Dram & Smoke | London Bridge Pop-Up
Sorry, this pop up has now closed. But they’ll be back next year…
Sometimes all you really want is a five course, two week Scottish pop-up Christmas feast, with cocktails on tap.
And sometimes you want other stuff, which we’ll totally discuss too. Another time.
Because as of 10th December, the Scottish crack team behind the notoriously good popup Dram & Smoke are re-opening its doors. Making this – officially – the only place in London where – after taking a stroll down the Thames, cutting through the cobbled backstreets behind London Bridge and making your way into an ex-industrial estate, you’ll be handed a steaming Hot Toddy and graciously invited to perch at a candlelit table inside what was once a leather tannery.
If you’ve made it this far, well done. You’ll now notice the strong aroma of pine, tartan blankets and an open kitchen, from which that aforementiond crack team of Scottish chefs, Nick and Paul, will at some point exit before making their way to the giant steel door in order to surreptitiously lock you in…
… for a four-hour, five-course feast of partridge and pear with game chips and clementine; beetroot and sloe gin cured smoked salmon served with pickled cucumber and buttermilk; battered brussels with spiced pumpkin soup, crowdie cheese and haggis crumb; wild venison and bone marrow pie served with seasonal sides and Buckfast cranberry sauce; and finally, chocolate chestnut brownie with scoop-at-the-table whisky ice cream, pickled cherries and toasted marshmallow to top it all off*.
And to wash it all down you’ll find a comprehensive booze offering that includes gin and whisky cocktails, Scottish beers, an expertly-curated selection of wines, and – of course – eggnog.
It is Christmas, after all.
NOTE: Dram and Smoke have now finished their Christmas pop up, but they’ll be back with more pop ups soon. If you’re feeling decadent, they’re also available to hire privately – for more information, please visit their website HERE.
Dram & Smoke | 2-3 Black Swan Yard, London Bridge, SE1 3XW
*An alternative veggie menu is on offer and all dietary requirements are catered for provided that previous notice is given.
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