Source: Sea Containers
By Laura Nickoll
There’s nothing staid about the Sea Containers restaurant (part of the glitzy Mondrian hotel), named in homage to its former shipping company tenants. Styled in the guise of a 1920s cruise ship and oozing glamour, it’s an Anglo-American all-day affair (open from 7am) with a plum spot on the Southbank, and brasserie-style dishes designed for sharing while you sit in the copper-walled ‘hull’.
What to eat? Dishes, divided into field, sea and land sections, are designed for sharing – you might go for crab on toast, ceviche or mixed kale salad, followed by cheeseburger and chips or braised short ribs with spring greens, grelot onions and bone marrow gratin. Brunch, a technicolour combo of transatlantic goodies, takes in burritos with spicy BBQ beans, a reuben, Brooklyn Sandwich (buttermilk waffles, bacon, syrup and ice cream), breakfast hash, cobb salad and a seafood platter (and more), with weekend roasts served British style, to share. Should the sun be shining, eat on the terrace where there’s a set-menu affair taking in the likes of Mediterranean flatbread, hanger steak and roasted cod, with Mondrian’s Oreo Iced Parfait to finish.
Pipsqueak tip Kids can choose cheese pasta, sautéed vegetables, steak and chips, ham and cheese ‘melt fingers’ or fish and chips from their own menu, and eat free between 12 and 4pm every weekend.