We attended the sold out summer project in a working steelyard in Vauxhall this year so it’s good to know that the Dram & Smoke lads are back at it this winter in a brand new venue in London Bridge, in a warehouse space that was once a leather tannery.
Created by Edinburgh natives Paul Ross & Nick Fulton, the Dram & Smoke idea stemmed from their love of the amazing produce that comes from the natural larder that is Scotland. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We want to big-up a range of outstanding dishes inspired by our home country in a fun pop-up environment and maybe elevate a few ideas about Scottish cuisine along the way!Ã¢â‚¬Â says Head Chef, Nick.
As before, guests can expect Scottish produce and Highland hospitality Ã¢â‚¬â€œ five courses served up family-style at communal tables alongside a solid soundtrack, party atmosphere, candlelight and an ample supply of tartan blankets. The silly season vibe will be helped along with a top-drawer booze selection that includes gin-on-tap, a range of craft beers from Scottish heavy hitters Brewdog and a short wine list.
Monkey Shoulder are taking up residence in a pop-up Whisky den within the warehouse space. Hot toddies? Check.
When it comes to the five course tasting menu, a custom-built whisky barrel smoker takes centre stage in creating a number of elements that guests receive as part of their £40 ticket. The winter menu, served from an open kitchen, includes hearty dishes such as Haggis Bon Bons with Smoked Ketchup and an epic main course of Venison Wellington with Bramble & Ale Sauce that guests can carve at the table.
That classic Scottish breakfast porridge even gets a look-in. Dram & Smoke’s version uses smoked bacon and blue cheese for a savoury twist. To finish up, the summer project’s deep-fried Mars Bar dessert gives way to Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Mousse served with Salted Whisky Butterscotch and huge sharing shortbreads.
And for those looking for a Christmas party minus the floppy party hats and stale ambiance, the pop-up is also available for full private hire throughout the festive period. So, if you’re looking for great scran, free-flowing bevvy and a touch of general flumgummerie, check out Dram & Smoke this winter.
Venue: 2-3Black Swan Yard
London, SE1 3XW
Nearest Transport: London Bridge
Opening Times: Running for 5 weeks (Wed Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Sat) this winter from November 19th.
Week 1: Wed 19 Nov Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Sat 22 Nov
Week 2: Wed 26 Nov Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Sat 29 Nov
Week 3: Wed 03 Dec Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Sat 06 Dec
Week 4: Wed 10 Dec Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Sat 13 Dec
Week 5: Wed 17 Dec Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Sat 20 Dec
Wednesday Evenings: 19.30 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 00.00
Thursday Evenings: 19.30 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 00.00
Friday Evenings: 19.30 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 00.00
Saturday Evenings: 19.30 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 00.00