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Brigade, The Fire Station

139 Tooley Street, Bermondsey, London SE1 2HZ, England
0844 346 1225
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Ranked #993 of 17,940 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $35
Cuisines: British, Bistro
Neighborhood:
Southwark
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Brigade Bar and Restaurant is setting the London restaurant scene on fire. Located in the old fire station, built following 1861’s famous Tooley Street Fire and leading to the creation of the first London fire brigades, The Brigade Bar and Restaurant is concerned not just with eating but with bringing people together to build a community enjoying new experiences together. While The Brigade, along with the Beyond Food Foundation, offers catering apprenticeships to the vulnerable, cookery courses, cookery schools for the keen and private dining for the VIP-minded, the centre of this fantastic venue is definitely the bar and restaurant. A sensory experience, guests are met with the aromas of tempting fresh cooking on arrival, the gentle buzz of conversation and attractive, modern surroundings creating a relaxed feel. Combining sophistication and rusticity, The Brigade’s menu focuses on good produce and traditional British cookery, a handful of classics and sharers adding to the mix. Drinks meanwhile are as well thought out as food, with clever cocktails, niche wines and micro-brewery beers making up an intriguing list.
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

What an amazing place! The attention to detail was second to none. The place has a creative décor encompassing the history of an old fire station with the freshness of a buzzing culinary hub. Our waiter was with us from the moment we entered, with a wheelchair, until he saw us out through the door. The food was exquisite, bursting... More 

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14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

They serve delicious ox tail burgers that they prepare in front of the bar. Very rich taste and the sides (potatoes and a house red sauce) are good "allies" for a mouth- watering result. I would say that it is a bit expensive. Moreover the chef was very friendly to us, he showed us around the kitchen, explained to us... More 

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Sunbury on Thames
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I dined with 7 others (& a baby) in one of their private rooms. We had booked for 5.30pm and arrived a little early; there was some confusion between staff as to whether they opened at 5.30pm or 6pm! We returned at about 5.45 and were shown straight to the room - on the ground floor at the front of... More 

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Gatwick, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We only stopped in here for cocktails en route to dinner elsewhere but the servers were lovely and really enthusiastic and they were knowledgeable about cocktails which meant you got the drink you really wanted.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We came here for lunch after we found it on the Taste Card app and we're pleasantly surprised by the high quality of the food. The food is actually a lot more high end than the bistro itself looks - which is great. We had a starter and a main each and could barely move afterwards. Very generous portions and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

While the general concept is good I am not happy to be ripped off. I have been there twice and been very disappointed. The portions are very small and I dont know where they come up with their prices. 1 scallop cut in half with some jus £11pp.....

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A nice but very busy in the evenings for drinks - snacks and nibbles are nice when they eventually arrive, but service is very slow and portion sizes for nibbles are too small for the price. The food is fine, but nothing worth shouting about for the price.

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London, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Really knowledgeable staff who knew about the food and wine they were serving. Lovely dinner and great value with Shard two for one offer. We were treated to the Chef'slibrary too.

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Odiham, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We were made to feel exceptionally welcome from the moment we walked through the door. The service was excellent, and the staff very attentive. The food was outstanding, a great selection of wines for all pockets, and the partnership with Beyond Food Foundation is an amazing concept.

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Welton
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We arrived around 2:15 to find the place by no means full. A good but not wide choice of dishes was available and we selected the mushroom on toast - very tasty and not too rich or filling. We followed that with the risotto and a special of the day - hake parcel with autumnal veg. Both were fine but... More 

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Address: 139 Tooley Street, Bermondsey, London SE1 2HZ, England
Phone Number: 0844 346 1225
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
Average Prices: USD 14 - 35
Cuisine: British, Bistro

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