Tag: Food


Published on 07th February 2018

Hong Kong based restaurant Duddell’s opened its doors in London Bridge in November 2017. In keeping with the traditions of its Michelin-starred Hong Kong counterpart, Duddell’s showcases authentic Cantonese dishes and hand-crafted dim sum, using only the freshest, premium ingredients sourced in the UK and further afield. Housed in the historic St Thomas’ Church, Michaelis Boyd (Soho Farmhouse, Soho House Berlin) has designed the interior with the aim to maximise the daylight and heritage elements of the Grade II-listed building – honouring original features such as the ground floor alter, whilst exploring contemporary twists. Duddell’s will also features an impressive standalone bar with a dynamic wine list of old and new world wines as well as classic and innovative Asian-inspired cocktails. Duddell’s Hong Kong was conceived to create a cultural and social destination for people with an appreciation for the arts, providing an inspiring backdrop where people could meet, eat, drink and socialize. The London restaurant follows suit, reflecting its creative roots in a menu packed with ingredient-led dishes that highlight texture and technique. Reservations can be made online at www.duddells.co or by emailing reservations.london@duddells.co or calling on 0203 957 9932.


Leandro Carreira’s highly anticipated restaurant and wine bar opened its doors in London Bridge in November 2017. Observing Portuguese flavours, traditions and ingredients through the eyes of a chef who now calls London his home.  Located on Snowsfields on the south side of London Bridge station, Londrino offers an elegant restaurant experience with neighbourhood vibes. Diners can go all out a la carte or pop in for a glass of wine at the relaxed all-day bar for light meals and grazing.      Patrons can expect dishes such as Clams Bulhão Pato with coriander, Octopus with red pepper miso, Fermented potato with egg yolk & mustard, Beef Maronesa and Mackerel with Savoy cabbage & smoked seaweed butter. Book your table here.    Head Chef Bio Born and raised in Portugal, Chef Leandro Carreira began his culinary journey working in restaurants in his home town of Lisbon before setting out to hone his skills across Europe and the Middle East. With a three year stint at one of the world’s 50 Best Restaurants under his belt, his debut solo venture is an exciting prospect.   

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.

Young Marketeers’ Celebration Sale

Published on 22nd November 2017

On Thursday 23rd November, Borough Market will hold its inaugural Celebration Sale, bringing children from London’s diverse communities together through food.  Primary school children with backgrounds spanning four continents will set up stall in London’s oldest food market to sell cakes, breads and pastries they have made to celebrate their cultural heritage. The sale follows a training day in the market, where the children spent time with acclaimed Italian food writer and chef, Ursula Ferrigno, tasting her homemade recipes and exploring different herbs and spices to use in their own creations.  The budding bakers also toured the market, talking to a range of national and international traders about why food is such an important part of their heritage, and listening to the stories behind the products that they sell. The Celebration Sale is part of an ongoing partnership with food education charity School Food Matters. All proceeds from the Celebration Sale will go to FareShare, an award-winning charity providing meals for Londoners in need of support. Join the Young Marketeers in the Market Hall from 11am-1.30pm, on Thursday 23rd November.

An Interview with Londrino’s Leandro Carreira

Published on 16th November 2017

Born and raised in Portugal, Chef Leandro Carreira began his culinary journey working in restaurants in his home town of Lisbon before setting out to hone his skills across Europe and the Middle East. With a three year stint at one of the world’s 50 Best Restaurants under his belt, his debut solo venture is an exciting prospect. Just 2 weeks ahead of Londrino’s launch in London Bridge, we speak to Leandro about his journey so far and what to expect when traditional Portuguese flavours are executed with a London twist…   Tell us about your journey as a Chef so far 23 years ago, I started working in a restaurant. During that same week, I started culinary school and haven’t stopped since. Through the years I have worked in small kitchens, high-end hotels and some of the best restaurants in the world. Cooking has allowed me to travel the world, explore different cultures and make great friends along the way. I feel very privileged that my job has opened up so many opportunities. I love it. What are you looking forward to about opening a restaurant in London? Having the opportunity to do the cooking which I identify with the most, a style that reflects all the years of travelling and working in different places and London, of course, which I now call home. How would you describe Londrino’s philosophy? Londrino is a restaurant for everyone. You can pop in for a glass of wine or coffee or come for the full sit-down restaurant experience. I wanted to create a versatile place that you could visit for all sorts of different occasions. What makes the London Bridge area an ideal fit for the restaurant? London Bridge has a great balance of tourists, workers, and locals which I really love. It is always exciting and never one dimensional. Have you faced any challenges so far? Opening a restaurant is challenging full stop.  Finding the location for Londrino was a real challenge, it took a long time, but when we found the site on Snowsfields, we knew it had been worth it. Take us through your ideal 3 course meal… A great plate of shellfish, with some crabs, clams and shrimp cooked very simply. This would be followed by a cod recipe that my mother cooks, where the cod is salted then charcoal-grilled, and served with peppers, potatoes, onions, leeks and loads of garlic. It’s just the most comforting and delicious plate of food that I have ever encountered. To finish, a great plate of cheese with some red wine. If we have to try one thing on the menu what would it be? Either the Mackerel with smoked seaweed butter and cabbage or the Brioche with sour caramel for dessert Can you summarise Londrino in 3 words? Bright, welcoming, fun.     Londrino is now taking bookings for December 1st onwards.   londrino.co.uk 36 Snowsfields, SE1 3SU   Opening Times Restaurant Tuesday – Saturday 12pm – 3pm / 6pm – 11pm (last orders 10pm) Sunday 12pm – 4pm Reservations recommended   Wine Bar Tuesday – Saturday 12pm – 11pm Sunday 12pm – 5pm No reservations

Borough Market Christmas Opening Times

Published on 27th October 2017

Borough Market will be filled with the look, sounds, smells and tastes of Christmas this festive season! To give shoppers as much time as possible to soak up the atmosphere they’ll be extending their opening hours. Check the dates and times below to see when they’re open. Christmas is an extra special time at Borough Market. With the historic arches decked out in beautiful decorations, the sound of bells and Christmas carols in the background, the scent of mulled wine in the air and, crucially, a plethora of seasonal produce to choose from – it’ll be hard not to get into the spirit. In what has become a Christmas tradition at the Market, they will be extending opening hours to allow shoppers more time to stock up on gifts and food for the Christmas dinner table. Their traders have sourced the best ingredients and treats from around the world and would be only too happy to advise on what to get. It will also be worth making the trip for the numerous events and demonstrations taking place throughout the month. Check the times below so you don’t miss out.   Weds 06 Dec 10.00 – 17.00 (Switching on the Christmas lights 18.30) Thurs 07 Dec 10.00 – 16.00 (Evening of Cheese 18.00 – 21.00) Fri 08 Dec 10.00 – 18.00 Sat 09 Dec 08.00 – 17.00 Sun 10 Dec 10.00 – 16.00 Mon 11 Dec 10.00 – 17.00 Tues 12 Dec 10.00 – 17.00 Weds 13 Dec 10.00 – 20.00 (Late night shopping) Thurs 14 Dec 10.00 – 17.00 Fri 15 Dec 10.00 – 17.00 Sat 16 Dec 8.00 – 17.00 Sun 17 Dec 10.00 – 16.00 Mon 18 Dec 10.00 – 17.00 Tues 19 Dec 10.00 – 17.00 Wed 20 Dec 10.00 – 20.00 (Late night shopping) Thurs 21 Dec 8.00 – 20.00 (Late night shopping) Fri 22 Dec 8.00 – 18.00 Sat 23 Dec 8.00 – 17.00 Sun 24 Dec 10.00 – 16.00 Mon 25 Dec Closed Tues 26 Dec Closed Wed 27 Dec 10.00 – 17.00 Thurs 28 Dec 10.00 – 17.00 Fri 29 Dec 10.00 – 18.00 Sat 30 Dec 08.00 – 17.00 Sun 31 Dec 10.00 – 16.00 Mon 01 Jan Closed

Christmas by the River

This December, London’s most picturesque Christmas market returns to the banks of the River Thames for its fourth year. Set against the backdrop of some of London’s most loved landmarks, London Bridge City’s Christmas by the River will run from Thursday 30th November to Wednesday 3rd of January. With stunning views of Tower Bridge, HM Tower of London and the iconic City skyline, Christmas by the River is the perfect setting for the market which boasts 68 stalls selling gifts, food and drink. Gifts and Gastronomy Whether you’re looking for boutique accessories to keep you warm in the winter (Studio Hop, Sian Eymur), fill your loved ones’ stockings with artisan gifts (The Little Tibet, Turkish the Light, London Art Life) or simply settle in to eat, drink and be merry (Jim & Tonic, The Lambassadors, Georgie Porgies Puddings, New England Seafood) Christmas by the Riverwill be the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of a true Christmas market. Throughout December, Christmas by the River will host a wide range of workshops at its very own chalet style event space to make sure you’re ready for the holiday season physically, creatively and romantically. Keep an eye out for further information on these in the run up to December. Launch Party Save the date for the evening of Thursday 30th November and join us as Christmas by the River heralds the start of the festive period and opens its gates for the official launch party. Expect a wintery dreamland in an unparalleled London location and welcome back Christmas in style.

No.83 Bar & Cafe at the Fashion & Textile Museum

Published on 05th September 2017

No.83 is the latest addition to the eclectic Bermondsey Street’s culinary offer; a charming cafe to eat, drink and relax. Part of the Fashion & Textile Museum, No.83 promises great wines picked by Bermondsey based wine supplier Boutinot as well a menu of small and large plates, made from the best local produce. Show your DealCard at No.83 when purchasing 2 glasses of house wine, and get the rest of the bottle free.  You can also hire the space for parties and corporate events. See details at www.no83.co.uk or call 020 7378 0880. Open 7 days a week.

25th Anniversary Menu at Cantina del Ponte

  Cantina del Ponte is celebrating their 25th Anniversary for the whole of September. They’ve launched new dishes inspired by the original 1992 menu, with prices to match! The vintage menu will change weekly throughout the month so there will be a whole host of dishes, including, spaghetti carbonara, risotto with radiccio and sausage, and panna cotta with mixed berry coulis. Prices start at just £4.50 for starters, £8.50 for main courses and £3.50 for desserts. To book click here.

Chinese Food Festival

Published on 22nd August 2017

  Now in its third year, the Chinese Food Festival will return to Potters Fields Park at the foot of Tower Bridge between 8 – 10 September. The festival will consist of three areas – a food fair, cooking masterclass area and discovery journey. The food fair will see over 20 food stalls offering authentic dishes including Sheng Jian Bao, Chongqing Noodles, Taiwanese fried chicken and traditional soup from Henan. Confirmed participants so far include Chang’s Noodle, Kova Patisserie, Tang’s Crawfish, Kang Foo Noodles, Han Dian and Happy Lemon. More participants are to be announced shortly. On Saturday and Sunday, free cooking masterclasses from School of Wok’s Jeremy Pang will take place where guests can learn to cook dumplings and Sichuan chicken in 45 minute sessions. The sessions will take place every hour from 12pm to 8:15pm on Saturday and 12pm to 5:45pm on Sunday with 10 workstations available per session. New for 2017, a discovery journey will allow guests to try a unique six-course journey through Chinese food curated by Lillian Luk of Shanghai Supper Club and TongTong Ren and Peiran Gong of Chinese Laundry. The £60, six-course menu includes: Pork Shen Jian Bao and Pork Intestine served with Cornish Potato and Dorset Garlic. On Saturday there will be one lunch sitting and two dinner sittings, while on Sunday there will be two lunch sittings. The journey can facilitate 30 people per sitting. The festival is free to enter and suitable for visitors of all ages. It will be open from midday to 10pm on Friday and Saturday and until 7pm on Sunday. www.chinesefoodfestival.com