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What’s New in the Elephant & Castle is a regularly updated guide to the latest openings in  SE London. It is brought to you by the Elephant & Castle Guide which has pages on the best bars, cafes, restaurants and shops in the Elephant. It also has a local history timeline plus a local property guide to the best roads/developments to live in. The Elephant & Castle Guide is part of the South London Guide (est. 2003) which profiles the best independent businesses in SE & SW London.

Hej (opened 2018)
53 Mansfield Point
Rodney Road,
SE17 1BA
020 3441 4544
Swedish Cafe & roastery
Hej (pronounced hay) meaning hello
Branches: Bermondsey Square & Somerset House

Diogenes the Dog 
96 Rodney Road
SE17 1BG map
Esoteric wine bar 
Open:  opening soon

Theos (opened 2018)
17-18 Elephant Castle
020 3026 6540
Recommended: Panuozzo
Home delivery: Deliveroo
Owners: Simon & Theo (chef)
Second outlet for this popular South London Pizzeria


Bar Coffee Stall Cafe

Latin American

Lost Rivers (est. 2017)
Elephant Road
SE17 1LB
Open: Wed - Sat
GameBoxx and Bar

Nandine (est. 201*)
St George’s Road
SE1 6ET map
Open: Mon - Fri
Branch: Vestry Road. SE5

80 Stone (est. 2017)
7a St George’s Circus
020 3417 9290
Manager: *
Open: Mon - Fri
Espresso Bar 
Speciality Coffee Shop
Coffee beans sold


Paladar (est. 2017)
4-5 London Road
020 7186 5555
Open: Tues-Sun
Wine Bar, Restaurant and Bodega showcasing foods, wines, spirits & cocktails from Latin America
Chef:  Jose Rubio- Guevara
Owner: Charles Tyler

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Sidecar Bar (est 2016)
5 Spare Street 
SE17 3EP map 
Contact: Reuben 
Drinks: craft beer and cider, wines and cocktails
Open 7 days a week

Mercato Metropolitano (est. 2016)
44-46 Newington Causeway
Owner: Andrea Rasca
Open Tues-Sun  11:00 - 23:00
All things Italian with dozens of stalls selling authentic Italian food and drink. Mercato Metropolitano also operates the Turin Urban Farmers Market. Live music at weekends.

Spit & Sawdust (Est. Sept 2016)                 
21 Bartholomew Street
SE1 4AL map
07880 641 187
Contacts: Matthew Smyth  Andrew McGuigan
The Beehive (Est. 1856) has been rebranded by two young publicans who have consulted with the local community on what they want from their local.

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