You can’t keep London Bridge down. After the jubilant reopening of Borough Market, London Bridge Open Kitchen has just announced it'll be going ahead, along with the full list of vendors.
This year, the food festival will be tucked away in on one of St Thomas Street’s many railway arches beneath The Shard. There, you’ll be able to tuck into street food-friendly portions from local places like The Hawksmoor, who’ll have their legendary burger made with bone marrow and topped with Ogleshield cheese or Stilton.
Texas Joe’s will be dishing up barbecued goodness, like their slow-cooked brisket sandwiches, and there’ll be Indian snacks from The Baluchi at the Lalit, like the Bombay Potato sandwich. Bob’s Lobsters will be serving lobster rolls, while Aqua Shard will have a Cannon & Cannon Black Pudding Sausage Roll, and Hutong will be bringing prawn and gong vegetable wontons with hot and spicy sauce. Prices are expected to be around £5-£7 per dish.
On the alcohol front, new local bar Nine Lives will be out in force with their cocktails made from waste products that’d otherwise be going in the bin, and the rather dreamy sounding Fatty’s Caramels who’ll be serving hard, and soft, milkshakes (though we know which one we'll be going for) .
There’ll also be representation from Bermondsey Tonic Water with their gin bar, Fourpure with local beer, Hiver Beers, The Hide with mojitos and Anspach & Hobday with beers like Summer Blonde.
Nadia Broccardo, CEO of Team London Bridge, says, “We are proud to represent this small but powerful pocket of central London. London Bridge has seen a great many changes in recent years and the London Bridge Open Kitchen event is our homage to the creativity and passion with which the local community welcome people from across the globe.”
It's free to get in but the event is ticketed so book in advance if you'd like to go.
When: Wednesday 28th June from 5pm
Where: St Thomas Street, London SE1 3QX
More information: VIsit the booking website