Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Giuseppe's Place - London Bridge

After trawling the Internet for a reasonable place to eat near London Bridge my friend and I decided on Giuseppe's Place. It's close to the station, has a decent menu and the reviews looked promising. At first when we approached the restaurant I thought we had made a mistake as judging by the hanging sign I thought it was a "kebab" type place. How wrong was I.

The entrance to Giuseppe's Place sits just off Borough High Street, you can't really miss it as there are multiple signs guiding you to the doorway. You're then taken down a wooden staircase and into an old fashioned Italian restaurant. 

The staff were very friendly and the food was served surprisingly quickly. I ordered the spaghetti carbonara, which was rich, creamy and cheesy with the bacon adding the right level of saltiness. I enjoyed the meal and the portion was larger than what I had expected. The restaurant itself is dark and a bit cramped, I couldn't stop myself from eavesdropping into the conversation on the next table. 
Spaghetti carbonara
From their website it mentions they source the finest ingredients from Borough Market, which is always a plus in my books as I think its great to support the local community. I'm also intrigued about the live music as judging from TripAdvisor there mixed opinions.

I quite liked Giuseppe's Place, there was something about it that made me want to come back. I think they should make the menu more dynamic with seasonal dishes, especially being so close to Borough Market and providing them with a wealth of fresh ingredients on their doorstep. And just a note that if you're looking to order pizza then go elsewhere as it's nowhere to be seen on this menu.

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