Korean BBQ

Back when I moved into my new flat Andy, Tadders and I decided it would be a good idea to check out what the local pubs had to offer. We started at the Mayflower, had a swift half in the Ship, walked down to The Angel and eventually stumbled upon The Old Justice.

Now from the outside we were unsure of the place. The neon open sign suggested it might not be a nice real ale pub but Tadders and I were already leaving Andy still pondering and heading for the entrance.

What we didn't expect to find on the other side of the door was a Korean BBQ. After a faux par at the bar by mistaking bottles of Korean wine for beer we sat down and vowed to come back one day and try the food which looked amazing.

So last Friday we finally met up with the addition of our friends Anna and Matt to sample the delights they had to offer.

The set up is simple. You sit at a table with an electric grill in the middle. You order food and you cook what you want. So you can elongate the meal for as long as you wish. There is no rush. The atmosphere is really laid back.

Anna often travels to Korea for work so we relied heavily on her knowledge to lead the way on the food choices.

As you will see from the picture above the main is basically meat, but good meat it was and there was loads of it! We also had soup served with the main (a tofu based one as Andy is not a fan of fish). For our starters we had some Korean pancakes and dumplings which were divine. No need for desert as we were so full from the main course.

Now I have had Kim Chi (traditional Korean salad) in Wagamama and have never been a fan but the one here was gorgeous. Extremely fresh and tasty.

In total it cost just £16.99 each which for the amount of food was very much value for money. A bargain in my mind.

So if you are ever in the Bermondsey/Rotherhithe/Tower Bridge area I highly recommend a walk along the Thames Path to this hidden gem.

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