Lupins, Where Seasons Meet Flavours

Nestled snugly within a quaint townhouse against the backdrop of the bustling railway arches of London Bridge, you’ll find a culinary treasure that’s both delightfully traditional and refreshingly global in its approach.

Since its inception in May 2017, Lupins has emerged as a beacon of gastronomic excellence, earning its stripes as a hidden gem in the heart of Southwark. Led by Lucy Pedder and Natasha Cooke, Lupins isn’t your average dining spot – it’s a journey through the essence of British cuisine. With a menu that reads like a love letter to Britain’s rich flavours, Lupins showcases the very best of seasonal delights.

As you step inside, Lupins’ charm envelops you like a warm embrace. The space is a whimsical fusion of old-world British charm and eclectic international flair, whimsically spread across several rooms. Light floods in through generous windows, illuminating the alternating patches of exposed brick. And oh, let’s not forget the pièce de résistance – an open kitchen bustling with activity, where the symphony of sizzling pans and clinking cutlery sets the stage for an evening to remember.

Now, let’s talk about the menu – a journey through the heart of British cuisine with a playful twist. Each dish, served in sharing-style small plates, is a testament to creativity and innovation. 

Snacks include White Bean Crostini with anchovy salsa, Montgomery Cheddar Fritters and Fennel Salami. Larger plates deserve a standing ovation; think Smoked Cod’s Roe with crispy polenta, Brown Crab on toast, Chicken Schnitzel accompanied by puntarelle and a caesar dressing and – last but most certainly not least – the perfectly prepared Trout with butter sauce, pink fir potato and agretti.

Lupins’ quintessentially British suppliers are of worthy mention and include big hitters such as Cobbled Lane Cured Charcuterie, Henderson’s Seafood, Neal’s Yard Dairy and St. John Bakery. Even the wine menu highlights a handful of proudly British names such as an organic Court Garden 2019 Pinot gris/Chardonnay/Ortega and a Harrow and Hope Brut Reserve NV. The rest of the list is delightfully extensive so prepare for a few head scratches.

What about dessert, I hear you ask. Thankfully, with only two options to choose from (and sharing being caring) both the Rice Pudding with poached rhubarb and Chocolate Ganache with salted caramel and honeycomb can be enjoyed. Prepare for a little dance between tradition and temptation as each sweet finale is a true celebration of British culinary heritage.

In essence, Lupins is as British as afternoon tea yet as cosmopolitan as the London skyline. 


66 Union St, London SE1 1TD