The biggest Latin American street food festival in London returns to Potters Fields Park for 2019, bringing the most authentic street food, drinks and culture to the iconic riverside location. Sample traditional and new flavours from across the continent with delicacies from Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Venezuela, Peru and more! Comida Fest also promises a sizzling cultural line up of Latin American music and dancers. You’ll also get the chance to shake the calories off with some free dance classes, including salsa and Zumba There’ll also be plenty of family-friendly activities, including face painting, storytelling and more. Find out more
Join Borough Market for ‘Taste the Greatness of Northern Ireland’, a regional showcase of Northern Irish delicacies from 13th-23rd March. Northern Ireland was awarded the accolade of ‘Best International Food Destination’ at the prestigious International Travel and Tourism Awards in November last year, firmly cementing its place on the gastronomic world map. This regional showcase will bring to life the acclaimed array of produce sourced from this small, yet mighty, region. On Sunday 17th, there will be a family-free St Patrick’s day celebration, when visitors can enjoy food, drink, cookery demos, live entertainment and of course the great produce of Northern Ireland to sample and purchase. There will be a storytelling corner and face painting to keep the children happy, displays of traditional Irish dancing and cookery demos from Northern Ireland’s celebrity chef Paula McIntyre, with plenty of recipes to take home for visitors to rustle up a St Patrick’s Day feast. Free admission. Find out more >>
After the success of last year’s ‘Merry & Bite’, the event returns this year with a double day event. The Courage Yard’s Christmas ‘Provisions’ market will be on Friday 7th December 10.30am-3.30pm and Saturday 8th December 11am-4pm. On Friday, head along for ‘Merry & Bite’, the street food market serving warming local food, perfect for a winters lunchtime. Grab a hot patty from PattyMan, a comforting bowl of soup from Ladle, a delicious salt beef sandwich from The Bull and Brisket or even a few glasses of mulled wine. On Saturday artisan market, Provisions will return with a Christmas twist. Find provisions and even more tasty treats as you indulge in Christmas merriment with over 25 stalls to browse. Read more >>
Brigade Bar & Kitchen has reopened on Tooley Street following a major revamp. The social enterprise restaurant set in Tooley Street’s Grade II-listed fire station at the heart of London Bridge has relaunched with a brand new look. The new menu offers a contemporary edge to the capital’s smoke and grill movement, focussing on big cuts and bold flavours. Brigade has also announced it will now be open 7 days a week. On top of their culinary talents, the restaurant also works in partnership with leading homeless and education charity Beyond Food Foundation, having trained hundreds of apprentices into jobs and given thousands of homeless people new skills. Read more about Brigade and check out their new menu.
Tacos and honey beer…a match made in heaven. Neighbours Tortilleria El Pastor and Hiver Beers are celebrating this inspired combination with a street party. Make your way down to the end of Maltby Street Market for a late summer evening of Mexican food, music, honey beer and bunting! Your ticket price includes: Taco of your choice from Tortilleria El Pastor Award-winning honey beer on arrival from Hiver 5pm- 10pm, Stanworth Street, London, SE1 3NY Nearsest station: London Bridge Book tickets
River Cottage Deli has opened at HMS Belfast in partnership with food writer and campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and his team. Serving delicious food with the right intentions, it’s in River Cottage Deli’s nature to source the very best ingredients – seasonal, organic and local. As you’d expect, our meat comes from farms that produce free range or organic meat to the highest welfare standards; and our fish and shellfish come from West Country day boats and other sustainable sources in the South West. The regularly changing menu includes fresh sandwiches and a hot counter, offering homemade focaccia and filled baps, whilst the cold deli serves a range of vibrant, freshly prepared salads. The River Cottage Deli at HMS Belfast is open daily, 8am – 6pm (no entrance ticket required).
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 and fashion to take-away poems at the Poetry Take Away Van.
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 2019. 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 >> Japanese culinary tradition meets with the taste, colours and vibes of Brazil to the beat of jazz, samba and bossa nova. Tom Simmons >> Top Welsh chef plays up his heritage on a classy British-French menu at this relaxed, all-day spot. Vapiano >> Oneing October 26th – Handmade pasta, freshly made pizza dough and salads alongside the best buffalo mozzarella, meats & cheese antipasti plates.
Running every Thursday in the Market Hall, Borough Market’s Demonstration Kitchen residencies focus on a particular theme each month. This month: Migration of Taste While some chefs may have adopted methods and ingredients both from the country they were born in and the country they have ended up living in, others may have decided to turn their backs on ‘fusion’ cooking, preferring instead to keep traditional recipes alive. Demo kitchens are free to attend with tasters, cooking tips and recipe cards to take home. 2nd August – 1-2.30pm – Ursula Ferrigno: Italy 9th August – 1-2.30pm – Norman Musa: Malaysia 16th August – 1-2.30pm – Dhruv Baker: Mexico 23rd August – 1-2.30pm – Philip Juma: Iraq 23rd August – 1-2.30pm – Zoe Adjonyah: Africa See full details
Gunpowder is a home-style Indian kitchen based at One Tower Bridge. The menu is an interpretation of beloved family recipes showcasing the vibrant confident flavours of home cooking. Gunpowder’s £18 express lunch menu holds a number of their signature dishes and is available Monday to Friday for lunch. Gunpowder 4 Duchess Walk, One Tower Bridge, London, SE1 2SD http://www.gunpowderlondon.com