congestion charge.

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JuliaD
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved the vibe. The gravy included with the chicken roast was so transformational it made me want to divorce my significant other, throw my newborn in a river, and begin a new life with the line cook responsible for such a god damn masterpiece. 9/10

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MartinT
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was my first visit to the Garrison. We had the Sunday roast option. It was beautifully cooked with generous portions and service was top notch. I will certainly go again. I think you need to book though as I noticed there were people who hadn't booked waiting for tables to come free.

Martin

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Nice gastropub and good ambience. Food overall good, but wouldn’t recommend the beef Sunday roast. Too fatty and thick cut. Trimmings average as well.

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vipAlanW
London
35 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great sunday roast lunch. A little tight space wise but that's part of the charm.

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Mary
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food and nice atmosphere even in covid. Highly recommend.

MC
MatthewC
London
11 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was awesome, service was OK. Only thing was it was very hot, but we’re in a heatwave so hey!!

JC
JamesClarke
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience4

The Garrison appear to have tailored their menu to the 'Eat Out' scheme.
16 pounds for a dry bowl of macaroni is taking the mickey.
The lamb was lovely, but, again 22 quid for 3 slices.
I won't be back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Bit hot in the corner of the restaurant. Otherwise great

SG
SarahG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous venue on buzzing Bermondsey Street. Been there. Lot and would recommend to one and all. Dealing very well with Covid requirements and felt safe. Go go go!!

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vipFinediners
London
60 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Nice quiet evening, warm and sunny day. We had heritage tomoatoes and melon salad. Two massice ribeye steaks and lamb. Delicious. A bit too much anchovy in the lamb. Strangely fried chips, May have been fried yesterday, but still edible. Reasonable prices for the meat. Service was good. Wine was reasonable by the glass. A tad too much food on the plates as all very full. A drop less salt for the lamb dish would have been adequate, and a tad rare. OVERALL good value with the government discount. Otherwise similar cost for a steak at Hawskmoor.

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furryroadster
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First dinner out during lock down. So really felt comfortable choosing to eat here. Tables well spaced and service great. Only downside is ready menu on Instagram...

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MartineS
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food; wonderful service. Looked after my parents and noticed they might struggle on tall stools and gave them extra attention.

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