After a year long refurb, The Fire Station near Waterloo Station has reopened with a new look and menu. I tagged along to the relaunch last month and liked what I saw and what I tasted.
I’d been to The Fire Station a couple of times over the years, never to eat though. So I can’t comment on how the new menu of burgers and pizzas from a wood-fired oven compares to the food of its gastropub past. But I really liked the couple of slices of pizza I tried at the launch (pizzas range in price from £7.95 to £12.50). I thought my buttermilk fried chicken burger with spicy coleslaw (£8.50) was pretty swell too.
Bartenders were on active duty whipping out all sorts of refreshing looking cocktails, but I stuck with beer during my visit though. With Beavertown Gamma Ray (£4.50) and Modelo Especial (£4.75) gleaming from behind the bar, I was happy to do so.
Looks wise, the place seemed airier with way more light than I remembered it. That’s a good thing.
The Fire Station is located at 150 Waterloo Road, SE1 8SB. Find out more at thefirestationwaterloo.com.