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Not a pub.
wizzard - 14 Apr 2014 15:59
Horribly expensive for drinks and food. As others ahve said it's a restaurant rather than a pub and they tend to frown on you just having a drink. Go over the road to the Woolpack instead.
halfafarthing - 18 Jan 2010 15:21
Superb restaurant. Sundays at the Garrison are a joy. As already pointed out though, does't even pretend to be a boozer. Shame really ...
rhys4wales - 24 Aug 2009 17:55
Beautiful pub, outstanding food, almost a shame it's so popular and booking is essential.
architype2 - 7 Aug 2009 12:28
The food is expensive but the quality is better than you'll get in other places. Good breakfast too although the service is painfully slow.
DuchyBoy - 21 Dec 2007 10:32
kenincamden - 7 Aug 2007 10:37
Like its predecessor, the Honest Cabbage, this place makes a cursory nod to the world of pubs, but is really nothing of the sort. As a previous reviewer points out on these pages, just having a pint seemed to be frowned upon.

And yet, on caving in to sample the food, my fried egg and smoked salmon sandwich was spoilt by the needless addition of avocado (and not very ripe avocado at that). The one saving grace was the service which was amiable.
BoehmBawerk - 17 May 2007 14:02
Not sure this place should be reviewed as a pub. The whole shebang is set up as an eatery with very little space for leaning and drinking. Once found a hair in my food and they pretended it wasn't there.
Nice people, though.
The pub opposite's much worse.
theStickler - 26 Jan 2007 02:29
Good place
tufnellparka - 18 Jan 2007 15:26
Nice place but a bit too foody for me. Felt out of place just having a pint.

That said I have not eaten here yet.....
Badgers - 23 May 2006 13:43
Good pub/restaurant. Food was very good and not expensive for London. Steak particularly good along with smoked haddock chowder. Service was friendly and attentive. One drawback is that the eating area is quite cramped.

Wine was slightly disappoiting.
amphalon - 27 Jan 2006 11:37
the woolpack across the road is rather nicer
anonymous - 4 Jan 2006 17:24
Unfortunate conversion of a pub into a restaurant in an area brimming with over priced eateries. The Woolpack across the road provides better value for money - although the garrison does do breakfast which I believe is not bad.
farmergiles - 31 Oct 2005 18:40
Nice atmosphere but food is not work the money. For example, I have a greasy fried chicken satay for about 6.50 and it was cheap quality meat. Wine is double the price and half the size of the Woolpack across the road. I was disappointed. :(
yvonatron - 30 Oct 2005 18:20
It's a restaurant, not a pub. Strictly one for the tower bridge yuppies, who take being ripped off as a mark of their own success. If in the area, head for the Marigold 200yds south down Bermondsey Street.
pablos13 - 4 Sep 2005 14:15
I've been to the Garrison about 5 times for food and every single time I have a lovely time. The menu is always interesting and varied. The price of the food is reflected in its quality and I wouldn't say it was expensive, in fact I'd say it was a bargain for what you get.
It does get busy on a weekday evening, but what good pub doesn't. At the weekend it is quieter so if you don't like it too busy, go then.
I would recommend The Garrison to anyone and I'd be very surprised if you didn't like it. TOP PUB
sturner1 - 10 Feb 2005 10:48
I LOVE this place. And so do all the people I ever take there. Really fabulous, inventive, tasty food and great drinks list at friendly prices. You can have a glass of sherry and a fish finger sandwich, or a gastro blowout (girly or hearty), which is perfect for the erratic, picky, faddy diet-driven appetites you often find on group outings. Having used it for lunches (it's near my office) I now find myself planning my weekend cultural pursuits around its SE1 location, which is really a bit sad I admit...
Daniellle NAY - 29 Oct 2004 11:15
This is one of the best gastropubs in London that has an immaculate decor to compliment the first class food. The staff are friendly yet very professional and there is an excellent choice of drinks, wines and cocktails. The customers are generally cool and smart twenty to thirty somethings, and pretty laid back. Sunday brunch is a must. What's more, they don't fleece you at the end of the night!
A Local - 6 Oct 2004 22:25
Very friendly atmosphere, great food and I met my fiance there, perfect.
Nick James - 8 Sep 2004 22:26
What a pleasant find - I was really impressed by the really different decor and interesting menu. The food tasted fab and the atmosphere was really relaxed - all in all a fab evening was had by all
Ads - 15 Jul 2004 11:45
Great atmosphere and decor. What London Bridge needed! Food is really good although a bit expensive. Staff is lovely. Can get a little bit crowded though.
Em - 22 Jun 2004 19:06
Decor like a salty sea breeze amidst the Bermondsey grit - will both whet and satisfy your increasingly fashion-conscious appetite for beer and cocktails. They do a creative take on Pimms and an unbeatably dry tequila. Didn't taste the food.
Emma - 9 Jun 2004 19:06
As Bermondsey gets trendier and trendier, so do the people that drink in the Garrison. Service is ok, atmosphere is pretty cool and the cinema is great!
Emily - 7 May 2004 16:16
Very atmospheric place, full of fashionistas visiting from the Fashion Museum nearby. The only complaint is that the service can be erratic. Otherwise, reasonable wine list and exceptionally nice food.
Barbara - 23 Dec 2003 09:51
Great little Pub. Top food, great atmosphere and its even got a 'cinema' room downstairs where they play movies on Sunday nights and also show sporting events.
Simon Valentine - 8 Nov 2003 19:53

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