Southbank Centre Food Markets

Southbank Centre Food Markets

Southbank Centre Food Markets
4.5
Flea & Street MarketsFarmers Markets
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
In the mood for an authentic taste of Ethiopia, Thailand, Venezuela or beyond? Craving a burger; looking for an indulgent sweet treat? We've got you covered. We're open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays from lunch onwards. Find us on Southbank Centre Square (located on the Waterloo Station side of the Royal Festival Hall).
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Neighborhood: Southbank
Big time attractions such as the London Eye and a thriving theatre scene (compliments of the National Theatre and the Young Vic) are but a few of the reasons that Southbank is such a collectively cherished part of town. With plenty of family friendly activities and venues lined up along a pedestrianized river bank between Westminster Bridge and Waterloo Bridge, visitors can always expect a casual and festive atmosphere. On top of all the fun stuff to do at Southbank is the opportunity to simply sit back and admire photo-op views of iconic landmarks like Parliament and St Paul's Cathedral, just on across the Thames.
How to get there
  • Waterloo • 4 min walk
  • Embankment • 6 min walk
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M_InTheCity
London, UK33 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Most stalls were over priced, the stall staff all seemed a bit fed up, the area was generally quite dirty and littered, not really anywhere to sit once you get your food, and the area just generally felt soulless. I’m guessing they expect people to be too drunk to notice all these things. Or maybe too high like the teenagers sat round the corner smoking weed near the beers stall.

Only giving it 3 stars as we bought food from Pabellon (Venezuelan food) and it was delicious although hugely overpriced (£10 for a small meal in a bun is a lot!). However the sweet potatoe fries and garlic sauce were 10/10.

Do avoid the Indian snack stall, they were just plain rude and their food looked of poor quality anyway (nothing artisan or special, you could get it in Asda).

We came with our kids and there really wasn’t much for them here. Though the giant silver teapot installation was fun for them to look at.

Really guys I wouldn’t recommend this market, there’s much better food markets across London worth a visit, and this just doesn’t cut the mustard. South bank need to improve this tired, dreary food market, which felt like it had reputation that didn’t match reality.
Written August 18, 2021
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Cyberwho
264 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
My wife and I enjoyed lunch here whilst in London celebrating our wedding anniversary.
There is a great selection of food styles, with choices to suit a wide range of people.

The food we had was good quality and very tasty. We both tried the Chicken Katsu Curry, the portion was generous and we felt good value for money.

Afterwards it was pasteis de nata and cronuts, which were also very tasty.

We would happily try the food market again, there were so many other things we liked the look of.
Written March 28, 2022
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Chris2006
London287 contributions
Oct 2021
Revolting hygiene - or complete lack of. No hand washing facilities for the vendors. Most food uncovered from coughs and sneezes of vendors &/or punters, also rain drops and good old London plane tree dust. No formal Hygiene Stars on any of the stalls. Food open to the birds that fly through the site. No displays of ingredients for those with allergies.
Written October 30, 2021
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Yes P
Singapore, Singapore647 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
Chanced upon this street food market whilst walking along a bridge (Waterloo?), down the stairs and it is within a corner. Near to the London Eye too.

There were lots of stall, with burgers, waffles, steak, Japanese n Indian foods, etc Had the kebab and fruit skewer with chocolate ice cream...Nice to fill up my stomach, the ice cream freezed up faster due to weather ??? 😆
Written March 20, 2022
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ancilperrine
Walton-on-Thames2 contributions
Jun 2022
Just had lasagna from Francesca's. They make it the way lasagna was meant to be made. And very reasonable prices. This stall has now become my favourite of the stalls. I'm going to want to try all of their dishes. Highly recommend!
Written June 3, 2022
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Julie H
3 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Lots of fun and excitement
The weather was nice which really helped but the stall holders were helpful and the food variety was great. The kids enjoyed tasting some new things
Would definitely come back
Just along from here is a great park for the kids to play on and is alongside the Thames River. We were advised to go on a boat ride which we did.
Written October 6, 2023
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chillcherry
Staffordshire166 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Not what it used to be.
Expensive fast food, grubby benches to sit at.
A little more attention needed, rubbish cleared, new seating.
Everything seemed to be £10….. I get that it is central London but rather sit in. Was looking forward to trying several cuisines……. But not at that price!
Written June 5, 2022
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Geraldine Q
Southall, UK79 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
Really enjoyed walking around Southbank. There was some dancing going on and a busy atmosphere. The food smells great. We managed to find a spot to eat our steak and chips! Best I have had in ages.. will be back again if it doesn’t change!
Written February 2, 2020
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Raff
Mollina, Spain182 contributions
Jun 2021
I love this place. Great food. Great dosa and dry cider. Other cuisines are also delicious.A great place to spend time with friends or family. Lots of good food and more.
Written August 20, 2021
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Iain G
Cheshire, UK957 contributions
Mar 2020
Pretty sure it was Woodward’s but one of the best burgers ever, loved that you could put your own salad on. So you get a great burger with layers of stuff that didn’t squeeze out, loved it. Some other great food around too.
Written March 14, 2020
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