Caravan Bankside | Classic South London Brunch Spot
When you go into a Caravan for brunch, it’s easy to get carried away.
Especially if it’s an actual caravan, and somebody’s driving it.
But it’s just as possible at Caravan Bankside, the third sibling in the ever-growing empire of all-day restaurants & coffee roasteries that all started with Caravan King’s Cross in 2012.
The Bankside location means that it’s close to the river (but still feels tucked away from the teeming hordes), and makes a convenient stop-off if you’re going to visit the Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe or Borough Market. Taking over an old metal box factory, the restaurant is kept light and airy by huge roll-up windows, and has a cool, industrial feel. And if you end up feeling like you could stay there all day, that’s no bad thing, because they offer breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, alongside their flavoursome coffee that’s brewed in-house and prepared with a custom-built espresso machine.
And so, the food. The breakfast and brunch menu at Caravan Bankside includes their legendary jalapeño cornbread with chorizo and fried egg; their kimchi pancakes with grilled bacon chop; and their vast veggie fry-up. The all-day menu gives the option to mix and match your dishes, with small sharers including steamed cod dumplings, spiced cauliflower and harissa and jamon and smoked san simon croquettes. You can then scale up to mains like Dingley Dell pork schnitzel and pan-fried seabass with coconut red curry, or plump for one of their pizzas, with toppings like speck, runny egg and confit garlic.
Asserting its all-day dining credentials, Caravan Bankside also offers craft beers and negronis on tap, sparkling cocktails, house-made tonics, shrubs, sodas and ferments including a home-made kombucha, a slightly fizzy sweetened tea which has some major hangover cure potential.
Which you’ll be needing if you started drinking with brunch… and are still there the next morning.
NOTE: Caravan Bankside is open daily. You can just turn up, or book ahead HERE.
Caravan Bankside | 30 Great Guildford Street, SE1 0HS
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