Food Court Review: Flat Iron Square. Last week Homeboy and I were waiting to move into our new home so were staying in a hotel near Bermondsey Street. To save money we decided check out a selection of traders located in the Food Arch. If you’re looking for street food in Bankside, food courts in SE1 or alternative places to eat near Borough Market get yourself along to Flat Iron Square now!
“Come rain or shine, Flat Iron Square is a buzzy social space where you can hang out with your friends whilst tucking into a wide selection of quality street food,” Homegirl London
Flat Iron Square Food Arch Traders
I’ll concentrate on some of the Food Arch traders for this feature because I’ll want to write further articles about the other food options. If you want something healthy try Savage Salads – courgettes with red peppers, chickpeas, rocket and lemon or the beetroot with couscous and pumpkin seeds. You also get a mini pitta and you can add grilled halloumi, herb and lemon chicken, Angus steak or rosemary lamb with garlic yoghurt.
Savage Salad Box with Halloumi
The Baz and Fred Pizzas were super tasty and memorable. They use a Chadwick Oven to cook their stone-baked pizzas which have a crispy, slightly burnt base. The San Marzano tomato sauce was memorable on my goat’s cheese, caramelised onion, rocket and balsamic version. My friend tried the Parma ham which looked awesome, otherwise it’s chorizo or salami.
Baz and Fred Goat’s Cheese Pizza
For Spanish food, EDū uses ingredients from Spain with influences from other cuisines. I tried the vegetarian burger with chargrilled marinated aubergines, halloumi and bravas sauce in a brioche bun which was pretty good. Fried chicken and beef patty burgers were the meaty offerings. Sides included curly or sweet potato fries, wild mushroom courgettes and tempura padron peppers.
Vegetarian Aubergine and Halloumi Burger
Homeboy tucked into a large plate of nasi goreng from Ekachai who specialize in South East Asian Cooking. His Malaysian wok fried rice featured prawn, squid, eggs and vegetables. It was served with cucumber, tomato, crackers and sambai chilli sauce. They also make pad thai with prawns, chicken or tofu and char kway teow which is a Penang style flat rice noodle dish with prawns, egg, chilli, soy sauce, beansprouts and Chinese chives.
Warm yourself up with a steaming bowl of Tatami Ramen. We tried the vegan miso ramen and black sesame spicy tan tan which were both sensational. If you love pork try their tonkotsu ramen bowls, they have variations including miso and spicy kimchi. Sides include chicken and shrimp gyoza.
Other Food Options at Flat Iron Square
You’ll find Flat Iron located in Bankside, occupying several railway arches, Devonshire House and the surrounding area. With bars, street food vendors, food trucks and entertainment, it’s somewhere great to meet, eat, drink and hang out. Food trucks include the likes of Motherclucker who specialise in buttermilk battered fried chicken. More permanent eateries are Burnt Lemon Bakery, Lupins and Where the Pancakes Are. For drinks try The Bar at arch 34!
Flat Iron Square Information
To find out more view the Flat Iron Square Website. You will this place located at 68 Union Street, London SE1 1TD. The nearest stations are London Bridge or Bermondsey. Current opening times listed are Monday 12-9pm, Tuesday to Friday 8-12am, Saturday 9-12am and Sunday 9am-8pm. Check the website for specific vendor opening times. On Saturday and Sunday, you can browse Flea, the vintage market. For entertainment check out the events and the Omeara venue for gigs.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Thanks: Homeboy for dining with me and Rich who visited one evening.