We booked for Elliot's Cafe quite late in the day (4 days before) and so had to settle for a 9pm sitting. We tried to get in a little earlier at 8.30pm however it was so rammed there was no chance. This is a true testament to the great atmosphere and food Elliot's serves up.
Elliot's Cafe works directly with Borough Market, opposite and their menu is a direct correlation to what is in season and popular at that time. No two visits are therefore the same.
Our waiter was friendly and funny and judged our mood just right; He helped us along the way however we needed very little encouragement to order ourselves a bottle. Wine by the bottle was quite expensive and so we settled for a cheeky bottle of Prosecco (it was a birthday after all) which was comparable in price.
The rustic interior of the restaurant was reflected in their food; We decided to share two starters, the sliced pipers with garlic butter and the deep fried chicken wings. Both were delicious and not too filling. I am not normally a 'eat off the bone' kind of girl however my attitude changed at approximately 9.27pm Thursday 12th July when our chicken wings arrived.
We then uncharacteristically decided to both go for the Lambs Belly and Roasted Tomatoes, as it sounded too good to share with another dish. It melted in your mouth and the mixed ripened roasted tomatoes were the perfect compliment.
The criteria for the evening was fun, relaxed, great food and wine. Every one of these boxes was ticked.
Approx. £35 a head (2 course and wine)
12 Stoney Street, Borough Market, SE1 9AD