food + drink Monument

Elmore Jam – The Lure of Good Food & Live Music

Every neighbourhood needs an Elmore Jam – a catch-all hunger stop for all people, serving fresh, hearty food, and live jazz evenings – what more could you want! Once a supper club hosted by owner Nick Atkin’s from his Islington home, he’s now opened up shop just a hop across from Monument station at London Bridge. A casual, friendly and inviting spot with a 1960s jukebox, a grand piano and a chilled vibe.

Known for its unique menu, head chef at Beatriz Maldonado Carreño (Bea) brings a Latin American influence to the food at Elmore Jam. The quality ingredients are displayed in the open kitchen and the smells tantalise your taste buds as soon as you arrive.

Elmore Jam steak sandwich

After an initial urge to order everything we settled on the steak sandwich, filled with sliced juicy beef rump, olive tapenade, charred kale and chipotle mayo on perfect Spianata flat bread. From the menu of hot dishes we chose the chicken Pachamanca, delicious shredded chicken with Huacatay and panca chilli sauce, charred kale and the most excellent roasted small potatoes.

Although it wasn’t necessary, we couldn’t resist one of the mouth-watering salads to share, opting for the spicy chickpea and chunky guacamole with red cabbage, tortilla crumbs and chipotle mayo. Everything was as good as it sounds. Wash down your feast with a glass of South American wine, a beer, soft drink or an exceptional Ozone coffee. The staff here are cheery and attentive, it’s clear they enjoy working at Elmore Jam – top marks all round.

Open for breakfast, lunch and Wednesdays for dinner & jazz
24 King William Street, London EC4R 9AT



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