I want to encourage people to visit a great restaurant on Sumner Street (behind Tate Modern, Southwark Bridge end) that offers fantastic innovative top-quality food. The menu is amazing and very good value for the area (set menu £12.50-£16.95 depending on number of courses) The service is friendly and the setting pleasant and un-pretentious. Apparently a jazz band will be playing on Saturday 21 April which will be a regular event if it proves successful. I would definitely recommend trying it out because the quality of the food really is something else. Also, as someone who lives in the area I feel it is in the interests of Bankside residents to support such rare local businesses that offer more than just over-priced tourist fare. (For more details see SE1 restaurant section).
I think the restaurant is ok too, it's kind of just a sort of 'Tate Modern' experience I guess, so it's cool to just sit down and have a drink and a snack. But if you want something decent to eat, then the pub next to it is probably much more enjoyable... but only if you don't mind pubs I guess. One thing that annoyed me about the Tate restaurant however was the lack of choice, especially in the desert section... you only have a choice out of two cakes... hmmmm, very nice... and what does one do when they don't like either option? Go to the pub next door I guess. :*) Typical.