Review on The Garrison
Originally The Yorkshire Grey, then The Honest Cabbage, this Bermondsey boozer now cuts the mustard as The Garrison, a bright, light gastro pub in the classic mould - complete with antiques, shelves of books and stripped floors.
No-nonsense modern pub food is the order of the day, and the short seasonal menu rings the changes with - say - Cullen skink, roast cod with leeks, brown shrimps and chive sauce, and guinea fowl with rösti and sauce poivrade. There are always plenty of possibilities for vegetarians (pumpkin and oak-aged Feta lasagne with crushed young tomatoes, for example), plus desserts such as chocolate St Emilion or warm Norfolk apple and treacle tart.
You can nibble mustard-glazed chipolatas, fish finger sarnies and Japanese seaweed peanuts at the bar, and at weekends there's a highly popular brunch including a roast on Sundays (must book).
Below the pub is the intimate Cinema Room, which can be hired for private screenings, televised sporting events, presentations and celebratory bashes. The same team now also runs Village East just down the road, which trades English pub for glitzy Manhattan bar/restaurant.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 8.00 - 11.00am (9.00 - 11.00pm Sat-Sun)
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm (12.30 - 4.00pm Sat) (All day Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.00pm (6.00 - 10.30pm Fri & Sat) (12.30 - 9.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express