Boro Bistro

Restaurants, French South Bank

On the site where La Cave once lived, Boro Bistro brings more French bistro fare to Southwark. Charcuterie boards and French cheese platters are a speciality, served alongside a wine list that focuses on bottles from France. There is live music on occasion, too. 

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Venue name: Boro Bistro
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Address: 6-10 Borough High Street
London
SE1 9QQ
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Average User Rating

4.4 / 5

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Tastemaker

This ‘French slice in the CIty’ is very charming. I had a dinner with a friend inside and as you walk in, you already feel a bit excited because of the alfresco dining areas at the entrance, which despite being freezing outside looked seriously cozy! Inside, the decor is very unique with red candles everywhere! We shared the fig and garlic & basil tapenades to start and I had the classic burger, topped with comte cheese. It was delicious, really full of flavour, the only slightly negative point was that the brioche bun was a tiny bit too toasted for my liking. The house red wine went down well and wasn’t badly priced at £4.50 for a small glass. Sadly, I can’t give 5 stars as my friend’s dish was rather lacklustre, plain unseasoned pasta….maybe avoid the Gratin of Crozet (pasta) with Tomme de Savoie if you go. I would go back though as the value for money is great and it’s a lovely restaurant with attentive staff.

Tastemaker

Tucked away just steps away from the busy Borough Market, this is an absolutely charming French restaurant, where all the staff (bouncers including) make you feel special form the first step you take. The extensive beer garden outside with comfy sofas, blankets and skis let you imagine being in the French Alps for a minute.


As for a French restaurant, the wine list is obviously rich. But it you more of a beer person, they have interesting craft beers too. On warmer days you can order a pitcher of Pimms and you can be sure that there always will be a cute Frenchie making sure your glass is full.


The platers are intriguing. The plankton risotto was complete revelation (the waiter informed me plankton is more expensive than caviar). It was intensely creamy and unexpectedly tasty. The baked Camembert with dried tomatoes on the bottom made a cheese monster like me very happy. The dishes are served on vintage plates which with the rest of the very thought of décor make this place irresistibly adorable. Even the toilets have their charm! 


Tastemaker

This cute little find left me rather happy I found it but a bit sad I hadn't known about it before. Perfect for a romantic meal - it's cavey, dark and candlelit, and the food isn't bad either. Think french tapas style stuff washed down with some decent wine.


Nothing to say but it was more than fine.

Very friendly staff that took care of any single detail during the whole night. The wine selection is very nice and for all kinds of budgets. Staff seems also to be of good advise on the bottles to choose according to the food you order and they don't even recommend the most expensive ones!
I went there to have diner and the food was really fresh, the cuisine well elaborated and it reminded me the time I spent in France.
I definitely recommend that place, particularly the terrasse, which is a perfect place to chill under the sun with a pleasant chill music.

Recently revamped. Terrace right next to Cathedral walls - armchairs and upright seats.. French staff. French food. Generally well executed. Service was a little erratic the last time i went but previously helpful and informed staff. Good experience. In the old style restaurant, lighting was a bit dim in the winter..