Paying tribute to one of France’s most flamboyant artists, Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec is an intimate Brasserie & Wine Bar in Kennington, South London. Brimming with the bohemian charm of the Parisian jazz bars of a bygone era.
The main menu features all the traditional French & continental staples you’d expect, in addition the venue offers breakfast, lunch, small quick bites and an extensive list of French & New World wines by the glass, carafe or bottle.
The Ship – shipborough.co.uk
Traditional British pub grub – from fish and chips to huge portions of chicken club sandwiches with chips – in an unpretentious and homely atmosphere. Great meals for just £5 if you go on Tuesday or Wednesday AND a secret patio/garden tucked around the back for when it gets warmer. It’s on the way if you’re heading to the theatre from Borough Station on the other side of the road from the theatre. A week after we’d moved to our new home we’d already had 3 lunches there which definitely sets the record. A 2 minute walk when you’ve put your cutlery down.
Nando’s – nandos.co.uk
This legendary Portuguese PERI-PERI chicken joint is a stone’s throw from the new theatre and perfect for cheap, casual and speedy pre-theatre eating. We haven’t started holding ‘lunch meetings’ there yet but it’s only a matter of time…
Flavours of Naples – flavoursofnaples.com
A brilliant little family-run café which not only has a lovely interior where the walls are lined with gourmet pasta and other Italian delicacies but it also has truly delicious sandwiches, salads, classic hot food like lasagne and cannelloni and a mouth-watering selection of cured meats and huge rounds of Italian cheese. To top it all off, the staff are extremely friendly (if you’re not greeted by a passionate ‘Ciao!’ you’re in the wrong place) and the goats cheese packs a real punch. This place is for people who enjoy lashings of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar on their fresh, passionately-cooked food. About a 3-4 minute from the theatre and on the same side of the road. Which is just as well as you’ll probably be too full to cross over anyway.
Tas – tasrestaurants.co.uk
A favourite eatery of staff and punters… and long-time supporters of the Playhouse! Lovely fresh Turkish bread, refreshing beer, wonderful grilled meat and the biggest choice of vegetarian dishes we’ve ever seen. Approximately 15 mins walk from the theatre, up Borough High Street.