Food & DrinkLifestyle

Limin’ Southbank… bringing in the warmth of the Caribbean

The sun always shines on Southbank but nowhere more so than at Gabriel’s Wharf.

Limin’ Southbank has brought the warmth of the Caribbean and created a balmy spot in central London.

Come rain or shine, rum punch flows.

The atmosphere is relaxed – perfect for limin’ – but with the promise of a party never very far away.

Three years ago, owners James, and Sham, a Trinidad native, introduced London to the Caribbean way of life.

Real food from the region and more rum that anyone knew existed followed.

The autumn/ winter menu is inventive and exciting in equal measures.

Great food and drink at Limin’ Southbank Picture: Tyler Zielinski

Chef Sham Mahabir gives diners the flavours of his homeland, while adding a modern twist.

I visited with two friends and they both raved about Trini Curry Roti – meat cooked on the bone, underwent some serious marinating, creating a dish with huge flavours.

Three dishes stood out for me.

Easily topping the list, Smoked Fish Fritters – a wonderful modern take on a Caribbean classic.

Soft, smoky and mildly sweet inside, with a crisp fried outer.

Dipped into Limin’s house tartare sauce that so moreish, I couldn’t stop dipping until it had all gone.

There’s definitely a secret ingredient but I couldn’t work out quite what it was.

Fried Chicken but not as you’ve tried it before.

Marinated in Chinese Five Spice, garlic, ginger and white pepper, the meat was sweet and fragrant.

Great food and drink at Limin’ Southbank Picture: Tyler Zielinski

Dirty Mac ‘N’ Cheese – the description doesn’t prepare you for the decadence of this dish.

Rich, unctuous, and luxurious.

I am just pleased ours was shared three ways because eating three cheeses, double cream, and evaporated milk in one sitting is a treat saved for special occasions.

It was surprisingly light.

We were left in the capable hands of chef Sham and left it up to him to decide which dishes made their way to our table.

I didn’t notice Mango Jam Wings but will have to go back and try these. It had me at Scotch Bonnet Jam.

In my experience, there are few dishes that can’t be improved with this addition.

Those familiar with Caribbean culture, New Year’s Eve, or Old Year’s Night, is a firm fixture on the calendar.

It’s also a big deal at Limin Southbank.



Jerk chicken Picture: @roellaphotography


Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Everyone at the South London Press thanks you for your continued support.

Former Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has encouraged everyone in the country who can afford to do so to buy a newspaper, and told the Downing Street press briefing:


If you can afford to do so, we would be so grateful if you can make a donation which will allow us to continue to bring stories to you, both in print and online. Or please make cheques payable to “MSI Media Limited” and send by post to South London Press, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2NZ

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.