Our top picks in the South Bank’s foodie epicenter.

Wright Brothers Oyster & Porter House: The fresh oysters at this rustic-chic restaurant are prepared in various ways, from deep-​fried to Japanese-style with wasabi, ginger, and soy. Get a sidewalk table for great people-watching. $$$

Elliot’s Café: For his daily-changing menu, chef Adam Sellar sources ingredients from regional growers and producers. The small plates (char-grilled English asparagus with crisp egg; mussels in saffron) are served in an airy dining room with exposed brick. $$$

Roast: If you’re looking for a leisurely lunch amid the bustle of Borough Market, Roast is it. Set upstairs in the building’s old Floral Hall, the glass-walled restaurant turns out traditional British staples such as free-range pork belly with applesauce. $$$

Applebee’s Fish: This popular fishmonger sells and serves some of the city’s best seafood— whole sea bream on the bone; grilled black cod; pollack fish-and-chips. Tables fill up quickly, so get there early. $$$

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$$ $25 to $75
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Sarah Miller is Travel + Leisure's European Editor.