Throwing all the way back when my 18-year-old self first arrived in London, London Bridge was the first area I explored. A good friend of mine was living around the area at the time and gave me a little tour then. Not only is it a charming area, but London Bridge food options are also very diverse.
I remember strolling down Borough Market, all fascinated with the food stalls and falling in love with the London charm. So here I am again, revisiting the area, but this time taking you guys together with me on a little food-hopping session around London Bridge!
Disclaimer: the spending money was gifted by Hotels.com, but all views are my own.
In my opinion, Monmouth Coffee serves one of the best coffees around London. It’s simply impossible to resist that alluring smell of coffee as you step into the shop!
We started the day with a cup of latte, which tasted strong, rich and velvety. I’m a coffee person, and I couldn’t ask for a better coffee from Monmouth’s to kick start my day.
If you’re an avid coffee lover, the shop also sells fresh coffee beans and freshly grounded coffee to take home!
Then just a few steps away, we popped over to Arabica Borough Market for some real breakfast.
Switching up from the usual English fry up, I had the Arabica Fry Up. It’s got a bed of fried eggs, topped with Arabica’s house-cured lamb bacon, beef sujuk, roast tomato, mushrooms, and Za’atar bread. The lamb bacon was particularly juicy and flavoursome!
We then washed it all down with a cup of Turkish-style coffee – it isn’t exactly like an intense cup of Turkish coffee, but an aromatically brewed cup of coffee with a spike of green cardamon flavours. It comes along with some delicious Turkish delights.
*All meats, except for the chicken, are halal.
When it comes to London Bridge options, Borough Market is definitely top of the list.
After Arabica, it’s only natural we take a stroll around Borough Market next doors. There’s a reason why Borough Market is being loved so much by both tourists and locals alike. There’s a lot to see in Borough Market. I enjoy checking out some spices and fresh produce, but the main thing I enjoy the most is definitely for its food!
Bread Ahead Bakery
No visit to Borough Market is complete without a visit to Bread Ahead Bakery. Their famous doughnuts alone are a sufficient reason to visit Borough Market. They say their Vanilla Doughnuts are the best-seller, but my personal favourite is Caramel & Honeycomb flavour!
A relatively new addition to Borough Market, Mei Mei has stood out to me by offering the London food scene a range of classic Singaporean dishes. We shared their Kaya Toast, along with a cup of Teh Tarik and Milo.
The Kaya Toast has hit the spot perfectly and pairs perfectly with my Teh Tarik. I couldn’t ask for a better afternoon pick-me-up than this! And if you’re looking for a full meal, they also have dishes like Nasi Lemak and Hainanese Chicken Rice, etc.
*Chicken is halal at Mei Mei.
Nanny Bill’s at Vinegar Yard
Just when you’re starting to feel bored about the never-ending burger joints around London, Nanny Bill’s has stood out from the crowd with some real quality burgers.
They have a spot at Vinegar Yard – a buzzy outdoor venue with music, food & drinks, vintage shops, etc. For food, I’ve got my eyes set on Nanny Bill’s, especially their Dalston Dip burger.
The Dalston Dip Burger is not just your regular burger. In a nutshell, it’s a gourmet double cheeseburger served with a lip-smacking dipping gravy. In addition to burgers, they also do a mean Mac & Cheese Croquette!
*Beef is halal at Nanny Bills
From Vinegar Yard, we took a leisure stroll down Bermondsey Street for Flour & Grape. There’s something very charming about the area, away from the crowds of Borough Market
Flour & Grape has received so much hype in London and is easily one of my favourite pasta spots around town. The Truffle Taglierini is a real winner and must-order. How could one resist a plate of al-dente freshly made pasta with an alluring buttery and truffle aroma?!
While many braces the humongous queue for Padella when in the London Bridge area, I’d highly recommend taking a short walk away for Flour & Grape because it’s pure pasta heaven there with shorter queues!
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