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Ten Things To Try At Borough Market London

I’ve compiled a list of Ten Things To Try At Borough Market. There are so many options that it can be overwhelming (in a good way) on your first visit. Borough Market is now open seven days a week, and it’s always super busy, especially at lunchtime. If you’re exploring Bankside or the sights near London Bridge, stop at Borough Market for a bite to eat. The famous food market is a must for Londoners and tourists. Visit Borough Market if you’re looking for food markets in London, street food near London Bridge or places to eat lunch in London SE1.

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10 Things To Try At Borough Market List:

1. Breakfast at Maria’s Market Cafe
2. Beer battered fish with chips at Fish!
3. Oysters from Richard Haward’s
4. Seafood paella at Furness Fish Grill
5. Smell the truffles at Tartufaia
6. Wild mushroom risotto at Turnips
7. Salt beef sandwich from Northfield Farm
8. Street food at Borough Market Kitchen
9. Doughnuts from Bread Ahead
10. Fresh lemonade or juice from Turnips

Ten Things To Try At Borough Market List Information

breakfast bap at marias cafe borough market

1. Start with a breakfast bap or full English at Maria’s Market Cafe.  The original café owner (Maria Moruzzi) is no longer there, but the new owners have kept the name. You’ll find Maria’s in Three Crown Square, and you can even sit at a table to eat your fry-up. I was pleased to see they have vegan and veggie options, so I ordered an egg and vegan sausage bap and enjoyed every mouthful!

chips from fish borough market

2. You’ve got to try the award-winning British beer battered fish and chips at the aptly named Fish! on Cathedral Street. You can either dine in the restaurant or grab a takeaway from the counter. I couldn’t resist ordering a box of chips and went to eat them on a bench overlooking Southwark Cathedral.

richard hawards oysters borough market

3. Oyster lovers can treat themselves at Richard Haward’s Oysters on Stoney Street. He’s from a family of oyster harvesters spanning a hundred years who get them from Salcott Creek in Essex. You’ll see a long queue of people waiting for their oyster fix.

paella borough market

4. Try the seafood paella at the Furness Fish Grill in Three Crown Square. You’ll see a big pan with someone stirring the paella as hungry people wait in line. It’s part of the Furness Fish Market, a family-run business started by Les Salisbury.

smell me truffles borough market

5. Smell the truffles at Tartufaia, the stand-in Three Crown Square, where you’ll find fresh truffles from Italy and Australia. Look out for the sign saying, “Smell Me (Truffles)”, where you’ll find a glass jar with truffles inside, lift the lid and get a whiff of the distinct aroma. They also sell truffle-based products along with wild mushrooms.

wild mushroom risotto turnips borough market

6. Staying on the shroom theme, try the wild mushroom risotto made with spelt at Turnips in Three Crown Square. It’s deliciously creamy, and I could eat it daily!

salt beef on rye borough market

7. Meat lovers will enjoy the traditional salt beef sandwich on rye at the Northfield Farm stand in Three Crown Square. The family has been trading in the market since the late 1990s. They sell meat, pantry goods and deli specialities.

street food area at borough market

8. If you head to the Borough Market Kitchen area, you can buy lunch from one of the street food vendors. These include Applebee’s (fish wraps), Arabica To Go (falafel wraps), Juma Kitchen (Iraqi street food), La Tua (pasta bowls), and Padre (Mexican street food) plus more. You can then sit on the stadium-style steps while you eat your meal.

bread ahead chocolate doughnut

9. The best sweet treats in the market are the doughnuts from Bread Ahead on Cathedral Street. My favourites are praline, velvet chocolate and raspberry. Other flavours include vanilla custard, sea salted caramel with honeycomb and lemon curd.

fresh lemonade turnips borough market

10. Buy a fresh lemonade or juice from Turnips in Three Crown Square. Choose from watermelon, orange and other fabulous fruit flavours. You’ll see the pre-filled cups resting on a bed of ice.

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Borough Market London Information

To find out more, visit the Borough Market Website. The Market address is 8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL. It’s very close to London Bridge and Borough Stations. Current opening times are Monday to Friday from 10 am until 5 pm. Saturday 8 am until 5 pm, and Sunday 10 am until 3 pm. On Monday some of the businesses are closed. There are three main parts to the market – Three Crown Square (larger producers and merchants), Green Market (small and specialist traders) and Borough Market Kitchen (street food) so make sure you explore them all. Borough Yards is a new development that has opened up with restaurants, bars and a cinema, it’s very close to Borough Market, so worth checking out.

While you are in the area, you may like to read other relevant articles:

The Borough Market Kitchen Food Court
Borough Market London For Food Lovers
Roast Restaurant Borough Sunday Lunch Review
Fish! Restaurant Borough Review
Arthur Hoopers Restaurant Borough Review
Arabica Restaurant Borough Review

Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London.