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London’s South Bank hots up for Summer
Londoners reading this will know that the South Bank, near Waterloo Station, comes into its own during the warmer months with different street food outlets, performers and art installations popping up to be enjoyed by the world and his wife.
This year, The London Riviera joins the throng. The five-month bespoke pop-up was created and produced by Nick Zuppar and this team from The Food Firm, and designed by well-known Hollywood film designer Sonja Klaus. The riverside hub is inspired by the over-the- top Miami beachside and the chic French Riviera - decked out with palm trees, luxurious day-beds, giant pineapples and pink flamingos.
Chef John Quilter has worked closely with Ceru Restaurant and its Executive Chef Tom Kime to curate an ever-changing summer menu offering innovative dishes along the lines of Eastern Mediterranean street food. Tom (previously of The River Café, Le Pont de la Tour and Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant) has embraced the fierce flavours of the Levant to create an exotic sharing food experience.
Highlights include a variety of dips including Pancar (roast beetroot, yoghurt, garlic and pistachio), Fadi (fried baby courgette purée with tahini, roast garlic, yoghurt & lemon) and Spicy Roast Red Pepper dip with chilli, walnuts & pomegranate molasses, all served with freshly baked pita; Crisp apple, pomegranate & mint salad with green chilli, lemon & roasted pine nuts; Salad of baby spinach with labneh, dried cranberries & toasted flat bread with za’atar. Ceru’s new menu from the charcoal grill includes Lamb & Pistachio Kofte Kebabs, Spice-Roasted Chicken Skewers and Grilled Corn on the Cob.
London Riviera is part of the More London Free Festival, which runs until 24 September; the series of free events will showcase a free entertainment programme, including all of the summer's sporting highlights on the big screen, live music, live theatre and cult and classic film screenings. In addition, there are cocktail and mocktail mixology classes with some of London’s top mixologists, and special paired food, drink and live entertainment experiences.
London Riviera at More London, Riverside, located next to City Hall 1st June – 31st October, 8am - 10pm daily
Nearest tube: London Bridge
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