Red Market

Things to do , Event spaces Shoreditch
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Red Market
Venue name: Red Market
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Address: 288-299 Old St
London
EC1V 9DP
Transport: Tube: Old St
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SOLD SOLD SOLD!!!!! I am sold!!!

I'm talking half priced Michael cors bag sold!!!

This spot is great for a night with friends!

Food = check

Booze = double check

Golffffff = hellooooooo check!

There more than 3 food vendors there so no need to worry if you don't want yumbuns or BBQ ribs... There's always the seafood vendor with delicious softshell crab burgers and scallops galore!

Did I mention they have golf? Yup I did! Its stocked with at least 4 bars from what I saw and they all deliver something different!

Great spot!

Lizzie W
Tastemaker

Red Market has recently reopened for its final stint in Shoreditch. I went to the opening night a week or so ago and as much as I want to say it'll be missed next year, I'm not bothered - not with the likes of Kerb, Dinerama etc kicking around.

Unfortunately on the night I went it was overcast and reallllly cold, which you can expect all summer long from England, but there wasn't a heater in sight. The place is pretty well laid out with a huge bar (serving lots of beer on tap including craft beer, very reasonably priced spirit and mixers, wine, cocktails including frozen margaritas etc), another 4 smaller bars, 5 food stalls, a DJ, long wooden benches for seating plus some treehouse-esque areas where you can huddle if it's raining. It is also full off street art (apparently there is a banksy) from London artists which adds a very hipster vibe along with the junkyard fence.

Above the seating area is a small crazy golf course courtesy of Junkyard Golf which also doubles up as a roof for when it will undoubtedly be raining. The golf course is super fun and if free for the public definitely gives this place an edge on entertainment. The entertainment doesn't stop there as there is also a dart board as well a huge LED screen which will be showing the football over the Summer.

The one thing that really lets the place down for me is the food... or lack of. There are only 5 places to choose from and granted they cover seafood, burgers, Asian and veggie but the food I sampled was bland and the price was high. I was really looking forward to trying The Joint but have to say was sorely disappointed. The bun was okkkk but the brisket, although cooked well, tasted of nothing (especially not BBQ!) and the fries were barely cooked, not seasoned and dished out with Sainsburys Mayo! Unfortunately the other residencies for June (Le Bao, Crabbieshack, We Serve Humans & Rootdown) aren't my cup of tea however they apparently have another 10 lined up for the rest of summer.

O and you have to pay £5 to get in Friday and Saturday (hoping but not expecting to get crazy golf included?) . The only other night it is open is Thursday where entry is free all evening.

I think the thing with this place is the price and the food let it down whereas entertainment wise it wins above other open air venues. If you're a foody don't bother however if you're looking for a nice outdoor space with plenty of things to do, music and a place to catch up with friends over Summer it'd probably be worth you checking it out!

Staff Writer

Excellent pop-up in the hipster part of town, Shoreditch. Went to Red Market last year, they had a beach and deck chairs, DJ's, the bus from Glastonbury festival (the Cider Bus?) serving Burrow Hill, a dance floor, and a great selection of food stalls too. Excellent vibe, need to go back again this year!