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Unrivalled & breathtaking

We here at Founder’s are firm believers in the power of good food & a thirst-quenching drink. We believe that Mr. Wilde did in fact make an exceptional point; ‘After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.’ - trust us, we’ve seen it all. Whether you’re joining us for your first caffeine fix of the day (or a well-deserved top up), popping in for a pint of beer that makes you your hoppiest or indulging in a slap-up meal made from locally sourced produce, Founder’s Arms should be your go-to watering hole.

Situated on the South Bank of the Thames, we’re a stone’s throw away from the Tate Modern (we’ve checked), with magnificent views of St. Paul’s & the city skyline. We’re open from 9am daily, serving brunch, lunch, dinner & lots of tasty nibbles to keep all you grazers well-nourished.

WARNING: Word of Chef Eddie’s epic sausage rolls has begun to spread, so it’s best to get to us early to nab one straight from the oven!

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We take reservations for both our restaurant & bar area, for lunch & dinner or drinks & nibbles. Just drop us a line & let us know when you’d like to join us.

You can also let us know if you’d prefer to order on the day, or be super organised for your drinks party & pre-order some buffet boards.
If you’re looking to book on the same day, it’s best to give us a buzz.

Living on the wild side & not reserving a table?
Arriving early, helping yourself to a table in the bar or on the terrace & clinging onto it for dear life is the best strategy.

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Give us a bell 020 7928 1899
52 Hopton Street / Bankside / London / SE1 9JH

We love chatting to you all, so if you have a question about our coffee, drink, food menu or anything else please give us a call, email, tweet or telegram.

Opening Times:

Sunday - Thursday: 9am until 11pm
Friday & Saturday: 9am until Midnight

House rules Children welcome throughout the day from 9am-9pm (Sunday-Thursday) & 9am-8pm (Friday & Saturday). Pooches are welcome on our terrace but not inside.