Feast on London: A Fiery Feast at Bonfire

In the midst of the month-long Feast on London extravaganza, this intrepid blogger was tasked with trying out the fare at Bonfire, a plethora of classic American staples situated on the first floor of the Barbican centre. With a well stocked bar, and a wonderful terrace overlooking the harsh beauty of the Barbican estate, I was looking forward to sampling the delights on offer.

Chciken Wings - Bonfire

Chicken Wings – £4.00/£9.00

To start we shared a portion of tortilla chips and chicken wings. The tortilla chips were nice, and the salsa had a lovely tang to it but these chicken wings were the stars of the show! First off, we were served a portion of 4 wings. While the majority of sauces on offer weren’t bad (The BBQ & Lemon and Herb sauces were fine, the Hot ‘n’ Spicy was a little too spicy for me), the Cajun mayo was a real stand-out.

Good Stuff Melt - Bonfire

Good Stuff Melt – £9.95

For mains I decided to stick to the Feast of London menu and get the good stuff melt – a nicely cooked cheeseburger with scrumptiously crispy French fries. My friend had rule over the a la carte menu, going for the Smokie – like a cheeseburger, but with smoked bacon. He also opted for the chunky chips from the menu, which were delightfully fluffy with a slight crisp. We argued for a quite a while as to what was the superior serving of these golden delights, and we came to the conclusion that you can’t go wrong with either.

S'more - Bonfire

S’more – £5.00

To finish the meal I continued with the Feast on London menu and had a knickerbocker glory, 3 flavours of ice-cream bookended by whipped cream and a sweet cherry sauce. My friend decided to try the S’more, and was rewarded for his curiosity with a rich dessert comprising a surprise biscuit base, creamy peanut butter and topped with a layer of chocolate sauce and toasted marshmallow.

Bramble Cocktail - Bonfire

Bramble Cocktail – £9.00

This was all washed down with a Bramble cocktail, a mixture of East London dry gin, ‘Tyrian Purple’ house-made creme de mure, lemon & bitters which to me, was the highlight of the menu – the cocktail was dominated with a sweet and refreshing raspberry tang that I think went, and will go well with the cool backdrop of the Barbican on a warm day.

We left content, concluding that the Feast on London menu offered at Bonfire serves up a delicious 2 courses with a delightful cocktail, and outside of April, an a la carte that does not disappoint. As the kids would say, Bonfire is lit.


Level 1, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

About Michael Penney

Born and raised in London, Michael’s favourite restaurant is Misato and has yet to form an opinion on the best burger in London. When not trying to find that burger, Michael plays piano and practices French, one broken phrase at a time.

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