Tag: Food & Drink

See in the New Year with The Coal Shed

Published on 06th December 2017

Dine at The Coal Shed for a special New Year’s Eve dinner. The Coal Shed will be serving an A la Carte menu, with their famous sharing 35 day aged steaks and South coast fish on the 31st December. Book a table and the bar will be serving special cocktails and on hand to help you choose the perfect bottle of wine. Every booking will be treated to a glass of Champagne or OTB cocktail. New Year’s Day Ease into the first day of 2018 with one of The Coal Shed’s signature bloody cures, alongside a famous sharing roasts. The perfect remedy to New Year’s Day and the first bloody cure is complimentary! The Sharing Roast is a succulent 600g black Aberdeen angus, 35 day dry-aged roast sirloin of beef. on the side gorge on beef fat potatoes, cauliflower cheese, honey roast root veg, seasonal greens, Yorkshire pudding & smoked gravy. Priced at £40 For two to share. View the menus here. Book a table here.  

The London Bridge Winter Cookbook

Published on 28th November 2017

Sandwiched between two of the best artisan markets in the country and home to an array of talented independent restauranteurs and sensational occasion destinations alike; London Bridge has long been an established haven for food-lovers. 2017 has been an especially exciting year for the area’s culinary scene: seeing the opening of Chef Leandro Carreira’s debut solo venture Londrino, Brighton export The Coal Shed and a Tower Bridge branch of London’s beloved brasserie, The Ivy.  In celebration of the area’s ever growing network of fantastic restaurants and bars, we’re excited to share the London Bridge Winter Cookbook. Whether you find inspiration for your own festive feast, or pay the area a visit to sample one of these delicious concoctions first hand; we hope you’ll be inspired by the talent and creativity of London Bridge’s chefs and mixologists. Click to view online or download   The London Bridge Winter Cookbook was created by Team London Bridge and illustrated by Livi Gosling. Visit Livi’s Etsy shop to purchase the ‘Christmas Dinner’ artwork Christmas cards.  With thanks to Borough Market, The Coal Shed, Oblix, Nine Lives, The Ivy Tower Bridge, The Hide, TwoRuba, Jose Pizarro, Baluchi at The LaLit London, WSET, Hawksmoor Borough, Little Bird Gin, London Bridge City, Vivat Bacchus and More Bar.

An Evening of Cheese

Published on 27th November 2017

Get ready for late night shopping as Borough Market opens its gates for an evening of cheese on December 7th. Over 20 of Borough Market’s renowned cheesemongers will be ready and waiting to waft an array of exquisite cheeses under your nose. Visitors will have a chance to chat to cheese experts and producers about their craft and find something unique to take home to feature on this year’s Christmas cheeseboard. The night will also play host to Francis and Bronwen Percival, renowned author’s of new book Reinventing the Wheel: Milk, Microbes and the Fight for Real Cheese. They’ll be doing two engaging talks at the demonstration kitchen, the first all about cheese and milk microbes, and the second on farming and cheese flavour. A little later traders will be competing in the ‘cracking of the parmesan wheel’, a head-to-head competition with trader Bianca e Mora. The competition will be fierce – not to be missed!

Festive Wine Pairings with WSET

The parsnips are peeled, the turkey’s trussed and the brussels are boiled… now, what to drink? Our local experts Christine Marsiglio and Lauren Denyer from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust are here to help you select the perfect pairings. Lauren has a background in education having taught at secondary school level for 12 years, before a slight career change to teach about wine.  Her favourite regions are Languedoc Roussillon, Priorat & Champagne. Lauren is also a certified Sherry educator and has recently spent a week in Jerez. Christine holds a Master of Science in Oenology and Viticulture.  She worked in Provence before moving to London where she started working for Decanter magazine, however now she’s a full time educator at the WSET School London.  Christine is currently enrolled in the Masters of Wine programme. Her favourite wine regions include Loire valley and New Zealand.   Crayfish Cocktail  “Cremant de Jura is great alternative to Champagne and is made from the same grape, Chardonnay. This sparkling wine would complement many seafood starters and is a perfect way to ramp up your appetite for the main course. With zingy acidity and lemony biscuit aromas, it’s a great way to start your meal.”  – Christine Turkey & Trimmings “A light and refreshing red wine made from Pinot Noir, Sancerre Rouge has delicate tannins, cranberry fruit flavours and hints of spice. This will pair well with your main turkey dish as it won’t overpower the meat. Perfect, especially if serving a cranberry sauce on the side.” – Christine Nut Roast “One piece of food pairing advice is to pair like with like. An older white wine like a white Rioja Reserva will have developed lovely walnut and hazelnut character. This is a rich full-bodied dry style of wine that has also spent considerable time in oak barrels so will enhance the flavours of the dish by adding hints of smoke, vanilla and coconut.” – Lauren Christmas Pudding “Rivesaltes Grenat is a sweet, fortified wine coming from the South of France and has ripe and baked red and black fruit flavours with silky soft tannins and hints of chocolate; a perfect match with your Christmas pudding. Watch out though as the alcohol can be up to 18%; in this case a little goes a long way!” – Christine Cheese Board “Palo Cortado Sherry is a complex dry style of Sherry with some savoury olive and yeasty flavours. With age it has developed nuttier, caramel and dried fruit character making it a great accompaniment to many different styles of cheese. The fruity and caramel notes compliment the more lively goats cheeses and blue cheeses, with the nutty and savoury character adding more depth to more mature harder styles of cheese.” – Lauren ABOUT WSET Established in 1969, WSET School London is the flagship course provider for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET). WSET qualifications are globally recognised as the international standard in wine and spirit knowledge. They are designed for those who are just starting out in their careers, as well as established professionals, and the many enthusiasts who have a passion for wines and spirits.  Thanks to industry leading educators and our carefully selected tasting samples, our courses help students take their knowledge to the next level. Interested to know more? Visit: www.wsetschool.com  

Merry & Bite

Published on 13th November 2017

Join StreetFoodMarkets at the Courage Yard on 8th December for their seasonal street feast Merry & Bite. The pop-up event will take place over Friday lunchtime, 11:30am-3pm, at the recently refurbished destination, located off Shad Thames next to Tower Bridge. Feast on global cuisines from 13 of London’s most sought-after street food traders, including the likes of Chalana Steak Wraps, BellyNBao and Comptoir Gourmand. Everyone will be catered for with veggie, vegan and gluten-free offerings on the day. For those who are partial to a festive tipple or two, The Gin Craze will be bringing their converted horsebox bar – making this the perfect place to eat, drink and be merry. The event will also feature an artisan market made up of 20 stalls inside the pavilion at Courage Yard. Expect to find gourmet cheeses, olives, bread, teas, preserves and sweet treats to stock your cupboards with just in time for the party season. Plus, some of London’s top independent makers will be showcasing the ultimate gifts – consider your Christmas shopping sorted! FREE Courage Yard, Shad Thames, SE1 2NJ www.courageyard.com @CourageYard

The Coal Shed

Published on 13th October 2017

Hailing from Brighton and born from the love of cooking the finest meat and seafood over fire, The Coal Shed Restaurant London is located at One Tower Bridge on the banks of the River Thames.  Open seven days a week, 12noon until 10pm, the restaurant uses the highest quality ingredients, sourced as locally as possible. For those dining before a show at The Bridge Theatre or looking for an express lunch, the restaurant’s pre theatre menu is available from 12noon until 6.30pm and 9:30pm until 10:30pm £20 for two courses or £24 for three. DealCard Exclusive: read more about The Coal Shed’s Corporate lunch offer The Coal Shed London, occupies two floors and a bar for pre and post theatre drinks and expertly crafted cocktails. If you want to host your own event, there is a private dining room on the mezzanine or the restaurant can be exclusively hired for any type of occasion. Book now

The Coal Shed

Hailing from Brighton and born from the love of cooking the finest meat and seafood over fire, The Coal Shed Restaurant London is located at One Tower Bridge on the banks of the River Thames.  Open seven days a week, 12noon until 10pm, the restaurant uses the highest quality ingredients, sourced as locally as possible. For those dining before a show at The Bridge Theatre or wanting an express lunch, the restaurant’s pre theatre menu is available from 12noon until 6.30pm and 9:30pm until 10:30pm £20 for two courses or £24 for three. The Coal Shed London, occupies two floors and a bar for pre and post dinner drinks and cocktails expertly crafted. If you want to host your own event, there is a private dining room on the mezzanine or the restaurant can be exclusively hired for any type of occasion. Book now

Nine Lives

Published on 04th October 2017

Nine Lives is the latest neighbourhood bar to grace London Bridge, behind the doors to an old Victorian basement you’ll find a ‘tropicalifornication’ vibe & cosy décor. The concept behind this spot is simple; great tasting drinks in a comfortable environment all made in an ethical way. The bar is the pet project of the team behind Sweet&Chilli. With the sustainable theme proving to be popular among bartenders and chefs, many of London’s newest spots use this as a core principle. The team at Nine Lives looks at this concept across the venue from the products they use & the recycling of waste through to the sourcing of equipment & furniture from vintage & second hand sources. All the waste that is created is sent to the venue’s compost system, where it is broken down and then used to fuel the venue’s herb and vegetable garden. Their music is as obsessed over as their drinks. In keeping with the ethos of salvation, their sound system is repurposed from a beautiful rig which until 3 years ago powered London Bridge’s legendary club, Cable. The sound it rewards them with is rich & warm, perfect for some after-dark drinking & dancing. Every Saturday, Nine Lives host a weekly party with a selection of DJs from some of London’s hottest labels – you won’t hear sounds like this on a sound-system like this with drinks like this anywhere else in London. Open Tuesday – Saturday from 5PM. ninelivesbar.com

A Very Texan Thanksgiving

Published on 03rd October 2017

Texas Joe’s all you can eat Thanksgiving is returning for its second year. Celebrate the Texan way with a feast to remember. MENU Smoked Turkey w/ gravy Bone marrow mash Smoked creamed corn Chipotle glazed sweet potatoes Green bean casserole Poblano chorizo cornbread dressing Pumpkin pie Plus some mighty fine bourbon from Texas distillery Garrison Brothers. Find out more/ book your tickets.

An Interview with The Coal Shed’s Laura Petersen

Published on 25th September 2017

In the days leading up to the launch of London Bridge’s latest culinary addition, The Coal Shed, we speak to Head Pastry Chef, Laura Petersen. Laura discovered her talent as a pastry commis at The Ginger Pig in Hove, where she moved up the ranks before eventually becoming part of the opening team for The Coal Shed’s sister restaurant, The Salt Room in Brighton in 2015. It was there she was promoted to Head Pastry Chef. The biggest move in her career is yet to come – as she moves to London to head up a team of five, creating and making all the home made bread and desserts for the new restaurant. If you could sum up The Coal Shed experience in three words, what would they be? Meat, Fish, Fire. What preparations are you taking for the move to One Tower Bridge? Personally, moving to London from Brighton for the first time means flat hunting and exploring the area. Developing the menu and coming up with new desserts is great fun. We are also recruiting for a new team so lots of interviews! Describe your typical day at the restaurant… Busy! I’m the first in in the morning to bake the bread and this is when I have my first coffee of the morning before everyone else comes in. Then we get all the big jobs for the day done such as making our famous pebbles, which are chocolate truffles shaped like pebbles. In London this will become chocolate coal covered in charcoal. Then briefing the team for service. I am always working on menu development and creating during the day and testing my ideas. If you had to recommend just one dish from the menu, what would it be? I love the selection of sweet which is our take on petit fours, we are showcasing some of the favourite from our Brighton menus to London. Perfect little bites to enjoy with your after dinner cocktail or coffee. Finally, what treats can we expect from the dessert section? We have our take on classic desserts and my playful take on childhood favourites such as the ‘chocolate bar’ which chocolate lovers will adore! I like taking classics and giving my own twist to them- look out for the new custard tart, with pumpkin and nutmeg. Named as one of the best places to eat in the UK by the Observer Food Monthly Awards, The Coal Shed’s philosophy is a celebration of meat, fish and fire. The menu will focus around the finest, locally sourced ingredients, including a range of 35-day, dry-aged Scottish steaks from the North Highlands cooked on hot coals, plus fish fresh from the South coast.    One Tower Bridge, 4 Crown Square, London, SE1 2SE Open daily 12-10pm. Bookings taken from 16th October 2017 www.coalshed-restaurantlondon.co.uk  info@coalshed-restaurantlondon.co.uk