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#437 of 4,340 British in London
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

Location and contact

Southwark
0.4 miles from Tower of London
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Brigade Bar + Kitchen relaunched in November 2018, offering incredible seasonal produce on our grill and wood oven & a training kitchen which helps the homeless develop skills and motivation to find employment through an apprenticeship program. If you are looking a unique venue, look no further - Brigade has something for all. With an all-day food and drink offer, this venue is the perfect spot for a quick breakfast meeting, a casual lunch, dinner or after-work drinks. The versatile space makes it a great alternative for all types of events - small or large - and with a terrace under the sun, you can enjoy your drinks 'al fresco'. Whatever the occasion, they'll have a space. With a variety of
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $65
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
British
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had dinner at the Brigade yesterday evening after a visit to the Bridge Theatre. I was dining alone and the staff couldn’t have been friendlier. The waitress was kind and attentive, bringing me a delicious (highly recommended ) pork croquette to try as I’d...said a starter would be too much - as I’d normally just pinch a bit of my husband’s. The main of brisket in a bun was full of flavour and fell apart as it was so tender. Fresh, tasty home made slaw, excellent chips (again were helpful when I asked for a half portion ) and a flavourful crispy carrot and charred smokey tasting hispi cabbage side. One of the guys who’d been through their training programme came to talk to me about it - brilliant work they are doing there - and he let me talk his ears off. The waitress came and replaced my untouched affogato desert, unasked, as I’d let it completely melt while I chuntered on - another kind touch. The manager came over to say hi, too, but was more adept at escaping my yakking. Excellent food at a very reasonable price, with a final touch of £10 off the bill as an extended “eat out to help out offer”. Can’t recommend highly enough.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 22, 2020

We had an early dinner taking the benefit of the discount offer during September. The food was delicious, the portions generous, the service friendly and the atmosphere comfortable. We will definitely go back and it's great to know we are supporting such a worthwhile enterprise.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed February 21, 2020

I've been a few times to this place. The food is a bit hit and miss, and the staff are a bit slow. But that's all fine when put in the context of why the restaurant exists. There is a lovely ambient in the evening...and it's clear that loads of people pop in after work for a drink or two!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

For a restaurant with this price point and perceived quality, I was appalled by how poorly my lamb cutlets were prepared. I’m not demanding Frenched-lamb cutlets (although it’d be nice), but I do expect the cutlets not to be overly fat, and with fats not...rendered. I was served two cutlets where there were more fat than meat. The unrendered fat was terrible to eat, with little meat left if fats were removed. Other dishes were okay at best. Positive is that there’s Good selection of quality wine. Ambience was good for business meetingMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

Nice place if a little on the pricey side. I met with two colleagues for a work meeting. We sat in the bar area and had a few bar snacks. Food was tasty, atmosphere was good and staff made people feel welcome.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

We stopped in and were pleasantly surprised. They have an amazing story here. They employ and train homeless people. The food was great! We started with a few appetizers and then we shared the roasted chicken and it came with the best roasted vegetable dish...ever! Dessert was delicious. The bartender made me an amazing old fashioned, I would go back just for that if I could. Support them if you are looking for a good meal and nice atmosphereMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 10, 2020

Whilst the ethics behind this restaurant is amazing, the food on our visit was distinctly lacking, which is a real shame. To start we ordered some sharing dishes, and had the sourdough bread and butter. Whilst it was OK to the taste it wasn't anything...special, the restaurant could see we were a party of four, but served three pieces. Some common sense needed as we would have bought two had we known. As the main course I have the Cornish rump steak, ordered medium with chips. Firstly, the steak, whilst very nice, was undercooked to the point it was more rare. Not a problem for me, as I enjoyed it anyway. However, the chips were more like very large potato wedges and not "chips". Secondly, you get nothing else. It is simply steak and wedges with a small smattering of rocket and somewhere in there apparently was horseradish, but it literally was a sprinkle. For dessert, I opted for the apple & cinnamon crumble with milk ice cream, whilst the plate was hot and the food dessert not bad, it was actually cold in the middle. It wasn't until I got quite far in you would discover this so again, a pretty underwhelming dish. Friends had the coal grilled aubergine, harissa & labneh and another in our party had the smoked chicken, and both were reported again as OK, but nothing special. On the whole, the whole dining experience was pretty underwhelming and sadly I would not recommend as a positive dining experience.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 6, 2020 via mobile

The reason why we went was because of the amazing cause it stands for. Helping people to get that second chance in life. Amazing. The food was tasty but not quiet for what you pay. It might be an off day so I’ll see you...soon. ThanksMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 23, 2020

The Brigade staff were friendly and welcoming, as well as very accommodating. We ordered the wood fired vegetable sharing platter - which was well worth the money! They suggested we swap the side dish (as it was seasonal veg) so we got to pick something...else to try. The food was lovely, a generous portion - split between we were very full afterwards! Only gripe with value for money was the cost of a sauce on the side, which seemed expensive for the very small ramekins worth provided. Would return and will be recommending to others that they come and support this charity and the good work they do!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 19, 2020

Was invited her as part of a large group. Large group dining can be hit and miss with cold food and slow service. Not here. The service was prompt and efficient, the food was well prepared and tasty.

Date of visit: January 2020
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