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Cottons Caribbean Restaurant & Rum Shack Launches in Vauxhall

Written by Abiola Lawal

Last week we were invited down to the launch party of the new Cottons restaurant at their new South London location in Vauxhall. The restaurant is located along the Riverside Walk just 2 minutes away from the Tube station.

We were greeted by a lively crowd and wonderful rum punch flowed freely all night. There were colourful carnival girls and a brilliant live reggae band who really kept the party going all night, and tasty Caribbean canapes on offer to tantalise our taste buds.  We were introduced to samples of the full menu which included pork ribs roasted with rum and molasses served with a guava & chilli reduction; or vegan friendly sweet potato patties with spiced coconut callaloo sauce. Cottons classics include jerk half chicken slow roasted with pimiento and spices; and Cottons homemade curried mutton – both served with rice ‘n’ peas. Those with a hearty appetite will love the Mixed Jerk Grill Platter (featuring jerk pork ribs, chicken pieces & wing, lamb chop with rice ‘n’ peas, jerk sauce and plantain). The chicken wings were particularly popular with everyone on the evening.

I would also like to shout out all of the staff who were on point at the event they were all attentive, prepared and very professional, I was very impressed with the level of service I received throughout the evening from the busy bar to the servers who kept the crowd satisfied.

Many thanks to Cottons and we would encourage you all to check out this beautiful new riverside restaurant.

Cottons Vauxhall

Unit 12, Flagstaff House, St Georges Wharf, Vauxhall, SW8 2LE 

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3 Podcasts That Every Foodie Should Check Out!

Podcasts are all the rage in the new media landscape at the moment. They offer a great alternative to traditional radio and are perfect to listen to on the move or as you work. Funnily enough there still aren’t as many foodie podcasts as one might expect, particularly in the UK so it was fun compiling this list.

Check out our great list of Podcasts that every foodie should check out and make sure you tune in!

The #WomenInFood Podcast brought to you by the Female Foodpreneur Collective. An empowering podcast for women in the food industry (and don’t worry men can tune in and learn something too).

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Table For Two is a brand new foodie podcast based in London for the simple love of food. We’re loving the branding already and can’t wait for the podcast to grow and flourish in the UK and internationally.

The Africa Show is hosted by the dynamic duo Lyande and Yolisa, as they explore African Travel, Food and music and interview guests from around the African diaspora. This is a great show which captures a diverse range of African Diaspora issues and is one of the few radio shows/podcasts that features African Food on a regular basis anywhere in the world!