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The Brigade

139 Tooley Street, London SE1 2HZ, England
+44 20 7089 9444
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oxtail burger” (12 reviews)
“fish and chips” (24 reviews)
“bread” (23 reviews)
07:30 - 23:00 Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
139 Tooley Street, London SE1 2HZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in here around 5pm for a meal which was to serve as lunch and dinner, having just dropped our bags at the Premier Inn Tower Bridge and heading for The Bridge Theatre. We were greeted warmly and given a choice of table as there...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 1 week ago

A delightful restaurant with a social mission - training unemployed young people for a profession. The food is excellent (try the aubergine lasagne!) and the service attentive, courteous and prompt. Very reasonably priced and located close to London Bridge.

Thank RLS58
Reviewed 23 May 2018

I have been here fior events and drinks in teh past and have had a lot of people tell me how good it is - also that it is a social enterprise I had a business lunch today. A regular menu that looked good and...More

Thank Uday T
TheBrigade, Manager at The Brigade, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Hi Uday, Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review. We are sorry to hear that your experience with us was not as expected. We certainly take all your comments into considering and will work to improve on the mentioned points. All...More

Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Came here for a business dinner and thoroughly enjoyed it. Tasty, original and well-balanced food in a welcoming and cool atmosphere. Great spot for a drink in the bar too.

Thank Kirstiekirst40
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Had a beer outside, nice place, excellent friendly staff, and the beer tasted extra good when this restaurant works for a good cause

Thank Runar N
TheBrigade, Manager at The Brigade, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Hi there!! Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed our selection of beers. We look forward for your return visit. many thanks.

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We had an evening meal here with our children. The staff were very efficient and super friendly. The menu offered a good selection of meals. The food was very well prepared, presented and delicious. Appreciated even by tired and “hangry” children! The restaurant is adjacent...More

Thank Angliskai
TheBrigade, Manager at The Brigade, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thank you very much for taking this time to right this review, We are glad you enjoyed our food. In fact we have just launched a brand new menu so why not come on back and try our new dishes. We aim to give a...More

Reviewed 5 April 2018

Would I go again? Absolutely So firstly the food here is amazing. I had the fish and chip and the fish melted in your mouth and the batter so simply perfect. My friend had the calves liver and again was cooked perfectly. As for the...More

Thank Marc S
TheBrigade, Manager at The Brigade, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Hi there, thank you so much for your kind review. We strive to give the best service and a high standard of food, to make your experience enjoyable and relaxing. We have been open 6 years now and have had 130 apprentices go through our...More

Reviewed 31 March 2018

This was probably the first restaurant I tried when I came to live at Tower Bridge. Its a lively bar with a good sit down proper restaurant on the side. A couple of quirky private rooms as well. All the food is cooked right in...More

Thank John D
TheBrigade, Manager at The Brigade, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi John, Thank you so much for this brilliant review - much appreciated! We are happy to see you also know what we are all about and our social purpose - it's important for us that our message gets out there so we can help...More

Reviewed 27 February 2018

Called in here after trying a few other places along the street which didn't offer any vegan options for my son. Lovely building, good service and food. We enjoyed olives and bread and a couple of main dishes - a butternut squash risotto and some...More

1  Thank Gillian M
TheBrigade, Manager at The Brigade, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Hi Gillian, Thank you for taking the time to give us some feed back - it's great to see you enjoyed the experience in Brigade. We certainly hope to see you soon again! Hope the theater was a success too! All the best!

Reviewed 25 February 2018

First time been here, Heard great things and wasn't disappointed. Lunch time meals about £8 each and had a superb nicoise salad and my friend had excellent fish and chips. Great service and they help get people in to work too. Highly recommended.

Thank LondonFet
TheBrigade, Manager at The Brigade, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Hi there, Thank you very much for your feed back! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time in Brigade and we do hope to see you soon again! All the best!

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Response from MarcusJM | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$85
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
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 20 7089 9444
  • E-mail
Tasty drinks, delicious British inspired food & a training kitchen which helps the homeless develop skills and motivation to find employment through an apprenticeship program. If you are looking a unique venue, look no further - Brigade has something for all. With an all-day food and drink offer, this venue is the perfect spot for a quick breakfast meeting, a casual lunch, an afternoon tea, dinner or after-work drinks. The versatile space makes it a great alternative for all types of events - small or large - and with a terrace under the sun, you can enjoy your drinks 'al fresco'. Whatever the occasion, they'll have a space. With a variety of private and semi-private rooms, meeting rooms and other bookable spaces, they'll work with you to find the perfect alternative to hold your event. They cater for everything from smaller dinner parties through to corporate events, conferences and exclusive private hires.
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