As the London Bridge business community springs back to life, we check in with some of our favourite neighbourhood gems to see what’s in store for visitors looking forward to rediscovering the area post-lockdown. This week we speak to Edson and Natalie, owners of Santo Remedio restaurant. Santo Remedio’s Lockdown Experience The last three months have been spent working out how we can adapt as a business, whilst navigating the highs and lows of lockdown. Our son lost his two front teeth, our daughter learned to walk, and we had a bit of shock back in April, when Edson lost his sense of taste and smell, which meant that for the first time Natalie was in charge of the cooking! But of course, we know this pales in comparison to the immense global and personal challenges in dealing with the devastating impact this virus has had. Above all, we are thankful that our family is healthy and happy, and that we are able to finally start looking forward again. What can visitors look forward to? Customers can look forward to all of the classics, including our Pork Belly Tacos and Tuna Tostadas, as well as a range of larger dishes, including a Bone-In Short-Rib with Mole Negro and our Red & Green Fish A La Talla, butterflied and served with parsley and guajillo adobo. We have also reopened our Mezcaleria, home to one of London’s most diverse range of mezcals and the perfect spot for an extended nightcap, as it’s open ‘til 1AM! We’ve just launched an exciting new range of retail products, including an incredibly moreish Salsa Macha and fresh tortillas for you to cook with at home. Soon to be joining these are our Remedy Kits, a meal kit for the whole family to gather around. These are based of some of the most popular dishes in the restaurant, with options including: Bone-In Short Rib with Mole Negro, Duck Carnitas with Gooseberry Salsa or Barbacoa Lamb Shank. The products are currently available to purchase/collect in-store. Which place in London Bridge are you looking forward to visiting again the most? It’s just been brilliant to watch London Bridge come back to life again and see everyone returning to a new normal. We’ve loved being able to visit our favourite bars and restaurants, and browse Borough Market. Tables are available to book now in both the restaurant and mezcaleria. Opening Hours: Wednesday 6pm – 9pm Thursday 6pm – 1am Friday 6pm – 1am Saturday 12pm – 1am Sunday 12pm – 9pm Santo Remedio have implemented a number of measures to make the restaurant covid secure, including physical distancing, hand sanitising stations, face coverings worn by the team involved in food or drink preparation, and keeping all of our windows open to allow fresh air to circulate. You can view a guide to these steps here.
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Sandwiched between two of the best food markets in the country, London Bridge’s restaurant and bar offering is second to none. London Bridge Open Kitchen celebrates this dynamic dining scene, tempting the area’s chefs out of the kitchen to serve up their signature dishes street-food-style for a whole new audience to enjoy. The festival pops-up in a different location each year, showcasing the ever-evolving landscape of London Bridge. This year we gather in Guy’s Courtyard at the foot of The Shard, next to one of the area’s most exciting new cultural landmarks, Science Gallery London. Download this year’s London Bridge Open Kitchen Cookbook for a sneak preview of the delicious cuisines on offer at this year’s London Bridge Open Kitchen event, including recipes from BOB’s Lobster, Santo Remedio, Rosa’s Thai Cafe and more. London Bridge Open Kitchen 2019 takes place Friday 20th September from 12-9PM at Guy’s Courtyard, Next to Science Gallery Cafe, SE1 9GU. Register for your free ticket here. The event is organised and hosted by Team London Bridge, the local Business Improvement District.
To mark the Summer Solstice, Santo Remedio will be joined by Slavomir Latko for an immersive and healing Gong bath at the restaurant on Friday 21st June at 8 am. Slavo will play large gongs, whose vibrations promote ease and harmony in the body, taking those present on a relaxing and rejuvenating journey that revives the entire energetic system. The session will last approximately 45 minutes and will be followed by a light breakfast of organic natural bio yoghurt, fresh fruit, Mexican cacao nibs and Bermondsey Street Bees honey and a glass of Jugo Verde with Cucumber, parsley, lime and lemon juice with a hint of chilli. A £10 contribution is payable on the day. Space is limited, please email email@example.com to book.
“Mother knows best”; a mantra that Santo Remedio is taking to heart this Mother’s Day. From the 29th-21st March, Edison and Natalie’s mothers will take over the kitchen for a unique family celebration, cooking the traditional Mexican dishes that originally inspired the husband and wife team. Edson’s mother, Luz Maria Moraover will be flying in especially from Mexico City to recreate special dishes rarely enjoyed in the UK, such as Chile Ancho Relleno (stuffed sundried Ancho chillies with beef, pork, mixed nuts and fruits with a tomato salsa). Natalie’s mother Patricia is a Mexican-Londoner and will prepare Mole Verde, a celebratory dish that she most misses from Mexico. Guests can enjoy live music throughout the day and all mothers joining the celebration will be treated to a glass of Laurent Perrier champagne. The dishes will be available from Friday 29th-Sunday 31st March. Book your table Mum’s the word!
Start 2019 with a bang at Santo Remedio’s NYE Fiesta! To ring in 2019 Santo Remedio will have plenty of bubbles, Mezcal and a celebratory feasting menu of Chef Edson’s most loved creations including his prawn Aguachile Rojo with fennel, Octopus Tikin Chik with Pineapple, Short Rib with Oaxacan Mole and of course their famous Churros with Cinnamon and Dulce de Leche. There will also be live entertainment from Los Soneros, the acclaimed and exceptionally talented Latin American musicians who will be playing Salsa, Merengue and some well-known tunes with Latin rhythms to ensure everyone has a fantastic evening. Santo Remedio is offering London Bridge DealCard holders a 20% discount off NYE tickets. Use code ‘LONDONBRIDGE’ when booking. Click here to book tickets which include a glass of Mexican sparkling on arrival, as well as for a toast at midnight, the feasting menu to share and 12 grapes to ring in the New Year on each stroke of midnight as is the tradition in Mexico.
‘Tis almost the season! Whatever you’re looking for in your Christmas outing this year, we’ve searched out a shortlist of fabulous London Bridge venues to suit all sizes, tastes and budgets. 1. Santo Remedio For those who want to add a bit of spice to their celebrations, Santo Remedio have created a Mexican-inspired menu to share some of the country’s most iconic and festive dishes. The family-style sharing dining experience will be accompanied by music, cocktails and the best of Mexican hospitality. From £38 – £50pp. 2. The Coal Shed Perfectly placed just a stones-throw from London’s iconic Tower Bridge, The Coal Shed offer a number of celebration packages. Opt for the Festive Tasting Menu for a seasonal three-course meal, or an indulgent Festive Feasting Menu of 7 dishes, including Fire Roasted Market Fish, Coal Roasted Pork Belly, and Black Angus Prime Rib with a selection of delicious sides. From £45- £65 pp. 3. The Draft House Tower Bridge The Draft House Tower Bridge team can help you plan the perfect party to suit your needs, whether it’s for a full on festive bash, a meal with pals, or just a few celebratory drinks. They offer a Festive Finger Food Menu and a full Christmas Feast. From £15-£30 pp. 4. The Underdog Gallery For those looking for a proper knees-up, look no further than the Underdog Gallery’s Santa’s Grotto. Set in a railway arch on Crucifix Lane, party guests will find food sleighs, beer pong, the 12 Gins of Christmas and a Jagermeister Christmas tree. Contact for more information. 5. Bermondsey Bar & Kitchen Whether you’re looking for a traditional sit-down lunch/dinner, a festive drinks party area or an exclusive Christmas party venue hire, Bermondsey Bar & Kitchen have it covered in style. Their exposed brick interior will be transformed into a glittering paradise, and a tented yard bar and cosy ski lodge will transport you to the Alps. Contact for more information. 6. Londrino World-renowned Chef Leandro Carreira’s sharing menu is guaranteed to make your Christmas celebration one to remember. Ideal for the non-traditionalist, there’s no turkey in sight – instead Bisaro Presa takes centre stage alongside Portuguese-inspired dishes like hispi cabbage and black garlic biscuit. £48pp. 7. Gunpowder Tower Bridge Home-style Indian restaurant Gunpowder offers three festive feasting options featuring stuffed game birds, whole grilled fish and root vegetable pies with an Indian twist. If something isn’t on the menu that you were hoping for – they are also happy to discuss bespoke requests. Guests can make table bookings or hire out the entire upstairs space. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss requirements. From £30- £50 pp. 8. Oblix West Enjoy stunning views of London’s skyline as you dine on Oblix West’s indulgent take on the traditional Christmas lunch. Mains include stuffed turkey breast, truffled lentils & chanterelles and Organic pork chop, bacon relish & rosemary oil. £50pp. 9. Hiver Beers Hivequarters The Hiver Beers Taproom and Hivequarters is tucked away in a railway arch on Stanworth Street and comes equipped with a fully licensed bar serving award-winning craft Honey beer on tap. Their friendly and knowledgeable bar staff will be on-hand to look after your event and to help everyone get into the festive spirit. Check out their rate card here/ contact email@example.com/ 0203 1989 972 for more info. Check out more bars and restaurants in London Bridge >>
There’s nothing quite like an evening out in London Bridge. Where else can you bar hop from a sky-high cocktail lounge to a hidden basement bar – all in a matter of minutes? ‘Cocktails in London Bridge‘ celebrates the area’s unique nightlife; taking you on a tour of the neighbourhood in 18 cocktail recipes from an array of fantastic local bars and restaurants. Download Cocktails in London Bridge In support of London Cocktail Week 01-07 October 2018 London Cocktail Week is the biggest, most vibrant celebration of our capital’s fantastic cocktail scene and the biggest event of it’s kind – in the world! With 300 bars signed up to the Cocktail Tours and a week-long cocktail village at its heart, this is the ultimate week off work for those that love a mixed drink… Festival passes are just £10 and available to buy from DrinkUp.London A map of Cocktails in London Bridge A – Z 1. AQUA SHARD 2.BOB’S LOBSTER WINE BAR & KITCHEN 3.CHAPTER 72 4.GUNPOWDER 5.HIVER BEERS ARCH 6.HUTONG AT THE SHARD 7.KIN + DEUM 8.LITTLE BIRD GIN 9.LONDON GRIND 10.LONDRINO 11.NINE LIVES 12.QUARTER BAR & LOUNGE 13.SANTO REMEDIO 14.THE COAL SHED 15.THE FLYING W SALOON 16.THE HIDE BAR 17.THE IVY TOWER BRIDGE 18.VILLAGE EAST Search more bars in London Bridge Article photo credit: The Gaztronome
The annual London Bridge Open Kitchen festival returned this June, celebrating the area’s flourishing food and drink scene. Our favourite local chefs and mixologists were out in force to serve up their creations street-food style in front of the new London Bridge Station. Here’s what we got up to… Thousands of foodies were treated to dishes from the likes of Tom Simmons, Londrino, Aqua Shard and Santo Remedio, with Prosecco House keeping crowds hydrated alongside local brewers Hiver, Small Beer Brew Co. and Fourpure. Crispy Beef Short Rib from Tom Simmons Tower Bridge World renowned chef Leandro Carreira (pictured right) opened his first solo venture Londrino in London Bridge in November 2017. Aqua Shard descended 31 floors to serve their Braised Hereford beef cheek and Bubble & Squeak with slow cooked duck egg and back summer truffle. Mexican inspired Santo Remedio served up a selection of their trademark tacos and launched their new 1800 Tequila Coconut Margarita cocktail – available at their dedicated Tequila & Mezcal bar. If you missed out on this year’s festival, then you can download The London Bridge Open Kitchen Cookbook for recipes from #LBOK18 traders and more. See you next year! LBOK gallery Watch the film Download the cookbook Thanks to: Aqua Shard, Londrino, Tom Simmons, The Hide Bar, Flour & Grape, The Coal Shed, Honest Burgers, Hawksmoor Borough, Hutong, The Rose, Santo Remedio, The Savanna, Anspach & Hobday, Small Beer Crew Co, Hiver Beers, Prosecco House, Constancia, YO!, BOB’s Lobster, Nine Lives, Bermondsey Tonic Water, Two Ruba at The Hilton Tower Bridge, Texas Joe’s, Four Pure, Alex Monroe Jewellery, Neal’s Yard Remedies, Ted Baker, St Mungos, Southwark Giving and Change Please. Photography by The Gaztronome. London Bridge Open Kitchen was part of London Festival of Architecture 2018
The biggest London Bridge Open Kitchen yet returns this June, celebrating the area’s thriving food and drink scene and bringing a packed programme of entertainment over two days. This year’s annual feast will take place over Friday 29th and Saturday 30th June in front of the brand new London Bridge station on Tooley Street. Free to enter, the festival brings an array of incredible restaurants and bars out onto the street, including Tom Simmons, Londrino, The Coal Shed, Flour & Grape, Santo Remedio and Hawksmoor. LBOK will also welcome new additions to the area; including street-food virtuosos BOB’s Lobster and Honest Burger. For the first time, Open Kitchen visitors will have the opportunity to fit in a spot of shopping in between bites; there’ll be a selection of exciting local retail to peruse, including Alex Monroe Jewellery, Neal’s Yard Remedies and Ted Baker. Pluge Boom Allotment will be on hand to keep the little ones entertained on the Saturday. The full line up is an impressive selection of some of the finest eateries and bars that London has Bridge to offer: Flour and Grape | Bermondsey Tonic Water | The Coal Shed | Hiver Beers | Texas Joe’s | Aqua | Hutong | Hawksmoor | Ice Cream Union | Santo Remedio | Londrino | Tom Simmons | Honest Burgers | Change Please | Constancia | The Rose | The Savanna | Yo! | Anspach & Hobday | Prosecco House | The LaLit | Four Pure | Two Ruba at Hilton Tower Bridge | Hide Bar When you’ve filled your bellies, music, acrobatics and children’s theatre form the backbone of a packed entertainment programme: Live Music Fri 29th 12:00-14:00 The Luck Fri 29th 16:00-18:00 Los Soneros Fri 29th 18:00-20:00 London Saxophone Choir Fri 29th 18:00-20:00 Pandemonium Drummers Sat 30th 12:00-13:30 Sound Choir Sat 30th 14:00-16:00 Los Soneros Sat 30th 16:00-18:00 Angie Anuforo ‘The Floras’ Stilt walkers Fri 29th 12:00-13:30; 16:30-17:30; 18:30-19:30 Sat 30th 12:00-13:00; 14:00-15:00; 16:30-17:30 Aerial performers Fri 29th 13:30-14:00; 17:30-18:00; 19:30-20:00 Sat 30th 13:00-13:30; 15:00-15:30; 17:30-18:00 Plunge Boom Allotment Sat 30th 12:15-13:00; 14:00-14:45; 15:45-16:30 Plunge Boom Vegetable Nannies Sat 30th 13:00-13:45; 14:45-15:30; 16:30-17:15 London Festival of Architecture Fri 29th 15:30-17:00 Money Box Bench: Meet the Designers (on Tooley Street, close to Shipwright Arms Pub) Fri 29th 10:00-19:00 Harmsen Tilney Shane – Open day and Interactive Installation (9 Holyrood Street, SE1 2EL) LBOK are proud to support local charity Putting Down Roots (St Mungos), who will be showcasing their work in training people who are or have experienced homelessness, to maintain local SE1 green spaces to gain experience, confidence and qualifications. Entry is free but registration is heartily encouraged for getting priority access. The event kicks off outside London Bridge Station on Tooley Street, Friday 29th June at midday and runs till around 8 pm. On Saturday 30th June, the event runs from midday until 6 pm. Entry is free and dishes and drinks will start at £5. London Bridge Open Kitchen is also part of the London Festival of Architecture as we celebrate the opening of the brand new London Bridge station – an architectural feast in its own right. Brought to you by Team London Bridge, with support from Thameslink Programme and Network Rail.
A relocation from Shoreditch brings Mexico City inspired Santo Remedio to the former site of Magdalen restaurant on Tooley Street. Edson and Natalie Diaz-Fuentes have created a ‘cantina’ /‘comedor’ set up across two floors, serving regional specialities like their signature guacamole with grasshoppers, paired with artisanal tequila and mezcal cocktails. Inspired by the taquerias, markets, homes and celebrations of Mexico, they import speciality ingredients like Pasilla and Serranos to give their dishes an authentic flavour. They also work with local producers like Gringa Dairy in Peckham who produce their artisanal Mexican cheeses. Book your table.