This is your first of three posts that will make up your little guide to Maltby Street Market – a little passageway buzzing with every food you could possibly ask for, and enough alcohol to give you a proper good headache the next day.
Maltby Market (or Ropewalk as it can also be called) is in Bermondsey, South East London. If your not from around here it’s basically a 10-minute walk from London Bridge Station or London’s other famous market Borough.
Being just off the beaten track, It’s definitely not one your not going to just stroll past which makes it even better and a bit less tourist crazy!
Architecturally, it’s pretty awesome, and as well as all the stand alone food stalls there are abandoned railway arches which have been converted into wine caves, restaurants and open kitchens!
So enough talking, here’s a very picture heavy foodie tour coming your way.
You’ll find food stalls such as French sweet and savoury thanks to Comptoir Gourmand …. (and yes they are giant camembert pieces)…
…The best brownies in London (apparently) courtesy of Bad Brownie … (Let you be the judge of that!)
Grilled cheese sarnies from the boys at The Cheese Truck (More on them in part 2).
…and as well as all those amazing food stalls, the railway arches are packed with wine grottos, champagne and London’s famous Little Bird Gin.
Malty Street Market is open Saturday 9am – 4pm and Sunday 11am – 4pm. There’s no official seating but everyone just grabs a kerb, a bench or piece of wall to park their bum.
As you’ve seen, there is enough food and drink for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between. One tip to mention is make sure you get there early so you get a good wander before the madness happens. After 11am on a Saturday it can get pretty cray cray.
…Oh, and on your way home, just one road over is Druid Street Market; a smaller version of Maltby open on Saturdays until 4pm, and amongst even more food and drink you will find˅˅˅THIS˅˅˅salted caramel hot chocolate with a toasted marshmallow rim from Fatties Bakery.
So now you’ve seen what probably feels like the ENTIRE market, look out for the next 2 parts showing you 2 of probably THE most popular stalls in more detail. You won’t want to miss some epic grilled cheese sandwiches .