A new riverside dining spot inspired by the over-the-top beachfronts of Miami and the effortless chic of the French Riviera has just opened up on the South Bank, overlooking Tower Bridge. Anyone wondering where to eat in London Bridge can find a haven in this riverside relaxation spot.
Al Fresco Dining, London
From now until the end of October, visitors to The London Riviera by City Hall will enjoy luxurious day-beds, small plates from roving Levantine restaurant Ceru, live music and other events amidst pink flamingos, palm trees and giant pineapples.
Overseen by Nick Zuppar and his team from The Food Firm (engaging, immersive and entertaining food experiences), The London Riviera styles itself as the perfect place to while away a weekend afternoon, but also suitable for an after-work wind-down on a long summer’s evening, making it one of the best Southbank restaurants London has to offer.
Immersive pop up restaurant, London Bridge
Nick’s team – which includes TV chef and restaurateur John Quilter – comes with an impeccable track record, and pulls together talented collaborators from every field. The London Riviera has ben assembled in collaboration with Sonja Klaus, award-winning production designer who has worked on X-Men: First Class, American Gangster and Gladiator.
Quilter’s own Cru Kafe will serve up organic coffee, while his cocktails will take inspiration from sun-drenched Miami. Fresh fruit juices and craft beers will be available too.
Ceru restaurant, Fitzrovia
The Food Firm have also been working with Ceru, the travelling restaurant with another branch currently open – one of the best restaurants in Fitzrovia – to offer up their kaleidoscopic platter of Middle Eastern flavours and colours.
Middle Eastern food in London
Highlights include Fadi, a fried courgette puree with Tahini, and Karaz spiced meatballs with sour cherry and cranberry. There’ll be light salads like apple, pomegranate, mint and chilli, as well as bigger dishes like Ceru’s signature slow roasted lamb shoulder.
The Riviera team want to keep you coming back for more, and as a part of the More London Free Festival (find out more here) they’ll be opening their doors for one-off evenings all through the summer.
Pop up cinema screenings
Expect cult and classic film screenings, summer sporting highlights and live theatre, as well as regular mixology classes hosted by Ciroc, live music and curated food-and-drink experiences (including next week’s supper clubs by Ceru’s executive chef Tom Kine). One of the best places to eat London Bridge has seen in months.
|What||The London Riviera Pop Up, London Bridge|
|Where||More London Riverside, by City Hall, Tower Bridge , SE1 2AA | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Tower Hill (underground)|
01 Jun 15 – 30 Oct 15, 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
|Price||£5-£8 small plates|
|Website||Book tickets and find out more about upcoming events at their website.|