Live Wood-Fire Cooking At Social Enterprise Restaurant, Brigade Bar + Kitchen
06 Dec 2022
In London, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out, but how about a restaurant that serves great food with bonus of making you feel good, knowing you are helping others get their lives on track?
Welcome to Brigade Bar + Kitchen in London Bridge, an all-day brasserie specialising in wood-fire cooking, and home of Beyond Food Foundation, a charity providing life-changing opportunities to individuals whose lives have unravelled and need vital support and inspiration to grab hold of their life, regardless of their current or past circumstances.
Brigade was founded with social purpose at its heart to support the work of the Beyond Food Foundation. Created by Chef Simon Boyle, the hospitality social enterprise provides training programmes and apprenticeships for the vulnerable and those at risk of homelessness, teaching them the skills and self-esteem to rebuild their lives and careers in hospitality. The restaurant and its cookery school offer the charity’s beneficiaries training, education and on-the-job experience, equipping them with professional and life skills to secure employment within hospitality sector.
Managed by British restaurateur and event caterer Searcys, Brigade Bar + Kitchen is dedicated to continuing this invaluable work through fundraising efforts, including voluntary donations from guests and a bustling calendar of events including ‘Feast with Purpose’, a series of dinners where apprentices cook alongside a guest chef.
Set in an old Victorian fire station, diners are greeted by warm interiors with wood-panelling, exposed brickwork and a statement bar. Adorned with a deep blue and gold palette throughout, take a seat on one of the wood-topped tables and watch the chefs in action from the open kitchen.
Experts on the grill, the all-day dining menu focuses on British classics with a modern twist, utilising the best of seasonal produce. With the grill taking centre stage from lunch to dinner, dishes include Tempura cauliflower with teriyaki glaze and toasted sesame, Ox grilled aged Hereford sirloin steak with truffle mayonnaise and chimichurri, Rare breed pork T-bone with charred apple compote and sauce vierge, and a Sumac spiced celeriac with Masala spiced granola. There is also a concise list of decadent desserts, from a Chocolate Delice with orange compote to Grilled pineapple, complete with a choice of homemade ice cream and sorbets.
At the bar, expect a curated drinks list of carefully selected wines and a concise cocktail list, featuring all-time favourite tipples, along with the Brigade signature, Firefighter, a nod to the building’s origins, with chilli infused Ocho Plata tequila, Ancho Reyes, agave syrup and lime juice.
In time for the festive season, look no further than Brigade’s six beautifully appointed private dining rooms for parties to up to 46 guests. Spaces range from the intimate Library, surrounded with 10 years’ worth of cookbooks across the walls, to the light and airy Covent Garden with floor to ceiling windows and a partition wall into the Cook School kitchen. The restaurant will also be bringing some extra sparkle to Christmas with an impressive 6,075 floating candle installation, along with a festive feast menu for £75, including a £5 donation to Beyond Food.
Open Monday to Friday from 11.30am-10.30pm, Brigade Bar + Kitchen is open for bookings and walk-ins, with a series of events regularly available on www.thebrigade.co.uk
Dine at Brigade and help light up someone’s life!
Brigade Bar + Kitchen
The Fire Station, 139 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2HZ
Searcys | www.searcys.co.uk | @searcyslondon | #searcyslondon
For more information, please contact Megan Vigar or Jessy Croghan at Roche Communications on 020 7436 1111 or SearcysPR@rochecom.com
Issued by Roche Communications on behalf of Searcys on 6 December 2022.