Trending Spending: South East London

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A list of places that people who use Monzo loved last month in South East London.

They’re the places you've been going to lots recently, beyond all the big chains and familiar names. They’re not the most popular places overall (sorry Greggs), but your favourite haunts and neighbourhood gems. 

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You can hear from our Machine Learning Lead Neal to learn how we work out what’s trending, and see what’s trending in the rest of London.

We’ve started with London because it’s where the most people use Monzo. But if you find this interesting, we’d love to do your city next! Let us know in the community forum or tell us on Twitter.

Restaurants in South East London

Casa Madeira

46b Albert Embankment, SE1 7TL 

Casa Madeira is a café, bar and grill, well-stocked deli and restaurant, all under the railway arches of Vauxhall. Time Out calls it a “little enclave of Portuguese culture.”


52 Great Suffolk St, SE1 0BL

Workers queue out the door every day at lunch for freshly-prepared Thai food near the Southbank.

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805 Restaurants

805 Old Kent Rd, SE15 1NX

A West African restaurant with branches in Reading, London, Accra and Abuja. In the words of one Google reviewer, “a Nigerian gem on Old Kent Road.”


2, Elephant Rd, SE17 1LB

Chatica is a Colombian coffee shop under a railway arch in Elephant. It serves baked breads, empanadas and big Columbian breakfasts. And you can pick up Latin American ingredients from it’s well-stocked deli.

Viet Baguette

17 Anglesea Rd, SE18 6EG

Family-run favourite for banh-mi, pho and other Vietnamese staples in Woolwich. 

Cafes in South East London


358 Brockley Rd, SE4 2BY

Lomond Coffee

Arch 7, Deptford Market Yard, Deptford High St, SE8 4BX

Coffee and breakfast under the arches in Deptford Market Yard.

Pubs and bars in South East London

Buster Mantis

3-4 Resolution Way, SE8 4NT

Buster Mantis owner Gordon McGowan was born in South East London and moved to Mandeville, Jamaica when he was two. He set up Buster Mantis in 2016, under the railways in Deptford Market Yard and now serves locally-brewed beers, Jamaican food and hosts local artists late into the night.

The Beer Shop

40 Nunhead Green, SE15 3QF


Ladywell Tavern

80 Ladywell Rd, Ladywell, SE13 7HS

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