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Brigade Bar & Bistro

139 Tooley Street, London SE1 2HZ, England
+44 844 346 1225
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“oxtail burger” (11 reviews)
“scotch egg” (17 reviews)
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European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
139 Tooley Street, London SE1 2HZ, England
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

Wife and I were strolling between Tower Bridge and London Bridge searching for a wine store. (BTW Whittalls Wine Merchants at the base of London Bridge was very nice) We were standing on the sidewalk perusing the menu when a young man came out and...More

Thank RW0415
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Having walked past here on numerous occasions and having had a drink at the bar, finally got to eat here whilst entertaining clients. I was very pleasantly surprised at the standard of food, which was excellent.

Thank Bano73
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Such a long time ago I been in a amazing comfy place all thanks to the staff always smiling behind the bar and also the fantastics snacks that jhon recommended ! One tip for the team ! Could be less cheap Bcz the quality is...More

Thank Je A
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Initially concerned with the lack of diners, we were seated in a cute little area sectioned off from the main restaurant so it didn't feel so empty. The service was excellent and the food was lovely. It filled up by the time we left. I...More

Thank Vickers03
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We dined here the other evening. The bar area was very busy and noisy. Could hardly access the restaurant. The staff where all friendly and we where given a table by the window and thankfully not near the packed bar. Food was great we had...More

Thank benjamin407
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Had been there a couple of times. Food is generally good and they have a reasonable wine list. Service was excellent as expected. Recommended place to go for a nice dinner for business or with family or friends

Thank Pepeo
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I came here as part of a group of 10 on a Friday night. We met at the bar and had cocktails before eating. Despite there being quite a few bar staff, there was only one who could make cocktails, so when he was on...More

Thank LokiLab
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Prior to going into an important meeting about 15 of us arranged to meet here. The staff were so accommodating and ensured people were immediately served as they arrived over a 45 minute range. The drinks were good (great coffee) and the snacks were also...More

Thank Linda_Laleston
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We visited Brigade as a work related event - we wanted to support the social enterprise which manages the restaurant and we therefore took part in their cook school. Staff in the kitchen are retraining in culinary skills from disadvantaged and challenging backgrounds, and we...More

Thank SandJA_11
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Brigade is an excellent restaurant for a business lunch or dinner. Great value for money, very good service and tasty food. Well worth a visit.

Thank Paul N
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Response from MarcusJM | Reviewed this property |
hi I was a customer who wrote a review. I suggested you contact the restaurateur directly!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$58
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139 Tooley Street, London SE1 2HZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southwark
  • Neighbourhood: Southwark
  • Phone Number: +44 844 346 1225
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The Brigade Bar and Restaurant is setting the London restaurant scene on fire. Located in the old fire station, built following 1861’s famous Tooley Street Fire and leading to the creation of the first London fire brigades, The Brigade Bar and Restaurant is concerned not just with eating but with bringing people together to build a community enjoying new experiences together. While The Brigade, along with the Beyond Food Foundation, offers catering apprenticeships to the vulnerable, cookery courses, cookery schools for the keen and private dining for the VIP-minded, the centre of this fantastic venue is definitely the bar and restaurant. A sensory experience, guests are met with the aromas of tempting fresh cooking on arrival, the gentle buzz of conversation and attractive, modern surroundings creating a relaxed feel. Combining sophistication and rusticity, The Brigade’s menu focuses on good produce and traditional British cookery, a handful of classics and sharers adding to the mix. Drinks meanwhile are as well thought out as food, with clever cocktails, niche wines and micro-brewery beers making up an intriguing list.
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