A 45,000 square foot market space offering a mixture of Italian and London based artisan producers including "the best pizza maker" from Naples, supposedly.
|Venue name:||Mercato Metropolitano|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 8am-11pm, Sat 11am–11pm, Sun 11am–10pm|
|Transport:||Tube: Elephant and Castle|
|Do you own this business?|
Average User Rating
4.6 / 5
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How have I not heard of this place? I have no idea.
Just down the road from Borough station, this is a hidden gem in the food market sector (for now) with absolutely gorgeous design and a huge selection of food stalls. Of course, it doesn't come cheap - think above-average food market prices - but the quality of the offerings certainly match up.
Stalls ranging from tiramisu through cheese (Champagne & Fromage) to Spanish delights and even vietnamese banh mi-s, there is something for everyone. If you're looking for something truly special, aim for the Neapolitan pizza stand - no need to venture all the way to the next Pizza Pilgrims branch - or, if you're looking for a nibble I highly recommend the empanadas from the Spanish stand, which come with a variety of fillings like beef or pulled pork, and are freshly baked to order.
One major issue - I drank the best stout I have ever encountered at the Italian craft beer stall. But it was the most expensive half-pint I've ever had too, for a whopping £5. Ouch. And yet I feel this strange draw to go back and... just once more...
The pure excitement of finding something so cool in Borough is worth the visit. Go hungry and be ready for some delicious foods (and to open your wallet slightly wider than usual).
I have a friend who lives directly opposite here and she's been raving about the food and gelato since it opened a few months ago. I finally tried it with a group of friends on Friday night and can't wait to go back!
It was pretty cold and rainy outside, but once inside it was warm enough to not be uncomfortable even though there doesn't appear to be any heating. I also had a few mulled wines which helped!
The food options are pretty good! I shared a meat and cheese platter which was huge and delicious followed by a truffle mac and cheese. YUM!
I would definitely recommend this market as a cool new place to visit on the south side, just 5 minutes walk from Elephant and Castle station.
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