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Visiting Nine Elms Mail Centre Takeover? Where to eat and drink nearby

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Published on
January 15, 2020


As Nine Elms continues to grow, there are always new cafes, bars or restaurants opening.

As food and drink is not on sale inside the Mail Centre and glass and alcohol are not permitted, here’s a brief guide to local pit-stops within a reasonable distance of the former Royal Mail warehouse so you can refuel while in the area enjoying January’s art installations and a stroll by the River Thames.

Check opening times and availability direct with venues.

District Coffee (approx 1 minute walk) Embassy Gardens, 7 New Union Square, SW11 7DN
Bright, fresh café with a beach-inspired vibe serving Australian brunches & freshly roasted coffee.
Special offer at District: Get any standard sized hot drink and one selected cake or pastry for just £5. Quote ‘Mail Centre Takeover’ to redeem. Offer is valid for orders to eat-in or take-away. Terms apply. Subject to availability.

Linnaean (approx 2 minute walk) Embassy Gardens, 2 New Union Square, Nine Elms, SW11 7AX
Restaurant/cafe serving a plant-rich seasonal health-focussed menu. Offers a breadth of choice to suit vegan, flexitarian, gluten-free and dairy-free dining preferences.

Waitrose Nine Elms café (approx 3 minute walk) 1 New Union Square, Nine Elms, SW11 7DN
Supermarket café

Darby’s (approx 5 minute walk) 3 Viaduct Gardens, Nine Elms, SW11 7AY
NYC-inspired, all-day neighbourhood restaurant with oyster bar, bakery & grill, & al fresco tables.

The Black Cab Coffee Co (approx 5 minute walk) Riverlight, 1 Nine Elms Lane, SW11 8AU
Modern, light-filled cafe offering coffee, breakfast & lunch plates, baked goods & sweets.

Nine Elms Tavern (approx 5 minute walk) Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Lane, SW8 5BP
Gastropub on the banks of the River Thames specialising in handmade pizzas and serving local craft beer.

Chokhi Dhani (approx 6 minute walk) Riverlight Quay, 2 Nine Elms Lane, SW11 8AW
Design-savvy outlet for Indian street food, Rajasthani plates & modern dishes plus cocktails & wine.

The Riverside (approx 10 min walk) Hamilton House, 5 St George Wharf, Vauxhall, SW8 2LE
Thames-side pub with a marble-and-wood bar. Menu features British classics, freshly caught seafood and warming winter dishes.

Duchess Belle (approx 10 min walk) 101 Battersea Park Road, Nine Elms, SW8 4DS
Long-running, floral-accented pub with a heated beer garden serving classic fare & real ales.

Brunswick House (approx 11 min walk) 30 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall,  SW8 2LG
Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner in the crumbling grandeur of an antique-filled Georgian mansion, built for the Duke of Brunswick in 1758.

Flanagans (approx 12 min walk)  133 Battersea Park Road, SW8 4AG
Traditional pub with big windows and pub grub, offering live sport on TV and Sunday jam sessions.

Cottons Vauxhall (approx 12 min walk)
Flagstaff House, 12 Unit, St George Wharf, Nine Elms, SW8 2LE
Cottons’ latest addition brings the exotic vibes of the Caribbean to this enviable riverside location on the south bank, featuring an indoor restaurant and rum shack bar and additional seating on the sunny river-facing outside terrace.

Waterfront London Vauxhall Restaurant (approx 13 min walk) 3 St George Wharf, Vauxhall, SW8 2LE
International brasserie fare & cocktails with deep wood interiors, mood lighting, & patio seating.

Pho Ta Battersea (approx 14 min walk) 151 Battersea Park Road, Nine Elms, SW8 4BX
Simple spot for counter-service Vietnamese fare including pho & banh mi with casual seating.

Circus West Village (approx 14 min walk) Circus Road West, Battersea, SW11 8AH
Battersea Power Station’s Circus West Village offers a diverse selection of restaurants, bars and shops. Options include Battersea Brewery, Birdies, Cinnamon Kitchen, Fiume, Megan’s, Mother, No. 29 Power Station West, Tapas Brindisa, The CoffeeWorks Project, Tonkotsu, Vagabond Wines and Wright Brothers.

Mondo Brewing Company’s Tap House (approx 18 min walk)  86 Stewart’s Rd, Nine Elms, SW8 4UG
Independent micro-brewery. Tap house bar offering rotating selection of beers (open Wed-Sat only).

Linnaean cafe in Nine Elms

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