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Lovely Lupins Restaurant Flat Iron Square London

Lupins is a lovely restaurant known for its super tasty seasonal small plates featuring British ingredients. You’ll find this adorable eatery facing onto Flat Iron Square, a short walk from Southwark Bridge, Borough and London Bridge. If you’re looking for a romantic restaurant in SE1 or the best places for dinner in Bankside, you’ll appreciate Lupins.

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“Sample a selection of British seasonal small plates with your favourite person at Lupins, and you’ll be delighted,” Homegirl London

Lupins Restaurant Menu

lupins restaurant flat iron square monteray cheese balls

You’ll enjoy choosing a selection of seasonal British tasting plates from the menu. We went for all the vegetarian options, and Homeboy also had one of the fish dishes. Everything was delicious, and I would love to eat them all over again.

lupins restaurant flat iron square white bean crostini with anchovy salsa

The snacks include sourdough with brown butter, olives and lamb salami. I ordered the Montgomery cheddar fritters, which are little fried balls of cheese. Homeboy raved about his white bean crostini with anchovy salsa.

lupins restaurant flat iron square white asparagus and boiled egg

We tried the white asparagus with boiled egg and parsley sauce from the plates list. The asparagus was tender, and the parsley sauce was the perfect addition.

lupins restaurant flat iron square oakleaf and comte

The oakleaf lettuce with grated Comte cheese, shallots and a vinaigrette dressing is simple yet tasty. I will try to replicate this one at home. I always enjoy burrata, and this dish comes with grapefruit, olives and watercress. It was fresh and tangy.

lupins restaurant flat iron square monks beard and ricotta

One of our favourites was the roast tomatoes with monk’s beard and ricotta. We did ask what a monk’s beard is, and it’s a green that’s similar to a chard which originates from the Cappuccino Monks in Tuscany.

lupins restaurant flat iron square lemon sole

Our final savoury dish was Homeboy’s lemon sole with butter sauce, wild garlic and peas. He must have loved it because he bought a lemon sole from Marks and Spencer the following day. The other fish option was sea bass with pistou (garlic, basil and olive oil) and jersey royals.

lupins restaurant flat iron square cheese cake

If you’re a meat-eater, you will probably want to try the pork and fennel ragu with lard toast and greens. Cold roast lamb leg with anchovy and prune salad. Or grilled onglet (steak), bone marrow, Tropea onions and aioli.

lupins restaurant flat iron square dark chocolate ganache

We saved room to share the two desserts; cheesecake with rhubarb and crème fraiche and the rather rick dark chocolate ganache with salted caramel and sesame brittle. I’d recommend you share the latter because it’s decadent. If you’d instead finish off your meal with the Neal’s Yard cheese selection, you can! We had tap water but check out the wine list, which is excellent.

lupins restaurant flat iron square water and glasses

In terms of prices, the nibbles are £2-5 while the small plates range from £11-20, desserts are £7, and the cheese board is £11.

Lupins Restaurant Information

We sat outside in the blazing sun, which felt like we were on holiday. To find out more, visit the Lupins Website. The address is 66 Union Street, London SE1 1TD. Borough, London Bridge and Blackfriars are the nearest stations. Current opening times are Wednesday to Saturday from 5 pm until 10 pm for dinner and Thursday to Saturday from 12 noon until 3 pm for lunch.

lupins restaurant flat iron square exterior

Inside, the restaurant décor is pretty with pastel colours and a beautiful blue. Upstairs is a private dining room that seats eight. I would recommend making a reservation to avoid disappointment.

lupins restaurant flat iron square interiors

If you want to explore the area further, please read my Bankside posts:

Backstreets of Bankside Historical Building Walk
Ten Unusual Things to do in Bankside London
Ten Tourist Things to do in Bankside London

Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. I only write about restaurants where I had a good experience. I recommend that you undertake 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 that this restaurant has closed, contact me to remove it from my blog.