Review on Tom Simmons Tower Bridge
Acclaimed Welsh chef Tom Simmons has opened his debut restaurant in the new One Tower Bridge development, a short walk from London Bridge station. A glass fronted building, it's laid out over two floors flooding the interior with natural light. Featuring a rustic décor with contemporary design elements, walls are wood panelled, a slate bar dispenses drinks and smart Welsh oak tables are set on herring bone wood flooring. A mezzanine level overlooking the downstairs restaurant and kitchen is the perfect place for private events and parties.
Simmons a former MasterChef: The Professionals runner-up and more recently the Head Chef of Wolfscastle Country Hotel where he was awarded 2 AA Rosettes within one year, has also plied his trade in esteemed kitchens of talented chefs Mark Sargeant and Tom Aikens. A solid commitment to using impeccable seasonal ingredients from trusted supplies form the basis for his British and French dishes with Welsh influences.
For starters you might be tempted by chicken liver and lardo terrine paired with grape chutney and brioche or from the sea, St Bridges Bay crab, smoked salmon, asparagus and basil emulsion. Main courses cruise their way through the likes of Welsh braised lamb belly, Jerusalem artichoke and charred hispi cabbage or maybe wild sea bass served with potato terrine, spinach and wild garlic veloute. It's worth saving room for desserts such as Welsh whiskey panna cotta, expresso jelly, caramel and praline or pistachio macaron, blackberry sorbet and lemon curd.
Tom's partner Lois Thomas adeptly manages front of house with great charm and there's an extensive wine list to complement the menu.
British / French
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 4.00pm Tue-Sat
Dinner: 5.30 - 11.00pm Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card