Try Samuel Pepys’ favourite foods at The Lampery, Tower Bridge

Try Samuel Pepys’ favourite foods on the road he lived on!

New restaurant The Lampery will channel their inner Samuel Pepys, who was apparently a foodie, with a brand new British-led menu.

His favourite dish, the Lampery Pye, is top of their new menu and names the new spot. The pie is made with slow braised beef cheek and prunes.

Opening at the Apex Hotel City of London, the menu will mix the past and present with items such as the London Particular, a thick pea and ham soup said to be inspired the ‘peasouper’ fogs.

There’s something for any point of the day too with Scotch oats with apricot, sourdough toast with London honey, smoked haddock omelette alongside a  full English with goose fat potato rostis for breakfast.

Whilst other tempting mains include Cropwell bishop stilton, king oyster mushroom, leek, walnut & spinach crumble and the Cumbrian back bacon chop, fried duck egg, triple cooked chips.

There’ll also be smaller bites, including rarebit’ crumpet bread, treacle pickled quail’s eggs, black pepper & thyme sausage rolls with homemade ketchup and white asparagus with almond mayonnaise.

Ranging from £7-£10, they’re good for sharing – or if you’re not hungry enough for a whole dinner.

And don’t forget cocktails, which too have a historical theme. There’s the Bloody Mary-inspired Red Snapper with Jensen gin and fishy clamato juice, and the Not Your Pepys’s Manhattan with Woodford Reserve, Jim Beam, Licor 43 and martini rosso.

Desserts are classics too and will ensure you make room for their twice baked apple crumble, red apple sorbet, custard or bitter mast brother’s chocolate and salt caramel pudding, iced pecan yogurt, or peach melba eton mess.

The Lampery opens early September, and you can register on their website to find out more.

Visit The Lampery, Tower Bridge 1 Seething Lane, London EC3N 4AX.

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