Over the Easter Weekend I decided to venture into the lovely streets of Bermondsey with Mr Man – a hidden gem in my opinion. After a few drinks we both became peckish but didn’t want to head back to London Bridge. I recalled once seeing a Caribbean restaurant on Tower Bride Road that I was keen to try and so we took to the streets in search of it. The O Tower is not difficult to miss – with its yellow signage and bright exterior. With a wide bar, plenty of plants and a friendly smile from the owner we were welcomed into the wonderful world of The O-Tower. The menu was simple and had all the staples that you would expect from a decent Caribbean restaurant.
I ordered the chef’s special fish stew with rice and peas, whilst Mr Man ordered Oxtail with rice and peas. We also decided to go for some crab claws with sweet chilli sauce, not fresh crab but still yummy as a pre-dinner snack.
The fish was perfectly seasoned though not spicy enough for me and went perfectly with the rice and peas. I personally found the Oxtail stew too salty, I’m not a fan of salt but even Mr Man agreed that it was a touch too salty. It was a hearty meal with perfect portion sizes, exactly what you want from an authentic Caribbean meal. We were able to “bring a bottle” which added a touch of homeliness to the experience. As the restaurant became busier we overheard the Owner/Head Chef, Orville, tell a fellow diner that the restaurant would be closing it’s doors for the final time the very next week! It was a shame that we wouldn’t be able to return because I honestly would recommend The O-Tower. All is not lost however as Head Chef Orville will continue to run a successful catering business.
I’m sure that The O-Tower restaurant will be missed but onwards and upwards for Orville.
Orville Chef Catering – 07851354240/02073949204