Street food fiends can keep eating through the winter months thanks to this huge indoor night market.
Following last year's fun-packed Winter in Dalston, Street Feast's indoor night market Hawker House is moving to a warehouse in Canada Water for two levels of street food, bars and their now-famous whisky roulette. New for this year is Neil Rankin's Meat Hook, a three-metre whole-animal grill that'll cook up Argentine-style meats to be served with shoestring fries and chimichurri. There'll be 13 street food vendors to choose from – look out for Mother Clucker, B.O.B.'s Lobster, Smokestak and Yum Bun in particular – and six bars serving everything from ice cold cans of craft beer to classic cocktails created by proper bartenders. And, of course, the Whisky Bar, where your whisky roulette fate can be determined.
Average User Rating
4.3 / 5
- 5 star:27
- 4 star:19
- 3 star:6
- 2 star:2
- 1 star:1
I was sure I'd been to Hawker House somewhere in East London and queued and shivered for hours before gaining entry.. My experience this time could't have been further from this! So many magnificent morsels and delectable delights all under one roomy roof with even a selection of seats to choose from! I'll be back time and time again!
I'm not normally one for crowds, eating standing up or going to Canada Water, so when my friend suggested this I was a bit like "you know I'm really not sure about this at all" but then I went and actually the food was really tasty and you could sit down and the space is quite big and fun and Canada Water isn't even that bad. Of the food I remember, there was some buttermilk chicken in a bun thing that was great, the ribs place looked amazing but forgot to get some ribs, which is my fault, beer selection was good if a bit overpriced, but that's everywhere these days amirite lads?
Overall, this was plenty of fun and I'd probably go again.
Huge venue, huge nights.
Whiskey bar is properly good but parts of the venue can be a bit chilly sometimes, went before and it was perfect, but last week it was a bit chilly at Kamm's Kitchen, so wear layers so you can do things accordingly.
Be warned of the whiskey roulette, it's addictive!
I could go on about the ace food and the delicious drinks and the awesome vibe at this place, but it seems that lots of people have been doing that already. So instead, I'm going to share a little story with you about when I visited Hawker House.
There I was, eating brisket with chimichurri with a friend and just generally minding my own business, when out of the corner of my eye I watched a lady march up a guy who I assume to be her boyfriend/husband, and chuck a pint of lager all over him – SPLASH – before holding up her phone to show him something, and storming off. He just sat there, in blank-faced shock, with beads of lager dripping off the end of his chin. Then he chased after her, and something of an altercation ensued. A security guard had to intervene to calm the situation. The lady looked reet upset, with mascara down her face and the like. The guy mainly just looked wet and lager-like. I didn't like to gawp (well, that's not true, I completely did because it's always entertaining to watch the misfortunes of others, but that brisket with chimichurri wasn't going to eat itself)... but then, just a few minutes later, I watched the lady and her beer-soaked significant other leave not only together, but HOLDING HANDS too.
Who knows what the full story is? We can only speculate. But whatever the details, I can only conclude the Hawker House has the power to heal fractured relationships, and for that reason I'm giving it the full 5 stars.
I got the chance of tryingthis new venture out yesterday. A bit dubious aboutthe location I didn't know what to expect (a cool place in Canada Water? really??) but if I have had any expectations Hawker House would have without a doubt exceeded them. A massive warehouse warmly lit and bustling with food stalls, bars and people everywhere. The atmosphere was lively and everybody seemed to be having a blast.
The street food selection was varied and judging by the dishes I tried... excellent! Rola Wala's Panneer slider was great and same goes for the Goat Cheese on beetroot infused pizza dough from Born & raised or the pork bun from Yum Bun. The biggest disappointment of the night was probably the lobster roll from Bob's Lobster. It was not bad food but the 14GBP price tag felt a little abusive. I loved the upstairs bar with the comfy sofas and soft lighting too.
The venue definitely catered for an extremely fun night. Totally recommendable experience but beware, it might get tricky to find it so make sure you do some googling prior to your visit.