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A Guide to Food Halls & Food Courts in London

Food courts, food halls or indoor food markets…whatever you call them, they have been popping up like crazy in London! Food courts aren’t a new concept, but the trend has changed and instead of inside shopping malls you’ll more likely them in old and unused buildings that have been repurposed into indoor food halls.

Here are some stops for your London food markets itinerary that will cover you from the rain, provide you a seat and fill your stomach with lots of tasty treats.

Seven Dials Market – Food Court In Covent Garden
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Situated in a former banana warehouse, the Seven Dials Market is a rather impressive looking food market, with eateries which make me want to come back again and again. Vendors include Club Mexicana (vegan Mexican), Pick & Cheese (British cheese) and Nanban (Japanese ramen and curry).

The current vendors are: Monty’s Deli, Claw, Pick & Cheese, Club Mexicana, Nanban, Yum Bun, Yin, Strozzapreti, El Pollote, Truffle, Ink, Big Shot

If you can only get one thing: get yourself a chair at the Pick & Cheese conveyor belt!

Mercato Metropolitano Elephant & Castle – Food Market In Elephant & Castle

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This massive indoor and outdoor complex contains an on-site brewery, Italian food shop and over 40 vendor stalls including Hermanos Tacos (Mexican tacos), Guasacaca (Venezuelan arepas) and Ze Spatzle Club (German spatzle). Mercato Metropolitano Elephant & Castle also offer a variety of workshops on their site, so make sure to check out the most recent offerings here.

The current vendors are: Caffe Latino, V For Vegan, Badiani, Butcher’s Grill, Leggero, Ophra’s Dogs, Oshpas, Pasta London, Okonomiyaki, The French Corner, Pad Thai House, Your Mums Truck, Deja Brow, Molo, Turkish BBQ Kebabs, Burhero, Fresco Pizza, Little Sicily, Champagne & Fromage, Lebanese, The Italian Job, Bottles and Battles, Vietnamese, Kalimera, Juzu Ramen, That’s Food, German Kraft, Jim & Tonie, Ze Spatzle Club, Baba G’s, RiceOn

If you can only get one thing: Try the German pasta dish from Ze Spatzle Club

Mercato Metropolitano Mayfair – Food Hall in Mayfair
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This central London spot is set in a former church and just looks amazing, plus it even has a crypt filled with wine and cheese!! The market consists of several bars, a speciality foods store and seven food vendors including Lala (Turkush pide), Steamy & Co (bao buns) and Fresco (Neapolitan pizza).

The current vendors are: Steamy & Co, Pasta London, Badiani, Lala Mayfair, German Krafts, Fresco, ChaCha Mayfair, Santo Grill & Wine, Molo, Jim & Tonie

If you can only get one thing: Give the pide at Lala a go.

Arcade Food Theatre – Food Court in Soho

Situated on the ground floor of the Centre Point tower, this food hall, sorry…food theatre, is the place you want to visit if you want more of a traditional, upmarket restaurant feel. It felt a bit like a fancy hotel lounge filled with delicious treats. I’m not sure who their target audience is, but it’s fair to say their offer is a bit different from the other food halls I’ve mentioned, and that means you’ll feel it in your bank account as well. At the Arcade Food Theatre you’ll find offerings such as Chotto (Japanese Peruvian), Pastorcito (Mexican) and Flat Iron Workshop (beef).

The current vendors are: Pophams, Casita Do Frango, Chotto by Chotto Matte, Flat Iron Workshop, Lina Stores, Le Bab, Pastorcito and TŌU

If you can only get one thing: Treat yourself to a hazelnut praline (or anything really) from Pophams

Market Hall Victoria – Food Hall In Victoria

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This food hall paradise is the perfect spot if you’re looking for a place to eat near Victoria Station. In addition to 11 vendors, there are also three bars, a rooftop patio and a coffee shop. Vendors include Soft Serve Society (soft serve ice-cream), Monty’s Deli (deli) and Gopal’s Corner (Malaysian Tamil inspired food).

The current vendors are: Fanny’s Kebabs, Monty’s Deli, Press Coffee, Flank, Gopal’s Corner, Baoziinn, Soft Serve Society, Cookdaily, Squirrel, Kerbisher & Malt, Nonna Tonday, Super Tacos

If you can only get one thing: Go for Monty’s Deli egg and cheese bun!

Market Hall Oxford Street – Food Hall In West End
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The arrival of the Market Hall on Oxford Street introduced some much-needed life into the Oxford Street food scene that always felt a bit short on non-chain options. Hungry shoppers can indulge into a range of cuisines and vendors include Super Tacos (Mexican tacos), Goodbirds (rotisserie chicken) and Yatai (Japanese).

The current vendors are: Super Tacos, Pleasant Lady, Pastaio, Yatai, Paradise Slice Pizza Shop, Cookdaily, Goodbirds, Hotbox, Fanny’s Kebabs, Love Mini Pancakes, Gopal’s Corner, Baoziinn

If you can only get one thing: Opt for the chicken katsu sandwich from Yatai.

Market Hall Fulham – Food Hall in Fulham

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This former Edwardian Underground station ticket hall is now a happening spot with a bar, a fitness studio and food vendors including Hotbox (Texan barbeque), Machan (Sri Lankan dishes) and Fanny’s Kebabs (all things kebabs).

The current vendors are: Ahi Poké, Love Churros, Fanny’s Kebabs, Hotbox, Butchies, Press Coffee, Made of Dough

If you can only get one thing: an oat latte from Press Coffee.

One thought on “A Guide to Food Halls & Food Courts in London

  1. Dominika

    I love London’s food market scene and this is a great list of some of the best markets! I would also add Bang Bang Oriental in North London.

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