Flat Iron square is the Bankside food extravaganza everyone is talking about. Taking over seven railway arches, the Grade II listed building Devonshire House and the surrounding area is a line up of bars, food vendors, restaurants, outdoor space and live music all comes together to provide an incredible atmosphere and guaranteed fun. To help guide you through the bustle of people and tantalising smells of food we have put together a list of our favourite vendors.
B A R D O U R O
Affectionately named after the owners’ long standing affiliation with the Douro Valley where wine and port has been made for two centuries, Bar Douro is a highlight of Flat Iron Square. Inspired by his family business, Churchill’s port and a childhood spent in Portugal, Max Graham, began with Churchill’s port house and in 2003 had an eight month pop-up in Soho which was followed swiftly by sell out supper clubs and travelling around Portugal discovering local cuisines.
With experience from his travels and previous restaurants Max created Bar Douro. A small plate focussed Portuguese menu where the highlights include Pork croquettes de alheira (Portuguese smoked sausage), octopus with sweet potato and favas plus incredible traditional desserts like the pastel de nata (custard tart) which is served with cinnamon ice cream all pared with carefully curated wine list. The decor is a contemporary take on classic Portuguese influences and architecture which all combine to create Bar Douro’s unique identity.
S A V A G E S A L A D S
For a lighter choice at Flat Iron Square, it has to be Savage Salads. Providing wholesome, fresh salads that keep you fuller for longer the company was founded by Italian chef Davide and former restaurant manager Kristina from Sweden.
Created by the pair after realising most of the markets in London lacked healthy food options, their salads are more than just leafy greens but are packed full of ingredients that provide essential nutrients that you can mix and match to build your perfect salad.
L A F F A
An honest street food company focussed on Mediterranean cuisine, Laffa was co founded by Ben and Gabriel who decided to quit their jobs in 2015 and embark on a new adventure building their own street food truck.
Meat and vegetables dominate their menu and are are marinated and grilled then served in a warm fluffy pitta or ‘Laffa’ with vibrant seasonal salads, herbs and homemade sauces. The pair change their menu regularly which can include Lamb Kofte, Jerusalem spiced chicken livers, grilled coats cheese and aubergine.
L U P I N S
Launched in May 2017 by two British chefs Lucy Pedder and Tasha Cooke, Lupins is a restaurant that focuses on traditional, seasonal British cuisine using top quality, native, seasonal ingredients to create a beautifully simple menu.
You can expect to see a variety of dishes from Cornish Oysters to Welsh lamb and is the ideal spot to relax with friends.
E K A C H A I
Set up in 1999 with a team of Thai, Malay and Cantonese chefs, Ekachai specialises in south east Asian food which is prepared in a specially designed kitchen. The first restaurant being in London Liverpool Street which has branched out to five sites across London since.
The specials menu board changes regularly to provide visitors with a variety of dishes suited to the changing of the seasons, but expect to see classic favourites like Phad Thai, Nasi Goreng, dumplings and Satay – which is quite frankly one of our all time favourites.
To see the full list of traders or for more information on Flat Iron Square visit the website here.