The annual London Bridge Open Kitchen festival returned this June, celebrating the area’s flourishing food and drink scene. Our favourite local chefs and mixologists were out in force to serve up their creations street-food style in front of the new London Bridge Station. Here’s what we got up to… Thousands of foodies were treated to dishes from the likes of Tom Simmons, Londrino, Aqua Shard and Santo Remedio, with Prosecco House keeping crowds hydrated alongside local brewers Hiver, Small Beer Brew Co. and Fourpure. Crispy Beef Short Rib from Tom Simmons Tower Bridge World renowned chef Leandro Carreira (pictured right) opened his first solo venture Londrino in London Bridge in November 2017. Aqua Shard descended 31 floors to serve their Braised Hereford beef cheek and Bubble & Squeak with slow cooked duck egg and back summer truffle. Mexican inspired Santo Remedio served up a selection of their trademark tacos and launched their new 1800 Tequila Coconut Margarita cocktail – available at their dedicated Tequila & Mezcal bar. If you missed out on this year’s festival, then you can download The London Bridge Open Kitchen Cookbook for recipes from #LBOK18 traders and more. See you next year! LBOK gallery Watch the film Download the cookbook Thanks to: Aqua Shard, Londrino, Tom Simmons, The Hide Bar, Flour & Grape, The Coal Shed, Honest Burgers, Hawksmoor Borough, Hutong, The Rose, Santo Remedio, The Savanna, Anspach & Hobday, Small Beer Crew Co, Hiver Beers, Prosecco House, Constancia, YO!, BOB’s Lobster, Nine Lives, Bermondsey Tonic Water, Two Ruba at The Hilton Tower Bridge, Texas Joe’s, Four Pure, Alex Monroe Jewellery, Neal’s Yard Remedies, Ted Baker, St Mungos, Southwark Giving and Change Please. Photography by The Gaztronome. London Bridge Open Kitchen was part of London Festival of Architecture 2018
With a sense that life outside has been brought inside, Bar 31 is the perfect meeting place to unwind with a few drinks. Offering local craft beers on tap, such as Porter by local brewer Anspach & Hobday located a stone’s throw away, and a fantastic range of spirits and wines. Their tasty bites are sourced using fresh seasonal ingredients from lBorough Market. Sit back and relax with your favourite tipple and enjoy the local artwork and community vibe while listening to the street sounds from local musicians as they perform live in the new neighbourhood bar. https://bar31.com
Oblix is an experiential drinking and dining destination located on the 32nd floor of The Shard where guests can choose from two dynamic offerings. Oblix East is home to the bar and lounge, playing host to locals and stylish urbanites looking for a refined drinking experience while sipping on creative culinary cocktails and enjoying music ranging from live bands to DJ sets. With views over Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf, Oblix East offers guests an eclectic mix of innovative seasonal dishes inspired by the booming East London food scene, along with a new small bites menu that elevates street food to new heights. For guests who seek a traditional, yet exceptional demonstration of contemporary cooking, the restaurant in Oblix West proudly showcases the wood-fired oven, charcoal grill and rotisserie at the heart and soul of the open kitchen at Oblix. The sophisticated menu, with dishes being created insight of your table, includes an array of global classic dishes each with an Oblix twist. Guests at Oblix West can enjoy a relaxing dining experience while enjoying the unparalleled views of the Thames from London Bridge to Big Ben Oblix are offering London Bridge DealCard holders access to their exclusive £7.50 cocktail menu and Secret Society Offers. Please show your card on arrival or quote when booking. Opening times RESTAURANT Monday – Saturday: Lunch 12 – 3pm / Dinner – 6pm-11pm Sunday: Roast 12-3pm / Dinner – 6pm-11pm LOUNGE Monday – Friday: Lunch 12 – 3pm / Dinner – 6pm-11pm Saturday – Sunday: Brunch – 12 – 4pm / Dinner – 6pm-11pm BAR opening times Sunday – Wednesday: 12pm – 12am Thursday – Saturday: 12pm – 1pm Afternoon Tea Service Monday – Friday: 12 – 3.30pm Saturday – Sunday: 2:45 – 4:30pm Getting there: Oblix, Level 32 at The Shard, 31 St Thomas street, SE1 9RY Oblix is situated on the 32nd floor of The Shard, right above London Bridge tube station. For any bookings please call directly our reservation team: 020 7268 6700 Please note: no children under the age of 16 are allowed in Oblix Lounge after 6pm Dress Code: Smart, Casual (no gym trainers, running shoes, flip flops, beach wear or baseball caps are not allowed). Clean, fashionable sneakers will be accepted but only if worn with suitable attire. Jeans are permitted so long as they are not torn or scruffy.