The Best places to eat lunch in Borough
Working in Borough means you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to lunchtime eating. Whether it’s a chorizo on sourdough toast at Brindesa Tapas or a sweet treat from Bread Ahead – we’re here to help you navigate the variety on offer in Borough.
Offering lunch Monday-Friday from 12-3pm, Elliot’s serves up delicious sharing plates as well as heartier lunch time dishes. Their menu builds on the traditions of the market by working closely with market traders, which means all ingredients are fresh and seasonal. From the sharing plates, try the saffron artichokes, fennel, chickpeas & Ticklemore – you won’t be disappointed.
When it comes to pasta, it’s hard to beat Padella’s famed Pici cacio & pepe (a traditional pasta dish from the heart of Tuscany made with just 3 key ingredients – pepper, pecorino and pasta). If you are torn between a few options on the menu then definitely order a few dishes – servings are small so there’s no need to feel guilty about ordering more than one.
Sometimes you just need to treat yourself. Luckily Wright Brothers Oyster and Porter Bar is open for lunch. It might not be an everyday place to eat out, if you’re concerned about your wallet that is, but definitely a place to make the most of once in the while if you work in the area. Order the fish soup at £8.90 or go all out and try the Beef, Guinness and oyster pie at £19.20.
Brindisa celebrates real, artisan Spanish food. Its tapas dishes are ideal for lunchtime, especially when you’re feeling indecisive. There are seasonal offers as well as house staples. Our favourites include Arroz Negro (black rice, crispy squid, alioli) and Chorizo de Leon (Leon chorizo, piquillo peppers, rocket, sourdough toast).
Arabica brings a mezze feast to Borough’s locals. Serving a mix of Lebanese, Morroccan, Syrian, Egyptian and Turkish dishes. With 9 dips on the lunch menu alone, it would hard to get bored of Arabica. From the clay oven you can get wonderful flatbreads that are perfect for lunch. For a healthier option, try the tabouleh or the coal roasted aubergine.
How could we talk about food in Borough without mentioning The Ginger Pip? The hot, buttery sausage rolls are ideal for lunch on the go and frankly too good to pass up. You’ll also be able to stock up on pates, terrines, preserves and pickles for when you make a packed lunch.
Looking for an after lunch sweet treat? There’s nowhere better than Bread Ahead. As well as offering an array of favour baked goods, it’s their legendary sugary doughnuts that sell out fast.
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