As a celebration of the London Bridge community, The Ivy Tower Bridge have announced a collaboration with local beekeepers Bermondsey Street Bees, creating two delicious cocktail concoctions featuring the award-winning honey as a key ingredient. The Bermondsey Queen Bee cocktail features Warner Edwards Honeybee gin, Bermondsey Street Bees honey, apricot brandy, lemon juice & Fever-Tree lemonade on crushed ice, garnished with fresh mint & honey dipper. The brasserie’s bar team have also created a refreshing, non-alcoholic alternative, the Berry Cooler, which is priced at £4.95 and incorporates blackberries, mint, lemon juice, Bermondsey Street Bees honey, Fever-Tree soda, garnished with fresh blackberries & mint. The Bermondsey Queen Bee an Berry Cooler will be available until Monday, 17 September. www.theivytowerbridge.com www.bermondseystreetbees.co.uk
Just a stone’s throw away from the iconic Tower Bridge and London’s leading contemporary theatre The Bridge, this riverside hotspot is fast becoming the go-to destination to discover exciting new dining options in London Bridge. Its pedestrianised streets and modern piazzas are home to a unique array of restaurants, including the first London venture for award-winning Welsh Chef Tom Simmons, vegan favourite By Chloe and acclaimed Brighton export The Coal Shed. Recent additions to the One Tower Bridge family include Gunpowder, Rosa’s Thai Cafe and Vapiano; with more highly anticipated openings for 2018/19. Restaurant A-Z by Chloe >> Plant-based British comfort food classics head up the Vegan menu at this edgy, fast-casual venue. Gunpowder, Custard >> Intimate Indian restaurant with bare brick walls, offering home cooking-inspired menus. Prosecco House >> London’s first and only bar dedicated to Prosecco. Rosa’s Thai Cafe >> The home of modern Thai food in the heart of London. Offering authentic cuisine, with ingredients sourced from the UK and around the world. The Coal Shed >> Born from the love of cooking the finest meat and seafood over fire, The Coal Shed guarantees a dining experience to remember. The Ivy Tower Bridge >> A touch of Ivy magic on the banks of the Thames. All-day dining brasserie with classic British dishes. Temakinho >> Opening 2019 – Japanese/ Brazilian fusion Tom Simmons >> Top Welsh chef plays up his heritage on a classy British-French menu at this relaxed, all-day spot. Vapiano >> Handmade pasta, freshly made pizza dough and salads alongside the best buffalo mozzarella, meats & cheese antipasti plates.
Nothing says ‘summer’ quite like a pink hue in an ice-cold glass on a sunny day. Amidst a very un-British stint of sunshine in the capital, Rosé is officially having a moment. We speak to our Bermondsey Street neighbours at WSET School London for expert advice on picking the perfect bottle for your palate… Pink wine with its flavours of summer berries has always been a seasonal favourite and there are a multitude of styles available. Most Rosé wine is designed to be drunk when young fresh and fruity. What is in the shops now is ready to drink and not to be kept. Rosé wine should be chilled to around 7-10?c the same as a light white wine, this makes it the perfect temperature in this summer heat, don’t forget to keep it cool with the use of an ice bucket or a sleeve that you can keep in the freezer. There are different styles of Rosé for all palates, however all show lovely red fruit flavours such as strawberry, raspberry and red cherries. There are the more medium sweet styles like White Zinfandel from California which are very easy to drink and very easily available commercially, these will also tend to taste a bit of melon and candyfloss too! For another slightly less sweet style there are Rosé wines from the Loire Valley in France such as Cabernet d’Anjou which has very expressive fruit character and extremely refreshing acidity, this wine would pair well with a summer spicy dish, such as some chili and garlic prawns. For dryer styles you can look to Southern France and Navarra and Rioja in Northern Spain. The pale pink wines from Provence in the South of France are delicate, floral and fruity and can easily be drunk as an aperitif or just to while away a summer afternoon. For a bigger food Rosé, Tavel wines in the Southern Rhone are deep pink ripe red berry delights that would pair perfectly with grilled vegetables or oily fish such as salmon or tuna. For a fun bit of Rosé fizz look no further than Cava in Spain where they produce very affordable fresh, lively red fruit sparkles from the local black grape varieties. For dry styles of Cava check for Brut on the label and Demi-Sec for sweeter styles. WSET Certified Educator, Lauren Denyer – #AtLondonBridge Recommends Whether you’re dreaming of alfresco or air conditioning, these London Bridge bars offer a great selection of wines: BOB’s Lobster Wine Bar & Kitchen Londrino Prosecco House The Rose Vivat Bacchus The Ivy Tower Bridge
Gunpowder is a home-style Indian kitchen, which first opened in November 2015 at White’s Row, Spitalfields. The short menu takes influence from family recipes collected by Founder Harneet Baweja and Head Chef, Nirmal Save., with the menu recreating the vibrant flavour and confident spicing that both love about home-cooked Indian food. Gunpowder is set to open for a soft launch with 50% off food from 15th August to 1st September with 50% off food. – Gunpowder 4 Duchess Walk, One Tower Bridge, London, SE1 2SD http://www.gunpowderlondon.com
New to Crucifix Lane, Kin + Deum brings a curation of fresh, wholesome Thai dishes in a stylish, modern setting to London Bridge. The family run restaurant was opened by siblings Bank, Roselyn, and Shakris Inngern in July 2018, who have created a menu packed with local ingredients with traditional cooking techniques applied. Dishes like Bangkok’s Gra Pow (Stir-fried minced pork with bird’s eye chillies, garlic, peppers, red onions and basil leaves) and Honey Duck Coriander (Roasted duck slices in a marinade of honey and garlic) take inspiration from the local appetite of Bangkok. https://www.kindeum.com
Rosa’s Thai Cafe has opened its fourteenth branch, situated in the One Tower Bridge development. It’s the perfect place grab a Pad Thai whilst enjoying the view of the historic Tower Bridge. With the Bridge Theatre just around the corner on the waterfront, and only a ten-minute walk to the Fashion & Textile Museum and the White Cube gallery, you’ll have plenty of time for a pick-me-up meal before heading out for some art! Check out the menu
by CHLOE. is the latest addition to the One Tower Bridge development, offering a delicious chef-driven vegan menu of eat-in and take away dishes. by CHLOE’s philosophy is to share wholesome, plant-based food that fuels and energizes without compromising flavor, taste or satisfaction. Their goal is simple —to redefine what it means to eat well. The vegan eatery is also committed to maintaining a sustainable and vegan lifestyle and actively contribute towards lowering our carbon footprint and preserving our planet’s water supply through our animal-free menu, mindful ingredient sourcing and eco-friendly packaging. Eat Well. Eat with purpose. by CHLOE One Tower Bridge Tower Bridge Road London SE1 2SD
A short walk from London Bridge station and on the edge of one of the best produce markets in the country, Hawksmoor Borough is located in a formed hops warehouse that was repurposed by ‘colonial and foreign fruit’ merchants J.O Sims in 1932 as a fruit warehouse and auction hall. True to Hawksmoor form, the Borough branch’s philosophy stems from an enduring endeavour to serve the perfect steak. The menu revolves around the best ingredients they can find – whether it be beef from grass-fed native cattle, sustainable seafood, seasonal fruits and vegetables or great British cheeses. All served by friendly people who love what they do. Hawksmoor Borough are offering London Bridge DealCard holders a special deal: Hawksmoor hamburger, chips and a Shaky Pete’s Ginger Brew for £20 Available Monday-Saturday until 6.30pm, until Friday 31st August
The Ivy Tower Bridge is an all-day British brasserie with an all-encompassing menu serving modern British and international Ivy-inspired classics from dawn until dusk, seven days a week. Making the most of its riverside location and views of the iconic Tower Bridge and Tower of London, the restaurant also features an outdoor terrace, a bar and a private dining room on the first floor, offering tranquil relaxed yet sophisticated dining with beautiful views across the river. With interiors designed by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, the two-floors restaurant will offer guests the choice of dining within the restaurant, enjoying the view from floor to ceiling glass windows, or outside on the Parisian-style al fresco terrace seating 50 and overlooking the River Thames.
The Cooks’ Room is the creative hub for Hawksmoor and a unique private dining area for guests. On the last Friday of every month Hawksmoor Borough host the Cook’s Room Supper Club, an exclusive opportunity to try a menu usually only available to those who privately hire the room. This August, before he takes up residency at Meatopia, Lennox Hastie, chef/owner of Firedoor (Australia’s only fully wood fuelled restaurant) will be taking over the Cooks’ Room. Lennox shares our affinity for sourcing the best available ingredients and cooking them simply. British born Lennox spent his early career working at Michelin Star restaurants across the UK, France and Spain, where he became captivated with Basque County. Lennox discovered a grill restaurant in the Basque Mountains, Asador Etxebarri where he began mastering the skill of wood-fired grilling with chef Victor Arguinzoniz. Over the course of five years, Lennox saw the restaurant attain it’s first Michelin Star and enter the prestigious list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. In 2015 Lennox opened Firedoor in Sydney, Australia which offers the very best ingredients available on the day, cooked over fire. Tickets are £100 per person and include a cocktail on arrival, and paired wines. Book tickets