The area of London Bridge is a stretch of the Thames's southern bank between London Bridge and Tower Bridge. More than just a commuter hub, it encompasses City Hall, the HMS Belfast and Potter's Field, and the many nearby theatres and museums ensure there are always plenty of things to do. The best restaurants are often tucked away from the busiest streets, but it's worth having a look for them. And as is expected of any London business district worth its salt, there are plenty of bars and pubs for thirsty workers and tourists.
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Heddon Street Kitchen
This latest venture from Gordon Ramsay Holdings is a big and bustling place, similar to their Bread Street Kitchen in The City. The staff are cheerful, the hubbub isn’t too loud, the menu offers something for everyone. So why were we left feeling underwhelmed by the experience? The room is attractive in a bare-ducts-and-banquette way. The dishes straddle the Atlantic and beyond. Fried Pacific oysters are served in their shells, but balanced on a base of ‘confit’ lemon, fennel and a drizzle of lemon oil. Nicely presented, but a bit heavy-handed on the lemon, which overpowered any other flavours. Hamachi (yellowtail) was similar: the delicate aroma and flavour of the raw fish and seaweed garnish were annihilated by a pungent candied pecan topping. The main courses were much better, possibly because they were simpler and relied on good ingredients and precise cooking rather than flavour bombs. An English rose-veal chop was of excellent quality, and perfectly grilled. Mutton and potato pie was comfort food, helped along by a high butter content. A bone-marrow sauce was perhaps a little jammy, but other details were good, such as a side dish of nutty brussels sprouts flavoured with bacon lardons. The wine list has lots of enticing options but few bargains; the cocktails are expertly conceived and crafted – as they should be at well over a tenner each. With many things to recommend it, why were we not wowed? Mainly because our bill came in on the far side of £120, and the best-