Jimmy’s BBQ Club | Grilled goods & picnics on the South Bank
Jimmy Garcia, prince of pop ups, tycoon of temporary restaurants, baron of BBQs…
His BBQ Club has sold out bewilderingly quickly every year, and because he’s not a total idiot, he’s bringing it back. He’s returning to his tried & tested spot on the Southbank, where the Thames-side venue will be split into two distinct areas:
THE BBQ CLUB
This bookable rooftop area seats 60+ people, and it’ll serve six-course tasting menus, cooked table-side by a chef on the BBQ built into the very table you’re sitting at. The menus themselves will be “interactive’ (that is, you’ll be cooking one part of each dish yourselves, so you can make sure they’re done to your taste) and will include dishes like some DIY whisky smoked sea trout with caper & raisin vinaigrette; lamb cutlets & ribs with salsa rojo, charred baby gem, and crispy chorizo; and BBQ pineapple with coconut panna cotta, all drizzled in a rum & lime sauce.
Downstairs, there’s the more casual bar space, where a Little Green Egg BBQ will be scorching burgers; monkfish burgers; harissa chicken thighs; corn on the cob; and all the variously delicious things that you tend to get from BBQs. Plus, that’s where the bar is too, if you’re in the market for something refreshing & gin-filled. And then we have…
PATCH & PICNIC
Patch and picnic offers you, well, a picnic and a patch to have it on. You’ll get your own white-picket-fenced-off area next to the river, with green grass, chairs, shade, and lawn games. And Jimmy’s will provide a hamper stuffed with goodies to go with it. You can expect everything from Spanish charcuterie (courtesy of Jimmy’s dad), to game pies, roast vegetable tarts, stuffed peppers, Scotch eggs, cheese boards, BBQ chicken, and strawberries & cream. There’ll be chilled wines, craft G&Ts, and classic lawn games to help while the time away, including boules, beach tennis and swing-ball “to name but a few”.
Sounds like normal picnics won’t be a patch on these…
NOTE: The BBQ Club and Patch & Picnic are taking bookings from now until the end of September. You can snag your table/patch, and find out more at their website right HERE.
Jimmy’s BBQ Club | Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
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