I’ve listed the best places to eat in Elephant and Castle, London SE17. The area has undergone a massive regeneration program with new restaurants, apartment blocks and landscaping. I live nearby, so I’ve had breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner at many new eateries. If you’re looking for the best places to eat in Elephant and Castle, my list may help you decide which restaurants to try. My round-up isn’t in order of preference; instead, I start with breakfast, followed by brunch, lunch and dinner. I haven’t eaten at every establishment yet, but I will!
Bobo Social (Modern British) is best for weekday breakfast
Tupi (Brazilian) is best for bottomless weekend brunch
Bayroot (Lebanese) is best for a quick weekday lunch
Kokoro (Japanese) is best for takeaway lunch
Kaieteur Kitchen and Original Caribbean Spice are best for home-cooked lunches
Dragon Castle (Chinese) is best for a cosy weekday lunch
Murger Han (X’ian) is best for weekend lunch
Four Hundred Rabbits (Italian Pizza) is best for a family lunch
Oisoi (Chinese, Dim Sum) is best for date night lunch or dinner
Theo’s (Italian Pizza) is best for dinner with friends
Sugo 82 (Italian Street Food) is best for a cosy dinner
Beza (Ethiopian) is best for vegan dinner
The Best Places To Eat In Elephant And Castle List
Bobo Social is a great place to meet friends and is best for weekday breakfast. The Full Bobo Breakfast features Pork Sausages, Bacon, Portobello Mushrooms, Potato Hash, Beans, Eggs, Tomatoes and Sourdough Toast. I’ve tried the Vegetarian version with Vegan Sausage, which was awesome. Other breakfast options are Smashed Avocado on Sourdough, Shakshouka or a BLT. Breakfast is served Monday to Friday from 8 am until 11.30 am. The address is Sayer Street, London SE17 1FY. Read my Bobo Social Restaurant Review.
Tupi has a Brazilian vibe and is best for a bottomless brunch at the weekend. Their menu is excellent with a Meat or Veggie Fry Up, Steak and Eggs, Huevos Rancheros, Chicken Benedict, Hash Royale, Chorizo Hash, Sweet Potato Rosti and Pancakes. The address is 2 Castle Square, London SE17 1EN. Read my Tupi Restaurant Review.
Bayroot is best for a quick lunch if you love traditional Lebanese food. Check out the Shawarma Lunch Boxes and Lunch Mezza Platters. Otherwise, you can choose your favourites from the Cold and Hot Mezza list, Charcoal Grilled Meats, Wraps and Sides. They are open Tuesday to Sunday from 12 noon until 10 pm. The address is 15A Sayer Street, London SE17 1FY.
Kokoro makes Japanese food with Korean options, which is best for a takeaway lunch. Order a pot of Chicken Katsu Curry, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Salmon Teriyaki, Yaki Soba or Udon Noodles. Pick up a Sushi Box or Poke Bowl along with Kimchi to spice things up. Either take your food home, back to the office or sit inside to consume it. Opening times are Monday to Saturday from 11 am until 9 pm, and Sunday, they close at 8 pm. The address is 16 B Ash Avenue, London SE17 1GQ.
Kaieteur Kitchen and Original Caribbean Spice are best for home-cooked lunches. You’ll find plenty of small eateries at Castle Square. Many of these people have been relocated from the now-demolished Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre. I’ve eaten at Kaieteur Kitchen and Original Caribbean Spice, which I can recommend. If you fancy Guyanese, Caribbean, Columbian, Ecuadorian or West African food, you’ll find it at Castle Square, 40 Elephant Road, London SE17 1EU.
Dragon Castle Chinese Restaurant is best for weekday lunch. Dim sum is available daily from 12 noon until 5 pm. You can also choose your favourite dishes from the a la carte menu in the evening. Whether you want Sesame Prawn Toast, Salt and Pepper Squid, Prawn Wanton Soup or the Signature Peking Duck, everything is quality. The address is 100 Walworth Road, London SE17 IJL. Read my Dragon Castle Restaurant Review.
Murger Han X’ian Restaurant is best for weekend lunch. When we ate there, it was full of couples having a cosy time while tucking into oodles of noodles. The speciality is Murger, meaning meat sandwiched in bread. They serve Murgers, Murger Soup, Cold Noodles, Handmade Noodles, Clay Pots and more. The address is 4 Castle Square, London SE17 1EN.
Four Hundred Rabbits is best for kids and parents who want Pizza for lunch. This pizzeria seems to be popular with families, maybe because it is near Elephant Springs, a small park with fountains, or perhaps because they have an ice cream counter! Their Sourdough Pizzas are excellent and have some adventurous flavours, such as rhubarb. Opening hours are Sunday to Thursday from 12 noon until 9.30 pm. And Friday to Saturday from 12 noon until 10 pm. The address is 16A Ash Avenue, London SE17 1GQ. Read my Four Hundred Rabbits Restaurant Review.
Oisoi is best for date night lunch or dinner. This contemporary and super stylish restaurant serves Chinese dishes, including Dim Sum, Cheung Fung, Chicken Dishes, Meat Dishes, Noodles, Rice, Soups and more. It’s perfect for date nights, special occasions and anyone who loves Dim Sum. They also serve afternoon tea. The address is 56-58 New Kent Road, Elephant Park, London SE1 6FU. Read my Oisoi Review.
Theo’s Pizzeria is best for dinner with friends who want Pizza. They specialise in Neapolitan Sourdough Pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven. Choose from Margherita, Aubergines with Gorgonzola, Napoli Salami, Nduja with Ricotta or the Calzone with Salami. Opening times are noon until late. The address is 17-18 Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6TH. Read my Theo’s Pizzeria Restaurant Review.
Sugo 82 is best for a cosy dinner if you fancy Italian Street Food such as Arancini, Pasta Mains and Nutella or Pistachio Bombolini for dessert. It’s a small menu, but you’ll find something tasty to try. The Restaurant is open for lunch Monday to Sunday from 12 noon until 3 pm and dinner from 6 pm until 9.30 pm. You’ll find them at 21 Sayer Street, London SE17 1FY. Read my Sugo 82 Restaurant Review.
Beza, the Ethiopian Restaurant, is best for vegan dinners. Their menu features healthy, plant-based and gluten-free dishes. I recommend trying the platter so you can taste a bit of everything – Kit Wot, Gomen, Tikil Gomen, Mung Beans, etc. Opening times are Tuesday until Saturday from 12 noon until 10 pm. The address is 8A Sayer Street, London SE17 IFH.
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Helpful Information About Elephant and Castle
Go to the Elephant Park Website to learn more about Elephant and Castle and the recent regeneration scheme. For historical information, take a look at the Wikipedia Page. Check out my Love Elephant and Castle London Pinterest Board for pictures of the area. You can travel to Elephant and Castle via the Underground Station (Bakerloo and Northern Lines) or Railway Station.
You may be interested in other articles I’ve written about Elephant and Castle:
Where To Eat At Castle Square Elephant and Castle
My Ten Things To Do In Elephant and Castle
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. I only write about restaurants where I had a good experience. I recommend you do further research as restaurant standards fluctuate, as do opinions. Please check if the Restaurant is still in business and the opening times before you go. If you discover this Restaurant has closed, contact me to remove it from my blog.