Friday 6 June 2008 9.37am
If you turn up at the Garrison for a meal without a booking at any kind of social time, be prepared for smirking and incredulous staff (as far as I'm concerned it is a gastropub as it is suitably scruffy, and not a restaurant). Delfina Studios was a fantastic restaurant, unfortunately is no longer open.
A much better bet is Village East
any time of the evening. The Britannia
pub a few streets to the west is also a gem as a "local".
It is only a 10 minute walk to Shad Thames
for some views and the large All Bar One
and Conran restaurants if you find Bermondsey Street
isn't quite the destination you expect!