Meet Bang Bang Oriental: a gargantuan pan-Asian food court…in Colindale! Yes, Colindale. The long journey might be a turn-off, but this is the largest food hall of its kind in Europe, with 27 individual kiosks offering a whole range of Oriental cuisines and seating for up to 450 people. The vast space also hosts Chinese beauty parlours, a community dance rehearsal studio and the 300-cover flagship Golden Dragon restaurant. Don’t know where to start? Here’s our list of five things to eat at Bang Bang Oriental, from dim sum platters to fried intestine. Well worth a trip to Zone 4.
London’s food markets have been stalwart over the last couple of years. Sure, there have been some sad casualties (bye, Dinerama and Hawker House…). But there are plenty of brilliant options in this city for kerbside eats, and some big new additions, such as the enormous Eataly at Liverpool Street. On this list you’ll find food-focused markets and food halls (ie, places where you can get something to eat right there and then, not just produce to take home and cook). Whether it’s a quick coffee, lunch-on-the-go or actual proper dinner you’re after, you’ll find it here.