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Elliot's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.elliotscafe.com
  • Email: info@elliotscafe.com
  • Phone: 0207 403 7436
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:

    Monday - Friday: 12pm - 3pm


    Monday - Saturday: 6pm - 10pm

    Saturday - Lunch 12pm - 4pm

    Sunday - Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary European, Burgers
  • Executive Chef: Brett Redman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Borough High Street
  • Public Transit: London Bridge train station & London Bridge tube station (Northern & Jubilee Lines),
  • Parking: No
A word from Elliot's
Elliot’s is located in London's Borough Market. We aim to work closely with the market traders in offering a menu which directly reflects the range of produce you will find available on any particular day. Our dishes are generally based around one or two central ingredients and we encourage guests to share dishes as they arrive at the table. We offer a mixture of familiar and unusual wines from small vineyards with a particular interest in the organic, bio-dynamic and natural approach. In addition to this we offer cider from the New Forest and beers from a range of London based small scale brewers.Continued
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Awards voted by toptable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary European
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBrunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "It was the third time we came in this restaurant and we liked it very much."
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "We bounced in with under an hour to eat before heading to the Globe, and our serving person understood this and reacted to it, bringing delicious unfiltered pints from Camden Brewery and small plates of delicious items at top speed. We ate dived scallop, excellent bread, purple sprouting broccoli with bagna cauda, sea bass and beans and all were delicious. The only thing that slightly marred the atmosphere was the insistent throb of deep bass, which wasn't needed as the place was buzzy enough without. If you need a handy spot after Borough market visits, this is a very good one."
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "We met here for a meal post work as we were both travelling from London Bridge. Hadn't tried it before but will definitely go back if we are near Borough again. Very good house wine and great service. Choice of mains was limited but what we had was excellent."
    dined on 18/03/2014
  • "The menu is split into small plates and large. Most of the latter are to share, so if you don't like tapas style you may be limited in choice. 3 of us shared the wingrib beef and it was fabulous - great flavour to the meat."
    dined on 18/03/2014
  • "I love Elliot's and have been three times now, with my fourth visit approaching this weekend. Unlike other places nearby (Brindisa *cough*) you can book a table so there's no hanging around waiting. The vegetarian options are great and so is the wine list. The service has always been very good when I've been. And they have nice Cowshed products in the loos. It is a little on the wee side so I wouldn't recommend it as a place to go if you need to have a serious, private conversation. But you probably shouldn't do that in a restaurant anyway."
    dined on 17/03/2014
  • "Third time at Elliot's and always fantastic food. Constantly changing menu, super seasonal, good falvours and reasonable prices. Very gluten-free friendly and dishes were adapted to suit my friend."
    dined on 17/03/2014
  • "Attracted by the burger reviews and decided to try it even thought they don't serve burgers in the evening. The menu is small, normally something I applaud, but there was only one main course I could eat alone as everything else was steaks for 2 or more people and my partner a) didn't want a steak and b) if she did she likes her steaks well done and I like mine rare. She was left trying to find small plates she liked and they weren't going to make a meal. It was going to cost over £100 inc wine if we only eat one course and we would be eating what we were told, not what we want."
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "Lovely night out at Elliot's. The food is excellent, the ambience is warm and lively, and they really treat you with authentically good service! This is one of my London Bridge Favs!"
    dined on 13/03/2014
  • "one of my favourite restaurants re visited after not having been for 6 months. new owners or loss of direction. aggressive service and inflexible, food used to be 100% knock out and now only 50%. bill for £100 for 2, not worth it and not going back. really upsetting"
    dined on 12/03/2014
  • "They're bright & friendly in Elliot's. They keep topping up your water, which I like. The food is interesting & delicious. My one gripe is that you're encouraged to choose several plates & share around the table but then find that the plates are hopelessly ill-suited to sharing. We cut the crab-on-toast into four but it was a mess. The haunch of deer was in three slices, for our table of four, so we absurdly cut two in half & the last into quarters. We each politely took less than we wanted of the six dishes & desserts & yet none of us left well-stuffed with food, which is perhaps a good thing. Go with good friends & expect messy sharing of good food (& germs) or ignore the sharing plates thing altogether & enjoy you own meal."
    dined on 10/03/2014
  • "Met a friend for a quick lunch, service was engaging with no visible grumbles when we skipped starters and alcohol and went straight for the mains. We both went with the burger (waiter recommended) and enjoyed them a lot - I've had one or two better in London but with a good burger being almost ten a penny this was one of the better ones. The rest of the menu looks appealing so I will be back soon and recommend to all."
    dined on 05/03/2014
  • "Enjoyed the food and service was excellent. However, main courses are limited if u don't want to share and if not much left you could be forced into an expensive sharing steak you don't want. All the food was very tasty but the lamb for 2-3 could have been for a hungry one. Portions too small for the price."
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "Elliots is a gem. The quality of the food is exceptional. So fresh. Service was attentive, smooth and warm. It is on the pricey side admittedly. Will definitely be going back."
    dined on 05/03/2014
  • "When I'm in the area I just have to visit Elliot's for their small plates menu, outstanding quality, service and value"
    dined on 25/02/2014
  • "Went for a post-work dinner last September and two of the dishes were overly salty and another completely overpowered by capers. After this we decided not to stay for pudding as the kitchen didn't seem to be on their game. I think we must have been unlucky as I've only ever read rave reviews about Elliot's and so we might try again, the service was friendly and the room warm with a nice buzz of conversation from other diners."
    dined on 03/09/2013
  • "The menu is ambitious but unfortunately they don't pull it off. My starter was a cheese soufflé which was excellent and floating on a delicious cheese sauce, my partners starter was a huge salad which was tasty. The main courses however were expensive and not very good. I had a pork leg chop which was extremely fatty and not to my taste. Coupled with crackling and more lumps of fat on the plate, it was a coronary dream if you like that sort of thing. The pork lacked flavour, all in all very disappointing. The wine list is interesting but the wine we choose which equally wasn't cheap in price was rather poor quality. We skipped dessert, a house rule, if the other courses don't live up to our expectations we call it a day."
    dined on 16/01/2014
  • "On the positive side: • The food is good quality. • The ingredients are different and some unknowns which is refreshing. • The cooking is inventive and obviously skilled. • friendly service What did not impress: • the expense: £8 for each small plate and the waiter said each person would need at least 3, so that equates to £24 for a main. My dinner cost £30 for a few small plates, bread & coffee, no wine. • the noise: it is a small room that quickly gets filled with noise so you can't hear your friends. In the end it felt uncomfortable, we had to strain to hear each other, and couldn't relax and talk. • the wines: we tried about 5 wines, and didn't like any of them. • it's the type of place with 2 hour sittings, so you can't relax."
    dined on 09/01/2014
  • "2nd time at Elliot's and it didn't disappoint. Were concerned we might be rushed through as our booking as for 6.30 and it is just before Christmas. We weren't and we enjoyed a leisurely meal served by attentive staff. Started with a Hanky Panky cocktail, deliciously grown up! Basket of freshly baked bread was brought to the table whilst we waited for our "small plates". All our food was well presented and also delicious. The "small plates" or starters can be shared and could be ordered like tapas - some sounded quite filling! The loin of lamb was gorgeous as was my honeycomb ice cream with espresso and ginger biscuit. The food is sourced from Borough Market which means a constantly changing menu. Good to see a menu that's not too long."
    dined on 18/12/2013
  • "Elliot's does food and service really well. The menu is always changing and always includes a dish, sauce or dessert that I've never heard of. The staff get better and better with each visit I've made there, the service is informal but very helpful and friendly. Elliot's has a lot of character and being in borough market makes it feel very London and very interesting. A great place to take people from out of town."
    dined on 16/12/2013
  • "A real mixed bag. Some dishes exceptional, others distinctly average. Some dishes over priced, others reasonable. £8 for four slices of pork was slightly excessive…..no matter how aged it is. Service fine. Good atmosphere."
    dined on 07/12/2013
  • "I went to Elliot's after consistently good food at Pavilion cafe in Victoria park. Took a friend who is not in london often. Quality vs price very good, as was service. Excellent charred broccoli and soufflé."
    dined on 05/12/2013
  • "I've lived in London for 3 years, and I can say hands down, this is the best burger I've had in town. I was extremely happy they made it on special request, since it's only a lunch time option. Elliot's should seriously consider adding it to the dinner menu. I've been raving about it ever since."
    dined on 30/09/2013
  • "Very well prepared food made from high quality ingredients. Good beer and a nice atmosphere."
    dined on 29/11/2013
  • "We had lunch at Elliot's on a Saturday. The service was great, the selection of food varied and VERY tasty. It's a great concept for a relaxed and social lunch with friends. The atmosphere was great - buzzy without being too loud. I'd definitely go back."
    dined on 30/11/2013
  • "Everything was as perfect as you could wish - busy - bustling but Brilliant!"
    dined on 30/11/2013
  • "Went for Monday lunch with some friends who hadn't been before and all left very happy."
    dined on 25/11/2013
  • "I have hosted 2 client meetings at Elliot's as it provides a great venue coupled with healthy/tasty food options and an atmosphere that just simply breeds good layed back chatter. The small plates are a cracking option allowing a tapas/meze approach to lunch and the ability to try many dishes in one sitting. The black squid and crab toast are a favourite and you should even try a little pig head croquette to round off a meal. Love it and will be back again before xmas!"
    dined on 28/11/2013
  • "A nice addition to Borough Market. I went there to try their burger and I wasn’t disappointed. Its no hawkmoor burger but its well up there with other top notch burgers in London. Overall Elliots has a good vibe and serves good food. I’ll defo go back to try other things on the menu as everything looked very tasty"
    dined on 21/11/2013
  • "Very decent lunch again at Elliot's. Small plates and mains were well executed and excellent friendly service."
    dined on 16/11/2013
  • "Eliot's has improved over the past two years. Prior to this meal, some of the dishes (particularly meat and fish) were far too oily. This time however, the food was exceptional - nicely seasoned and well balanced. We tried most sharing plates and none disappointed. They were adventurous and different and although cheese isn't really my thing, I enjoyed their mozzarella, goat's curd and other vegetarian dishes just as much as the lamb and pork. The only negative is that the scallops are far too expensive - £11 for 3. Fortunately we asked before ordering. I have eaten the fabled burger there too and (despite not really being a blue cheese fan) I can honestly say it's in the top 3 in London. It's great and surprisingly easy to get a table!"
    dined on 15/11/2013
  • "Informal eatery with simple menu relying on quality ingredients, well prepared. Food was interesting, unpretentious and delicious. Service is very friendly and attentive. Nothing to fault and I highly recommend it."
    dined on 11/11/2013
  • "Not the biggest of menus, which is ok really as I only wanted the burger! It was delicious. Elliot's is busy and bustling and a good place for lunch."
    dined on 24/05/2013
  • "We had a 6.30 pm booking and ordered our mains when we arrived. It seemed that our mains order were not put through at the same time as our starters. As a result, we were told that we could not get one of the mains that we wanted to try. But only after we had finished with the starters, not at the ordering stage. Very disappointing as my husband had said tot the waitress right from when we sat down that the chicken dish was the main dish on the menu he wanted."
    dined on 26/10/2013
  • "Elliotts was somewhere we had been looking forward to going to and the food didn't disappoint. The bread, made on the premises, was lovely to as was as was the decor and the ambience. However the service did leave a lot to be desired. We were seated after a short wait when other people had pushed past us in the queue. We were asked promptly for our orders but when we asked for a little more time our server left us alone for a long while. This then became a theme throughout the meal as our only request, for a little more water, was ignored. However, we were given a great deal of attention when we asked for the bill to the extent that another member of staff hurried us away from the table. Nice place but I expected better service."
    dined on 26/10/2013
  • "Elliots is a great fun foodies place with interesting and tasty seasonal delights howvever service is mixed with items forgotten now on two plus occasions, or your order forgotten completely keep an eye on your server and dont be afraid to check it"
    dined on 26/10/2013
  • "I had a very late relaxed lunch on a Saturday and although we were the last people to leave, we were not rushed at all. The food was delicious, innovative and well presented. This was my second visit, the first being a large group birthday celebration. Service is always friendly and not pressured."
    dined on 21/09/2013
  • "we chose from the small plates menu for lunch: the ingredients acutally met the statements written on the restaurant's boards i.e.that the ingredients are well sourced and therefore tasty. The scallops, crab, goats curd were really good. The sourdough bread lovely! I have always been impressed with the staff's knowledge of the wine and beer that they serve and we were saved from ordering a wine with lunch that we would not have liked. It is not cheap, but the price reflects the quality of food"
    dined on 18/10/2013
  • "Fantastic combinations of fresh ingredients. Staff were extremely friendly and food was served promptly. The chocolates are to die for!"
    dined on 18/10/2013
  • "The food is good and the staff are friendly. It is a bit noisy but food quality is unbeatable"
    dined on 25/02/2013
  • "Took a fussy eater off to Elliot's for a catch up dinner last week. I'd heard great reviews about the food especially the burgers and I am a huge fan of any restaurant sourcing local produce. We were certainly not disappointed - whilst the menu is predominantly meat based (not a problem for me) alas the famous burger was missing - we shared a very large roasted lamb shoulder which was tender and tasty. The portions are generous and we definitely over ordered. There was a buzzie vibe and the staff were very friendly. My only criticsm is that the tables are too close for my liking. My fussy eater loved his visit to Elliot's so much - he can't wait to take his friends! Result!!"
    dined on 09/10/2013