The all-day dining restaurant and cocktail bar, The Lampery is now open in the Apex Hotel City on London's Seething Lane, near Tower Bridge. It is a vibrant space serving authentic, British cuisine inspired by the most celebrated food diarist of all time, Samuel Pepys.
With almost all the produce sourced locally, the restaurant aims to serve its guests the best of British food that celebrates the diverse and eclectic mix that represents today’s indigenous cuisine. The place takes its name "The Lampery" from 17th-century MP and diarist Samuel Pepys, who was a former resident of Seething Lane. An avid food enthusiast, Pepys peppered his diary with details of his favorite meals and one dish that stands out is Lampery ‘pye’, made with slow braized beef cheek and prunes.
Headed by chef Richie Hobdel, the Lampery’s menu includes a thick ham and pea soup inspired by the ‘peasouper’ fogs that at one point in time used to engulf London, and of course the Lampery ‘pye.' From the lunchtime onwards, a menu of small plates is served daily including treacle pickled quail’s eggs, rarebit crumpet bread, black pepper and thyme sausage rolls made with homemade ketchup, and white asparagus with almond mayonnaise.
Diners can also enjoy breakfast daily at the restaurant with dishes including a classic English breakfast made with ingredients sourced locally and the addition of goose fat potato rostis and homemade beans; Scotch oats with a side of apricot and cardamom or sourdough toast with London honey; and an omelette Arnold Bennett, featuring smoked haddock, hollandaise, gruyere, and chives.
The restaurant has a cocktail bar and terrace, with the cocktail menu serving new takes on classic cocktails. There is also an extensive wine and beer selection available.
Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the dishes.