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Founder Brett Redman is a native Australian who opened Elliot’s in 2011 before Borough Market was the hotbed of forward-thinking traders and restaurants it’s become in the decade since. Redman has since opened a second site in Hackney.
The food is eclectic, with fresh breads and pizzas backed up by sharing plates with influences from Italy to Japan and beyond. Isle of Mull cheese puffs have become a standout and can usually be found on the regularly changing menu, while many larger plates make use of a wood-fired grill. An excellent list of natural and biodynamic wines features some exciting and underexplored producers and regions.
Perched right on the corner of the historic market and with outdoor tables overlooking a good chunk of it, Elliot’s is great for people watching, especially on a busy day of trading.
Too little of a good thing... the food was amazing, the portions sadly mean at Elliot’s in Borough Market.
Elliott’s has been one of the best restaurants in the Borough Market area for ages, and it’s not hard to see why - this place is a class act, from the drinks and food to the service and cosiness of the room.
The daily changing menu has an air of the informed improvisational - making the best of what is on hand and coming up with enticing combos of, for example, homemade potato crisps served with anchovy mayo or sliced brined pickles heaped in the centre of a plate covered by circles of that lascivious sausage, mortadella.
Typical starters include polenta, chanterelles, broad beans & pecorino or salt ling brandade with radishes & crystale lemon