This Caribbean humdinger has been around for a good 30 years, bringing tropical tastes and a much-needed shot of island colour to the streets of the capital.
After a successful pop up run in Boxpark, the restaurant’s new South London venue is the biggest yet, bringing the exotic vibes of the Caribbean to this enviable riverside location on the south bank, featuring an indoor restaurant and rum shack bar and additional seating on the sunny river-facing outside terrace.
Their innovative menu is all about strong Caribbean cuisine, inspired by island favourites from Jamaica to Margarita, that will give you a lift any time of the year. Dishes include marinated jerk wings with banana sauce and curried mutton with fried plantain. Saltfish fritters come with a mouth-wateringly fruity tamarind sauce, jerk chicken is beautifully blackened, and the rich Guyanese pepperpot stew benefits from 48 hours simmering on the stove.
Spreading the contagious spirit and sunshine of the Caribbean, this venue joins the original Cottons Camden, and the boutique shacks in Shoreditch and Notting Hill. Cotton’s is the place to go for a punchy rum cocktail- currently holding the Guinness World Record title for varieties of rum stocked at 372! Friendly service, a lively vibe, good-value set menus, and free rum masterclasses all cement Cottons’ deserved popularity.