All the latest food and drink news in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe…
Trinity25 gin wins award
Spirit of Bermondsey’s Trinity25 gin was awarded a bronze medal at the 2023 London Spirits Competition, marking a significant achievement for the brand.
Despite being a Session Spirit™ pouring at 25% ABV, Trinity25 competed against full-strength spirits from around the world and was recognised by a panel of judges for its high-quality taste and craftsmanship within the gin category.
Trinity25 is a premium-quality Session Spirit™ distilled for longevity and adds a consistent approach towards moderation. It’s made from a unique blend of botanicals, including cardamom, coriander seed and black pepper that gives it a citrusy-spiced kick.
This now award-winning spirit offers a smooth and refreshing taste that’s perfect for any occasion.
These Days opens aperitivo bar
These Days are doing things differently. They’ve opened an aperitivo bar slap bang in the middle of London’s famous beer mile.
The bar will offer a progressive Spritz menu, banging bar snacks, alfresco seating and a modern approach to aperitivo.
The bar opened in early May and is led by These Days founder Oli Man, previously of The Culpeper. Taking over an old archway, the bar holds up to 50 people, and offers an opportunity to explore new flavours and ways of experiencing aperitivo, showing there is more to it than just the big orange Spritz.
Leaning into the Italian custom of nibbling on moreish snacks alongside bitter cocktails, These Days has a short and concise bar snack menu. Using produce from their neighbours on the beer mile, the menu features bread and oil from St John Bakery, cheeses from Neal’s Yard Dairy, as well as charcuterie, olives and crisps.
Oli says: “We’re so excited to open our brand home, get back to our bartending roots, experiment with new Spritz flavours and show how great aperitivo can be.”
We love a spritz here at The Biscuit, so you know where to find us this summer.
100 Druid Street, SE1 2AN
Crol + Co opening new site
The independent speciality coffee company Crol + Co are opening a new site in SE1.
The coffee-by-day turned bar-by-night has two existing locations in Bermondsey and London Bridge, with information on the new site to be shared soon!
Keep your eyes peeled.
77 Dunton Road SE1
66A Newcomen Street SE1
Ethiopian food on The Blue
Wagay Ethiopian Kitchen opened on the Blue last year after owner Temesgen Melese saw no one else in the area was selling food like his.
Now, he is bringing his culture to the community by selling food bursting with Ethiopian flavours.
Open from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 3:30pm, diners have a choice of vegetable, chicken or beef – served with rice or an Ethiopian fermented soft flatbread called Injera.
Prices are £7-£8 for a meal.
The Blue Market, Market Place, SE16 3UQ
Fresh loaves at Alma mill and bakery
In April, Bermondsey saw the opening of Alma; a grain-first mill and bakery from the same team behind Natoora.
Miller and baker Graison Gill, James Beard finalist and founder of Bellegarde Bakery, is at the helm.
Working with a clear mission: to reinstate the integrity of wheat by freshly milling on site and baking flavour-first, whole-grain loaves at a scale that will have a palpable impact.
Undertaking every step of the process from grain to loaf, every choice that is made is geared towards building flavour and nutrition into the final product. This means they work side-by-side with heritage and population wheat growers across Europe who are building grain resilience, ecosystem biodiversity and complexity into wheat.
You can head down to the mill every Saturday to grab a fresh loaf.
@almamillbakery on Instagram
Open Saturdays, 10am to 2pm
57 Stanworth Street, SE1 3NY
Bagels for breakfast or lunch, introducing Jo-Jo’s Bagels on Bermondsey’s Blue market.
Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 9am to 4pm, the regulars include salt beef and breakfast bagels to satisfy any hunger.
Jo-Jo’s also does specials Thursday through to Saturday each week, follow their Instagram @jojos_bagels to find out the next day’s special and head on down to the Blue for a bagel.
@jojos_bagels on Instagram
The Blue Market, Market Place, SE16 3UQ