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What’s New in the Elephant & Castle: Bars, Cafes, Restaurants, Shops etc


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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.

Elephant & Castle
118 Newington Causeway
020 7403 8664
Open: from 4pm (w/d) & 12pm (w/e)
Beers: Cask plus craft 
Wunes & Spirits
After a lengthy closure, the historic Elephant & Castle pub (see Elephant & Castle History) has returned to the local community with a re-imagined interior and feel, as part of the Antic London collective.      

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.

Britain Can Make It (est. 2017)
Upper Floor
Units 215-216
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
020 3904 4796
Contact: Charlie
Open: Mon - Sat
Designs by Robin & Lucienne Day and many more


Estate Agents

Greek Street Food



Chase Evans (Opened 2016)
No 1 The Elephant,
SE1 6BH map
020 3869 2888
Open: Mon - *                      
Established in 1985 Chase Evans is one of the few agents supplying serviced apartments for corporate clients. Working closely with a number of corporate HR departments, we provide an effective relocation package for UK and overseas employees and associates.        

The Athenian (Est. 2016)                            
Unit 18
The Artworks
Elephant Road 
SE1 1AY Map           
Contacts: Efthymios and Neofytos     
Open: Mon -  
The Athenian was started by two Londoners born and raised in Athens and Cyprus. It serves souvlaki a quick, healthier alternative to fast food. Souvlaki consists of a pitta wrap filled with grilled meat (or cheese as a vegetarian alternative).

9 London Road (est. 2015)
9 London Road
SE1 6JZ map
020 7928 2608
Owner/chef: Brian
Open: Mon - Sat
Breakfast & Lunch served
Salads & sandwiches
Home bakes bread, cakes and pies
Molinari Coffee (a historic blend from Modena)

USP: Its rear garden - an escape from the traffic of SE1

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.



Polish Cafe Spare Street

Pret a Manger (Est. 2016)                       
Unit 4
22 Elephant & Castle
020 7582 8222
Sandwiches, baguettes, pots and desserts, cold drinks, hot drinks, crisps and bakery items, plus sushi, salads, soups and cakes

Mamuska (July 2015)
16 Elephant and Castle
SE1 6TH Map
020 3602 9898           
Contact: Ian
Second branch of this popular Polish bar/cafe. The first is located in the Elephant and Castle.
Polish food, beers and, of course, vodka
Open: 7 days a week from 09:00
Al fresco seating

Cupcakes and Shhht (est 2015)
Unit 10,
Elephant Road
SE1 1AY Map
All their food product is as natural as possible, sourcing only the finest ingredients and minus any artificial colourings or flavours

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



Mauritian Tearoom

Juice Bar


Long Wave Bar (est. Dec 2014)
Unit 1
The Artworks (Containers)
Elephant Road 
SE1 1AY Map
Contact: *
Craft beers: Orbit etc
Wines & spirits (Little Bird Gin)
Coleman’s Coffee 
Little Bread Pedlar pastries
Sister bar to Shortwave
Covers: * + al fresco seating
Open: 7 days a week

Marcel & Sons (est Dec 2014)
Unit 17b
The Artworks (Containers)
Elephant Road 
SE1 1AY Map
Mauritian cuisine
Open: Tues-Sun 09:00-23:00

Spark (est Dec 2014)
Unit 1
The Artworks (Containers)
Elephant Road 
SE1 1AY Map
Squeezed juices, smoothies, real fruit milkshakes made-to-order.
Fruit cocktails (evenings?)
Pressed fruit snack bars 
Wholesome porridge and soups

Petershams (est 2016)
Unit 12a,
Elephant Road
SE1 1AY Map 
07737 572 345





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Barista & Baker (est. 2013)
1 St Georges Place
London Road
Open Mon-Fri 08:30-18:00
Courtyard area


Unit 8
The Artworks (Containers)
Elephant Road 
SE1 1AY Map
Duck burgers and more!
Open: 7 days

Love Fresh Vietnamese (est.  2015)
Unit 7
The Artworks (Containers)
Elephant Road 
SE1 1AY Map
Vietnamese cuisine

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