Discover Borough: The Vibrant Food Scene

Borough is a fast-growing and very creative neighbourhood with so much to explore. As Uncommon is situated in the heart of the city, everything is practically outside of your doorstep – including the beloved Bermondsey High Street and Borough Market. It’s an area known for it’s vast food scene; it would be impossible to squeeze all of Uncommon’s favourites here.

Above all, what’s great about Borough is that you’ll probably come across your new favourite eatery without any research beforehand. Whatever you find, it surely won’t disappoint and you’ll be left wanting more.

Why not go ahead and grab a delicious takeaway meal and head over to the Bridge to enjoy the sunshine? Or you could eat indoors and enjoy the unique ambience each place has to offer.

You can make a full day out of it by enjoying the Uncommon Borough space to work flexibly and lounge after a hearty lunch.

Mercato Metropolitano

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Mercato Metropolitano is located in Elephant and Castle and brings you over 50 vendors of diverse food from different countries, cultures and traditions to the city. They also have the Marketplace with a variety of locally-sourced and natural ingredients. You’ll be sure to find a dish to suit your taste buds from all around the world; Italy, Japan, Germany, Argentina and much more – take your pick.

They’re also home to various community projects and a movement of everything that is natural and sustainable, ensuring access to nutritious and adequate food for everyone.

Why not join the movement (and also try delicious food)?

Flor London


Flor is a sister brand to Lyle’s – a Michelin star restaurant offering high quality and seasonal British cuisine. Flor has a different twist; it’ll soon become your new favourite go-to spot for an aromatic coffee and crispy fresh pastry from their acclaimed bakery.

It also turns into a wine bar and restaurant with small plate offerings, taking inspiration from French Buvettes and Spanish Pintxos. They refresh their menu daily and the versatility will have you eager to pop down again.

Stoney Street by 26 Grains

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Stoney Street is the second restaurant following 26 Grains. You’ll find an array of seasonal tarts and pastries (expect many forms of grains). Their philosophy is that the food should always be sourced at the highest quality, paired in a simple manner with a select few complimentary ingredients and cooked in season.

The inside is calming and charming; the perfect environment to wind down with a cup of coffee and a fresh cake or breakfast focaccia if that takes your fancy. Sit outside on your lunch break under the sun with views of the vibrant market as you enjoy a fresh herb salad, or saffron risotto.

Free From Bakehouse

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Free From Bakehouse is an award winning artisan producer that specialises in scrumptious gluten free/wheat free baked goods. Most of their products are also dairy, sugar and egg free. They’re hand crafted in small batches using high quality ingredients and even seasonal fruit and vegetables can be used to compliment a certain recipe.

As well as being at Borough Market, you’ll also find them stocked at food halls and cafes across London such as Whole Foods Market and Fortnum and Mason.

If your sugar cravings kick in, then a red velvet cupcake or chocolate blondie bite may be just what you need.


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Arabica is a modern twist on the Middle-Eastern tradition. Everybody loves a good mezze that brings us all warmly around the table for a feast. You’ll find that the menu draws inspiration from Jordan, Lebanon, Istanbul, Beirut, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

It’s situated in the heart of Borough Market with an atmospheric feel that’ll lift your spirit instantly when you step inside. Their aromatic and colourful menu ranges from fresh mezze, flatbreads, small plates with veggie/vegan options and so much more to explore and tuck into.

Our members love the feel of our Borough Space. It’s innovative, fun and the  vibrant café lounge is the ideal place to both relax and make new connections. Not to mention, the rooftop is perfect for lunch, after work drinks or to hire your own events. Why not come and see for yourself?

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