Where to eat

Where to eat on Great Suffolk St

At Open Streets we won’t be filling the street with food stalls. Instead, there’s a fantastic range of local eateries, some opening specially for Open Streets. Here’s what’s on offer:

Discovery Zone
The Great Suffolk St shopping parade between Toulmin Street and Southwark Bridge Road offers a brilliant range of independent cafes and shops.

  • Terry’s Café – Traditional English café in the heart of the Borough. For Open Streets, Terry’s Café will be hosting a good old fashioned tea dance – not to be missed!
  • Olley’s Fish and Chips – Chunky chips and generous portions of fish.
  • The Giggling Sausage – Great value and friendly service.
  • A&D Convenience Store – Sweets, snacks and more.
  • OL Newsagent – Drinks, sweets, snacks etc.
  • Mustard – Freshly made sandwiches, salads and more – this place has people queuing out the door.
  • The Fruit Tree – Fresh and flavourful fruit and veg, plus fantastic smoothies.
  • The Libertine Pub – Just beyond the end of the Open Streets route, offering hand-made pizzas, salads and soups.

Bike Zone
With a great restaurant and a helpful local store, on Great Suffolk St/Webber St and nearby on Southwark Bridge Rd.

  • El Vergel – Authentic Latin American and Mediterranean food, a great place to celebrate Open Streets’ roots as the Latin American Ciclovía.
  • Cooperative Food – On Southwark Bridge Rd, a few metres along the road from the junction with Great Suffolk Street, this store has been a top supporter of Open Streets – look out for their team of volunteers. Thanks also to the Co-op Food stores on Great Dover St and Tower Bridge Rd.

Arts Zone
From Union St crossroads to Surrey Row, here are some great places to try:

  • Café 171 at Jerwood – Top quality dishes, breakfast, lunch, coffee and cakes. It’s just off the event route, on Union St, but Café 171 have offered great support to Open Streets.
  • Union Street Café – Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant with Italian influences.
  • The Union Jack pub – Pub bites, roast dinners and freshly prepared Malaysian cuisine.
  • Union Theatre Café – A lovely place to enjoy coffee and delicious Brick Lane bagels.
  • Flamingo Café – Superb sandwiches and wraps.
  • Relaxo Café – A friendly place for coffee, paninis and more.
  • Coconut – Tasty Thai food to eat in or take away.

Fitness Zone

  • Spots and Stripes pool club – Just off our route on Ewer Street, with a bar and snacks available.

Relaxation Zone
Between Southwark Street and Dolben Street we will have tables and chairs in the street – a perfect place for a bite to eat.

  • Costa Coffee – Costa has been a great supporter of our event. In addition to their usual menu, they will be offering free coffee samples on the day.
  • Premier Inn – The ground floor Thyme restaurant and bar has breakfasts, mains and a kids’ menu.
  • Pickles Café – A friendly independent café offering a good value menu.
  • Sainsbury’s – Pick up a snack and a drink in this Sainsbury’s Local. Many thanks to Sainsbury’s on Great Suffolk St, Blackfriars Rd and Borough High St for supporting our event, look out for Sainsbury’s volunteers at Open Streets.
  • Tesco – Everything you would expect from a Tesco Express store.  A big thank you to Tesco on Great Suffolk St and Borough Rd for their support, look out for Tesco volunteers on the day.
  • The Table Café – Award winning weekend brunches and a special BBQ for Open Streets.
  • The White Hart – Traditional pub food, incorporating fresh homemade dishes and a burger menu for Open Streets.

Presented by
Open Streets Trust

In association with
Living Streets

Supported by
Southwark Council

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