Numnum, Southwark

Let’s talk about: Numnum, Southwark.

So it's new, it's neon, and it's about two minutes from Southwark station; finally somewhere for lunch and/or dinner that isn't a Nandos.

This isn't Véro hating on Nandos okay. I get it. The British population likes Nandos, I've accepted that. But wouldn't you like to just go somewhere different because of that wonderful thing called variety?

If so, good news, I have just the spot for you. If not, look Numnum has chicken also and it's very good chicken. Are you happy now?

So what's the deal? Well this railway arch turned future hotspot for all your dining needs is a, quite frankly, welcome and long overdue addition to the Southwark/Waterloo dining scene.

It's industrial chic, with jazzy tiling and so much natural light you could flood a glasshouse. An aesthetic backdrop to your dining needs- and yes those needs are covered.

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Lunch time @numnumuk ! I love discovering new places even more when it is just around the corner from work 😉 – very cool new place near Southwark. They do very tasty rice bowls and woks ! The service is amazing thank you guys again for managing my spice tolerance level very well 😉 and the space is insta worthy without being too out there ! Going back as soon as possible !! #restaurant #londonrestaurants #londonfood #foodie #eatlondon #londoneats #igersfoodie #restaurantdesign #neonlights #explorelondon #exploringlondon #culturetripfood #dametravelerfoodie #culturetrip_ldn #lunch #london #londonsbest #thisislondon #seemylondon #londonforyou #london_only #foodblogger #igerslondon #instalondon #londongram #chinesefood #decor #timeoutlondon #prettycitylondon #prettylittlelondon

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Created with you in mind, Numnum is all about taking away and eating in; prices are low for both and service is speedy.

The menu is constantly shifting and meat heavy; I'm talking fried chicken, twice cooked pork belly and kung pao chicken. All cooked fresh from British sourced produce and with a slightly healthier edge. No mystery ingredients here. Just a good, honest, MSG.

That was a joke. That was a joke okay. For real, it's a healthier take on Schezuan inspired cooking.

The bone marrow rice is decadent as heck; this is like the Gucci of rice bowls. It's so rich you'll probably have to sign a prenup. Sorry. On the plus side, you're there for love so.

Their fried (but also baked) honey chicken is a crispy skinned delight. The chicken itself is MOIST. Such a great word which gets too much undeserved hatred. Moist.

My absolute fave dish however was the wonton noodles; a delicious bowl of perfectly cooked noodles, Pak choi and veggies and super good wontons. Think siu mai but bigger and better (does size matter?)

All in all, I am a satisfied woman. Will be back to see the summer menu edge into place and bask in that beautiful natural lighting.