London Bridge Open Kitchen 2019 cooks up a feast in Guy’s Courtyard


London Bridge has shot to fame as one of the capital’s foodie hotspots, with a range of eateries that warrant their own annual showcase on merit.

London Bridge Open Kitchen is an annual celebration of what the area has to offer, inviting local chefs out of their usual surroundings to set up shop at our one-day event. This year London Bridge Open Kitchen took place in Guy’s Courtyard, beside Science Gallery London in the King’s College London campus, and featured our most intriguing line-up yet.

The mix of 12 local restaurants and bars assembled on Friday 20th September included recent additions to the area such Japanese-Brazilian restaurant Temakinho and Thai superstars Rosa’s Thai, as well as established favourites like Brigade and Baluchi.

Over 7,000 hungry punters attended through the day, entertained by live music and tucking into treats from £5 a dish, including Ahi Tuna Tacos from BOB’s Lobster and Pork Belly Tacos with chicharron and salsa verde from Santo Remedio. Bermondsey craft beer brand Hop King brought an outstanding Pale Ale from their Druid Street skate park archway, along with their very own skateboards available to buy.

In a move driven by the local business community’s desire for more sustainable business operations, almost all operational journeys and deliveries to and from the event on the day were by Cargo Bike, putting the Team London Bridge Bikes for Business campaign into action to great effect.

With Open Kitchen lasting well into the evening, Science Gallery London kept their On Edge: Living in an Age of Anxiety exhibition open late to add an exciting new dynamic to the event.

If you missed out on the event, you can view or download the London Bridge Open Kitchen Cookbook, featuring recipes from local bars and restaurants here.

Lucinda Kellaway