Monday 27 February 2006 9.55am
We went to the opening of Village East
on Saturday night- it's a new bar/restaurant on Bermondsey Street
from the people behind the Garrison.
I have to admit to a slight connection- my fiance works at the Garrison, however, neither of us have anything to gain by giving it a plug.
We really liked it and would definitely go back.
Its' got quite a New York feel to it, I guess hence the name.
Its nicely laid out with a really welcoming bar area with sofas up a staircase (non smoking so didn't linger too long there) and another bar as you go in leading round to a restaurant/bistro area at the back with the kitchen visible.
I think there's a private dining room somewhere too.
Can't comment on the food as we didn't eat.
I decided to get a bit more dressed up than usual but I think you go in jeans and still feel comfortable.
Anyway- we enjoyed it and will definitely go back- it was a nice change from the Garrison and Woolpack in that area.