Mercato Mayfair will join the Mercato Metropolitano family.
If you haven’t taken a lazy wander around Elephant & Castle’s wonderful Italian food hall, Mercato Metropolitano, then you’ve really been missing out. Seriously, take a look at this video and tell me you don’t want to pencil in a visit:
Happily, for those of you who don’t fancy the trek, or simply can’t abide the Bakerloo Line, the group is set to open a new market next year, in the luxurious surroundings of Mayfair. Billed simply as Mercato Mayfair, the new market will be housed in the Grade-I listed St Mark’s Church, making this a food hall of divine proportions. The church recently underwent an £5 million revamp, so expect this to be one tricked out market.
Since planning permission hasn’t yet been confirmed, there’s no concrete word on what’s going inside the market. They’ve got four floors to play with, so you can expect Mercato Mayfair to house restaurants, delis, cocktail bars, patisseries, and food counters galore. Rumours of a roof terrace with an outdoor bar have us pretty excited, too. It’s a safe bet to say they’ll mimic the original with workshops and special events, with a foodie slant.
Again, as plans are still a little up in the air, there’s no opening date we can give you. All running smoothly, Mercato Mayfair hopes to open next spring, bringing a bounty of produce to the good folks of Mayfair. If that proves too long a wait, however, London is blessed with a host of top food markets for you to eat all the things. Happy munching!
You’ll find Mercato Mayfair at 13A North Audley Street, W1K 6ZA, hopefully from sometime next spring.
Featured image: @mercatometropolitano