The tastes of Tower Bridge

 
Tower Bridge at Dusk

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is an area located in East London with a lot to offer. The Bridge itself was built between 1886–1894, and crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London. It has since become an iconic symbol of London, as civilisation has grown around it. Today, it is one of the most popular areas of London, and is home to a multitude of amazing restaurants and bars, so we thought we’d show you just where the very best places to go in Tower Bridge are, to make sure you make the most of the area.

Restaurants

Rabot 1745

This Hotel Chocolat owned restaurant, found in Borough Market, is not all about the chocolate, as you would expect, but all about the cacao. In 2010, having spent four years restoring the 250-year-old Rabot Estate cacao planation on the island of Saint Lucia, discovering all there was to know about cacao and how to farm it responsibly, it was decided that Hotel Chocolat would build a restaurant based on this knowledge, and that it would be called Boucan. Boucan opened to rave reviews, quickly becoming the hottest restaurant in Saint Lucia. Unsurprisingly, when rich diners began to flock from New York, a short-haul flight away, to a restaurant in a rainforest set up by eccentric Brits, it was decided that it was time to bring the Boucan experience back home, to a larger audience. Nowadays, Rabot 1745 is situated in Borough Market, and we would strongly advise you to check it out!

Rabot 1745 can be found at: 2-, 4 Bedale St, London SE1 9AL

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Gaucho

This fantastic restaurant offers a true taste of Argentinian cuisine, providing delicious food and wine, and an amazing atmosphere. If you’re a meat lover, and a nice steak and chips takes your fancy, this is the place for you. The service is always extremely friendly without fail, and the stunning views of Tower Bridge makes for an impressive setting. This versatile restaurant offers a huge menu for both lunch, dinner, and even brunch, while catering for all types of dietary requirements.

Gaucho can be found at: 2 More London Riverside, London, SE1 2AP

http://bit.ly/28Uxih5

Restaurant Story

Restaurant Story opened in April 2013, and gained its first Michelin star within five months. The founding chef, Tom Sellers, now one of the most famous chefs in the UK, learned everything he knew from being shaped and guided by other famous chefs, such as Tom Aikens, Thomas Keller and René Redzepi, who gave him the skills and vision to be the extraordinary chef that he is today. In 2013 Tom realised the dream that he had harboured for ten years and opened Restaurant Story. His food is modern, creative and beautiful, served in a friendly and relaxed environment. This restaurant is characterised by its strong, bold flavours, making it an extremely enjoyable night for any particular food lovers out there.

Restaurant Story can be found at: 199 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2JX

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Brigade

This British inspired Bistro, which you can find in the fire station on Tooley Street, reliably serves delicious, seasonal and sustainably sourced dishes. The most amazing thing we feel about Brigade is the story behind it. On top of running the restaurant, it is a training kitchen which provides apprenticeships that help the homeless develop skills and motivation to find employment. With a bar that’s always buzzing and a wide variety of delicious foods to choose from, you definitely won’t be disappointed.

Brigade can be found at: The Fire Station. 139 Tooley Street, London SE1 2HZ

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Bars/Pubs

Aqua Shard

Aqua shard is a lively, cosmopolitan restaurant serving innovative contemporary British cuisine. A wide range of meals are readily available, including breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch, afternoon tea and dinner, although out of any, the weekend brunch is the one we would go for! Being located on the 31st floor of the Shard gives it an incredible view of London, an advantage over any rival. The bar at aqua shard is, in our opinion, one of the very best on offer across London, boasting incredible views of the capital and some beautifully crafted cocktails, as well as some delicious wine and nibbles.

Aqua Shard can be found at: Level 31 The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London, UK SE1 9RY

http://bit.ly/28UxE7t

The Dickens Inn

The Dickens Inn is a picturesque restyled 18th century pub and restaurant. It provides an outstanding atmosphere to go and enjoy food and drink in the heart of St Katharine Docks. For a reasonable price, The Dickens Inn provides incredible pizzas, along with a wide range of other foods, which can be enjoyed either inside, on the balcony, or in the beautiful beer garden, with stunning views of Tower Bridge and the Shard.

The Dickens Inn can be found at: Marble Quay, St Katharine's Way, London, E1W 1UH

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