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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Vibrantly flavoured and thoughtful cooking near London Bridge

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At a glance

Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

With burgundy-coloured banquettes and walls, bentwood chairs at white-clothed tables covered with paper liners, and darkwood floors, Magdalen works a classy bistro look. Dishes are marked by their simplicity and combinations (backed by the kitchen's technical skill and careful choice of ingredients), so clear flavours speak for themselves. Saddleback pork terrine is helped along by preserved shiitaki mushrooms and tarragon, while main course fish stew is a vibrant bowl of hake, gilt head bream and clams in an intense stock pointed up with fennel and aïoli. Pastry skills are also exemplary, as witnessed in a preserved cherry and almond tart served with crème fraîche.

Opening hours

  • Closed: Xmas, BHs
  • Days closed: Sun
  • Closed for lunch: Sat
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 10

Chef

  • Chef: James & Emma Faulks, David Abbott

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: British, European
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 15
  • Wines over £30: 58
  • Wines by the glass: 12

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 90
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 30
  • Off-site parking available: On street

Additional information

  • Seats: 90
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 30

Getting here

Nearest train station

London Bridge
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Three-course lunch from£19.50**Based on the minimum price for a 3-course lunch *Based on the minimum price for a 3-course lunch
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