Horn OK Please

Restaurants, Indian South Bank
4 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars
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Horn OK Please

This Mumbai-style snack stand moves around London, but can sometimes be found as part of the Real Food Festival, where it spices up any visit to the South Bank

This Indian street-food stall moves around like a monsoon up the Malabar coast. It’s currently part of the Real Food Market, which pops up Friday to Sunday behind the Southbank Centre. Their Mumbai-style snack food spices up any visit to the South Bank but it can also be found at Borough Market Monday to Wednesday.

It offers food that’s very tasty and inexpensive, and you don’t have to hang around for it. They have a choice of three dishes: the bhel puri (£3) is a snack of puffed rice, sev (crisp yellow chickpea noodles), chickpeas and sweet and sour dressings; the dosa (puctured above, £5) is a wafer-thin crêpe filled with spicy potatoes, with a bhel puri topping; the samosa chat (£5) is a vegetable samosa topped with bhel puri mix. There aren't any seats but you can sit on one of the nearby steps and drink in the view of the bustling market below.

A fiver buys you a substantial portion of vegetarian food – surely the best deal on the South Bank. If you only order one thing get the bhel puri: it transports you straight to the seaside stalls of Mumbai, without the ten-hour flight. ‘Horn OK Please’ is the polite slogan painted on the rear bumpers of many commercial vehicles in India – so give this stall a toot before you pass by.

By Guy Dimond



Venue name: Horn OK Please
Address: Real Food Market
behind Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Rd
Opening hours: noon-8pm Fri; 11am-8pm Sat; noon-6pm Sun.
Transport: Tube: Waterloo
Price: Meal for two: around £10
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With so much to choose from at the South Bank Food market this caught my eye. I had the Moong Dal Dosa which was very flavourful. Good value for money.


This is one of my fave street food stalls that is regularly at the food market behind the Southbank Centre. They do super tasty mung bean masala dosas which for £5 is pretty decent compared to a lot of other veggie offerings. The service is quick and always with a smile! They always offer whether you want some ingredients (no added charge) such as yoghurt and onions, making them super accessible for all.