A neighbourhood bistro above the bustle of Borough High Street. Edwins serves seasonal British dishes in a modest, fourteen table dining room above the Trinity pub. The short menu of small plates, main courses an desserts changes frequently, always has good vegetarian options and is put together using excellent, sustainably sourced ingredients.
Classic dishes include the root vegetable hash served with a poached egg, sautéed greens and halloumi, a gloriously rich fish stew for two, and gigot of goat served with spiced lentils. An outstanding British cheese board compliments the menu as well.
The atmosphere is special - you enter an unassuming doorway, climb a candle-lit staircase, and find yourself in retro dining room with low lights and great music playing. The service is very friendly, well-informed, and efficient.
The express lunch - two small plates, a side dish, and a glass of house wine for £15 is excellent value and perfect for those for a high-quality working lunch away from the hubbub of London Bridge.
Every night they run a pre-or post-theatre menu of two courses for £20, which also changes regularly and provides excellent value for those dinning before or after a show at one of the local theatres.
The small wine list focuses on natural and organic wines and every Tuesday evening hosts a Wine Club, when rare and unusual bottles are offered by the glass at half price.
Classic cocktails are served from the well-stocked bar and expertly mixed.
Edwins fits the bill for date-nights, catching up with family and friends, birthday parties and stopping in for a late-night drink at the bar.