Chef Kerth Gumbs, from the tiny West Indian island of Anguilla (pop 15,000), will bring some unusual Caribbean influences to new restaurant Boiler & Co, which opens behind Tate Modern in Southwark next week. Takeaway coffee will be available from next Friday, January 14, although diners may have to wait a little longer for a full meal.
The menu will include crab Johnny cakes with Scotch bonnet mayo and roe and grilled ox tongue with crispy potatoes and green pepper. The son of a chef, Kerth will also display the French kitchen skills he absorbed as a student at Le Cordon Bleu in London and working for Tom Aikens that earned him the post as head chef at Ormer in Mayfair and a run to the final of 2020’s Great British Menu.
Boiler & Co takes its name from the steaming cauldrons used in the production of caramel-coloured drinks including whisky, beer and coffee, and emphasises a craft-oriented, hyper-local, steampunk sensibility.
Food will be served from breakfast through lunch to dinner, with a special feature of cocktails created by in-house mixologists paired with small plates from the menu. Evenings will also feature live entertainment and DJ sets.