With an emphasis on food for sharing, Blondie Bar is the perfect den for a pre- or post-theatre meal, or for those who want a quiet escape from the throng of Southbank’s main thoroughfare. Chef Benjamin Ransom has devised a menu featuring strong French and Asian influences and various sharing plates, as well as an assortment of mains for those with stomachs sure to be rumbling before intermission.
A selection of sharing plates might include lightly seared scallops with squid ink abalone sausage, or potted chicken liver parfait served with crunchy crostini and fig chutney. The menu also boasts a set of encore-worthy desserts, the standout being a popcorn-infused creme brulee served with amaretto sorbet, toffee-covered popcorn and a halo of spun sugar.
A central bar serves the casual diners who are after a light meal or a drink, while friendly yet professional table service is available to those who take a seat in the main dining area. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Blondie Bar is a welcome addition to this quiet pocket of Southbank, perfect for theatregoers, business types after more than just their usual sandwich for lunch, and casual diners alike.
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