Bring a full wallet and an empty belly to Flat Iron Square…
Back open on August 6, Flat Iron Square completes the holy triumvirate of London Bridge food destinations that also includes Borough Market and Vinegar Yard. Though Flat Iron Square is the last of the trio to return to trading, it’s by no means one to sleep on, being home to some of the finest food outlets south of the river, and a full programme of events throughout the year. They’re making a strong return to town this week, and here’s what you can expect when you pay a visit… [Featured image: @flatironsquare_]
Snugly fitting between Southwark Street and the railway line to Waterloo, Flat Iron Square packs a lot in for a relatively cosy spot. Making their 35,000 square feet of space work hard for them, the food garden packs in the likes of Baz & Fred’s stonebaked pizzas, Breddo’s magnificent tacos, Bittenclub’s zingy French-Vietnamese fusion food, Mother Clucker’s peerless fried chicken, and katsu greatness from Katsutopia. And those are just for starters…
Pretty much every cuisine is covered here, whether you’re tucking into Thai, Malay, and Cantonese street food at Ekachai, nibbling on a pastel de nata whilst eyeballing beautiful tiles at Portuguese joint Bar Douro, or sampling the best of the British Isles with Lupins and their excellent small plates. You can stroll around the square, street food in hand, or plonk yourself down at an outdoor table and watch clouds lazily drifting past the nearby Shard.
Most of the winning pre-pandemic features of Flat Iron Square are back – including four well-stocked bars and plenty of sun-soaked seating – but some lovely new additions are putting the final touches on the square. New plants and a succulent shrubbery will appease green-fingered Londoners, and Brockley gelateria Little Spoon Ice Cream Co will also be setting up shop, with earth-friendly and vegan gelato perfect for summer days.
You’ll also find a fair few health and safety measures in place at Flat Iron Square; all food will be delivered to your table, booking in advance is highly encouraged (a few tables will be held for walk-ins), and social distancing measures will be put in place. One final precaution takes care of the tumultuous British weather: the square Arch and Apres bars are both covered by a roof, ensuring that the rain can’t curtail your food journey. Because as we all know, nothing should come between you and your feast!
Location: 53b Southwark Street, SE1 1RU. Nearest station is London Bridge. See it on Google Maps.
Opening hours: reopens on Thursday August 6 – initial hours are 4pm-11:30pm, Thursdays & Fridays, 12-11:30pm Saturday.
Entry: free! (See more free things to do in London.)
More information: available on their website.
Also published on Medium.