I recently tried the Magic Mackerel which came with couscous. I know that couscous can be a little bland but this came mixed with dill, broccoli, nuts and apricots. It was delicious!
7 Canvey Street, Blue Fin Building (behind Tate Modern), London SE1 9AN
- Southwark Station (0.1 km)
- Southwark Tube Station (0.5 km)
- South West Trains (0.4 km)
- Contact us:
020 7620 0035
- Opening hours:
Monday – Friday 8am – 10pm
Saturday 10am – 10pm
Sunday 11am – 7pm
18 reviews of Leon in English
It won't stop me going, I just can't afford to go as often.
(Brownies are highly recommended, though.)
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I attended recently for my baby shower lunch time and can only claim that this place is amazing, Divin, succulent, exciting. There doubtless aren’t enough adjectives to describe this places grace.we were treated to starters, mains and desserts and all four people had practically nothing to complain about, for our grandkids, that claims a lot and we were still speaking about how good it had been today. Our waitress was talkative and discussed his thoughts and opinions on the menu that is something I a great deal value and the chef became available to communicate in to us that is something I wish more places would do due to the fact it shows an interest and appreciation of the customers.Service was friendly and educated too. A wine was recommended to match the dishes we had chosen and bread, butter and water was proferred rapidly.Mains included several different dishes, I don’t recall what everyone had as we started sharing food having a delighted promiscuity.Being perfectly trustworthy, I suppose this is my new favourite restaurant.
I attended not too long ago for my 60th birthday lunch or dinner and might only claim that this place is outstanding, Divine, superb, superb. There doubtless aren’t enough adjectives to describe this places fineness.there was starters, mains and desserts and four individuals had practically nothing to complain about, for my children, that claims a lot and we were still conversing on the subject of how good it absolutely was this morning. Our waiter was talkative and shared his sentiment on the menu which can be something I completely truly appreciate and the chef arrived on the scene to communicate in to us that is something I wish more places would do due to the fact it shows an interest and appreciation in the customers.Service was friendly and proficient too. A wine was recommended for the dishes we had chosen and bread, butter and water was proferred rapidly.Mains included a number of dishes, I don’t recall what everyone had as we all started sharing food which includes a delighted promiscuity.To be perfectly genuine, I suppose this can be my new favourite restaurant.
Love the concept, really different, doesnt quite feel like a chain. Great food and design, lots of light and importantly free wifi! Good options for kids but i didnt get the coloring page :-(
Generally great offering.
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Someone else already said they bought the cookbook. So did I... Unfortunatly my mother then nicked it!!!
The moroccan meatballs are delish (And luckily the recipe is easy to find on the internet) and very filling. But £7+ for lunch is a bit steep.
Oooh, this is a gorgeous building, isn't it? Really, really beautiful. It's all stripped back and industrial, but they've made it look all cosy. Not an easy task. Even the tiles in the bathroom are nice.
We arrived just as they we putting on their dinner menu, and honestly I wouldn't come here for dinner. Actually, I came here for tea and cake to cheer myself up after some not great news. But that didn't stop them explaining their dinner menu to us and being a tad patronising (basically exactly the same as their lunch menu, but smaller and without sides but not much cheaper). The staff were friendly though, so I shouldn't give them too much grief, it's not their fault I was being a grouch.
Tea was excellent (I know, it's just tea, but a rubbish cuppa might just have pushed me over the edge), chocolate pie did what it was meant to do, but I've made better myself. Actually, I don't think they made this on sight, the pastry tasted bought-in.
I'd come here for coffee, I'd come here for lunch. But dinner? Nah. Not entirely sure how a salad, cake, lemonade and tea came up to £15 either. But I really really really like the building and it seems tasty good value for lunch. I'll come back for tea if Table over the road is a bit too busy.
This is one of my favourite restaurants and this Leon is certainly one of the best, massive with loads of room for a big bar/order area and seats and tables. I love the menu too, i've only ever had the sharing tapas platters but i can't get enough. The food is so tasty, I can't get enough of the sweet potato mash, so delicious. Great filling food and not too pricey either, the only downside is that they haven't really expanded outside of London yet!
I also can't wait to try out the cookbooks either, they're sitting in my amazon wishlist right now!
I like this place so much I bought the recipe book. Just can’t get enough of their yummy soups and sweet potato falafels that I have to have them at home too! Give Pret (round the corner) the heave-ho and try this place, you won’t be disappointed.
If you’re looking for a healthy and tasty food cafe, this is the perfect place to head to, although we went quite late in the day and they had run out of some things that were on the menu, the food we did have was delicious!
I had salmon fishcakes on a bed of mixed leaves salad with a chilli sauce and my boyfriend had the Leon Gobi both of which were packaged like presents in a brown (recycled) box. There were a lot of very comfy seats around and the staff were friendly and polite.
I totally recommend Leon, not only for the service, but the freshness and tastiness of the food as well!
Leon is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner but I’ve only ever been here for lunch because it happens to be equidistant between the offices of my friend and me - but we keep going back because it’s got a really nice atmosphere. The place is set up like a posh Mexican labourers’ canteen with a good mix of intimate tables for two and big benches for the more communally-minded. It’s bright and clean and very relaxed.
The service is quick but the food isn’t ‘fast’. In fact the restaurant sells itself on fresh and simple dishes. I love the Moroccan Meatballs which is part of their hot meals lunch menu and these are all served with rice and their “Spring Slaw”. They also serve big wraps, salads and soup as well as cakes and tea and coffee. The meatballs will cost you £2.50 and you get a good sized portion for this. If you are out and about around the South Bank I would highly recommend that you try this place.
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