Restaurant Review: Flour and Grape Restaurant. Fans of fresh pasta with wine will love the Flour and Grape Restaurant. If you’re looking for pasta restaurants near London Bridge, the best places to eat on Bermondsey Street or lunch in SE1, you must seek out this place.
“Pasta and wine lovers can enjoy a reasonably priced, top quality meal at this wonderful restaurant located on beautiful Bermondsey Street,” Homegirl London
We moved just around the corner from Bermondsey Street two years ago in February and have been meaning to visit Flour and Grape since then. Because we usually go for a walk in the evenings, we tend to eat a bit further afield. Now the weather is dull and dreary we’ve decided to try all the eateries closer to home. We’re lucky to have such great restaurants very close to where we live!
Flour and Grape Restaurant Menu
On our visit, the menu featured a selection of small plates to start which included Nocellara Olives, Bread with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Green Leaf Salad, Burrata, Smoked Salmon and Salumi. I tried the Radish Salad which featured crunchy Radishes, Pickled Apple, a delightful Crème Fraiche Dressing with a sprinkling of chives.
Homeboy opted for the Grilled Cheese Sandwich as a starter with Fontina and Parmesan. This was white sliced bread toasted with the cheese melted inside.
This restaurant focuses on homemade pasta paired with wines. You’ll see them making the fresh pasta in the window on Bermondsey Street which is a great way to entice you in. We shared two kinds of pasta which included the simple yet delicious Ravioli with Ricotta, Pumpkin, Almond, Parmesan, Sage, and Butter.
The other dish was Fazzoletti (handkerchief pasta) with Spinach, Mascarpone, and Nutmeg, another beautiful plate of fresh pasta. A couple of other vegetarian options included Bucatini with a Tomato Sauce, Linguine with Roasted Beetroot and Ricotta or the Taglierini with Preserved Truffle. Roasted Pork Shoulder, Beef Short Rib Ragu, and Monkfish with Tomato were other sauce options paired with fresh pasta.
Chocolate and Hazelnut Budino
The pasta dishes aren’t particularly large, so we had room for dessert. We shared the Chocolate and Hazelnut Budino with Sea Salt. I loved this glass pot of velvety smooth, rich chocolate mousse, wow what a treat. The Lemon Tart with Crème Fraiche was refreshing with the prefect citrus tang. Other desserts included Tiramisu Gelato, Strawberry Sorbet and a selection Cheese with Crab Apple Jelly and Cracker.
To give you the idea of price points Small Plates are £2-9, Pasta Mains are £7.50-12.50, and Desserts £5-6. The prices are very reasonable given the interiors and quality of food. The menu recommends wine pairings for each pasta dish. As you’d expect they have plenty of Italian wine to sample. On the website, they highlight which region the wine is from on a map. Ask a member of staff for recommendations if want some assistance or recommendations. I ordered myself the Bermondsey Gin and Tonic which was excellent.
Flour and Grape Restaurant Interiors
The interiors have an industrial vibe. The dining space has a wooden floor, vintage-style tin tile ceiling, exposed brick walls, and industrial light fittings. The seating is comfy thanks to the button back leather banquettes. Some of the seating is in the form of high counter tables with stools. There is a large bar running along one wall clad in reclaimed wood. It’s a buzzy place which is perfect for a business lunch, catch up with your best friend or a date night dinner.
Flour and Grape Restaurant Bermondsey Street Information
To find out more about the restaurant go to the Flour and Grape website. The restaurant address is 214 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3TQ. The nearest station is London Bridge, if you exit at The Shard, walk down St Thomas Street, turn down Bermondsey Street and walk down, you will see the restaurant located opposite St Mary of Magdalen Church. Current opening times listed are Monday 5.30-10pm, Tuesday to Saturday 12-3pm and 5.30-10pm, Sunday 12-3.30pm, and 5.30-9.30pm. You can book lunch via the website, but dinner is walk-in only, if you give them your mobile number, they will call you when a table becomes available.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London, the interior picture is from the Flour and Grape Facebook Page. Thanks: Homeboy for dining with me.