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Village East

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Milliners House 171-173 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UW, England
+44 20 7357 6082
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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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the moment we arrived at Village East, we were warmly welcomed and helped by every member of staff, who couldn't have done more to accommodate us. Our party to celebrate a hen do included a wheelchair user who was happily and easily assisted by the lovely staff. Each staff member went above and beyond with their attentiveness and enthusiasm;... More 

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Thank Fleur S
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Late Saturday afternoon visit for drinks. Staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. Had a reserved table until the time arrived and then they found us another one without being asked. Great cocktails and fun atmosphere. Recommend.

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Thank G10OSE
Bromley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Dropped in here as we walked down the street and love it. Staff are super friendly and efficient. Sat at a table that needed to be vacated an hour after we arrived but they found us another table without being asked. Wish there was a bar like this closer to where we live!

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1 Thank CPilch
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here in a group of 14 for a team dinner. The food's good, but for some reason they didn't make all the orders, so one of us had to wait an extra 45 minutes! Terrible and not acceptable, given the level of service you would expect from other restaurants in the area.

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Thank Chris K
Tom B, Guest Relations Manager at Village East, responded to this review

Hello Chris, Thanks for taking the time out to leave us some feedback regarding your recent experience at Village East. I'm really sorry to hear that your experience fell short from what you were expecting from us! I understand how frustrating it can be when that happens, especially when you are with a large group of people. I'd like to... More 

england
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159 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in midweek. Service was quick and friendly. Food was good - calamari and pork belly were both fine and so reportedly was the burger. Maybe a little pricy for the quality and portions but overall would recommend it.

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

Hi there, Thank you very much for leaving us some feedback, it is only through feedback that we can improve both the products and service we offer our guests! I shall certainly pass on your comments regarding the food portion sizes to our head chef who also appreciates the feedback! Best, Tom VE Reception More 

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349 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Village East is a great little place offering a range of meat, fish and veggie dishes all cooked really well. I enjoyed my steak and salad very much and the steak ordered blue was perfectly cooked. They offer a vast wine list and a good selection of beers and and ales.

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

Hi Vincent, Thanks for taking the time out to leave us some feedback, it means alot to us! Glad you enjoyed your time at VE - pop back soon, our Wine list deserves some working through! Have a great Bank Holiday. Best, Tom VE Reception More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the scallops to start, and they were delicious! However the portion was on the small side. For main I had the pork belly, and it was again a very tasty dish. Staff were attentive and friendly without being overbearing. The 2-person booth that we were sat it was a little on the snug side. Wouldn't hesitate to visit... More 

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Thank Aaron D
Tom B, Guest Relations Manager at Village East, responded to this review

Hello Aaron, Thanks so much for taking the time out to leave us some feedback. I have passed your comments onto our Head Chef, who in turn appreciates the response. We launched our Spring Menu only recently, so now is the perfect time to change things if necessary. Do come and visit us soon! Best, Tom VE Reception More 

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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Would you believe after visiting this place approximately a month ago I received another invite. I thought that the bad food and poor service last time might just be a one off! How wrong I was, the food we ordered as a large group of four! Came out at different times, the staff were rude when I asked if this... More 

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Thank Steven P
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Very disappointingly I was recommended this restaurant from friends but I was not impressed at all, the service was not good, I was over charged for things I did not receive, but only realised this after leaving the restaurant. I then emailed them and 1 week later still no response. Shocking service,

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

Hello Rebecca, Thanks for taking the time out to write to us. I would really like to chat to you more about your recent experience at Village East, and find out what it was that we didn't quite get right. More closely, what it was that you were over-charged for when you last came. I am truly sorry that your... More 

London, United Kingdom
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714 reviews
399 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This bar offers the usual alcoholic selection but also does some very nice cocktails. I had one with pistachio and limoncello. Really imaginative. It's a trendy bar in a trendy area so it gets busy.

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1 Thank KateLondon_9
Tom B, Guest Relations Manager at Village East, responded to this review

Hello Kate, Thanks for your kind words! Rumour has it we are in the process of updating our cocktail menu, so watch this space. Head back soon for more delicious and boozy treats! Best, Tom B VE Reception 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
USD 26 - USD 32
Cuisine
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, 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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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Staying in Southwark

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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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