Day 12 – #20Days20Dinners
Tanner & Co is a great addition on what is fast becoming a go to foody street, with both Jose and Pizarro for neighbours they’re in good company. There’s plenty of places for a good drink around here too and I think Tanner & Co is worth a visit whether you want a full on meal or a relaxed drink at the bar.
One thing I should mention is the decor, it’s far from ordinary here, taking it’s inspiration from the good old school days you could find yourself sitting on a pummel horse at the bar and reading sheet music whilst on the loo. Every days a school day remember!
The Food –
The menu here really matches the theme with an emphasis on hearty classics. Starting with a recommendation from the waitress we went for a scotch egg and a smoked salmon dish to share as starters. Fittingly I was with an old school friend and to quote her it was ‘the best scotch egg I’ve ever eaten’, and eggs aren’t even her thing! There’s a variety of smoked meat, fish and terrine’s which are all done in house and look out for the small T&Co symbol on the menu as these represent some of the stand out plates.
For mains it had to be the pie of the day for me which was chicken, leek and ham hock. This came out piping hot lovingly presented complete with pie bird. My old class mate went for the steak served with skin on fries and bernaisse sauce. Both our meals were delicious and definitely in the realm of hearty classics. There’s not an awful lot of choice if you don’t want a meal of this kind, so I’d recommend leaving the starters if you’re not a big eater.
Despite protesting that we couldn’t eat another thing, after being told of the smaller ‘dessert pots’ on offer we somehow found ourselves ordering one each of the lemon and elderflower possets. A really refreshing end to the meal and a recommended size for when you want a taste of sweet to finish the evening but don’t want a full on pudding.
Main courses range from around £12 up to £23 for steak and bottles of wine start from £20. We went for a middle of the range Cab’Sauv and it really was good.
The Verdict –
If you haven’t yet been to Bermondsey Street, firstly what are you waiting for? Secondly Tanner & Co can now be your reason to head there; both for it’s quirky, stand out from the crowd styling and it’s quality driven food menu, just make sure you’re hungry!
Tanner & Co – 50 Bermondsey Street SE1 3UD