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The Kitchens at Old Spitalfields Market

Restaurants, Contemporary Global Spitalfields
4 out of 5 stars
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As part of the Old Spitalfields Market refurbishment, ten kitchen units serve up first-rate nosh from some of London's highly rated eateries, all curated by superstar chef Nuno Mendes of Chiltern FirehouseLook out for cult dumpings from the Dumpling Shack, nose-to-tail, open-fire cooking at Flank and possibly the best sandwich in the city from Monty’s Deli. Also setting up shop are Berber & QBreddos TacosRök, Yum Bun, Sood Family, Bar Barbarian and Thousand Knives. 



Address: Old Spitalfields Market
16 Horner Square
E1 6EW
Transport: Tube: Liverpool Street
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Went to Yum Bun here-- pork bao and chicken karage bao. Super happy ^_^ No waiting either and plenty of tables. Huzzah!


As someone who has lived around the corner, the new addition of The Kitchens at Old Spitalfields Market is pretty great. Aside from the new square of pop-up restaurants, a number of smaller stalls surround accompanied by banks of picnic tables. Thank goodness new heaters have also been put in place to keep you toasty whilst chowing down.

Berber and Q has to be one of my favourites. Tasty hand pulled lamb shawarma and the cauliflower shawarma are just a couple of delights on offer. 

Afterwards, step along to the stalls of Lily Vanilli or Babelle for the most fantastic sweet treats. All in all, Spitalfields Market has really stepped it up a notch in the food stakes. Recommend you get down there for a slice of delicious soon..


Everywhere you turn in London now, a new pop-up food market has sprouted with The Kitchens at Old Spitalfields Market the latest to open. With 45 different places to eat & drink mapped out around a central point in the marketplace, it’s easy to find although not always easy to find a seat at as word is out and this place is popular. Very popular. 

It’s also stylishly uniform with every restaurant decked out in chic but understated grey brick and open plan kitchens visible where the cooking is fun to watch and provides a welcome shot of warmth. First tip of the day – wear clothes. Lots of them. Maybe all that you own. Obviously, it’s December and therefore, Michelin Man layers of clothing are required but while the market is undercover, there are open sides to the space itself meaning if you get a table directly opposite one of the entrances, you’re going to enjoy fresh air of the frosty kind.

Some of the capital’s most recognisable chains can be found here if you’ve ventured in with people who like the familiar comforts of places like the Diner, Las Iguanas or Wagamama but if you want to get acquainted with the popular kids in school, you can do so courtesy of Breddos, Rok and Berber & Q. I personally loved the breakfast-dinner mash-up of crumpets with ham hock, leeks, soft boiled eggs & brown butter at Flank and had food envy over the steamed buns from neighbouring Yum Bun. 

Sweet treats can be found at Canelé and Lily Vanilli and at Happy Endings you’ll be able to get down with one of the season’s most Instagram-worthy stars, the Chocolate Pour-Over Bauble. As this place is now permanent, I predict come the summer you won’t be able to move for people enjoying long, light nights and the sort of street food that makes London one of the best-tasting cities on the planet and who can blame them? That’s when I’ll be back…happily minus my forty-three layers of winter clothing.

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