The much awaited Market Hall Victoria has now opened its doors to hungry Londoners and tourists alike. The exciting new venue is housed in what used to be an Edwardian shopping arcade, a restaurant, and more recently the super-club Pacha.
Now, more than 110 years of use later, the abandoned arcaded bays of Victoria’s Terminus Place have been transformed into Market Hall Victoria which showcases a diverse offering of food and drink across three floors with 11 kitchens, a coffee shop and three bars that feature independent British beers, spirits and soft drinks.
The really hard part is deciding what to order as here you are truly spoiled for choice…
The venue can seat an impressive 400 guests over three floors and even more in the soon-to-open roof terrace (opening in spring 2019), and with all day dining you can pop by for breakfast right through to a late night snack.
B A O Z I L I N N
Head chef of Baozi Inn, Francis Law, is a Cantonese cook and dim sum expert. The menu consists of regional Northern Chinese cuisine with Sichuan and Hunan influences. The signature dim sum includes ruby prawn dumplings in beetroot dough, pork baozi, custard baozi in a carrot juice dough and Jai ozi dumplings. If you are extra hungry or in a sharing mood you can order larger dishes of red braised pork belly on rice and dan dan noodles.
S U P E R T A C O S
Inspired by a late night taco tour around Tijuana during the Baja Culinary Festival in 2016, founders of celebrated Mexican restaurant Breddos Tacos has now taken up residence at Market Hall Victoria in the form of Super Tacos which has a more paired back approach to tacos with charcoal cooking at its heart.
Dishes served include spit roast pork served with salsa verde and crispy pork skin, Carne asada (BBQ steak) and Pollo asado al carbon (charcoal chicken served with salsa in a taco). Diners can also enjoy a DIY salsa bar to dress your chosen taco in your favourite toppings.
F A N N Y ‘ S K E B A B S
Fanny’s Kebabs first opened in Stoke Newington in early 2018 and swiftly followed by Market Hall Fulham in May 2018. Founded by Claude Compton and Jacek Bilinski, Fanny’s serves free-range food for fast-casual dining and the small but mighty menu features kebabs from lamb to vegan falafel options. Sides include flatbreads and hummus, baba ganoush, harissa hot wings and Persian fries.
K O Y A K O
Koya Ko focusses on classic freshly make udon and dashi with a selection of small plates such as chicken naban and special udon. Owners John Devitt and Shuko Oda own much loved noodle bar Koya with restaurants in Soho and around the city, Devitt came up with the concept for Koya during a trip to Japan’s Shikoku island where he discovered this stiff type of sanuki udon noodles that are now well known to be served at Koya.
M O N T Y ‘ S D E L I
Monty’s, a critically acclaimed ‘Kosher style’ Jewish deliis known for towering sandwiches and delicious homemade soup, began life in Mark Oguss’ parents’ back garden where he smoked pastrami to create the perfect New York sandwich. Mark teamed up with Owen Barratt and within the first year of opening the pair sold over 25,000 Rueben sandwiches and 10,000 freshly baked bagels. We suggest you join the queue…
Located at 191 Victoria Street, Victoria London, SW1E 5NE, the Market Hall Victoria is open from 12pm with the exception of Press Coffee and Squirrel (order the Classic) which serve breakfast from 7am.
Images: Chris Horwood, Maria Makhmanovich for Market Hall Victoria.