Summer is almost here and one of the greatest things about old London town in the Summer is the cool pop-ups that, well er pop up everywhere. This year one of the best is called Applebees Fish and it is situated on Queen’s Walk, under Hungerford Bridge.
Applebees Fish is a dedicated champagne and oyster bar with views over the Thames. It also features live music, craft beers, pub games and the best cocktails including Aperol Spritz and Negroni on tap (well they’re mixed, but you know what I mean). It’s opening on Fri 14th June and it’s going to be the cool place to hang out on the SouthBank.
Originally a fish shop, Applebee’s Fish was first set up in the late 90’s by the Father of Jack Applebee, the current proprietor. They served fresh fish and seafood to Londoners and tourists and it soon evolved into a bona fide restaurant in Borough Market, however, the pop-up is the first time they have ever had a location on the SouthBank.
Evoking memories of childhood seaside holidays (without the booze), the fish and chips are sustainably sourced (actually I’m not sure about the chips, but the fish certainly is). You can have an oyster ‘shot’ consisting of Bloody Mary, Champagne and shallot, or tequila with chilli and lime while sipping on a glass of the finest bubbly.
Hallgarten Wines are in charge of the wine and Harbour Brewery, based in Cornwall, are looking after the craft beers. Everything about the pop-up is focused on quality, food-wise aside from the Oysters and Fish & chips you can grab everything from a seabass ceviche and tuna & salmon tartare to a good old fashioned favourite chip butty.
The deco is nautically inspired and it’s likely to be the site of some spectacular games of petanque (see below). See you there!!