Following on from the huge success of my last food-related blog, here’s another list of our recommendations for those who are willing to walk a bit further for their lunch! The suggestions below are all located south of the river and within 25 minutes’ walk from the Aiimi offices on Upper Thames St.

Name: Ma’s Kitchen

Location: Opposite Southwark Tube station

Postcode: SE1 8JZ

Cuisine: Various

A small and friendly rotisserie offering sandwiches and a range of hot, home cooked style lunches. All meals come with a range of vegetables or salads. Their all-day breakfast is huge and delicious.

Favourite Dish: Roast chicken, roast potatoes, roast vegetables, broccoli with a lemon/olive oil dressing and hot peri-peri sauce

Approx cost: £8

Name: Ecco - Express Coffee Co.

Location: Lower Marsh ‘The Cut’ behind Waterloo station

Postcode: SE1 7AB

Cuisine: Italian

A completely unassuming cafe that serves really good pizza. Nothing fancy just simple, tasty, cheap pizza.

Favourite Dish: Margherita

Approx cost: £5

Name: Go Go Pocha

Location: Lower Marsh ‘The Cut’ behind Waterloo station

Postcode: SE1 7RG

Cuisine: Korean

Tucked away on The Cut is a small, cool, café offering fantastically authentic and tasty Korean food. Eat-in to get a free side dish of pickled seaweed and a bowl of miso soup with your meal. Best of all, they play Korean hip-hop! Cash-only.

Favourite Dish: Fried spicy pork with vegetables and rice

Approx cost: £6

Name: Cubana

Location: Lower Marsh ‘The Cut’ behind Waterloo station

Postcode: SE1 7RG

Cuisine: Cuban

A cool, funky Cuban restaurant and bar that, during the summer months, runs a street food stall offering absolutely delicious, authentic and generous takeaway meals.

Favourite Dish: Pollo criollo (casseroled in fresh orange, onions and sherry) served with plantain and black bean rice

Approx cost: £6

The Pub option

Name: The Lord Nelson Pub

http://www.lordnelsonsouthwark.com/menu-2/

Location: Opposite Southwark Tube station

Postcode: SE1 0LR

Cuisine: British

An eclectic student pub that serves the biggest, most inventive/crazy burgers including a horse burger called ‘The Blazing Saddles’! Ideal Friday pub lunch location.

Favourite Dish: The Full Nelson – Beef burger topped with sausage, fried egg, bacon, mushrooms and cheese

Approx cost: £12

Street Markets

London is renowned for its street markets. Here’s two for the Southbank area

Lower Marsh

Operates daily

Another street lined with food stalls for all tastes

http://wearewaterloo.co.uk/market

SouthBank Centre

Fridays only – from 12pm

A bit touristy and busy but a great range of dishes from around the world

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/visit/shopping/markets/scfood-market

In this follow-up blog, I’ve suggested a range of some fantastic places to eat lunch in the Southwark area. Enjoy!

If you would like to join us on our lunchtime trips and work for a sociable, friendly company, do please get in touch.