Restaurant Review: Flor Restaurant. Flor is also a bakery, coffee shop, and wine bar. You’ll find it located on Bedale Street in the middle of Borough Market very close to London Bridge in SE1. They serve small plates for lunch and dinner featuring delectable delights from Wild Boar to Creamy Burrata. We popped in for lunch and loved every mouthful. If you’re looking for the best restaurants in Borough Market or places for dinner near London Bridge, you must visit Flor Restaurant.
“We thoroughly enjoyed every single mouthful of the modern European small plates at this adorable eatery located in the heart of Borough Market. It’s perfect for a cosy dinner with your lover or lunch with your best friend,” Homegirl London
Flor is from the team behind the Michelin-starred Lyle’s in the Tea Building, Shoreditch, East London. The head chef is James Lowe and the food at Flor is said to be inspired by the Buvettes of Paris and the Pintxos Bars in San Sebastian.
Flor Restaurant Lunch Menu
We decided to pop in to check out the new restaurant in Borough Market last Monday. Both Homeboy and I are vegetarians (he also eats fish and seafood) and were pleased to have enough options to satisfy our hunger. Three plates per person are recommended, we shared five dishes between us which was plenty.
Gin and Tonic
The first dish which arrived at our table was the Crudités with a Sesame Dip. What a colourful and pretty arrangement of quality veggies, I thought to myself as I was taking a few photographs. When I tasted the vegetables, the flavours were incredible, so fresh and earthy. The Sesame Dip was creamy and utterly Moorish, I just wanted to dip my fingers in and scoop it all up. As this was a classy joint, I decided to behave myself. This immediately put us in a good mood, and we couldn’t wait for our next plate to arrive.
Crudités with Sesame Dip
A cute little Sourdough Flatbread with Chicory, Stilton, and Figs was presented. The flavour combination was spot on. I’m not a big fan of Stilton but this wasn’t overdone so I was happy to eat it. Figs are always a perfect pairing with cheese for me, so I was very content.
Sourdough Flatbread with Chicory, Stilton, and Figs
I wasn’t sure what to expect of the Crown Daisy (lettuce) with Parmesan, Hazelnuts and Preserved Lemon. It was essentially a big pile of Lettuce with Grated Parmesan over the top, a simple dish yet surprisingly tasty.
Crown Daisy with Parmesan, Hazelnuts and Preserved Lemon
Next was the Burrata with Peach, Beans and Fennel Blossom. This was another triumph. It was the best Burrata dish I’ve eaten to date. I’m definitely going to try making this at home.
Burrata with Peach, Beans and Fennel Blossom
Our last plate featured Baron Bigod with Raw Honey. This is a creamy, white bloomy-rind cheese which is handmade by Jonny Crickmore on Fen Farm in Suffolk. I had a nibble, but Homeboy ate the rest. This was the perfect finish to a wonderful meal.
Baron Bigod with Raw Honey
Other dishes included Wild Boar Ventricina, Scarlet Prawns with Orange Yuzu Kosho and Rabbit Offal with Girolles. The small plates are priced at £4-22. They have a few desserts such as Sorrell Ice Cream for £6 and Brown Butter Cakes for £5. This is also a wine bar so expect a thoughtful wine list, which you can order by the glass or bottle. I treated myself to a gin and tonic and had to hold on tight as I went down the spiral staircase to exit!
Flor Restaurant Borough Market Interiors
This space is small and compact but absolutely adorable. The ground floor has a few seats in front of the street window where you can sit facing out onto the bustling streets and activity of Borough Market. There is a bar with stools where you can also sit to enjoy your meal or a glass of vino. Up a steep wrought iron spiral staircase and you will find a dining room with a view over Borough Market. This space is calmer and better for business meetings. The interiors are stylish with bare brick walls, luxury fittings, and a snug feel.
Flor Restaurant Borough Market Interiors Information
To find out more about the restaurant go to the Flor London Website. The address is 1 Bedale Street, London SE1 9AL. The nearest stations are London Bridge and Borough. The current opening times listed are 10 am from Monday to Saturday for coffee, bread, and pastries. Kitchen opening times are Monday to Friday 12 noon to 2.30 pm and 5.30 pm until 9.30 pm, Saturday 11 am until 2.30 pm and 5.30 pm until 9.30 pm. Flor is closed on Sundays. It is best to book a table for lunch or dinner to avoid disappointment.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Thanks: Homeboy for dining with me.