After going to the Bermondsey Kitchen you realise how nice it is when a restaurant's kitchen is completely open to the public, and not hidden away in the back. Seeing the chef chats and white jackets in action, while pots are on the stove and sauces are cooking in pans, is a sign of honesty that leaves the guest much calmer. It's always nice to know who is cooking your food.
You can eat good food here, with an English interpretation we'll say. The hallmark of this restaurant are their sausages with gravy, the famous fish and chips, pork belly (slowly cooked and nice and crispy) and if prefer something simpler like a pasta, try their walnut pumpkin linguini. It's simple, always nice to know the cook.
The Five Fields can be expensive at first but once you test the dishes, you will realize that it is a more than reasonable price. Lovely quality and presentation of the perfect dishes. I've never tried mixing many different flavors. They have a tasting menu which is great so you can try a little of everything. The wine selection is very good and they have very rich cocktails too. The place is not very big, so do not fail to book early since The Five Fields is very popular in London.
Petrus is one of Gordon Ramsay's many restaurants. It may be a bit pricey, but once you test the food, you will gladly pay the bill. They have a tasting menu for you to try a little of everything. The wine list is extensive, and the waiter can give you a recommendation. The atmosphere is intimate and very nice. Do not forget to call to reserve your table.
At Linnea, the menu they offer is not very wide, but all they offer is great. The service is impeccable and Jonas, the chef always comes out at the end of dinner to ask how it was (a nice touch on their part). Do not forget to try the asparagus with hollandaise sauce and poached eggs. The presentation of the dishes is perfect and the wine list varied in both style and price. The decor is very warm.