Old Justice

Restaurants, American Bermondsey
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A first for Bermondsey, this Korean restaurant occupies a pub near the waterfront, surrounded by newly spruced-up estates. A few of the locals continue to patronise the late-licence bar; but the majority of diners are small groups of young Koreans, grateful for a relaxed place to eat familiar food inexpensively.

The Korean barbecue tables are put to good use for the all-you-can-eat buffet, which costs £18.99; various cuts of pork and beef are cooked on the metal hotplate set into the table. There’s also a selection of à la carte dishes, but this is no place for Korean fine dining.

On our visit, the kimchi was tired, the namul (vegetable side dishes) not as fresh as you find in many other London Korean restaurants. A noodle dish was slathered in a generic sauce. Worst of all, the Korean fried chicken wasn’t cooked through properly; some of the meat was still raw in the centre. As such, we didn’t feel our experience here did justice to the impressive cooking of Korea. However, this pub has a convivial feel, and the staff are welcoming and inclusive.


Venue name: Old Justice
Address: 94 Bermondsey Wall East
SE16 4TY
Transport: Tube: Bermondsey or Surrey Quays tube
Price: All-you-can-eat Korean barbecue £18.99 per person. Meal for two with drinks and service: about £40.
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Mr Kim

I loved it. Really good value, friendly staff and nice atmosphere. The only issue is that they skimp on the sides. By the way I lived in Korea for three years and my wife is Korean so I know decent Korean food when I see it,


Avoid at all costs, absolutely poor. The meat came straight out the freezer frozen and tasted like plastic when it was cooked , unauthentically Korean , microwave food would probably have done more justice than this. The soup of the day was way too salty and I had to ask for water three times with a wait of 15 minute intervals each. Ultra mini portion of side dishes compared to other Korean restaurants. This should definitely be avoided If your after authentic Korean food or if you have Korean heritage. We had ordered an egg dish and it arrived when we were full and almost done with our meal approx 30 mins, all in all poor service , poor food okay atmosphere.