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Cottons Vauxhall : Rum Shack & Restaurant


Published on
October 3, 2017


Bringing the exotic vibes of the Caribbean to London in true tiki style, Cottons fans can now get their fix south of the river with the arrival of Cottons Caribbean Restaurant & Rum Shack at St Georges Wharf, Vauxhall.

Taking over an enviable riverside location on the south bank, Cottons Vauxhall features a large indoor restaurant and rum shack bar with additional seating on the exclusive river-facing outside terrace.

Spreading the contagious spirit of the Caribbean – Cottons Vauxhall’s food, drink and trademark colourful interiors are all totally tropical, centred around an innovative Caribbean menu inspired by islands from Jamaica to Margarita.


Signature starters include pork ribs roasted with rum and molasses served with a guava & chilli reduction; or vegan friendly sweet potato patties with spiced coconut callaloo sauce. For a Cottons classic try jerk half chicken slow roasted with pimiento and spices; or Cottons homemade curried mutton – both served with rice ‘n’ peas. Those with a hearty appetite will love the Mixed Jerk Grill Platter (featuring jerk pork ribs, chicken pieces & wing, lamb chop with rice ‘n’ peas, jerk sauce and plantain).

For something more tropical, try Cottons Caribbean steamed seabass served with vegetable stew; the delicious Barbados shrimp curry accompanied with fresh pineapple salsa; or vegetarian favourite Chana Dhal Platter (aubergine, chokha, roti and rasta salad).


Did someone say Caribbean pizza? Yes that’s right, a first for Cottons, Vauxhall will offer a menu of ‘Caribbean’ inspired pizzas at lunch times and as a bar snack. Try homemade creations like jerk salmon, chilli shrimp & callaloo; or roast pumpkin, peppers and spinach.

The lunchtime menu also features a range of sweet and savoury crepes – a dish widely available in the French speaking islands of Guadaloupe and Martinique. Try Callaloo & Cheese; Chana Dahl & Mango or sweet tooth favourite berry jam & cinnamon sugar.


Another first for Cottons, Vauxhall offers a vast extensive morning menu – ideal to enjoy on the sunny al fresco terrace on warm mornings.

From Caribbean spiced scrambled eggs with sada bread to Yardie Breakfast – ackee & saltfish with dumplings, or St Annes Cocobread with melted gruyere cheese, sautéed bacon & onion – there’s something for all tastes.

Healthier options include Montego Bay Fruit salad with Greek yogurt & granola, or oat porridge with apricot compote, or for those times when only something sweet will satisfy, check out the decadent Martinique toast with coconut shavings caramelised banana and pineapple and crème fraiche.


Of course no Cottons would be complete without – rum! Choose from 300 different rums at the bar, sourced from all over the world alongside a carefully curated list of exotic rum-based cocktails to match.

Try Cottons Originals like Sorrell Sling – beefeater gin, homemade sorrel squash, fresh lemon, creme de casssis and soda water; Cottons Punch (a powerful blend of Wray & Nephew overproof rum, orange, guava, pineapple juice, grenadine); and Killer Doppi (this potent mix is said to turn the living into a Doppi – Jamaican for ghost – made from four different rums, apricot liqueur, curacao, orange, pineapple and lime juice).

Cottons Vauxhall joins the original Cottons Camden, the boutique shack in Shoreditch and Notting Hill – which currently holds the Guinness World Records title for the bar with the most varieties of rum stocked – 372!

Cottons – Bringing the Caribbean Sunshine to London Since 1985.

Cottons Vauxhall

Unit 12, Flagstaff House, St Georges Wharf, Vauxhall, SW8 2LE

T: 0207 091 0793 / E:

Opening hours: 9am – 12 midnight Monday to Sunday

Kitchen closes at 10pm Sunday to Wednesday

Kitchen closes at 10:30pm Thursday to Saturday

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