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Tanner & Co, Bermondsey

Pommel Horse at the bar

Tanner & Co is a brand spanking new Bermondsey restaurant which replaces what once was Delfina. 

Pommel Horse at the bar

Pommel Horse at the bar

The Restaurant

The Restaurant

They’ve gone for a school theme in a big (and I mean massive) way. The interior is part classroom, part school gym – but a very upmarket type of school, you understand. There are textbooks, anatomy diagrams, typewriters and pommel horses littered about the place. Wooden ladders are conveniently mounted on the walls, creating the perfect escape route for  disastrous first dates and dull business lunches. They really have thought of everything.

Ceiling ropes?

Ceiling ropes?

Themed Toilets!

Themed Toilets!

Fancy A Little Typewriting?

Fancy A Little Typewriting?

Wallpaper

Wallpaper

The menu seems to be based around the ever popular idea of British comfort food with some sort of modern, trendy twist. The fishcakes are actually a singular giant globe of fishcake (it really is the size of a small planet), the spam fritters are in fact ham hock (which is more of a blatent lie). You get the idea.

Tanner & Co Menu

Tanner & Co Menu

Tanner & Co Cocktail List

Tanner & Co Cocktail List

And it goes without saying that everything is served in those enamel plates with the blue rims. Because no London restaurant would be seen dead without a plethora of matching distressed enamel tableware.

Pommel Horse at the bar

Pommel Horse at the bar

The School Gym Returns...


The School Gym Returns…

Despite the slightly over the top attempts to be cooler than cool, though, Tanner & Co isn’t half bad. The food is a little too tongue in cheek, perhaps, but taste wise I couldn’t find much to complain about. A hot smoked salmon salad with new potatoes and horseradish creme fraiche was delicious (and gluten free), chips with salt and vinegar salt were unusual and perfectly good and the faux spam fritters went down a treat.

Hot Smoked Salmon Salad with Horseradish Creme Fraiche

Hot Smoked Salmon Salad with Horseradish Creme Fraiche

Spam Fritters, Spring Rolls

Spam Fritters, Spring Rolls

Haddock Fishcake

Haddock Fishcake

The Bill

The Bill

The Verdict: Head back to school and give it a try.

8/10

Gluten Free? Yes – plenty of gluten free options, just let the staff know.

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