Spotlight: The Coal Shed
The South side of Tower Bridge was once a destination for corporates from More London and walking tourists taking in views of the Thames but Private Dining London has heard that the recent development of the One Tower Bridge complex has created a new neighbourhood destination for foodies and culture lovers. We thought that we’d check out The Coal Shed (London) to see what all of the buzz is about and have a nosey at their private dining rooms!
The Coal Shed is the sister restaurant of The Salt Room and The Coal Shed which are both well-established in Brighton. Restauranteur Razak Halalat has now ventured into the London market without losing the focus on a menu that delivers the very best seafood and meats cooked on open flames. What is clear from just walking into the restaurant is the vibrant, jovial atmosphere created by the happy diners and we love to see that on the Tuesday night we visited, they were full to the brim with bookings.
For groups and events, their private dining room for 20 guests can be found on the first floor. The wooden, industrialised-but-smart style of the décor is really inviting! Adjacent to the private dining room is a semi-private Mezzanine area which can seat around 30 guests. Larger parties can book and enjoy both spaces together for 50 guests.
If you book in their private dining room you will be treated to their feasting menu, just like us! To start with we had their fire roasted shellfish which was a delight; langoustines, scallops, prawns and mussels! For the main course, we had a coal roasted sharing steak with sauces which was perfectly smokey and we were also served an impressive whole fire roasted Cornish monkfish with a juicy chorizo, borlotti bean and sherry sauce accompaniment. The monkfish was deboned and sliced at the table which became a real talking point for the table. Both main courses were enjoyed with dripping chips, what a delicious indulgence. The Coal Shed kitchen finished our meal with a selection of fun sweets which included some mini ice creams, pistachio fudge, mini passion fruit donuts and marshmallows – yum!
The Coal Shed serves delicious dishes using their coal and fire roasting techniques which means they every dish is impressive in both taste and appearance. Their menus are adventurous whilst having a little something for both small and large appetites at the table plus they have reasonable minimum spends in place for groups. All-in-all The Coal Shed is a foodie highlight Private Dining London would say is well worth booking for your next private dining event!
The Coal Shed, One Tower Bridge, London, SE1 2RZ.