Tanner & Co

Restaurants , British London Bridge
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Tanner & Co

A new bar-restaurant offering all-day dining, a lengthy cocktail list and decor inspired by an old-fashioned gymnasium. Food is described as 'a contemporary take on comfort food', with typical dishes including crispy spam fritter and piccalilli, and liver, bubble and squeak croquettes and onion gravy. Breakfast and brunch menus are promised too. The restaurant's name and the leather aprons worn by staff are a nod to the area's past as the location of many of London's tanneries. The premises formerly housed Modern European restaurant Delfina.

Venue name: Tanner & Co
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Address: 50 Bermondsey St
London
SE1 3UD
Opening hours: 8am-midnight Mon-Fri; 9am-midnight Sat; 9.30am-10.3pm Sun
Transport: Tube: London Bridge
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Average User Rating

4 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:9
  • 4 star:7
  • 3 star:4
  • 2 star:1
  • 1 star:1
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Amy L
Tastemaker

Until 2 days ago, I had only visited Tanner & Co for drinks. And I was impressed - it's a large space with a atmosphere, there's a range of tasty cocktails, and a good wine list. On the weekend I went for dinner, and was a bit underwhelmed. The menu is limited, with only one option for vegetarians on the night we visited (the bean burger, which I had - nice but not amazing). Other options on th menu included a fish pie (which my friend was impressed with), a bacon and cheese burger (which my other friend was not so impressed with), fish cakes, and a gammon steak. It felt like a pretty standard menu with no overly exciting or interesting options. To start with, we shared a fish board and a meat board between 8 of us - again, the food was fine, but there was nothing overly interesting or memorable. The bill came to £42 a head for 2 courses and drinks, which we all felt was pretty steep for what we had. Save this one for drinks only I'd say.

Ioanna La
Tastemaker

When it comes to Bermondsey street, Tanner & Co is clearly a safe choice: its unique interior design, its seriously delicious cocktails, its vibrant atmosphere, its friendly staff, its good coffee, its great service, its good but slightly overpriced food, and last but not least its super amazing yard makes it one of my favourite places in the area and on my London must-do list! 


The yard - very well decorated with wood surfaces and cute lights - is perfect on a lovely sunny warm day as well as evening, and don't worry, if there isn't warm enough, they have got some heaters to warm you up! 


During the winter you can sit inside in their big but cosy interior space. There is a big selection of drinks, wines and cocktails. They used to do a cocktail teapot (yep!) to share but I am afraid they might not do that anymore!


In any case it is worth the visit, so go, go, go!

Ros A
Tastemaker

Tanner and co is gorgeous for a drink, not so good for food. I think the staff could do with being a bit quicker and more efficient behind the bar (hello guys, yep, that's me, the one who's been standing here five times longer than everyone else...) but I love the old school gymnasium feel, the decor, and the drinks are high qual.

Ros A
Tastemaker

Tanner and co is gorgeous for a drink, not so good for food. I think the staff could do with being a bit quicker and more efficient behind the bar (hello guys, yep, that's me, the one who's been standing here five times longer than everyone else...) but I love the old school gymnasium feel, the decor, and the drinks are high qual.

Despina T
tastemaker

Located at the beginning of Bermondsey street, Tanner & co gives a first idea of the unique and sophisticated bars and restaurants you will find in this street. It is a bar and a restaurant with a space for events at the back and an external yard. The decoration is inspired by an old gymnasium. This is why the bar stands resemble pommel horses and there are ropes hanging from the ceiling.


The menu offers a variety of cocktails, all at a reasonable price. Definitely try the Jamaica mule punch for £7.5. There is also a great variety of wines and beers. The food served is average and a bit pricy but there are a lot of nibbles that you can get to accompany your drinks.


If the weather is nice sit at the yard. The colorful lights above create a festive summery atmosphere.

Harriet

Great Venue with Great Food - If it wasn't for the Eaton Mess that I was served with absolutely no meringue they would be getting 5 stars. The bottomless brunch also looked great and very reasonably priced so I will definitely be returning!

Lila R

Great restaurant atmosphere with delicious cocktails. Food is no nonsense and hearty and it's a great place to have a quick bite or a long dinner.

Louise H
Tastemaker

Tanner & Co is fantastic. I've been here for drinks, and the massive space is perfect if you've got a big group. I also decided to check out their brunch offering with a friend- I opted for pancakes with rhubarb compote and lemon ricotta, with a scotch egg, and my friend for black pudding with poached egg and a bloody Mary. It was all utterly delicious. Combined with a super cool interior (it's an old gymnasium), and incredibly friendly service, this is a Bermondsey gem. 

Kritt N
Tastemaker

Tanner & Co is  good old fashioned bar and there's not a lot wrong you can about it. It is quite quirky as the decor is is inspired by an old gymnasium and accordingly, seatings are furnished with old gym apparatus. The venue is quite spacious: at the back, there are more seating areas, a bar and a ping-pong table if you fancy a game. There is an outdoor seating area for more room. Might not to be the best place to sit in the harsh winter months but the summer will be gorgeous.  It's a popular spot for most working around London Bridge so it is busy as you'd expect but during the day, I'd imagine it's a lot less busy to enjoy.

Luis C

Best place in Bermondsey to have a drink and good food always vibrant 5 *****

Paul C
Staff Writer

If I could leave less than a 1 star review, I would... that's how bad the service was when I went to Tanner & Co at the weekend. I'm not usually one to complain but the whole experience was awful. 


My mum was in town to visit so we took her to Bermondsey Street as it had always been a winner in the past. We decided on Tanner & Co as the brunch menu looked really good. After we arrived, we ordered some drinks and food which promptly never arrived (I'm always suspicious of waiters who don't write things down). I asked the waiter where the drinks were and was told that we'd have them shortly - the order had never been put through. The drinks eventually arrived but 30 minutes go by without the food. I again have to ask the waiter where the food is, you'd think they might have made sure this was being taken care of given the issue with the drinks. The waiter then apologises and offers the 4 of us some free drinks to smooth things over, which is very nice and we happily accepted. 


As we finish up and the bill arrives, I noticed that the supposedly 'free' drinks were on the bill. Again, I query this with the waiter and he replies with he was only offering two free drinks and not four. We all disagree with him and he eventually he takes the drinks off. At this point, i'm at the end of my tether and ask him to remove the service charge given the lack of service we'd actually received - the bill comes back still with the charge on! 


All in all, not a good experience and I would definitely recommend you go elsewhere on Bermondsey Street - there are plenty of other restaurants that know how to treat customers!

Isalina F

Great place to chill out and have one of the amazing house coktails and try very good food!

Natalie D

Favourite local for brunch, lunch or dinner. Staff are always friendly and the guests I introduce to Tanner & Co are always content when they leave. Good luck!

Margarita T

Tanner & Co is a fantastic place with great food (oh that divine burger!!!) and pleasant ambience and service. Easygoing and friendly....

bowertron

Really great brunch on Saturday. Attentive staff and quality food. The toilets stank of dried in urine however and that just spoiled the whole experience for me. I worry how clean their kitchen is when they don't bother with the loos

N Manifold

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Just had starts the scotch egg is best I have ever had. I eat a lot of scotch eggs! Comes with a almost caramel without as much sugar (a dip) either way very good. Missis had the soup carrot and Corey very nice as well

writtenbyfitton

I LOVED Tanner & Co - I've been to sooo many restaurants in London, since I'm a bar & restaurant blogger, but this is up there in my Top 5 for sure.  I went for dinner a few months back and had a fantastic quintessentially British meal with a friend.  Loved the décor.  


- Nina


Lara R

I'm afraid yesterday's Sunday lunch with my parents pretty much a disaster. The wholly unnecessary 'carving trolley' just doesn't work. My mum and dad were both served cold plates of uncooked wobbly lamb fat. My poor dad was almost sick - there was NO meat on the plate whatsoever and the whole lot was left. It's such a shame, it could have been excellent but was just, basically, a raw disappointing gristly mess. However the burger and chips were good, as were the salmon and scrambled eggs, (although quite expensive). Our dessert experience was hilarious - we ordered a few difference selections of ice cream and sundaes, and none of them were correct. All the flavours were wrong - my sister sent hers back and they brought her another one which was even more wrong. We kept ending up with peanut ice cream even though none of us wanted it. Two others were also the wrong flavours but by the time we'd finished changing the other orders it were starting to get late, so we just ate them anyway. There weren't even that many flavours on the menu, i don't understand how it went so wrong! Maybe they aren't labeled? Or the desert chef was having a shocker? Who knows. for what it's worth the ice cream I had was really really nice, just the wrong flavour. 

- We did complain and the lambs were taken off the bills as was one desert, which was much appreciated. The staff were lovely and did do their best to rectify the situation and were very apologetic. I loved the venue, the ping pong, the wine list, I just think the food needs to catch up with the rest of it. I'll be back, but probably only for drinks.

Tess

We went in for Sunday brunch and were able to be seated straight away. The staff were friendly and attentive (although, I did have to wait a good 15 minutes for my coffee). The food was tasty, I had the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs whilst my friend had the full english breakfast. They recently set up ping pong tables in the back room which look like a lot of fun and I would definitely go back but do wonder if it would be better for a night out than a brunch spot.

Steve Davis

We popped in and were surprised how buzzy the atmosphere was for a Tuesday night, the host / manager seated us straight away even though we did not have a booking and nothing seemed too much trouble. I have a gluten intolerance and the special menu showed they cared. Free still and sparling water kept the bill down and the burger was mega, cocktail finished the night off nicely. Will be back for sure, this could be my new favourite neighbourhood restaurant for spontaneous eating.