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Village East

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Milliners House 171-173 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UW, England
+44 20 7357 6082
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Today
08:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 16:00
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Says as much about me as the restaurant, but this is my most favourite restaurant anywhere... whenever I am in London I make sure I just top myself up... it is quintessential London ... it's not perfect but it's just so right... loud, boisterous, working to a local clientele and certain price point - but the food is good, the... More 

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1 Thank PapaMike1973
Tom B, Guest Relations Manager at Village East, responded to this review

Hi Mike, Well, isn't this a review to brighten up a dismal Decemeber day!? Thanks for loving us so much! And to hear that we're your favourite restaurant, that really is like an early unexpected Christmas present. Personally, I love embarassing someone with a sing and a song, so I'm glad that you feel the same! Rumour has it we've... More 

Porto Alegre, RS
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208 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had never been in East Village before and this was a great experience. The restaurant is eclectic, full of people, but with very friendly staff and delicious burgers!

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1 Thank Grizzo2014
Tom B, Receptionist at Village East, responded to this review

Friendly staff...delicious burgers. What more do you need I hear you ask? Well, I've got just thing for you (if you didn't sample it already that is) - our Bone Marrow Burger! Worth braving the November chills for any day of the week. Don't let your first time be your last, in my experience, things can only get better. We... More 

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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Poor service, very slow for a lunchtime if you only have only have an hour, food not the best very basic but very over priced. Staff don't seem to be happy in their work, i will not return.

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Thank Moths2008
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157 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a private room in Village East for a party of 12 for a late Saturday lunch. When we arrived at 2.00 pm, the place was really buzzing and we were glad we had a reservation. Frankly, it was a bit noisy and so we were relieved to be shown through a veritable rabbit warren to our table, where,... More 

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1 Thank Businessfellow
Tom B, Receptionist at Village East, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for taking the time out to write to us! Hearing feedback from our guests is vital to our development and we love to know what you're thinking, even from beyond the rabbit hole. Down at Village East we love our Private Room so I'm glad that you and your party did, too. I shall make sure your feedback... More 

Tel Aviv District, Israel
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had been in East Village with my son for a dinner. the place was full and still we had our table immediately. The people there are very polite , the dishes came to us exactly at the right time and was very good. The sea bas fish was fresh and tasty , the side dish were expellant. We really... More 

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Thank 18Yoram
Management response:

Hi Yoram, Great to hear that both you and your son had such a pleasurable experience with us. We take both politeness and timing very seriously, so I'm glad to hear our efforts are being recognised. With regards to the Sea Bass, I agree, fresh, tasty and hits all the right spots. AND THE SIDES, well, what is a good... More 

Dresden, Germany
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Went for Sunday brunch, they were fully booked, but they still found us a table. The staff were friendly and efficient inspite the stress. The food was great.

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Thank Jennifer B
Management response:

Hi Jennifer, Really glad to hear that you loved our brunch so much. I'm quite the fan, too, but maybe I am biased? Come back soon, our menu deserves further exploration :) Tom More 

Ireland
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Wow, that's all I can say!! Delicious food and the staff were so friendly, accommodating and happy. We didn't have a booking but they managed to fit us in and even moved us to a "booth" style table. When I ordered the wine, our lovely waiter asked me would I like to taste it as it was a very unique... More 

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Thank tangogal8
Tom B, Receptionist at Village East, responded to this review

Hi Tan, WOW! Thanks for loving us so much - it's always great to hear that our hard work is being fondly recognised. I am pleased to hear you got there in the end with regards to wine choice. If only you could have sampled all the wines ay? Well, there's always next time... Personally, I believe a selection of... More 

London, United Kingdom
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390 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Popped in for an early dinner with friends on a Saturday night. Had a drink beforehand in the bar with some snacks and olives and were will looked after sitting amongst some great rustic decor. Browsed at some menus but were then given different ones when we sat down which was a bit annoying. Our waitress was first class throughout.... More 

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1 Thank Peter T
London, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Lovely Bermondsey restaurant. Had a nice breakfast here. The restaurant's interior is rustic, warm and welcoming. The staff were also very friendly and always at hand. The food was decent, tasted great, the presentation could have been better. An enjoyable experience overall.

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Thank wilhelmtear
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, great food and service. It was very busy when we visited (Sunday lunch) the lady at front of house found us a table after a short wait. The staff are really good and polite. We ordered the veggie breakfast and it was really good, with halloumi and quinoa a bit different than a the average veggie breakfast. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$32
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 16:00
Monday
08:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
08:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
08:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
18:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Milliners House 171-173 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UW, England
  • Public Transportation: Village East is conveniently located roughly 10 minutes on foot from the Underground and National Rail services at London Bridge and Borough stations. Bermondsey Street is also frequently served by a multitude of bus routes: C10 (Abbey St); 381 (St Thomas St); 42, 78, 188 (Tower Bridge Rd); 21, 35, 40, 133, 343 (Borough High St).
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southwark
  • Neighbourhood: Southwark
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7357 6082
Description
Village East restaurant in chic south London enclave Bermondsey Street is designed to call to mind a hip East Village establishment in Manhattan. It sprawls through a listed warehouse and glass-fronted apartment building and is decorated in polished concrete, rough wooden pillars, striking curved white chairs, and a wide open kitchen. Sit back and enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine while watching chefs hard at work creating the modern eclectic dishes that make up the Village East menu. In layman���s terms, this means European flavours and techniques are coupled with South East Asian influences, resulting in some intriguing combinations. We had our eye on the seared scallops and caramelised pork belly with carrot puree and teriyaki glaze; and the West Cork beef burger with sauteed foie gras, caramelised onion, jumbo gherkin and chips, but if you���re more in the mood for a steak, or fish and chips, there���s plenty of that on offer too.

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Southwark
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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