Magdalen
Cuisine: British
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Address: 152 Tooley Street, London SE1 2TU

Website: Visit restaurant website

Telephone: +44 20 7403 1342

Elegant restaurant close to London Bridge serving a mix of British and French cuisines

Latest reviews of Magdalen

Edward Smith, Rocket and Squash Avatar

Edward Smith, Rocket and Squash

17 August 2012

The food was pretty good. In fact it was a lot better than ‘perfectly decent’. But the room and the atmosphere just felt far too 2002. White linen tablecloths; slightly stiff architecture; and artwork that was either a bit naff or overly formal…

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Time_Out

Time Out Editors, Time Out

20 June 2012

Magdalen (pronounced Magdalen, not Maudlin – it backs on to a street of the same name) is the best kind of neighbourhood restaurant. Smart yet unstuffy, it can do both special-occasion suppers and casual lunches with aplomb…

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Rich Major, The Grumbling Gourmet

19 November 2011

Warm walls in deepest goulash line the handsome old boozer, now a fully functioning restaurant. The front bar hosts sofas for hopeful walk up and could possibly function as a working local pub, if mine smelt as nice as this though I’d never leave. The back room and the upstairs are table filled…

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PickyGlutton

The Picky Glutton, pickyglutton.com

18 November 2011

I started off with a delicious appetiser of gently poached hake. The soft, flaky fish had a slightly salty tang to it which was complimented well by the firm broad beans and the slightly bitter leaves doused in a herby, creamy garlic mayonnaise…

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What the Critics say

Time_Out

Time Out Editors, Time Out

20 June 2012

Magdalen (pronounced Magdalen, not Maudlin – it backs on to a street of the same name) is the best kind of neighbourhood restaurant. Smart yet unstuffy, it can do both special-occasion suppers and casual lunches with aplomb…

Read full review »
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Tracey MacLeod, The Independent

19 July 2008

Magdalen seems to provide the missing link between the hardcore modern British canteen, the bistro and the gastropub…

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Matthew Norman (Guardian), The Guardian

7 April 2007

They know exactly what they’re doing, and have created a heavenly little enclave in south-east London…

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Jay Rayner, The Observer

1 April 2007

What was most striking about Magdalen was how it had all the bases covered, which speaks heavily of the combined experience of the founders: they have loitered everywhere from the Fat Duck to the Mandarin Oriental to Le Manoir en route to here…

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AA Gill, The Sunday Times

25 March 2007

. It’s a style that has all the merits and virtues of a softly spoken craft: careful, handmade victuals, more physics and skilled labour than inspiration and magic. It’s food fit for its purpose of wholesome enjoyment, cooking that would blush at being called art…

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giles_coren

Giles Coren, The Times

17 February 2007

Here, at the site of this strange tectonic anomaly where southwest France crashes into Old England and throws up such a vivid culinary mountain range, is where I always want to be…

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Fay Maschler, Evening Standard

7 February 2007

Mirrors and chandeliers wink and blink but it is basically a studious setting for the enjoyment of seasonal food prepared with knowledge and imagination…

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Marina O'Loughlin (Metro), Metro

25 January 2007

Magdalen is a good example of what happens when enthusiasm meets a damn fine pedigree. Breeding, as they say, will out…

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hardens

Richard & Peter, Harden's

24 January 2007

One of the crew had previously worked for Heston Blumenthal at his famous Fat Duck at Bray, and the menu here – if not outlandish in the way of The Master – is enticingly different from the norm…

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What the Bloggers say

Edward Smith, Rocket and Squash Avatar

Edward Smith, Rocket and Squash

17 August 2012

The food was pretty good. In fact it was a lot better than ‘perfectly decent’. But the room and the atmosphere just felt far too 2002. White linen tablecloths; slightly stiff architecture; and artwork that was either a bit naff or overly formal…

Read full review »
grumblinggourmet

Rich Major, The Grumbling Gourmet

19 November 2011

Warm walls in deepest goulash line the handsome old boozer, now a fully functioning restaurant. The front bar hosts sofas for hopeful walk up and could possibly function as a working local pub, if mine smelt as nice as this though I’d never leave. The back room and the upstairs are table filled…

Read full review »
PickyGlutton

The Picky Glutton, pickyglutton.com

18 November 2011

I started off with a delicious appetiser of gently poached hake. The soft, flaky fish had a slightly salty tang to it which was complimented well by the firm broad beans and the slightly bitter leaves doused in a herby, creamy garlic mayonnaise…

Read full review »
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Chris Pople, Cheese and Biscuits

5 July 2011

Cooking of this style and quality – accessible, unpretentious, terrific cooking; cooking of warmth, flavour and spirit, not perfect but always enjoyable, this is not something you find in every neighbourhood. In fact, it’s not something you find very often, anywhere…

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Andy_Hayler

Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

9 February 2007

My dining companion’s rabbit terrine was hearty and well made, while potted Devon crab and toast was pleasant also. As can be seen, there are no frills with presentation here. My main course of roast Middlewhite pork was less good…

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