The Southbank Centre Food Market, London SE1, is perfect if you’re feeling peckish. Plenty of street food vendors serve world cuisine from Thai to Japanese, Indian, Middle Eastern and Italian food. Choose from samosas, curries, falafel wraps, grilled cheese sandwiches, ice cream and anything else that takes your fancy. The market is open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays. If you’re looking for places to eat on the South Bank, street food markets in SE1 or cheap food near Waterloo, you’ll be happy that you came across the Southbank Centre Food Market. It’s just behind the Royal Festival Hall, not far from the London Eye and the BFI IMAX.
“If you want inexpensive food while exploring the South Bank, pop into the Food Market behind the Royal Festival Hall. It’s friendly, buzzy and full of lovely things to eat,” Homegirl London.
Southbank Centre Food Market Vendors
You’ll find a diverse range of world cuisines at this food market. I’ll mention some of those to give you an idea but bear in mind that these are subject to change.
Try Korrito Korean BBQ Rice Bowls, Kanji Katsu Curries, Pochi Japanese Rice Bowls, Pad + Sen Pad Thai, Horn OK Please Dosas, The Indians Next Door Samosas and The Curry Shack Mauritian Curry.
Meat eaters will enjoy devouring 28 Well Hung Heritage Breed Meats, The Polish Deli Cured Meats and Sausages and The Frenchi Duck Confit.
Vegetarians and vegans can try Ethiopiques Stews, Injera and Couscous. I like the Pabellon Vegan Arepas and Levant Kitchen Falafel Wraps.
For sweet treats, get your fix of Galeta Pastel de Natas, Crepes a la Carte French Crepes, Bello Gnocco Cannoli or ice cream from a van or cart.
You can purchase a hot or iced cup of coffee from The Ethiopian Coffee Co or Stomping Grounds. Elephant Juice can make you fresh juice. If you’re after something stronger, Honest Folk create seasonal cocktails, Grays and Feather pour sparkling wines, and The Hop Locker can satisfy your thirst for beer.
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Helpful Information About The Southbank Centre Food Market
To find out more, visit the Southbank Centre Website. You’ll find the market behind The Royal Festival Hall at Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX. Waterloo is the nearest station. The current opening times are Fridays from 12 noon until 9 pm, Saturdays from 11 am until 9 pm, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from 12 noon until 6 pm. These are different from the times shown on Google Maps, so I recommend checking the website before your visit. There are seats and tables inside the market and plenty of places to perch; if it’s crowded, take your food to the South Bank and sit on a bench overlooking the River Thames. I hope you find something delicious to eat!
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Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. I only write about restaurants where I had a good experience. I recommend you do further research as restaurant standards fluctuate, as do opinions. Please check if the restaurant is still in business and the opening times before you go. If you discover this restaurant has closed, contact me to remove it from my blog.