Every Thursday and Friday, half of Southwark’s office workers empty into the White Hart to pre-drink before eventually ending up doing Christ know what in the loos at the Builder’s Arms in Hackney. Unlike most of the places we feature, it’s completely hook-free – they even have irony-free Foster’s on tap for f*ck’s sake. Don’t come here for dripping on toast or craft ale or whatever pubs have on their menus these days (no, seriously, the Anchor & Hope’s 5 minutes away). Just come here to have a few very cold beers, enjoy some bants, and soak up the weekend vibes.
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Elliot’s is a class act, from the drinks and food to the service. Their cheeseburger is also one of the best burgers in London.
Native is a casual fine-dining spot in Southwark. It’s trying to be different, and it’s good at it.
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The Bull & Last
A classic London gastropub perfect for a Sunday roast and a few drinks in Parliament Hill.
The Hero Of Maida
The Hero of Maida is a bright and airy pub in Maida Vale serving some of London’s best French bistro food.
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