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Leon - Bankside

#4,433 of 17,948 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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7 Canvey Street | The Blue Fin Building, London SE1 9AN, England
+44 20 7620 0035
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Found this by chance when looking for something vaguely healthy for supper whilst working away from home. Excellent salad and falafel well presented in a box to take away and speedy service

Thank Solitair
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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276 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Borough market on a Sunday afternoon but the queues were of a stupid order. A poster in the window of Leon advertising the unusual combination of Lamb Rhubarb and Chickpea sounds like a good idea. As it turned out if was excellent. Not a lot of lamb, hardly any but it tasted good

Thank figsbury
Greater London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking for a fast fresh pick me up... Leon is always a safe bet. There is a variety of filled muffins in the morning as well as heartier choices throughout the day. I find some of the recipes a bit lacking in seasoning but the ingredients are always fresh. For a quick protein energy boost the small sliced... More 

Thank Perfectly_Sorted
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62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Visited for breakfast on a Monday morning. The outside belies its large, spacious and comfortable interior. I ordered porridge with blueberries and honey. Very tasty and plenty of it. Minted water in jugs to help yourself. Good value breakfast for £2.50 all in.

Thank Thrushwood
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We popped into here, while stopping near by, so glad we did, we recognised the name as we have some of the cook books. I had a wrap and my husband had a box meal, very nice and tasty and we really enjoyed what we had, would love for a leon to come to Nottingham city if possible.

Thank mummy2abigail
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

It was rainy, my phone was on on 11% and I'd walked all the way from Kings Cross, and I couldn't have ended up somewhere more perfect. I had a Leon Goni and it was truly delicious, warming and wondrously flavoursome! Fast and friendly service, filling and fulfilling food! Been before, will go again, no doubt!

Thank Peterdarling
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here during the week, it was quite busy but we found a table downstairs. We really enjoyed our food, the chicken was very succulent and tasty. The service was excellent, the lady who served us was very friendly and happy,

Thank Kalee36
London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

It's about the Leon at London Bridge...a cafeteria so strategically located and a boon to fellow train travellers ......who would welcome anything from a hot drink to a hot soup and a hot box....anything to stop the shivers of the biting cold out there on the train platforms!! Servers were friendly and 'fast' to the point...there's a wide selection of... More 

Thank wildeastern
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Healthy fast food. I had sweet potato and okra curry and brown rice. My son had meatballs and rice and salad. Food tasty but not very warm. Also selection of sweet options. Muesli bar, pistachio and sweet potato biscuit. Smoothies and non alcoholic drinks. Service ok. Good if in a rush.

Thank Bolton20
London, United Kingdom
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283 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Nice place for a coffee and nibble! We came here for a place to wok so Wifi was good and there were also a few sockets.

Thank Tomas G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Fast food, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Canvey Street | The Blue Fin Building, London SE1 9AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southwark
  • Neighbourhood: Southwark
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7620 0035
Naturally Fast Food. What fuels us is the belief that food should taste good and do you good. And that everyone should be able to enjoy it. To do this, we've set about to change the face of fast food.Our food is naturally full of flavour, full of goodness, and from people we know and like. We often cook with seasonal ingredients, olive oil and fresh herbs and spices.Opening times:Monday – Wednesday 8am – 9pmThursday – Friday 8am – 10pmSaturday 12pm – 9pmSunday 11am – 6pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighbourhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
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