Village East Bar & Restaurant

Photography by Village East

Words by Simon Difford on 22-Dec-2015

Address: 171-173 Bermondsey Street, (nr Long Lane), London, SE1 3UW, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7357 6082
Website: view Village East Bar & Restaurant’s website
Door: Open door/walk-ins
Style: Gastro bar
Food: Set menu


Village East was among the first bars and restaurants to mark the gentrification of Bermondsey Street, now achingly hip and awash with eateries, coffee shops, tiny shops selling expensive things and a branch of the White Cube gallery. Refurbs have ensured Village East has stayed fresh and now sports an industrial design aesthetic born of the reclamation yard.

The floor plan favours dinners with the main area now an out-and-out restaurant, but a busy lounge bar lies up a few steps on the right as you walk in.

Village East is something of a Bermondsey institution which has lasted the course as the area has enjoyed stratospheric gentrification.