The Table Cafe

Our Story

In an area known for its constant progression, The Table Café on Southwark Street sits comfortably amongst its Bankside neighbors, evolving as the neighbourhood itself has done for thousands of years. From a small restaurant selling sandwiches and salads, the Table has grown into a thriving business with a diverse menu centered on impeccable quality and sustainable resourcing. The menu? Simple food with flair. A full English to rule them all. The Stack, the Brunch burger, the Breakfast Bruschetta, the buttermilk pancakes and flat-iron waffles, a bar food menu focussed on seasonal British ingredients. They are the simple things you want crafted to complex masterpieces. Opening just as you need your first cup of coffee and closing long after the last of those essential after-work drinks have been sipped, the restaurant strives to make sure that customers feel part of the Table Community seven days a week.

Shaun Alpine-Crabtree, chef and now co-owner, helped establish the Table Cafe in partnership with internationally renowned architectural practise Allies and Morrison. An 11-year relationship that has created a business intent on being unique. Supporting them and providing the backbone to their dream are carefully selected British suppliers and a few innovative partnerships made along the way. It has been their collaboration with homeless charity, St Mungo’s, purchasing fresh herbs and vegetables grown in an allotment underneath the Shard, which speaks of the restaurant’s need to be fiercely independent.

Simply put, The Table is a constantly evolving story of the people that work there, the customers that visit, and the creative food and drink produced. A triumvirate moulding the restaurant as a cornerstone of the community.

Opening Hours


Monday - Friday 7.30AM – 11PM
7:30AM - 4PM (LAST ORDER 3:45PM) AND 5PM - 9PM (LAST ORDER 8:45)

Saturday and Sunday 8am – 4pm