London Bridge Open Kitchen – the 5th annual feast celebrating the best of food and drink in and around the London Bridge area – takes place this year over a two-day period and will be located in front of the stunning new London Bridge station, opened in early May by the Duke of Cambridge.
The completely free, buzzy, immensely foody event will feature all sorts of incredible local chefs and restaurants, bringing together dishes from deepest Wales by Tom Simmons and Portugal, by Leandro Carreira (Londrino), to Italy (Flour & Grape), and Mexico (Santo Remedio). The Coal Shed, Hawksmoor, Yo! Sushi, The Rose, Texas Joe’s and Constancia are all taking part too, together with street food dons Bob’s Lobster and Honest Burgers, who is coming to the area later this year.
Other restaurants taking part are Hutong, aqua shard, and Gaucho. Additionally, Putting Down Roots (a St Mungo’s gardening project) will be participating in the festival, showcasing to visitors their work in training people who are or have experienced homelessness, to maintain local SE1 green spaces to gain experience, confidence and qualifications.
The event kicks off on Friday 29th June at midday and runs till 8 pm. On Saturday 30th June, the event runs from midday until 6 pm and will have a more family focussed feel; kids can meet the ‘Vegetable Nannies’ at their allotment http://www.plungeboom.com/the-vegetable-nannies/ – a brilliantly and charming way to get kids excited about the humble veggie.
Entry is free and each drink or dish will cost from £5. Register your interest today at www.atlondonbridge.com/lbok18