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#722 of 17,533 Restaurants in London
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152 Tooley Street, London SE1 2TU, England
+44 20 7403 1342
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our first visit here as local Londerners. Not disappointed at all. Food first. Two outstanding starters, one of monkfish liver, the other of potted devon crab. Both so full of flavour. Our main courses comprised smoked haddock in a very well cooked sauce, fish stew (again above the norm), yorkshire reared pheasant breasts with excellent veg. and an... More 

Thank pammhall
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was delightful and everything we expected. Service was efficient and non-intrusive. I was cautious about coming as I had read some negative comments here but, thankfully, my two guests and I had a very enjoyable time.

Thank JohnMcDonaldLondon
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a regular(ish) haunt. As always the greeting was comforting and welcoming. Great M'aitre de who clearly has a great memory and an intuition for how people like to be welcomed back. The food is just perfect for the lunch I was hosting, I was the only returnee and wanted my guests to feel it was worth the taxi... More 

Thank Eamonn C
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here with colleagues for an early Christmas lunch. The service was a little wooden initially. The food was excellent, all diners were delighted with their choices, even our vegan in the party, after a slight confusion, even though we informed the restaurant in advance. My started of smoked salmon was delicious, and main of Hare very tasty too.

Thank TheClairevH
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I use this place for business lunches. Service is attentive but never interruptive. Food is really lovely, with often quite a bias towards fish. Desserts are a strong point IMO. It's not cheap, but decent, freshly cooked food shouldn't be.

Thank Miraboy
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

It is very professional and high class service perfect for a special occasion or when you want to impress. Sadly I find it all a bit cold. Weekday lunchtime - every diner wore a suit and no women were dining there at all. The food was tasty and presented well but the menu a bit pretentious. However as the food... More 

Thank Peterinl0nd0n
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61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

the restaurant is really small, reservation needed. Great place where to stay and eat really well (and I'm Italian !!!) everything was good - the best restaurant I found in London

Thank Sofia C
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Booked a special lunch here after a trip to the Shard. Excellent set menu and superb service. Two choices for each course, but both were delicious and good value. We had a problem with one dish and the staff couldn't have been more helpful and lovely. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank LilyRosePig
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I must admit that we regularly use Magdalen for special occasions but I also use it for business lunches, because the food is always at least very good. Our latest trip for my wife's birthday was again excellent. We started with the San Daniella ham salad with pear and toasted almonds. I had the baked cod, with Hispi cabbage –... More 

Thank PSA F
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We went for the first time on Friday night. The service was absolutely outstanding. And the food was some of the best I have had. It was a really lovely evening and we will definitely be coming back.

Thank markcoldham

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 82
European, British, French
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 152 Tooley Street, London SE1 2TU, England
  • Public Transportation: London Bridge
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southwark
  • Neighbourhood: Southwark
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7403 1342
This is open to the general public and is a real find and needs to be reviewed so people are aware of it

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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