Sitting south of the Thames, just across Tower Bridge, restaurants in London's Bermondsey district definitely occupy an enviable spot. The area is a pleasant walk from the city centre and its attractions but it's separate enough to have its own distinctive atmosphere. Despite the central location, there's a lovely village feel, with local bars and cafes adding a welcome buzz to these busy streets. Lots of food and drink companies, such as Peak Frean’s Biscuits, Courage Breweries, Sarson’s Vinegar, and Hartleys Jam, once had factories in the area. This led to the old borough being called the 'Larder of London'. Now restaurants in Bermondsey are living up to that historic name, offering excellent British and international dishes.