Park Plaza Riverbank is perfectly situated for the gay traveller: across the river from Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, and a mere stone’s throw from Fitladz and Chariots. During this year’s Pride London, which runs from 23rd June to 8th July, the Riverbank promises to be a hotspot for LGBT tourists, diners and trendsetters.
Chino Latino, Park Plaza Riverbank’s in-house restaurant, will celebrate Pride London 2012 with an exciting addition to its menu: rainbow sushi. This sushi maki roll represents the pride flag in all its glorious colours, with salmon, onion and beetroot included in the selection. At £10.50, this is a reasonably priced lunch, or a starter for a larger meal, and is complemented best with a glass of Choryo Sawasawa (sparkling sake).
Chino Latino also boasts an exciting fusion menu and exotic cocktail list, which makes it the perfect dinner venue prior to your evening revelries. Though the range of items available might seem a little daunting at first glance, the idea is to order lots—which some diners might consider a challenge! For those who can’t tell their wantons from their spring rolls, however, there are taster menus for two or more.
Among the highlights are the beetroot and yuzu cream cheese with lemongrass, the crab and scallop dim sum with mushroom soup dumpling, and the sirloin steak on hot rocks with soya, mirin and garlic. But the runaway favourite of the menu is the succulent black cod with spicy miso, which we at Bent would happily have eaten again and again.
The rainbow sushi maki roll will be available from 20th June to 19th July, especially for Pride.
Park Plaza Riverbank London
18 Albert Embankment