“Get seduced by this Southern belle“
Fay Maschler, Evening Standard
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“a love letter to Cajun and Creole cookery”
Jay Rayner, The Guardian
Plaquemine Lock is an English pub set on the Regents Canal in Angel, Islington. We serve Cajun and Creole food, cooked to a very high standard in a very relaxed atmosphere.
At the turn of the twentieth century Jacob Hortenstein came to Plaquemine to build a Lock, which was to enable heavy cargoes of Louisiana timber (from the Schwing Lumber & Shingle Corporation), moss (Schwing Moss co), and later sugar cane and oil, to transfer safely from the Bayou onto the mighty Mississipi. Carrie B Schwing opened Plaquemine Lock in 1909, swooshing a champagne bottle against the lockhouse as the family steamer (also called Carrie B Schwing) passed through the lock gates.
Carrie B Schwing & Jacob Hortenstein’s great-grandson (Jacob Kenedy) opened Plaquemine Lock in London on the Regents Canal. It is a pub serving great beer, strong cocktails and wine for those inclined.
Carbon Free dining at Plaquemine Lock!
Certified by Green Earth Appeal to be carbon free.
Plaquemine Lock has stopped serving beef or lamb, until such time as the climate situation is less urgently pressing. We recycle all our recyclable waste, including cooking oil for biodiesel, and have an all-induction kitchen.
Art at Plaquemine Lock
The two large murals (in the dining room and above the bar) are made by Jacob’s unbelievably talented and lovely mother, Haidee Becker.
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Plaquemine Lock – pub serving Cajun & Creole food in canalside Angel N1
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