As the most romantic day of the year approaches, we’re here to help you charm that special someone with a pick of the best Valentine’s menus in London Bridge… 1. Oblix at The Shard Take your relationship to new heights and enjoy panoramic views of the capital from Level 32 of The Shard, while diving into Oblix’s generous four-course tasting menu designed to share. Book at table > 2. Gunpowder Tower Bridge To add a dash of romance to their signature home-style Indian à la carte, Gunpowder will be serving grilled black water wild oysters with fish roe and a garlic and curry leaf butter (£3.50 each / £18 for half a dozen). Plus they have teamed up with chocolatier Guittard for an extra indulgent chocolate brownie treat. Book a table > 3. Bermondsey Bar and Kitchen Bermondsey Bar and Kitchen are inviting you to come and feel the love with an extra special Valentine’s food and cocktail menu, plus 2-for-1 glasses of Veuve Clicquot Rose (one round per table) Book a table > 4. Tom Simmons Tom Simmon’s is treating sweethearts to an especially decadent set menu, including Lobster and Crab Agnolotti, Welsh Black Beef Wellington and of course, champagne! £58pp. Book a table > 5. The Ivy Tower Bridge The Ivy Tower Bridge is offering lovers a special sweet treat; the ‘Key to your heart‘ dessert of raspberry sorbet with white chocolate sauce and rose petals is available exclusively on February 14th. Book a table > 6. Cafe Rouge, Hay’s Galleria Who does romance better than the French? Prepare for the perfect Parisian Valentine’s with Cafe Rouge’s delicious 3-course menu including a glass of Piper Heidsieck Champagne– from £24.95pp. Book a table > 7. The Coal Shed, London The Coal Shed’s sharing menu pulls out all the stops. Indulge in champagne, oysters, 40-day salt aged porterhouse steak and the ultimate chocolate fondue. Book a table > 8. Duddell’s London Valentine’s diners at Duddell’s will be greeted with a ‘Dream of Red Chamber’ cocktail of champagne, apple liquor, sake, hibiscus, violet and lavender syrup, before sitting down to enjoy the exclusive one-off menu showcasing modern interpretations of iconic Cantonese dishes. £98pp. Book a table > Discover more restaurants >
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After the over-indulgence of the festive period, a record number of us are pledging to the plant-based diet. With movements like #Veganuary and the recent rise in awareness of planet-conscious eating, chefs all over the world are responding with imaginative vegan creations, packed full of flavour. Say goodbye to the bog-standard mushroom risotto and HELLO to these delicious dishes, all available right here in London Bridge. 1. By Chloe’s The Full Brekkie by CHLOE’s collaboration with Zanna Van Diijk is a twist on ‘The Full Engish’ featuring maple carrot bacon, jack fruit sausage, scrambled tofu, smoky cowboy beans, roasted plum tomatoes and whole shiitake mushrooms, served with a toasted buttered vegan English muffin and house-made Beet Ketchup. By Chloe. One Tower Bridge, 6 Duchess Walk, SE1 2SD 2. Santo Remedio’s Hibiscus Enchiladas Rolled tortillas filled with Hibiscus flowers sautéed in tomato and Chile Morita. Santo Remedio, 152 Tooley St, SE1 2TU 3. The Coal Shed’s Fire Roasted Squash Fire roasted squash, Israeli couscous, pomegranate, walnuts and a spiced yoghurt dressing. The Coal Shed, 4 Crown Court, One Tower Bridge, SE1 2ZR 4. Gunpowder’s Porzhi Okra Fries Gunpowder Tower Bridge, 4 Duchess Walk, SE1 2SD 5. Cafe Rouge’s Spicy Moroccan Vegetable Tagine Roasted courgette, carrots, butternut squash, baby spinach and chickpeas with toasted almonds and coriander chutney. Served with spiced coriander couscous. Cafe Rouge, Hays Galleria, Tooley St, SE1 2HD 6. Duddell’s Black Pepper Vegetarian ‘Chicken’ Duddell’s, 9a St Thomas St, SE1 9RY 7. Pizza Pilgrim’s Marinara Pizza This classic Neopolitan Pizza is packed full of flavour – no cheese needed! Pizza Pilgrims, Unit SU48, Tooley St/ Bermondsey St, SE1 9SP 8. Leon’s Love Burger Soya-beetroot patty topped with a vegan Carolina mustard mayo, Leon’s burger sauce, tomatoes, pickles, and a slice of smoked gouda-style vegan cheese, in between sourdough burger buns. More London/ London Bridge Station/ Borough High Street 9. The Ivy Tower Bridge’s Dukka Spiced Sweet Potato Aubergine baba ganoush with coconut ‘yoghurt,’ sesame, mixed grains, toasted almonds and a Moroccan tomato sauce. The Ivy Tower Bridge, One Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Rd, SE1 2AA Find more restaurants in London Bridge >>
On January 16th The Ivy Tower Bridge will host best-selling authors Annabel Rivkin and Emilie McMeekan to delve into their recently released book, ‘I’m Absolutely Fine! A Manual for Imperfect Women’. Guests will enjoy an arrival glass of Champagne and canapés whilst Annabel and Emilie examine the light and shade, glamour and indignity of being a grown-up woman as well as have a look at what it means to be absolutely fine in the age of anxiety. Book tickets Photograph © copyright Matt Writtle
The Ivy Tower Bridge is hosting a series of live music evenings in collaboration with Slingsby Gin and Busk In London. Busk in London is an initiative supported by the Mayor of London, designed to encourage and champion talented musicians. Taking place in The Ivy Tower Bridge‘s orangery, the first featured artist will be Sherika Sherard, a South London singer-songwriter (and a personal favourite of British musician, Seal!). Followed by: Natalie Shay – Thursday, 29 November Hattie Briggs – Thursday, 6 December To experience Busk In London with Slingsby Gin, please call The Ivy Tower Bridge on 0203 146 7722 and request a table in the orangery. Please note that this is subject to availability. Performances start at 5:30 pm and finish at 8:20 pm.
As a celebration of the London Bridge community, The Ivy Tower Bridge have announced a collaboration with local beekeepers Bermondsey Street Bees, creating two delicious cocktail concoctions featuring the award-winning honey as a key ingredient. The Bermondsey Queen Bee cocktail features Warner Edwards Honeybee gin, Bermondsey Street Bees honey, apricot brandy, lemon juice & Fever-Tree lemonade on crushed ice, garnished with fresh mint & honey dipper. The brasserie’s bar team have also created a refreshing, non-alcoholic alternative, the Berry Cooler, which is priced at £4.95 and incorporates blackberries, mint, lemon juice, Bermondsey Street Bees honey, Fever-Tree soda, garnished with fresh blackberries & mint. The Bermondsey Queen Bee an Berry Cooler will be available until Monday, 17 September. www.theivytowerbridge.com www.bermondseystreetbees.co.uk
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.
Nothing says ‘summer’ quite like a pink hue in an ice-cold glass on a sunny day. Amidst a very un-British stint of sunshine in the capital, Rosé is officially having a moment. We speak to our Bermondsey Street neighbours at WSET School London for expert advice on picking the perfect bottle for your palate… Pink wine with its flavours of summer berries has always been a seasonal favourite and there are a multitude of styles available. Most Rosé wine is designed to be drunk when young fresh and fruity. What is in the shops now is ready to drink and not to be kept. Rosé wine should be chilled to around 7-10?c the same as a light white wine, this makes it the perfect temperature in this summer heat, don’t forget to keep it cool with the use of an ice bucket or a sleeve that you can keep in the freezer. There are different styles of Rosé for all palates, however all show lovely red fruit flavours such as strawberry, raspberry and red cherries. There are the more medium sweet styles like White Zinfandel from California which are very easy to drink and very easily available commercially, these will also tend to taste a bit of melon and candyfloss too! For another slightly less sweet style there are Rosé wines from the Loire Valley in France such as Cabernet d’Anjou which has very expressive fruit character and extremely refreshing acidity, this wine would pair well with a summer spicy dish, such as some chili and garlic prawns. For dryer styles you can look to Southern France and Navarra and Rioja in Northern Spain. The pale pink wines from Provence in the South of France are delicate, floral and fruity and can easily be drunk as an aperitif or just to while away a summer afternoon. For a bigger food Rosé, Tavel wines in the Southern Rhone are deep pink ripe red berry delights that would pair perfectly with grilled vegetables or oily fish such as salmon or tuna. For a fun bit of Rosé fizz look no further than Cava in Spain where they produce very affordable fresh, lively red fruit sparkles from the local black grape varieties. For dry styles of Cava check for Brut on the label and Demi-Sec for sweeter styles. WSET Certified Educator, Lauren Denyer – #AtLondonBridge Recommends Whether you’re dreaming of alfresco or air conditioning, these London Bridge bars offer a great selection of wines: BOB’s Lobster Wine Bar & Kitchen Londrino Prosecco House The Rose Vivat Bacchus The Ivy Tower Bridge
The Ivy Tower Bridge is an all-day British brasserie with an all-encompassing menu serving modern British and international Ivy-inspired classics from dawn until dusk, seven days a week. Making the most of its riverside location and views of the iconic Tower Bridge and Tower of London, the restaurant also features an outdoor terrace, a bar and a private dining room on the first floor, offering tranquil relaxed yet sophisticated dining with beautiful views across the river. With interiors designed by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, the two-floors restaurant will offer guests the choice of dining within the restaurant, enjoying the view from floor to ceiling glass windows, or outside on the Parisian-style al fresco terrace seating 50 and overlooking the River Thames.
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.
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.