New to foodie hot-spot One Tower Bridge, Temakinho brings a unique flavour to the neighbourhood, where Japanese culinary tradition meets with the flavour and personality of Brazil. We speak to Culinary Director, Fabiano Molina about Temakinho’s journey so far. Tell us about the journey of Temakinho so far? Temakinho started back in Italy in 2012 with a single smaller restaurant in the historical Navigli district in Milan and quickly grew to become what is today: the leading restaurant company in Europe, specialised in Nikkei cuisine. Currently, Temakinho is a family of 12 restaurants in Italy, Spain and UK, directly managed by its original founders, and new openings are announced every month. In April, we opened our fifth Temakinho in Milan and in June, we’re opening our first restaurant in Florence. What makes Temakinho unique to the sushi scene? In our restaurants, Japanese culinary tradition meets with the taste, colours and vibes of Brazil bringing a unique culinary experience to life, using sustainable and ethically-sourced ingredients. In Brazilian sushi restaurants, everything from the decor to the way food is presented on “boats” or on large bamboo plates features a more traditional Japanese style. There’s Japanese music playing and you only drink sakè or green tea. Temakinho introduced a revolution on the European sushi scene with vibrant beautiful restaurants, wallpaper, Brazilian music playing and the pairing of Brazilian sushi, served on beautiful plates with caipirinhas. More recently, we’ve expanded our vegetarian offer to meet the needs of an increasing customer base highly sensitive to contemporary environmental issues and ethical sourcing. What were the deciding factors in choosing London Bridge as Temakinho’s latest location? We wanted to open our second restaurant in London, the first one is in Soho, so we decided to invest in One Tower Bridge because it’s an iconic location, surrounded by an outstanding view. The area is fresh, vibrant and with a booming nightlife. If you could summarize Temakinho’s menu in 3 words, what would they be? Exotic; because is something you don’t have the chance to try every day, I’m quite sure that lots of non-Brazilians never tried something like this! Healthy because it’s well-balanced food, made with fresh ingredients, certified-sustainable fish, organic and ethically-sourced ingredients. Addictive! Once you try it, you keep coming back for more! What’s your favourite thing to do in London Bridge? Since I’m always looking for inspiration to create new food pairings and unique ingredient combinations, I like to go to the London Bridge Borough Market and wander among the stalls. There’s vendors specialized in exotic fruits and meats, others selling different types of coffee, and you can find all sorts of street food, cakes, pastries and cheese. This process helps me create new recipes and unexpected flavor combinations. Finally, if we had to order just one thing on the menu, what would it be and why? Roll Rio Bananal, made with breaded salmon, banana and cream cheese. It’s a perfect mix between sweet and salty, and the result is a flavour you could never possibly imagine. Addictive! Visit Temakinho at Potters Field Park, One Tower Bridge London SE1 2SD
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Vapiano – the Italian lifestyle brand, has opened a new restaurant in London Bridge. The unique casual-dining destination joins the likes of The Ivy and Gunpowder at One Tower Bridge. The Vapiano concept is based on great quality, freshly made food in a lively, feel-good atmosphere. Italian specialities are handmade daily, with all dishes prepared in front of the guests “à la minute” and customised to the guests’ requirements. The menu features 10 freshly made pasta shapes, a variety of pizzas and 20 other dishes including risotto, salads and fresh fish. Website Opening hours: Mon. – Thu. 11:00 am – 11:00 pm Fri. – Sat. 11:00 am – 11:00 pm Sun. 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
Harneet Baweja and his wife Devina moved to London from Kolkata in 2014. Captivated by the city and its vibrant and diverse culinary scene, they decided to open a restaurant of their own. In 2015, Gunpowder was born: a homestyle Indian restaurant, originating in Spitalfields and as of August 2018 – part of the One Tower Bridge family. We speak to Harneet about his journey so far. Tell us about the journey of Gunpowder so far… It’s been such a fantastic journey since 2015 when we launched the first Gunpowder in Spitalfields, resurrecting what was an old curry house into a brand new restaurant. Since then, we’ve not only grown in size (Gunpowder Tower Bridge has almost 100 covers!) we’ve learnt a lot of things along the way and I still wake up passionate about our product every day and want to give it my best. How would you describe the menu/ philosophy? The menu is designed to be shared as is common when you have dinner with your family. It’s everything I like to eat basically, but done correctly and as responsible as we possibly can be with regards to our produce. What were the deciding factors in choosing London Bridge as your latest location? We’re a stone’s throw away from Tower Bridge, which is such an iconic London landmark. Plus the area is fun and has such an eclectic mix of people from corporates, residents & tourists. What is your favourite thing to do in London Bridge? I love sitting by the river, especially when Tower Bridge opens up to let a boat past – I’ve probably seen it a million times now but I still can’t help but watch it. Can you summarise the Gunpowder experience in 3 words? Explosion of flavours Finally, if we have to pick just one thing on the menu – what should it be? Maa’s Kashmiri Lamb Chops – a recipe passed down from my mother in law. Visit Gunpowder at 4 Duchess Walk, London, SE1 2SD
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, just moments from the river and a short walk from London Bridge Station. Restaurant A-Z Gunpowder >> 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. Vapiano >> Handmade pasta, freshly made pizza dough and salads alongside the best buffalo mozzarella, meats & cheese antipasti plates.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org