Tag: Food & Drink

Bermondsey Street Festival 2017

Published on 31st August 2017

The annual ‘Village Fete in the City‘ returns this September, celebrating the creativity and community of Bermondsey Street.  Enjoy a rich and wide variety of experiences that reflect the characterful area at its best; from food, drink and fashion to the infamous annual dog show… Bermondsey Street Festival will take place on September 16th from 11am-6pm.    

Love Lunch 2017

Published on 21st August 2017

It’s time to learn to Love your Lunch hour again. Taking a break from your working day is proven to enhance a healthy lifestyle so Team London Bridge is providing a menu of FREE lunchtime options around London Bridge to get you out and about weekday lunchtimes throughout September 2017. Team London Bridge have teamed up with partners such as the HMS Belfast, Fitness First, London Glassblowing and the Hot Yoga Society to compile a schedule of free activities that includes everything from sushi making, to outdoor fitness sessions, gallery viewings, and wellbeing workshops. Sessions are now open for advance booking before the programme starts on September 1st. Take a look at our lunchtime ideas, send us your suggestions for lunchtime action or tweet us @TeamLondonBdg / #LoveLunch17      Past events: Private Guided Tour of Tower Bridge – 05/09, 1PM – FULLY BOOKED Mychael Barratt Talk at Eames Fine Art Gallery – 01/09, 1PM Fashion & Textile Museum – Private Tour – 05/09, 1PM – FULLY BOOKED Explore HMS Belfast – 04/09 and 11/09, 1PM – FULLY BOOKED 1 year of lunches = 6 weeks of annual leave! – Talk – 07/09, 1PM Alex Monroe Open Studio – 12/09, 1PM – FULLY BOOKED Norman Ackroyd Talk at Eames Fine Art Galley – 12/09, 1PM Introduction to Mindfulness – 13/09, 1PM – FULLY BOOKED Let’s Draw to Classical Music! – 15/09, 1PM – FULLY BOOKED Sophie Layton at Eames Fine Art Collectors Studio – 15/09, 1PM Life Drawing Class – 13/09, 1PM – FULLY BOOKED Art at the New Guy’s Cancer Centre – 20/09 – 1PM Explore London Bridge on a Blue Badge Guided Walk – 19/09, 1PM – FULLY BOOKED London Glassblowing Open Studio – 19/09- 22/09, 1PM Collage – a fun approach to image making – 22/09, 1PM Explore Arts and Culture in London Bridge – 25/09, 1PM Sushi Making Class – 12/09, 19/09 and 26/09, 1PM Chocolate Tasting Workshop – 22/09, 1PM Alex Monroe Open Studio – Engagement Rings Special– 27/09, 1PM Sports and Exercise Medicine – a practical approach to better workplace performance – 27/09, 12.30PM Bermondsey Street Bees Tasting – 27/09, 1PM Free Access to Fitness First (Cottons, London Bridge, Monument) – 18/09-22/09, 1PM Free Access to the Hot Yoga Society – Various Dates and Sessions Secret Tour of London Bridge Station – 21/09 and 28/09, 1PM Old Operating Museum Private Tour & Talk – 28/09, 1PM Bermondsey Street Fashion Heritage Self Guided Walk – Download Self Guided Walking Tour  – Download Working River: Film & Photographic Exhibition – 1PM screening, 25/09 to 29/09 Costume Life Drawing – 29/09, 1PM Volunteer with Putting Down Roots – Various Dates Host a Tea & Talk at your workplace – Various Dates Lunch in the Ice Cream Arch – 21/09 and 28/09, 1PM Take a break at the Dragon Café – every Monday      

The Coal Shed opens at One Tower Bridge

Published on 09th August 2017

Hailing from Brighton and born from the love of cooking the finest meat and seafood over fire, new restaurant The Coal Shed, is an exciting new addition to the London Bridge dining scene.  Open seven days a week from 12PM 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 at £20 for two courses or £24 for three. Diners can expect impeccably balanced dishes like Venison with rosscoff, salsify, chocolate and figs, alongside classics like Surf & Turf, with an extensive selection of cocktails and carefully curated wine list to match. The restaurant is spread across two floors: the décor; a relaxed, contemporary take on old-world glamour. The mezzanine level has been purpose designed as a flexible dining and event space, including an intimate private dining room for 12 or the option to occupy the full floor for a party size of 46 diners. The Coal Shed was named as one of the best places to eat in the UK by the Observer Food Monthly Awards. Book your table now.    One Tower Bridge, 4 Crown Square, London, SE1 2SE www.coalshed-restaurantlondon.co.uk  info@coalshed-restaurantlondon.co.uk

Ciderdog Festival Returns

Published on 06th July 2017

After the monumental turnout for last year’s festival, Ciderdog returns for a fifth year to The Miller. Entry is free and all festival ciders and will be exceptionally good value at £3.50 per pint. Ciderdog will feature a staggering 100+ British ciders & perrys expertly picked from makers such as Sheppys, Ascension, Lily’s Cider Barn and Abrahalls. Almost every style will be catered for from very sweet to super dry, cloudy scrumpy, and single varieties and blends.  There will be award winners, special one off collaborations and cider mixed with everything from passion fruit and pineapple to chill and ginger. Ciders have been supplied by independent producers from  across the UK and will be served alongside cider cocktails and a selection of ales. The food options have been increased with the addition of pop-up Sticky Ribs who will be serving juicy BBQ pork loin ribs with all the trimmings.  Additionally, burger favourites Bunsmiths will be offering tasty vegan buns and cider marinated meats in buns. Festival favourites The Solid Steel Band will be performing all afternoon before handing over to resident DJ’s to take the party well into the night. There will also be ping pong and garden games to entertain.    

Borough Market Bastille Celebrations

Published on 03rd July 2017

Get into the French spirit on Sunday 9th July with Bastille Festival, London’s largest Bastille Day celebrations. With such a great French community of traders in Borough Market, Bastille Day is quite a cause for celebration. The Market will be full of joie de vivre as, for the 10th year running, the venue is hosting a free festival to celebrate the fabulous fête nationale, along with Better Bankside and Français Du Monde. Why the 9th? The French national day falls on the following Friday, so to ensure the whole day is dedicated to celebrating all things Français, there will be festivities in and around the Market from 12-6pm. Borough Market will be opening its doors especially for the celebration with traders and stalls selling French delicacies. From red, white and blue macarons to crepes and croissants, the Market host an array of traditional treats. There will also be a special French themed free Demonstration Kitchen with Borough Market’s demo chef, Luke Robinson, 12:30-1.30pm and then again 2:00pm-3pm. Luke will be treating us to french classics interpreted in his own contemporary style. It’s sure to be très délicieux! During the day, alongside traders selling their French fancies, there’ll be traditional waiter’s races, bi-lingual storytelling, Parisian folk music, and petanque playing. Festivities continue into the early evening with a music as well as street theatre, until 6pm. C’est magnifique!

The London Bridge Summer Cookbook

Published on 21st June 2017

Whether you’re looking for a Michelin dining experience or a bustling market vibe, the iconic area of London Bridge has got you covered with it’s exciting culinary offer. We’re proud to introduce the London Bridge Summer Cookbook, featuring an array of the area’s many fantastic restaurants and bars. Whether you try out a recipe at home, 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.   Thanks to Aqua Shard, B Street Deli, Baluchi at The LaLit Hotel, Cafe Rouge, Horniman at Hay’s, Jose Tapas Bar, LASSCO Bar & Dining, Little Bird Gin, Spianata, Tanner & Co, Texas Joe’s, The Garrison, The Hide, The Ivy Tower Bridge, Tom Simmons, Two Ruba, Village East, Vivat Bacchus and Wawa Restaurant for their delicious contributions. 

VELO

Published on 10th March 2017

Velo is a novel concept that combines Vietnamese street food with state-of-the art touch screen ordering technology. The first of its kind, it offers light, fresh and healthy Vietnamese food in a fresh and crisp interior. Located in Tooley Street by MORE London/London Bridge, Velo is fast becoming a destination that brings Vietnamese food with a difference to Central London. The menu offers freshly made food from ingredients that are locally sourced. Try the hugely popular Classic Prawn Summer Rolls to start with and Viet Curry, Pho Velo or Rice Honey Lemongrass Chicken as a main. The traditional Vietnamese banh mi baguettes are among the variety of mouth-watering delicacies that make an ideal lunch or afternoon snack alternative to the usual sandwiches. Eat-in, take-away and delivery services. Receive 10% off TAKE-AWAY or EAT-IN Food & Drinks every time you show your Dealcard, Valid until 28-Feb-18. Sign up here to for an additional 20%-Off voucher: bit.ly/201802velo. Once signed up you will receive the voucher by email. Address: 104 Tooley Street, SE1 2TH Website: www.velorestaurant.com Telephone: 020 7407 9310

OBLIX

Published on 09th March 2017

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.