Absolutely Starving

Absolutely Starving


0.5 miles
51 Tooley Street, London Bridge, South East London, SE1 2QN

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Just a brief walk away from London Bridge tube station, right in the thick of central London, Absolutely Starving is a charming takeaway and delicatessen offering a delicious treasure trove of wholesome, colourful culinary delights.

The owners have recently revamped their Tooley Street shop, making it more comfortable and accessible for customers, while offering a wider range of salads, hot dishes and cooked breakfasts. We arrived to find the deli invigoratingly bright and with a welcoming, fresh sheen about it. Gleaming stools line the café edges, with window seats perfect for people-watching while you tuck into your meal - my guest and I settled here and scanned the extensive menu and specials board, which included pleasingly inexpensive dishes such as duck rice (£4.95), cottage pie (£4.95) and spinach and ricotta lasagne (£4.95).

At the far end of the deli, the sandwich and baguette counter caught our eye. There you can choose from an appetising assortment of fillings - everything is fresh and prepared daily. After much deliberation, my partner decided on the stand-out roast pork and apple sauce sandwich, the sight of which made my mouth water. She enthused about its deliciousness and polished it off rather quickly.

I, however, required something more substantial and plumped for the lasagne with salad as an appetiser, and then barbecued chicken and rice for mains. The lasagne was layered with a rich tomato sauce and was plentifully stuffed with ricotta, producing a light, creamy aftertaste. The chicken, meanwhile, was plump and succulent, and subtly seasoned with a few pinches of fresh herbs.

We simply couldn't resist a pudding, tempted as we were by the eye-popping array of freshly made sweets on display. I again had to order two items, as the options were just too many. The chocolate brownie had a scrumptiously gooey centre and the chocolate-chip cookie was soft-centered and equally moreish.

If you ever find yourself around London Bridge with an empty stomach, Absolutely Starving, with its excellent food and value-for-money prices, is your best bet to stave off hunger. If you're chained to your desk you need not miss out - Absolutely Starving also operates a delivery service to the immediate area.
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