It sounds like some hip New York hang-out. And when the SE1 set roll in around 6pm on a Friday, it looks like one too.
Award-winning eatery Village East is almost too buff to down a bottle of Burgundy or a Bermondsey Breeze cocktail in – those shiny wooden-floors and exposed bricks really just don’t deserve to be dripped and splashed on. Whether its shiny tables for a tender tête-à-tête, bar stools for the uninvolved upright type, or creme 70s swivel loungers, Village East has a home for the slick and the slouch.
The open-plan diner is equally worth a visit on a Sunday, when a meal can be ordered later than in most ‘sorry-the kitchen-is-closed’ London eateries. We must be in New York.
Wholesome food served by slick, smiley staff, in an area of London which has so far avoided becoming just another high street. www.villageeast.co.uk