171-173 Bermondsey Street, (nr Long Lane), London, SE1 3UW, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7357 6082
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Thurs noon-11.30pm; Fri noon-1.30am; Sat 9am-1.30am; Sun 9am-11pm
Door: Open door
Style: Gastro bar
Recommended for: Cocktails, Food, Fun/atmosphere, Romantic
Price guide: Middling
Food: Full menu
Owned by: Village London
Images By: Village East
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.