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Jason Allen 02/09/23

Borough Yards

The area around Borough Market already has a restaurant density approaching a culinary neutron star.

But like a good pudding, there’s always room for more.

And it comes in the form of Borough Yards, a newly polished up dining & shopping destination piled into the old Victorian brick railway arches, viaducts and warehouses that once upon a time made up the vast Vinopolis site (plus a couple of its orbiting buildings) skirting the riverbanks in London Bridge.

parrillan borough yards

Ed Reeve

Already open is a sleek new Vinoteca wine bar with over 200+ bottles in the cellar; brunch stalwart & all-day Eastern Mediterranean resto Brother Marcus; a third branch for the all-conquering Bancone; and a suitably plush Everyman Cinema alongside smart new stores for ace & tate and Paul Smith. Coming soon is the hotly anticipated sophomore spot from the restaurateur behind Akoko, Aji Akokomi, who’s opening Akara in October (with a secret soft launch for Nudge Members).

The centrepiece of the Borough Yards development, however, is a triumvirate of venues from the all-conquering Harts brothers, namely 1) Parrillan Borough Yards, where you can scorch your own pre-marinated food on a little table-top grill; 2) Barrafina Borough Yards (the fifth in the family of critically acclaimed tapas restaurants), which boasts the classic marble bar as well as a few bookable snugs for a little more intimacy; and 3) Bar Daskal, a sherry-slinging Spanish joint named after the Harts’ grandfather Vladimir Daskalof – he was a Bauhaus artist, and they’ve designed the place around his Mallorcan villa.

In the near future we can also expect fried chicken from Butchies and a few more places that are yet to be rubber-stamped. In fact, all told there are 50 new shops & restaurants expected to fill the space…

…so expect a little more than a few.


NOTE: Borough Yards is open daily. You can find out more at the website right HERE.

Borough Yards | SE1 9DG

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Borough Yards

Clink Street, Borough, SE1 9DG