Jimmy Garcia’s BBQ Club Hits The Southbank
London’s pop-up king, Jimmy Garcia is back. And this time he’s bringing his largest and most ambitious residency to date in the BBQ Club at London’s Southbank Centre. Launching next week, the split-level, riverside summer eatery promises a BBQ Bar menu as well as an ever-evolving six course tasting menu set against the stunning backdrop of the Thames.
Staying true to Jimmy’s acclaimed interactive, alfresco cooking style, both the walk-up BBQ Bar and BBQ Club rooftop dining menus will feature innovative BBQ dishes served straight from a Big Green Egg grill, with each dish telling a tale of provenance and sourcing.
The upstairs BBQ Club invites Joes and Janes to baste and grill tasting menu dishes alongside their chef on their very own BBQ built into the centre of the table. The six course tasting menu includes dishes such as The Queenie Flower, a hand-dived Dorset scallop served with coal-baked cauliflower, and Pickin’ at Pam’s, Norfolk chicken thigh and Asturian chorizo kebab.
The tasting menu concludes with the sunset by toasting your own s’mores over the table-top embers. For those who like their toasts a little stronger, you can then help yourselves to the rooftop honesty bar, serving refreshing gin concoctions, 10 pint beer kegs for the table, or aptly named bottles of ‘good wine’ and ‘great wine’.
Perfect for working lunches and meet-ups with friends, the walk-up BBQ Bar is a little more relaxed and serves fast, fresh and flavoursome gourmet BBQ dishes including the likes of charred monkfish and the ultimate steak and chips with chimchurri sauce. There’s also a separate downstairs bar by the river if you just fancy a drink.
Jimmy Garcia’s BBQ Club pop-up is opening this Saturday 20th May at the Southbank Centre, a 5 minute walk from Waterloo Station. The tasting menu is priced at £45 and dishes in the BBQ Bar no more than £10. Head over to the BBQ Club Website to book a table.