Borough Market is London’s oldest food market and is always on my list to visit no matter how many times I have been. Located in the Southwark neighborhood on the south end of the London Bridge, Borough Market is bustling with stallholders featuring the finest ingredients, quick bites and full-service restaurants, and often hosts fun cooking events and demonstrations. With over 100 vendors to visit and experience, Borough Market can feel overwhelming. Whether a first timer or someone looking for a refresh, enjoy my recommendations for the Best of Borough Market.
There will typically be a line outside of Padella, which makes the small plated pastas that much more worth it. For around ten pounds, enjoy pici cacio e pepe and a glass of vino.
Using sustainable ingredients, Gourmet Goat whips up East Mediterranean dishes in either a pita wrap or a salad bowl. The goat kofta wrap is a must have.
Opt for the stall outside of Brindisa’s flagship deli where you can only order one thing: a chorizo roll filled with red pepper and arugula.
Richard Haward’s Oysters
For some of the cheapest oysters in the city, pull up a stool at Richard Haward’s or sit on the ground as you enjoy a dozen – or two – freshly shucked oysters.
I have a massive sweet tooth and when I saw the goodies at the Artisan Foods stand, I couldn’t say no. The carrot cake and the giant chocolate chip cookies were divine.
Need a place to sit and wash down some of the delicious eats you just had? The Rake is a great pub behind the market to enjoy a proper ale.
You can never go wrong with a grilled cheese from Kappacasein – or a cheese toastie as it will be called here! For something less messy, try the potatoes smothered in melted cheese.
Borough Market schedule:
|Monday||10:00 – 17:00||Limited Market|
|Tuesday||10:00 – 17:00||Limited Market|
|Wednesday||10:00 – 17:00||Full Market|
|Thursday||10:00 – 17:00||Full Market|
|Friday||10:00 – 17:00||Full Market|
|Saturday||08:00 – 17:00||Full Market|
The Limited Market means that not all traders are present.
The nearest Tube station is London Bridge (Northern and Jubilee lines) and there is no parking.
On my next trip, I would love to attend the Gastrotour of Borough Market led by Celia Brooks. This three hour event teaches you about the produce variety and features tasting sessions. It doesn’t hurt that a wine tasting is also included!
Have you ever been to Borough Market? What were your favorite foods?
I would love to hear from you!
xx Jet Set Steph