Tuesday 10 February 2009 3.31pm
A couple of idea which spring to mind:
Bangalore Express, directly opposite Waterloo Station
. This is an excellent modern Indian with a clean, modern design: what made me think of it is that it has about 10 booths in a double-decker format along one wall. This means you can have a booth set directly above another, with a ladder which the waiters will climb (with food in one hand and drinks in the other!) to serve you. A gimmick, maybe, but it's a fun one and the food more than lives up to its promise.
(Southwark St, opposite the Blue Fin building): informal restaurant attached to the next-door architects' practice. Cafeteria-style service and dishes (beef bourguignon, lasagne etc.), but to my mind excellent, honest food and good value for money.
The other option - if rather pricier - is Roast in Borough Market
. Roast has been well covered elsewhere on this forum, but I love the room and it's a great view over Borough Market
on a Saturday lunchtime.