Bistro 2 Riverside

A Tom Chandley oven has been installed at one of London’s newest restaurants. The Bistro 2 Riverside can be found at the Oxo Tower Wharf in London’s South Bank and incorporates a 200-seater restaurant and a 200-seater bar as well as two takeaway delicatessens. The interior of the restaurant and bar was designed by Lorenzo Apicella and covers 3500m² with views out over the river. However, if patrons of Bistro 2 tire of their marine view, they can watch the Tom Chandley oven being put to good use in the open-plan kitchen. The oven, a 3 deck, two trays per deck ‘bake-off’ oven, is being used for the restaurant’s pastry requirements, producing, among other things, sponges, brioche and quiches.

Head Chef John Dillon has been delighted with the oven as it gives a consistently even temperature all round. Rave reviews have been particularly forthcoming for Mr Dillon’s quiches but he is quick to put this success down to the cooking properties of the Chandley oven. John Dillon has worked at the Savoy, the Hyatt and the Intercontinental where he worked with Chandley ovens. It was this experience which made him insist on the installation of the Chandley oven.