Lynn Meuting is our intrepid food and drinks writer with a keen eye on the LGBTQI scene. She’s given us her pick of gay friendly spots in San Francisco, Russian River and Sonoma and now she looks closer to Winerist HQ in London. Here’s how she found the gay-friendly food spot, Nine Lives in Bermondsey, London.
Let’s face it, Bermondsey is not an obvious choice for first time LGBTQI visitors in London. In fact, I doubt many Londoners think of Bermondsey as a particularly Gay destination either. However, while you won’t find many (if any) rainbow flags or designated gay bars and pubs, there are many gay people who actually live in this area, which definitely contributes to Bermondsey’s lively and inclusive vibe.
With loads of great places to eat like authentic Spanish tapas at José and Pizarro, or classic bistro-style French at Casse-Croûte, excellent gastro pub at The Garrison and the eclectic Village East, Bermondsey has been long established as a foodie haven tucked in near London Bridge tube.