Tom Cenci former executive chef at Duck & Waffle and Adam White opened their new eatery Loyal Tavern in Bermondsey earlier this week.
Loyal Tavern will add to Bermondsey’s exciting food scene the best of seasonal British produce in the relaxed neighbourhood environment that was previously Bermondsey institution, Village East.
Tom’s education began in Michelin restaurants in Paris and London before his journey to remote locations in Istanbul and Canada. Brought about by a love of local sustainable ingredients, Cenci’s produce led menu provides for simple dishes such as Cornish mackerel with apple, pine nut and truffle or venison tartar with beef dripping. Daily specials will also feature dishes such as rib of retired dairy cow or gurnard with crab bisque, carrot and seaweed.
Seasonality continues in the drinks with Bar Manager, Antonio Del Monte, with seasonal botanicals in punch bowls alongside a wine program which sees natural, new world, British and international wines carefully paired to match the dishes. Wine flights are available to order alone, in three different measurements and of course, a broad beer selection.
The former textile factory’s beautiful interiors have been given a Tavern makeover with 100 covers, two bars and a private dining room.
H&C News would like to wish Tom and Adam every success in their new venture and hope Tom still has plenty of time for his other passion, golf.