Known for his Italian restaurants (Bocca di Lupo & VICO), Kenedy dishes up Louisiana-style Cajun and Creole food at Plaquemine Lock - in a restored pub set on the Regents Canal in Angel. Inspired by the melting pot of French, African and American cultures found in the southern US state, the pub specialises in oysters, boiled crawfish, po’ boys and gumbo alongside mostly British beers, and all-Luisian cocktails.
The name refers to a lock in Plaquemine (a small town in Louisiana), which enabled timber and the like to be transferred from the Bayou to the Mississipi in the early 1900s and was opened by Kenedy's great grandmother - as the family steamer passed through the lock gates.
Fried okra with blue cheese ranch dressing; bacon-wrapped oysters with sauce marchand de vin; spiced and charred chicken; spiced and crispy pork belly nuggets and shimp'n'grits with bacon & butter.
Creole Bloody Mary with Tito’s vodka, tomato juice, Crystal hot sauce, Creole spice & Worcestershire garnished with house-pickled okra & hot beans and the Louisiana Jam made with Southern Comfort, apple juice, apricot jam, dash of Lazzaroni amaretto, lemon & fresh mint.