9 of the Best Restaurants in Deptford

The best restaurants in Deptford, from Dan Doherty’s Tila to the glorious Italian restaurant Marcella, Sunday roasts at Dirty Apron and Buster Mantis’ legendary Jamaican food

Lead image: Marcella


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Marcella
Marcella, sister restaurant of Artusi in Peckham, took it’s time in reopening after lockdown, making us feel a little nervous. But the pasta aficionados finally reopened on 2 September and we are thrilled! It’s only a little place, so your best bet for getting a table is to book four or five, as there’s very limited space for tables of two. The menu is made up of fresh, simple, authentic dishes from Italy and the Mediterranean, and it really delivers.
165A Deptford High Street, Deptford SE8 3NU; marcella.london

 

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2 The Tapas Room
The Tapas Room offers a great selection of tapas, perfect if you’re in the mood for a Spanish style brunch with friends. Each dish on the menu is bursting with flavour that is great alongside a glass of wine.
Arch 8, 4 Deptford Market Yard, 133 Deptford High Street SE8 4BX; thetapasroom.co.uk

 

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3 Tila 
Dan Doherty of Duck & Waffle fame quietly opened Tila in Deptford at the beginning of January. Tila offers great vegan dishes with wine on tap. It has a small but great menu full of tempting food. The restaurant also offers a great Sunday roast and is known for its great service.
14 Deptford Broadway, Deptford SE8 4PA; tiladeptford.com

 

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4 Buster Mantis
Buster Mantis serves creative cocktails which tend to revolve around rum, but they also serve local beers from independent beer companies. Their food, like their drinks are focused on Jamaica. They also source most of their ingredients locally
3-4 Resolution Way, Deptford SE8 4NT; bustermantis.com

 

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5 Dirty Apron
Dirty Apron, located under the cosy arches at Deptford Market Yard, serves up a seasonal modern British menu that changes every week. Open all day for breakfast, coffee, brunch, lunch and dinner, with generous roasts on Sundays.
Arch 9, 4 Deptford Market Yard, 133 Deptford High Street SE8 4BX; @dirtyapronuk

 

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6 Winemakers Deptford
Winemakers Deptford offers a good selection of wine and food. They offer a small menu but it’s packed full of delicious food that will perfect for a classic foodie. They also offer small plates of dishes for a reasonable price
209 Deptford High Street SE8 3NT; thewinemakersclub.co.uk

 

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7 M’Arks of Deptford
M’Arks of Deptford is located in the heart of Deptford. They offer food for breakfast, lunch and dinner using local suppliers for their food and drinks. M’Arks of Deptford is a great place to get anything from tacos to burgers.
1 Deptford Broadway SE8 4PA; marksofdeptford.com

 

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8 Stockton Bar
Stockton Bar – Buster Mantis’ little brother – offers a good range of delicious food such as tapas dishes as well as great tasting food for Vegans. They have a good brunch menu which you can have alongside your morning coffee. They also have a good selection of alternative milks to have with your hot drinks. They also serve cocktails.
2 Deptford High Street SE8 4AF; barstockton.com

 

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9 The Full Nelson
This snug little veggie and vegan bar and kitchen has made quite a name for itself since opening a few years back, even winning a Design My Night Award for best veggie/vegan restaurant in south London 2018/2019. They serve veggie/vegan junk food and dirty brunches, like burgers, loaded fries and chicken ‘n’ waffles, as well as boozy iced coffee and cocktails.
47 Deptford Broadway SE8; thefullnelsondeptford.co.uk

 

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