Market Hall Victoria is coming to a train station near you…
Few places are as wonderful and frustrating (in equal measure) as a London food hall. On the one hand, there’s a wealth of delicious dishes to choose from. On the other hand, there’s simply too much choice, which leaves me constantly second-guessing my decision, even as I tuck into whatever I’ve opted for. Newly arrived, and set to add to this culinary existentialism on November 12th, is Market Hall Victoria – so let’s see exactly what I’ll be failing to choose between, shall we?
First off, this is a big food hall. Whilst the lovely Market Hall Fulham – the previous offering from the Market Halls team – holds nine traders, Market Hall Victoria is even bigger. Eleven foodie outlets, three bars, and a coffee shop are spread over the market’s three floors, and there’s space for 400 diners. There’s also a roof terrace, although that won’t open until next spring. Despite the hall being over a century old, they’ve given it a modern touch – making it a swish home for all this food.
The eleven vendors are a mix of familiar names opening new branches, and established restaurants and street food vendors experimenting in a new location. Branches of dim sum eatery BaoziInn, healthy eating spot Squirrel, fish n’ chip fiends Kerbisher & Malt, ‘bab bros Fanny’s Kebabs, and salt beef pros Monty’s Deli are all settling in to Market Hall Victoria, spreading their influence across the capital.
Just as exciting are the new ventures, which are unique to the market. Hackney pub The Marksman is famed for their stuffed savoury buns, and they’ll bring them to Victoria in the form of Bun Shop. Meanwhile, noodle bar Koya will open Koya Ko, heroing freshly-made udon, and the founders of Breddos will launch Super Tacos, which revolves around charcoal cooking. Cult restaurant Roti King also has a new venture here; Gopal’s Corner will emphasise Malaysian cooking, with rotis, dosas, and curries on the menu.
Press Coffee will run the caffeine, and also offer a range of healthy juices. For the evenings, there’s a bar to wet your whistle at, which will no doubt become even more popular when that roof terrace opens. The Market Halls team isn’t done, either. Having launched Fulham and now Victoria, they’ll continue their march to the centre of town with a West End food hall (set to be the UK’s biggest), opening in Spring 2019. Oh no, another delicious food hall coming our way – however will we cope?
Location: 191 Victoria Street, SW1E 5NE. Nearest station is Victoria. See it on Google Maps.
Opening hours: 7am-11pm (Mon to Fri), 10am-11pm (Sat), and 10am-10pm (Sun). Kitchens will close an hour before the market’s closing time.
Price: varies from vendor to vendor, but it’s all rather reasonable.
More information: from their website.