Market Halls is a new venture by Simon Anderson, founder of well known London BBQ restaurant Pitt Cue. This swish indoor food hub houses some of the best local, independant and emerging traders on the London food scene bringing them all together under one roof.
The first of three sites to open is in West London’s Fulham Broadway in what was originally the booking hall of the old tube station. As is the plan with all the sites, the beautiful authentic architecture has been nurtured back to its former glory giving it bags of character, so while you maybe thinking WHAT, ANOTHER FOOD MARKET IN LONDON?! , you’ll think again when you see the charm, creativity and personality it’s bringing to great but maybe ‘reserved’ area of London. I mean, who doesn’t want to buy a drink from a bar that was orignally a ticket booth?
Inside is large, commual space surrounded by varied food outlets and space for nearly 200 people to sit, stand, drink and chow down and here’s a list of what you can expect.
- North London pizza place Yard Sale has set up home making fresh stoned baked pizzas. Pepperoni was fiery, base was perfect thickness.
- Thai cuisine Thima , a new venture by Seb Holmes who’s the man behind Smoking Goat and Farang. The sea bass was a specticle and massaman curry was full of the fragrant, punchy flavours you’d expect.
- HotBox have left Street Feast’s Hawker House and have now set up their new home here doing their insanely good ribs and mac & cheese balls.
- If you’re a fan of Indian food Calcutta Canteen focuses on Indian street food like kati rolls and chai tea. A great choice for vegans.
Plus, as well as all the above you’ve got Fannies Kebabs, Butchies fried chicken, Press Coffee and Hawaiian Ahi Poke. Not forgetting dessert with Soft Serve doing their insta worthy icecreams and bubble teas. The charcoal coconut is their signature and one to try!
Street Feast are the king of this indoor food hub concept having smashed it with the likes of Dinerama and Hawker House but different to those, the Market Halls will be a destination for everyone of all ages for a casual lunch, a quick dinner or a full blown night out. Each venue is going to bring its own personality and this West London location I can already see drawing in a very local, very ‘Made in Chelsea’ crowd. Maybe with a sprinkle of the cool kids from East London making that trip West to see what the fuss is about. A trip worth making I say.
It’s important to know that this isn’t just any plastic chairs and greasy tables food court you may have seen before. We’re talking quality in every direction and most importantly great food. Another great venture to celebrate London’s fantasic food scene.
1 down, 2 to go. Looking forward to seeing the Victoria and West End spots.