The most quintessentially British food…
…is the kind that ruthlessly steals the best bits from other nations’ own cuisine.
So proudly British restaurant Lupins has absolutely no intention of stopping the tradition. Set in a small townhouse backing onto the railway arches between London Bridge and Southwark, it features old-fashioned British food with a globally inspired twist.
Quirkily laid out over several rooms, the space is light and airy, with alternating patches of exposed brick, large windows and cushion-laden pastel pink banquette seating hugging the white walls. There’s an open kitchen to your left as you come in, filled with bustle and guarded by a smooth steel dining counter; the perfect perch for a little breakfast in the morning.
Right from the outset you can see the neat little twists hitting the more traditional British dishes, which are all served as sharing-style small plates – Jersey Royals with asparagus and a soft boiled egg are all spiced up with some za’atar; the roast pigeon is marinaded in chipotle; and the sea trout comes with seaweed butter. Plus, it’s an entirely nut-free restaurant – so those with an allergy can relax.
For dessert, things revert back to traditionalism with the likes of fresh figs and yoghurt, or a plate of Neal’s Yard cheeses.
It’s as British as apple pie.
NOTE: Lupins is open for lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat. You can check out the website, and make a booking, right HERE.
Lupins | 66 Union Street, SE1 1TD
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