Georgedown is just ok with the Toptable deal.
My faves are:
Brindisa Tapas Bar (Near london bridge tube) - non bookable
Anchor and Hope (The cut) - non bookable
RSJ - (Stamford Street)
Even the chains 'The Real Greek ' and Nandos are good on the river - not really special occasion though
Go to Brindisa - get there early - put name down - have drink - order olives stuffed with orange and Padron peppers (or russian roulette peppers - the odd hot one). Try to get window seat or seat outside on a nice day - like being on hols.
I can't belive no-one has yet mentioned sitting either inside or outside The Chop House in the Bar(rather than restaurant) area. The set menu is pretty cheap at around £12-14 depending on the day and I have always found the staff friendly. I find the main restaurant overriced. I also find the Bermondsey Kitchen very friendly and relatively cheap now the Village East has opened!
They say everyone to their own taste, but we had the worst meal we can remember at Franklins in Kennington Lane last week. It ruined a special occasion. Was told wine we chose was not sweet - it was but they changed it. Whitebait for starters were so salty that we neded copious amounts of water to cope. Mains of beef and rabbit were poor - tasteless and dry. Vegetable was whole cabbage leaves complete with stalks...Puddings were also poor - I'm not one for leaving puddings, but I did this time. The waiter did not once enquire why we had left food, when I mentioned our poor experience to the 'manager' his comment was 'We can't please everybody'! Well he isn't going to have the chance tp please us again
I am thinking about taking my boyfriend and a group of friends about 10-15 for a meal at Eve in the Arches on a Saturday night and then going to Jacks bar. I've only been here during the week and am concerned it will be a bit quiet on a Saturday night? Does it generally get quite busy to make it a good night or do you recommend going to one of the other Tas restaurants?