The Food Hall Overhaul
The nation’s love of street food has been burning for some time now – with our desire to try new things from every corner of the globe showing no sign of slowing down. Cue an all day permanent street food market boasting some of the must successful pop-up brands, all undercover, in a super convenient London location.
Occupying the site of an ex-nightclub, Market Hall officially opened last November opposite Victoria station, following the success of the smaller, but equally exciting, Market Hall Fulham. Comprising 11 kitchens, 3 bars and a coffee shop across two floors, as well as a newly opened roof terrace – it really is the place to explore this summer.
I visited with my family for the first time earlier this month and was instantly bowled over by choice. Offering burgers, kebabs and tacos, as well as dim sum, ramen, roti and pasta, for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, there really is something for everyone, all of the time.
We arrived early and started with a coffee, whilst observing the sheer abundance coming from the traders on the ground floor. A quick recce of the first floor and a perusal of the menu, led us to Fanny’s Kebabs. We opted to share a Swish Chicken and halloumi, and a Lazy Lamb wrap, with a side of Persian fries and hot wings. Hot and fresh the kebabs were just what we needed on a Sunday afternoon and the Persian fries were delicious, tossed in sumac, mint, za’atar and ras el hanout. Unfortunately the hot wings were off the menu, giving us a reason to head back!
As mum, I was also impressed at how child friendly the venue was, with high chairs and helpful staff clearing up and answering questions, as well as many of the vendors offering child-friendly portions. (However, the lift did only go to the first floor, and not as far as the roof terrace.)
With so much choice and just a short direct train journey from my home in Bromley, I think Market Hall Victoria will be a regular stop off on visits to London. And with a new venue planned to open this summer in the west end, the future of eating-out looks to be communal.
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