Florentine has become a pretty well know all-day dining name on London’s South Bank. Located in the buzziest of surroundings, just minutes from Lower Marsh, its known for its expert use of fresh ingredients in forming creative and delicious dishes.
Home to both a stunning bar and restaurant, guests can relax to a stylish backdrop of beautifully upholstered charcoal leather banquette seating, comfy leather sling back chairs, hefty granite-style tables, floating halo-lit ceiling lights and a lavish destination bar area, designed by Digital Space.
The bar offers a range of contemporary cocktails with home-made infusions and syrups, from lavender to plum. Guests can also enjoy a range of hand-picked British bubbles from Chapel Down (Kent) and craft beers from Portobello Brewing Co, Frontier Craft Lager and Brewdog.
Located adjacent to this sleek oval bar, the restaurant is as equally pleasing to the eye, and the taste buds. Offering mouth-watering meals such as home-roasted almonds glazed with truffle honey and rosemary, zucchini Fritti, grilled Yellowfin Tuna and smoked burrata. The menu is vast and offers something for everyone. It may all be a tempting proposition, but it’s Florentine’s out of this world version of a full English breakfast is what really has us talking. The Ostrich Egg. Priced at £75, this unique dish includes an entire Ostrich egg fried or scrambled accompanied with generous helpings of Portobello mushrooms, heritage tomatoes, streaky bacon, Cumberland sausages and black pudding. The beast of a dish feeds up to six ravenous diners without space for more, and is, we have to say, truly instagramable.
It is the only place to find it, so it’s well worth popping down to Florentine just to try The Ostrich egg. If that’s not for you, there’s other weekend offerings on the menu, including Bottomless Beefeater Brunch on Saturdays and slow-cooked roasts on Sundays. Teamed with a DJ and live music programme in the bar every Thursday – Saturday, Florentine presents the ultimate relaxing kick-back.
Address; 6 Hercules Rd, Lambeth, SE1 7DU
Written by Jordan Crowley