Bermondsey Gems

Exploring Bermondsey on Saturday morning was somewhat spoiled by the darkening sky.  We really wanted to find somewhere warm to get out of the impending rain.  I was thrilled to discover the wonderful Bread A Manger tucked away in Bermondsey marketplace.  Bread A Manger is the latest enterprise of Bertrand Kerleo and his business partner Fred Saber.


As we walked in, we were welcomed by the sight of freshly baked breads, viennoiserie and tarts created overnight by Bertrand himself.  So, for any night owls awake at 2 am, join Bertrand as he makes bread via his Instagram.

We rested our feet whilst enjoying tea, coffee and fresh sandwiches, then stocked up on luscious tarts, to take home for dinner. They tasted as good as they looked!!!  My favourite was the vanilla mille-feuille! This is a slice of France in the heart of East London.

Bermondsey marketplace is also home to Bell and Sons Butchers, a marvellous family-run butcher and delicatessen who pride themselves on quality meat, poultry and game sourced from farms in the UK.