Visit Maltby Street Market at Lassco Ropewalk in Bermondsey on Saturday and Sunday, which is an artisan street food market. If you’re looking for things to do in London at the weekend, or want to graze the best food in the city, make sure you visit Maltby Street Market.
Maltby Street Market Lassco Ropewalk
To find the market head for Ropewalk, which is where the Lassco reclamation yard is based along with their timber flooring workshops under the railway arches. The street gets extremely busy at the weekend thanks to the artisan food stalls and permanent eateries. I’ll mention some of the food and drink vendors to give you an idea of what to expect.
Hoxton Beach Salad and Falafel Box
The Cheese Truck: Go for a gooey grilled cheese sandwich featuring Keens Cheddar, Cropwell Bishop Stilton or Queso Chihuahua Mexican cheese.
The Beefsteaks: Enjoy a steak sandwich or steak and chips with a choice of béarnaise, peppercorn and chimichurri sauces or horseradish cream
Sub Cult: Try a satisfying gourmet sandwich using top-notch seasonal produce.
Finest Fayre: Tuck into haddock or haggis scotch eggs, sausage rolls and pork pies.
Finest Fayre Artisan Scotch Eggs
Bagley’s: Live the high life with a glass of champagne, oysters, lobster roll or eggs benedict with seafood.
Hoxton Beach: Graze on freshly made falafel boxes or wraps with various salads and hummus. Homeboy and I tried the wraps which were filled with super fresh salads, and that falafel was first class.
Tozino: Hang out in the cool Barcelona style tapas bar with hanging hams and Iberico sandwiches sold from a stall on the street.
Tozino Iberico sandwiches
African Volcano: Buy Mozambique style peri-peri sauces plus marinades by Grant Hawthrone.
Bad Brownie Co: Treat yourself to a Snickers, peanut butter, triple chocolate or salted caramel brownie. Homeboy and I shared one salted caramel brownie, and it was awesome.
Bad Brownie Co Selection Box
Comptoir Gourmand: Buy artisan cakes from the stall or pop into the cafe where you can order hot soup, salads, quiches and more cakes. My friends Alan and Rich ordered his food from inside the cafe and enjoyed their salad, quiche and soup.
Maltby & Greek: Sit down and refresh with a wine or beer from small and artisan producers.
Little Bird Gin: Sip a London Dry Gin with pink grapefruit, sweet orange peel and ginger along with other botanicals.
Little Bird Gin
St John: On Druid Street, you can get your sugar fix from the doughnuts and Eccles cakes or buy a loaf of bread. Homeboy and I shared one of the chocolate doughnuts, I know we’d already shared a brownie some ten minutes earlier, but we couldn’t resist!
St John Doughnuts
Maltby Street Market Information
You’ll find the Maltby Street food stalls along Ropewalk, London SE1 3PA, where Lassco is based. Lassco is a famous architectural reclamation yard, and this branch specialises in reclaimed and new wooden flooring. You’ll notice several railway arches with stacks of wooden planks. The artisan food vendors set up their stalls along the street and in the arches. It gets very crowded so it isn’t ideal for taking pushchairs or dogs. Make sure you pop into Lassco for a browse while you are there to see the vintage and industrial furniture, floorboards and tiles.
Maltby & Greek Drinking Den Under the Arches
The Maltby Street stalls at Ropewalk set up on Saturday 9 am until 4 pm, and Sunday 11 am until 4 pm. The closest transport hubs are Bermondsey Underground (Jubilee Line), London Bridge Underground (Jubilee and Northern Lines) and London Bridge Railway (Southern, Thameslink and Southeastern). On Druid Street, you will find a number of independent beer and cider breweries. Enjoy your visit!
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Thanks: Rich, Alan and Homeboy for visiting with me.