We came across In Horto, the Wood Fired Cooking Restaurant, when we were on an evening walk. The outdoor eatery has a rustic vibe with a delightful alfresco dining set-up. Next door is Carrubo, a Mediterranean beach bar. Both are inside a pedestrianised area, so it has a relaxing feel. If you’re looking for the best places for dinner in Bankside, restaurants on Southwark Street or outside dining in London SE1, you’ll love In Horto.
“Enjoy hearty wood-fired dishes at In Horto, a relaxing restaurant with an outdoor holiday vibe near London Bridge,” Homegirl London
In Horto Wood Fired Cooking Menu
The menu is concise yet has something for vegetarians, meat and fish eaters. Start your meal with the fabulous fresh Olive Oil Bread or Tear and Share Loaf. Pair yours with Burnt Onion Butter, Nduja Butter or the Aubergine Dip. We chose the melt in your mouth Olive Oil Bread with delicious Burnt Onion Butter, and both were beautiful!
We shared two mains; one was a Whole Baked Cauliflower and Potatoes in a Four Cheese Sauce. It’s a filling and comforting dish that will satisfy your hunger. My partner is fond of cauliflower cheese, so he was super happy.
We paired it with the Parmigiana di Melanzane, one of my favourite Italian dishes with sliced aubergines, a rich tomato sauce, melted cheese and fresh basil. The mains are brought to the table in round cast iron eared dishes straight from the wood fired oven, so make sure you don’t touch them!
Other tempting mains are Cod Fillet, Fire Roasted Ratatouille with a Herb and Preserved Lemon Salsa. Another fish option is Butterflied Mackerel, Paprika Roasted Fennel with Preserved Lemon. Meat eaters may want the Pork Belly with Bacon and Spiced Beans or the Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder with Harissa Veggies. Alternatively, try the Roast Chicken with Creme Fraiche, Garlic Potatoes and Leeks.
Add a side to pad out your meal. We thought the White Bean with Roast Tomatoes, Mint and Chilli was lovely and would try to recreate it at home. Otherwise, it’s a Carrot, Celeriac and Cabbage Slaw or Seasonal Greens with Shallots and Herbs.
Save a little room for dessert, which was Tiramisu on our visit. It’s homemade; they bring it to your table and scoop it out from a big dish. It’s a decent serving, so you could share one between two as we did. It tasted a bit boozy like it was laced with Marsala wine, or maybe it was a lot of espresso coffee. I could eat Tiramisu for every dessert, so I was content.
The main dishes range from £12 to £18 for a single serving with the option to order it as a portion for two/three, which works out a little cheaper. The sides are £6, and the bread is £3-4.50 for a quarter plus £3-4 for the butter or a dip. The dessert costs £8. Drinks include wines and Garden Inspired Cocktails such as AmarHorto (Blanco Tequila, Amaretto and Orange).
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In Horto Restaurant Southwark Street London SE1 Information
To find out more, visit the In Horto Website. The address is 53B Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU. London Bridge and Borough are the closest stations. It’s where Flat Iron Square was before it relocated to 45 Southwark Street. The current opening times are from Wednesday until Saturday from 5 pm until 10 pm. The restaurant is perfect for a date night or catching up with a group of friends. Enjoy! I recommend booking a table to avoid disappointment.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. I only write about restaurants where I had a good experience. I recommend you 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.