The Edwardian booking office that served Fulham Broadway Underground station before today’s shopping-centre entrance rendered it redundant makes an imposing centrepiece at Market Hall. The dark wood surrounds have now been repurposed as a food and drink destination with nine individual kitchens – although the vibe is less cool street food, more shopping-mall food court.
Still, there are some decent traders, and you can mix-and-match your way around to create a fun lunch or no-fuss supper, with seating on high stools at communal benches. We’d recommend the gai prik at Farang spin-off Thima – pimped-up chicken nuggets in a tongue-pricking fish-sauce glaze – the omelette kati rolls at Calcutta Canteen – part dosa, part tortilla – and a cup of matcha ice cream from Soft Serve Society.
To drink, the old ‘tickets and assistance’ windows are where to order distinctly current sips: Pisco Sour, Mezcal Margarita; an Elijah Craig 12 Old Fashioned; or half a dozen draft crafts on rotation and a dozen good wines that won’t break the bank.
Further Market Halls are due at Oxford Circus and Victoria. It’s a nice – and child-friendly – idea for quick, quality cheap eats.
Interior image by Jim Stephenson