Enough eateries to feed an elephant

Find restaurants Elephant and Castle. Explore places to eat Southwark and restaurants near SE1.

  • 27 November 2019
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Looking for places to eat near Elephant and Castle? This area boasts eclectic tastes and authenticity, meaning you’ll find the right eateries and restaurants for whatever mood you find yourself in. Here are some of our top picks.

Chee Mc

A local favourite for some of London’s most popular KoFC (Korean Fried Chicken). If you take a short walk down Walworth Road you will come across Chee Mc’s modest restaurant, full of helpful and friendly staff. While there are sometimes queues outside the door, the wait is definitely worth it! We recommend you grab a friend that’s brave enough to try Chee Mc’s spicy ‘Gochoo KFC’ – though you may have to convince the staff that you can handle the heat!

Location: 310 Walworth Rd, SE17 2NA
Budget: ££

Louie Louie

If you continue down Walworth Road, you should drop into Louie Louie, a café by day and a restaurant and bar by night. The eatery features rotating chefs in residence preparing a broad range of cuisines including city favourites from New York, Tel Aviv, Dulwich and Hiroshima. You can also pay the evening bar a visit on Fridays and Saturdays which is located in the “naughty basement”. This establishment is a firm favourite for all day dining experiences, live music and drinking – so it’s no surprise that they won Time Out London’s best restaurant, best coffee place, best brunch spot AND best bar in Walworth for 2018.

Where: 347 Walworth Rd, SE17 2AL
Budget: ££

Dragon Castle

Fancy some Chinese? Do you have a hankering for some of the cities best dim-sum? Dragon Castle at the top of Walworth Road is one you can’t miss! Whether you like your dumplings pan-fried or steamed and your food simple or adventurous (yes, they do have a chicken claw on the menu) – one thing’s for sure; this restaurant has something for everyone.

Dragon Castle has been a part of Elephant and Castle since it opened over a decade ago and is a popular destination for the community. Visitors and locals alike are fans of the quirky interior and the high-quality food. We would recommend making this the next stop on your tour of Elephant and Castle’s eateries.

Where: 100 Walworth Road, SE17 1JL
Budget: ££


If you’re looking for a great takeaway, then look no further – Lebo is one of the greatest Lebanese eateries in the city. With queues often stretching down the street, Lebo is situated on New Kent Road and serves a variety of local favourites including shawarmas, mixed grill, falafel or vegetarian wraps and grilled sea bass. The approachable staff are familiar with many of their customers – a clear testament to the quality of their service and the superb food. For your next late-night snack, look no further!

Where: 173 New Kent Rd, SE1 4AG
Budget: £