Giant food halls have been a roaring success in London of late. Just look at Eataly, the indoor Italian market in a 42,000 square foot space in Liverpool Street, serving up heaps of tongue-tingling pasta and delicate glasses of wine.
Soon, there’s going to be a new kid on the food hall block, and it’s set to open in a 24,000 square foot space in Battersea Power Station. Fresh off getting a sweet new addition to the Tube network, a food hall is surely a crowning moment for the area?
The Arcade food hall, which is run by JKS restaurants and has also enjoyed success in Oxford Street, is due to open up in the grade II-listed building in 2023, with three restaurants and plenty more on the cards for the new space.
We don’t know what all the food on offer will be just yet, but one of the three restaurants will be BAO, the Taiwanese spot you may have spotted around London serving up delightful steamed buns. While there is no confirmation on the other two main sites, one will be a Thai restaurant, and guests can also expect to see a host of other brands from JKS, the group behind BAO.
Karam Sethi, founder of JKS, said: “We’re looking forward to opening Arcade at Battersea Power Station next year. We will be creating a number of exciting new brands which showcase even more global cuisines, while also expanding and developing some of our existing Arcade brands, to create a food and drink destination south of the river worth travelling for.”