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Guide: New Restaurants in London Bridge

Published on 09th November 2018

London Bridge has long been an understated diner’s haven; sandwiched between two of the best artisan markets in the country (Borough Market and Maltby Street), the area is teeming with talented independent restauranteurs and sensational occasion destinations alike. In 2017 At London Bridge published our original ‘Guide to New Restaurants’, featuring the likes of The Ivy Tower Bridge, Duddell’s and Londrino. One year on, the list of foodie hotspots continues to grow, cementing London Bridge’s status as one of London’s ultimate culinary destinations.  Here’s your updated A-Z of the latest restaurants to pop-up in London Bridge! 1. BOB’s Lobster Wine Bar & Kitchen >> What? Small plates kitchen and bar, serving seafood extravagance with a playful street-food twist & celebrating all things wine! Where? Unit 71 St. Thomas Street, London, SE1 3QX 2. by Chloe >> What? Plant-based British comfort food classics head up the Vegan menu at this edgy, fast-casual venue. Where? One Tower Bridge, 6 Duchess Walk, London SE1 2SD  3. Comptoir Libanais >> Coming Soon to Tooley Street 4. Duddell’s London >> What? Authentic Cantonese cuisine, hand-crafted dim sum and Asian-inspired cocktails. Where? 9a St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY 5. Gunpowder, Custard >>  What? Intimate Indian restaurant with bare brick walls, offering home cooking-inspired menus. Where? One Tower Bridge, 4 Duchess Walk, London SE1 2SD  6. Honest Burgers  >> Coming Soon to Bermondsey Street 7. Kin + Deum >> What? A curation of fresh, wholesome Thai dishes, combining local ingredients with authentic traditions, continuously inspired by the local appetite of Bangkok Where? 2 Crucifix Ln, London SE1 3JW 8. Londrino >> What? Headed up by world-renowned chef Leandro Carreira, Londrino’s a la carte menu gives a nod to the flavours of Portugal with an emphasis on the sea. Where? 36 Snowsfields, London SE1 3SU 9. Pizza Pilgrims >> What? Slow proved Neapolitan pizza, made fresh daily with the best ingredients Italy has to offer. Where? Unit SU48, Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 9SP 10. Rosa’s Thai Cafe >> What?  The home of modern Thai food in the heart of London. Offering authentic cuisine, with ingredients sourced from the UK and around the world. Where? One Tower Bridge, 1 Duchess Walk, London SE1 2SD  11. Santo Remedio >> What? Inspired by the taquerias, markets, homes and celebrations of Mexico, Santo Remedio specialises in authentic regional cuisine and cocktails. Where? 152 Tooley St, London SE1 2TU 12. The Coal Shed >> What? Born from the love of cooking the finest meat and seafood over fire, The Coal Shed guarantees a dining experience to remember. Where? One Tower Bridge, 4 Crown Square, London SE1 2SD 9. 13. The Ivy Tower Bridge >> What? A touch of Ivy magic on the banks of the Thames. All-day dining brasserie with classic British dishes. Where? One Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 2AA 14. Temakinho >> Coming Soon to One Tower Bridge 15. Tom Simmons >> What? Top Welsh chef plays up his heritage on a classy British-French menu at this relaxed, all-day spot. Where? One Tower Bridge, 6 Duchess Walk, London SE1 2SD  16. Vapiano >> What? Handmade pasta, freshly made pizza dough and salads alongside the best buffalo mozzarella, meats & cheese antipasti plates. Where? One Tower Bridge, 6 Duchess Walk, London SE1 2SD    Search more restaurants and bars of London Bridge >>

Tom Simmons

20% discount at Tom Simmons

Published on 12th October 2018

Tom Simmons‘ relaxed-yet-elegant cooking style takes influence from British and French cuisine with an emphasis on his Welsh heritage. The acclaimed chef’s debut solo venture opened in 2017; an all-day dining destination at One Tower Bridge, offering both a-la-carte and express menus. Tom Simmons are offering London Bridge DealCard holders 20% off their food bill during lunchtimes – Tuesday to Saturday. *excludes Christmas party reservations

One Tower Bridge

Published on 16th August 2018

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 2018/19. 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 >> Opening 2019 –  Japanese/ Brazilian fusion 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.    

LBOK Festival celebrates London Bridge’s thriving dining scene

Published on 09th July 2018

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  

London Bridge Open Kitchen 2018 Returns

Published on 23rd May 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 Guide to New Restaurants in London Bridge

Published on 17th August 2017

  London Bridge has long been an understated diner’s haven; sandwiched between two of the best artisan markets in the country (Borough Market and Maltby Street), the area is teeming with talented independent restauranteurs and sensational occasion destinations alike. With exciting cultural development catalysed by the rejuvenation of one of the busiest stations in the country, an influx of new talent is being drawn to the area, cementing London Bridge’s status as one of London’s ultimate culinary destinations. Here’s the low down on the latest newcomers…   Duddell’s London Opening Autumn 2017 In a nutshell: Michelin star Cantonese restaurant meets contemporary gallery  Where: 6 St Thomas Street, Southwark, London SE1 9RY This self proclaimed ‘cultural destination’ is set to bring its unique brand of authentic Cantonese cuisine and creative cocktails to London Bridge; inhabiting the site of the historic St. Thomas’ Church. Like its Hong Kong counter-part, Duddell’s will also host rotating art programmes, reflecting the brand’s commitment to global initiatives.   Santo Remedio Opening September 2017 In a nutshell: A contemporary take on authentic Mexican dining Where: 152 Tooley St, London SE1 2TU 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.   Bob’s Lobster Opening Autumn 2017 In a nutshell: Exquisite seafood with a no-nonsense attitude Where? St Thomas Street, London, SE1 3QU Serving on paper plates from their trusty ’57 VW camper since 2013, Bob’s Lobster’s philosophy is all about simple yet indulgent pleasures. This autumn they’ll be parking up the van to open their first permanent restaurant on St Thomas Street. Expect indulgent delights such as Lobster Bisque Poutine Fries, Spicy Ahi Tuna Tacos and Blood Orange Seabass Ceviche…   Londrino Opening November 2017 In a nutshell: World class creative cuisine with Portuguese flair Where: 36 Snowsfields Yard, London, SE1 3SZ With a 3 year stint at one of the world’s 50 Best Restaurants under his belt (Mugaritz is currently rated number 9) Chef Leandro Carreira’s debut solo venture is an exciting prospect. Originally from Lisbon, Carreira will observe Portuguese flavours, traditions and ingredients; however, the weekly menu will explore influences and techniques from Carreira’s “experience as a chef who now calls London his home”.   The Coal Shed Opening October 2017 In a nutshell: A celebration of meat, fish and fire.  Where: One Tower Bridge, 4 Crown Square, London, SE1 2SE Named as one of the best places to eat in the UK by the Observer Food Monthly Awards, The Coal Shed have built an impressive reputation at their first Brighton based restaurant. The London branch will combine the successes of The Coal Shed and sister restaurant The Salt Room to comprise a menu of speciality meat and fish dishes, cooked expertly over fire.   The Ivy Tower Bridge Opened July 2017 In a nutshell: Classic British-brasserie sophistication Where: One Tower Bridge, 4 Crown Square, London, SE1 2SE The Ivy Collection endeavours to bring a piece of ‘The Ivy magic’ from the West End to other parts of London, and the latest Tower Bridge addition doesn’t disappoint. Serving modern British classics from dawn until dusk, diners can enjoy breakfast, elevenses, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, light snacks, dinner and cocktails – all with a spectacular view of one of London’s most famous landmarks.   Baluchi-London Opened March 2017 In a nutshell: Impeccably executed Indian flavours with a modern twist Where? 181 Tooley St, London SE1 2JR Set in the spectacular Great Hall of the boutique LaLit London Hotel, Baluchi is the first branch of its kind in the UK. Chef Arup Dasupta has travelled far and wide to find his inspiration for this vibrant and innovative menu: a fusion of the finest organic ingredients and incredible Indian flavours.   The Rose  Relaunched June 2017 In a nutshell: Neighbourhood pub classics with personality  Where: 123 Snowsfields, London SE1 3ST The focus of The Rose has recently shifted from considered French fare to hearty home-comforts, responding to local demand for a quality, independent neighbourhood pub. However, with Manual Honey Butter Ribs and Pale Ale Battered Halloumi on the menu; this is not your average pub-grub.*   Tom Simmons Opened July 2017 In a nutshell: Rustic British, French and Welsh fusion  Where: 2 Still Walk, London SE1 2RA Acclaimed chef Tom Simmons and partner Lois Thomas opened their first restaurant in London at the end of July 2017. Tom was reached the quarter-finals in MasterChef – The Professionals in 2011 and most recently headed up the kitchen at Wolfscastle Country Hotel where he was awarded 2 AA Rosettes within the year. Tom’s relaxed and elegant cooking style takes influence from British and French cuisine with a nod to his Welsh heritage and a focus on thoughtfully sourced ingredients.   Feeling inspired? You can download The London Bridge Summer Cookbook here. Check out our restaurant map – click the name for info. * Get 25% of lunch at The Rose until 14th September with London Bridge DealCard. Valid Mon-Thurs from 12-5PM.

Award winning chef Tom Simmons to open restaurant in London Bridge

Published on 01st June 2017

Acclaimed chef Tom Simmons and partner Lois Thomas are set to open their first restaurant in London at then end of July 2017, at the new One Tower Bridge development in London Bridge. Tom was the youngest competitor to reach the quarter-finals in MasterChef – The Professionals in 2011 and most recently headed up the kitchen at Wolfscastle Country Hotel where he was awarded 2 AA Rosettes within the year. The all-day-dining destination restaurant will showcase Tom’s relaxed and elegant cooking style, taking influence from British and French cuisine with a nod to his Welsh heritage and a focus on thoughtfully sourced ingredients. Sample dishes include: roast cod loin, asparagus, haddock scotch egg & hollandaise salt baked beetroot, goats cheese and apple salad braised ox cheek, pommes puree & bourguignon sauce rhubarb panna cotta, granny smith sorbet and ginger biscuit Tom Simmons is one of several exciting new additions to the One Tower Bridge development, including The Ivy which is also due to open in July.