The Tate Modern has signaled a market for trendy restaurants on the south side of the Thames, and many are joining the original stalwarts like the Oxo Tower Restaurant and Le Pont de la Tour. Among these is The Loft, which is located in the Mercure Hotel, but has managed to distance itself from the trap of serving only the hotels guests. It offers the ubiquitous Mod British/global fare, but flavors are fresh and the cuisine is commendable. Dishes have been inspired by global flavors, and include hints of French, Mediterranean and Italian cuisine. Menu items include Confit Terrine of Rabbit, Seared Tuna with eggplant and Chinese leaves, and Plantain Ravioli with Parmesan, sage and chestnut. There is also an extensive wine list.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 06:30 AM to 10:00 PM
- Feature: Business Friendly;Trendy
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard
- Nearest Train: Southwark