5-7 Marshalsea Road, London, SE1 1HL
020 7939 1490
The area that I work in is famous for it’s culinary delights. At the top of Borough High Street, you can find the world famous Borough Food Market which is open to the public from Thursdays to Sundays. All the way down Borough High Street and around the neighbourhood, you can find any type of restaurant that you can imagine from brands such as Subway and Costas; Lebanese, Italian, Indian and Chinese restaurants; numerous traditional English pubs and many greasy spoon diners that have earned Borough High Street the nickname of Cholesterol Row (I wish I could find a reference for that but for now you are going to have to take my word for it).
Last week, I was really keen on something fattening and satisfying for lunch. On a previous outing, I had noticed Joe’s Kitchen tucked away around the side of Borough Underground Station and I thought I would give it a try. As usual, I desperately needed a break from the office and I have been trying to uphold my promise to take at least one lunch break a week.
Joe’s Kitchen is delightful. They have a really unique menu and I loved the decor and atmosphere. The best thing about the place is the absolutely superb service. With so many restaurants in the area, I try not to go to the same place twice but I will definitely go back to Joe’s.
I was dying for comfort foods and was in no position to battle my cravings, plus I happened to have ten whole pounds left the day before payday. This is important because with quality comes some expense at Joe’s Kitchen although they aren’t actually as expensive as some of the specialist restaurants in the area.
So, for £10 I got a massive baked potato with chilli beef and sour cream on (less than £7), a really yummy lemon iced tea with fresh mint in (£2.25)and I was able to leave a 10% tip. Like I said, not the cheapest place but I really enjoyed it.