A friend is visiting London with her children and has booked an apartment at Think Apartments at 169 Tower Bridge Road. Can people recommend good places to eat round there? Good child-friendly cafes particularly, and preferably independent rather than chains. Any suggestions much appreciated : )
Not sure Zucca would be the best place to go for regular feeding of children ... we have kids and have often been to the river and eaten at Zizi, Browns, Ask and Strada . Yes, they're 'chains' but as such are well set up for catering to kids [specific menus and crayons/colouring in paper]. There are also a few cafes along More London - Bagel Factory , Pod, Eat etc and I think there's still a Cafe Rouge in Hays Galleria.
Depending on how far they want to walk, there's a Nandos and Wagamama by the Anchor just through Borough Market [where there are lots of cafes/stalls selling takeaway food mainly Thurs/Fri/Sat].
Amisha is my local independent - a relaxed vibe, roomy (so easy to manoeuvre a buggy, if necessary), consistent food quality and good value. There's also Maltings Cafe (v. near the Think Apartments) on TBR for tasty and reasonably priced lunches.