Whether you’re weaving through Borough Market’s labyrinth of stalls or ascending The Shard to discover fine-dining at high-altitude, it’s clear that food culture is at the heart of London Bridge. The area is teeming with dynamic independent start-ups, Michelin-starred restaurants and national favourites… With exciting cultural development catalysed by the revamp of the station, the culinary scene continues to grow, cementing the area’s status as one of the capitals top dining destinations. With this in mind, it is only fitting that the fifth London Bridge Open Kitchen food festival was our biggest to date. The annual summer feast brings an array of incredible local restaurants and bars out onto the street, giving you a peek into the kitchens and cabinets of world-class chefs (including Leandro Carreira, our foreword author) and mixologists. To celebrate London Bridge Open Kitchen and the area’s dynamic dining scene, we’ve created the London Bridge Open Kitchen Cookbook. Within its pages you’ll find delicious concoctions from festival traders and local eateries, including the likes of Hutong, BOB’s Lobster, The Ivy, Pizza Pilgrims (coming soon to London Bridge Station) and more. You can download the cookbook, or view online. The London Bridge Open Kitchen Cookbook was created in support of local charity Southwark Giving. Printed copies of tThe London Bridge Open Kitchen Cookbook can be sent in exchange for a £5 donation. Contact us to request your copy. Click here to make a donation.
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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.
While the classic combination of red roses and a champagne dinner is nothing to be sniffed at, some may say this tradition has had its day. For a little variety this Valentine’s, we’ve prepared our pick of counter conventional activities in London Bridge (partner optional!). Freaks (1932) at The Old Operating Theatre “Anyone who considers this entertainment should be placed in the pathological ward in some hospital” said one contemporary review of this notorious film. Those searching for an alternative approach to romance this Valentine’s Day need look no further than this special screening of Freaks at The Old Operating Theatre. February 14th – 6.30PM | Book tickets Underground Cocktails at Nine Lives Hidden away in the Victorian basement of No.8 Holyrood St, this covert cocktail bar’s menu spreads the love with its ethically sourced and selected ingredients, great vibes and a soundtrack as sacred as its drinks. You might also like: The Hide – Almost all of The Hide’s extensive drinks menu is made up of ingredients brewed, distilled, fermented or compounded in London. Love Crochet with Katie Jones at the Fashion & Textile Museum Learning the basic crochet stitches, you will work on punched leather to create your very own heart-shaped patch which can be sewn on to any garment – perfect for covering a pesky hole or giving a brand new lease of life to your favourite piece! Led by luxury knitwear designer Katie Jones, this colourful 1.5-hour workshop will teach you the basics of crochet. February 16th | 11.30AM or 2PM Dinner off the beaten track at Melior St. With its laid-back vibes, you’d never guess this cosy little restaurant is just a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of London Bridge Station. Head Chef Matt Reuther sources the very best suppliers to create a fusion of tastes and interesting dishes, demonstrated perfectly in this 8 course Valentine’s taster menu. £50pp. Book here. P.S- London Bridge DealCard holders are entitled to 20% discount when you book a table for February 14th! You might also like: The Coal Shed – Tucked away in the new One Tower Bridge development, next to Potters Fields Park, this meat-fish & fire-centric haven is worth searching for! The specials board for the evening will feature sharing dishes to make your mouth-water. Book now. Put your love to the test at Vivat Bacchus Your love of wine and cheese, that is. Test your palate and rack your brain at Vivat Bacchus Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge Quiz. This South African restaurant boasts its very own cheese room and extensive wine cellar. These popular quiz nights are a Wine Club event favourite, so get a team together and book tickets (£10pp) to guarantee your spot.
The Coal Shed London presents a series of events inviting Chefs that inspire them to cook MEAT, FISH, FIRE in the open kitchen at One Tower Bridge. Collaborating with Executive Head Chef Dave Mothersill, the menus are going to be an exciting and creative combination of their talents. ‘Brighton Rocks’ in London | Friday 26th January 7pm ‘Brighton Rocks’ Dinner with Michael Bremner at The Coal Shed One Tower Bridge’ In a nod to our Brighton roots, we’re kicking off our first London event in January with Great British Menu winner and fellow Brighton Restauranteur Michael Bremner. Michael, who owns 64 Degrees and Murmur, will join our team to cook an amazing five course menu celebrating ‘MEAT, FISH, FIRE’. THE MENU Arrival Cocktail The Coal Shed snacks for the table Monkfish, kelp butter, Jerusalem artichoke, mussel sauce Jerk Roasted Butternut Squash, puffed wild rice, coriander, toasted coconut, yogurt 71 Day Dry Aged Rump of Longhorn Beef (to share) braised short rib, roasted hispi, bone marrow mash, hollandaise, truffle Rum and Vanilla Coal Roasted Pineapple, white chocolate and passion fruit parfait Start with an arrival drink at 7pm for a 7.30pm sit down. The menu is priced at £55 per person including arrival drink. An optional wine pairing is available at £30 per person. Bookings online here 020 3384 7272 email@example.com
London is undoubtably one of the best places in the world to celebrate New Year’s Eve, with revellers gathering from all over the globe to see out the year gone by in a flurry of fireworks and festivities. London Bridge is no exception; whether you’re looking to dine the night away or dance ’til dawn, here’s our pick of parties to suit all tastes. 1. Start 2017 on a high at The View from The Shard The View from The Shard has all the ingredients for a truly memorable New Year’s Eve experience. Take in panoramic views of the city’s festivities playing out below, as you sip champagne from the top of Western Europe’s tallest building. Tickets to the New Year’s Eve party on levels 69 and 72 include a welcome cocktail, a live set from DJ Santero, a glass of champagne to toast in the New Year and a goody bag. £199 per person, available to book here 2. Party off the beaten track with Nine Lives If delicious cocktails, good company and dancing are your thing, head down to Nine Lives basement paradise. DJs High Fashion Technique will take you on a deep delve into their record bags, bringing you the ultimate soundtrack to see 2017 out with a bang. £10 per person. Tickets here. 3. Jive into the wee hours at Village East’s Prohibition Party Think gangsters, flapper dresses, feather bowers and braces, but most importantly, a one of a kind location for the most happening speakeasy in town. Guests will be suitably wined and dined before entering the lounge for cocktails, dancing and more cocktails. £55 per person. Book here 4. Dine in style at The Coal Shed The Coal Shed will be serving an a la Carte menu, with their famous sharing 35 day aged steaks and South coast fish. The bar will be serving special cocktails, with experts on hand to help you choose the perfect bottle of wine. Each booking will be treated to a complimentary glass of champagne or OTB Cocktail. Book your table here. 5. oblix at The Shard oblix will be treating diners to celebratory canapés and a four course menu, specially designed by executive chef, Marcus Eaves. The meal will be accompanied by champagne and wine pairings, flowing throughout the evening. With views of the capital providing a stunning backdrop, guests will be welcomed into oblix west to enjoy the fireworks display, before moving across to the oblix east, where a live band and dj will keep the party going until the small hours. £450 per person. Booking details here
Dine at The Coal Shed for a special New Year’s Eve dinner. The Coal Shed will be serving an A la Carte menu, with their famous sharing 35 day aged steaks and South coast fish on the 31st December. Book a table and the bar will be serving special cocktails and on hand to help you choose the perfect bottle of wine. Every booking will be treated to a glass of Champagne or OTB cocktail. New Year’s Day Ease into the first day of 2018 with one of The Coal Shed’s signature bloody cures, alongside a famous sharing roasts. The perfect remedy to New Year’s Day and the first bloody cure is complimentary! The Sharing Roast is a succulent 600g black Aberdeen angus, 35 day dry-aged roast sirloin of beef. on the side gorge on beef fat potatoes, cauliflower cheese, honey roast root veg, seasonal greens, Yorkshire pudding & smoked gravy. Priced at £40 For two to share. View the menus here. Book a table here.
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.
Hailing from Brighton and born from the love of cooking the finest meat and seafood over fire, The Coal Shed Restaurant London is located at One Tower Bridge on the banks of the River Thames. Open seven days a week, 12noon 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 £20 for two courses or £24 for three. DealCard Exclusive: read more about The Coal Shed’s Corporate lunch offer The Coal Shed London, occupies two floors and a bar for pre and post theatre drinks and expertly crafted cocktails. If you want to host your own event, there is a private dining room on the mezzanine or the restaurant can be exclusively hired for any type of occasion. Book now
Hailing from Brighton and born from the love of cooking the finest meat and seafood over fire, The Coal Shed Restaurant London is located at One Tower Bridge on the banks of the River Thames. Open seven days a week, 12noon 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 wanting an express lunch, the restaurant’s pre theatre menu is available from 12noon until 6.30pm and 9:30pm until 10:30pm £20 for two courses or £24 for three. The Coal Shed London, occupies two floors and a bar for pre and post dinner drinks and cocktails expertly crafted. If you want to host your own event, there is a private dining room on the mezzanine or the restaurant can be exclusively hired for any type of occasion. Book now
In the days leading up to the launch of London Bridge’s latest culinary addition, The Coal Shed, we speak to Head Pastry Chef, Laura Petersen. Laura discovered her talent as a pastry commis at The Ginger Pig in Hove, where she moved up the ranks before eventually becoming part of the opening team for The Coal Shed’s sister restaurant, The Salt Room in Brighton in 2015. It was there she was promoted to Head Pastry Chef. The biggest move in her career is yet to come – as she moves to London to head up a team of five, creating and making all the home made bread and desserts for the new restaurant. If you could sum up The Coal Shed experience in three words, what would they be? Meat, Fish, Fire. What preparations are you taking for the move to One Tower Bridge? Personally, moving to London from Brighton for the first time means flat hunting and exploring the area. Developing the menu and coming up with new desserts is great fun. We are also recruiting for a new team so lots of interviews! Describe your typical day at the restaurant… Busy! I’m the first in in the morning to bake the bread and this is when I have my first coffee of the morning before everyone else comes in. Then we get all the big jobs for the day done such as making our famous pebbles, which are chocolate truffles shaped like pebbles. In London this will become chocolate coal covered in charcoal. Then briefing the team for service. I am always working on menu development and creating during the day and testing my ideas. If you had to recommend just one dish from the menu, what would it be? I love the selection of sweet which is our take on petit fours, we are showcasing some of the favourite from our Brighton menus to London. Perfect little bites to enjoy with your after dinner cocktail or coffee. Finally, what treats can we expect from the dessert section? We have our take on classic desserts and my playful take on childhood favourites such as the ‘chocolate bar’ which chocolate lovers will adore! I like taking classics and giving my own twist to them- look out for the new custard tart, with pumpkin and nutmeg. Named as one of the best places to eat in the UK by the Observer Food Monthly Awards, The Coal Shed’s philosophy is a celebration of meat, fish and fire. The menu will focus around the finest, locally sourced ingredients, including a range of 35-day, dry-aged Scottish steaks from the North Highlands cooked on hot coals, plus fish fresh from the South coast. One Tower Bridge, 4 Crown Square, London, SE1 2SE Open daily 12-10pm. Bookings taken from 16th October 2017 www.coalshed-restaurantlondon.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org