Kerb Seven Dials Market is one of the most exciting additions to London’s food scene of 2019. Check out our ultimate guide to the street food market below, so you can adequately prepare for your visit – make sure you turn up hungry.
What is Kerb Seven Dials Market and when does it open?
Kerb Seven Dials Market opened its doors on 7 September 2019.
It is the first indoor, bricks-and-mortar site for street food pros Kerb, who already operate five street food markets across London. There are a total of 13 food traders at the space, which is found inside a former banana warehouse that spans 23,000 sq ft. The market will be open seven days a week, with traders serving food from 11am-11pm Monday to Saturday, and from midday until 10.30pm on Sundays.
This is the first central London outpost for Kerb, whose other locations can be found in King’s Cross, West India Quay, St Katharine’s Docks, Paddington and at the Gherkin.
Where is Kerb Seven Dials Market?
Kerb Seven Dials Market is found on Earlham Street (WC2H 9LX) in Covent Garden in an expansive warehouse that used to be a place for importers to store bananas. The space is Kerb's flagship London site and sits right opposite culinary heavyweights such as Neal's Yard Dairy, The Barbary and St John Bakery.
Kerb Market restaurants: Where to eat
Seven Dials Market features a total of 13 food traders, spanning a range of cuisines and styles. Check out all of the featured restaurants below:
Much-loved sandwich shop Monty’s sadly had to close its bricks and mortar site in Hoxton at the end of July, but now the restaurant has been resurrected just a few months later at Kerb Seven Dials Market. The new site serves up Monty’s signature Reuben salt beef sandwiches and New York-style egg creams, alongside new additions such as open-faced bagels.
Seafood-focused Claw started out life as a street food vendor, before graduating to a permanent site in Carnaby. Now, the restaurant has returned to its roots, closing the Soho site, and settling into Seven Dials Market. On the menu expect Claw's signature lobster roll, while new additions will include a decadent lobster mac ‘n’ cheese and a shrimp roll, which you can pair with fries.
Pick ‘n’ Cheese
From the team behind Camden’s The Cheese Bar, this restaurant is the first in London to feature a cheese conveyor belt. At Pick 'n' Cheese, you’ll find 25 different kinds of cheese presented on a fully-functional 40-metre long conveyor belt. The featured cheeses are exclusively British, and diners can pick their chosen cheese straight from the electronic track.
The Franco Manca restaurant group is known for its affordable and delicious pizzas, but this new outpost from the team instead focuses on pasta. Diners here can expect to feast on a selection of handmade pastas, including the namesake strozzapreti which features a four cheese fonduta sauce and herb-infused oil. Antipasti and Italian-style desserts are also on hand.
This vegan street food concept serves plant-based takes on classic Mexican dishes. Expect to chow down on dishes such as tacos filled with jackfruit or ‘fish’ made from tofu, while more substantial bites include a Mexican fried ‘chicken’ burger and a vegan cheeseburger. For dessert, try a dark chilli chocolate tart or a vegan ice cream sandwich.
Yum Bun is the place to go if you’re looking for the pillowy softness of a steamed bao bun. Fillings to try here include the tempting likes of slow-roasted pork belly, panko-breaded cod and Japanese-style fried chicken. You can pad out your meal with Yum Bun’s selection of steamed dumplings or the fries with seaweed seasoning and black bean and garlic mayo.
Rice Guys (formerly known as Yin)
Already operating at other Kerb markets, Rice Guys bills itself as a street food truck serving Chinese comfort food. The signature dish is the smoky barbecue pork, which is marinated for 24 hours and served on a bed of purple rice. All of Rice Guys dishes are free of colouring, preservatives and artificial flavouring, while there are also vegan and gluten-free options.
Serving fresh British seafood, Ink is where to head when you’re in need of good old fish & chips. The signature dish of battered sea bream is served with tripled-cooked chips and homemade tartare sauce, while crispy salt and pepper squid is tossed in soy and sesame dressing and served with a selection of pastel mayonnaise dips.
Square Root Soda
All that street food will require something to wash it down with, and that’s where Square Root Soda comes in. Taking on the soft drinks market – wave adios to Coca Cola and say sayonara to 7 Up – Square Root serves up the likes of Ginger Beer and Blackcurrant Soda, as well as non-alcoholic versions of classic tipples, such as a Gin & Tonic.
Big Shot Coffee & Donuts
Tell your dentist to look away now, as they’re probably not the biggest fan of coffee and sugar-dusted doughnuts. The good news is we can’t get enough of the stuff (and we bet you can’t either). At Big Shot, you can chow down on the likes of the S’more: a doughnut with dark choc glaze, toasted Italian meringue filling, milk chocolate sprinkles and Graham Cracker crumb.
We’ll give you three guesses as to what this street food vendor specialises in. Yep, you’ve got it – it’s a celebration of all things truffle, including truffle fries and burgers slathered in truffle sauce. Look out for the 7 Dials burger – seven cuts of meat including slow-cooked pigs head, a nod to the history of the local area.
Former MasterChef winner Tim Anderson already has a permanent Nanban restaurant in Brixton, but this street food outset brings his famous ramen to the Covent Garden masses. The dish to try at Seven Dials Market is his dry lamb curry London ramen, featuring those much-loved noodles and that transcendent broth.
There are plenty of restaurants serving fried chicken in the capital, but far fewer that come with a Venezuelan twist. El Pollotte spotted a gap in the market and decided to start feeding Londoners with the likes of guava-glazed fried chicken, served with sides of yuca fries topped with feta cheese, and an avocado and coriander salsa.
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