The much-loved Southbank Centre Food Market is turning one year old this Friday 1 April, and the team and vendors are inviting you to celebrate with top street food, drinks and live entertainment. 

Located behind The Royal Festival Hall on London’s busy Southbank, the Southbank Centre Food Market‘s First Birthday is open to all this Friday night and offers free entry, giving you the chance to check out a range of popular street food vendors.
Hanks Po Boy's

Hanks Po’ Boy’s blackened fish baguette

What is it?

There’s a selection of street food for all tastes, from modern Malaysian chicken satay buns by Sambal Shiok, New Orleans-style blackened fish by Hank’s Po’ Boys and Korean BBQ pork belly rice boxes by Korrito, to decadent doughnuts by guest trader Crosstown. Celebrate with drinks, including World of Zing’s acclaimed aged cocktails, Elephant Juice’s fresh fruit juices, Grays & Feathers’ fine wines and The Hop Locker’s collection of craft beers.

To get in the party mood, there’s live entertainment from talented musicians and singers. And don’t miss award-winning poet Alex Gwyther, who will be chatting to visitors throughout the night and creating instant poems about people’s experiences of the market, which will be performed during the evening.

Sambal Shiok chicken burger and chicken satay

Sambal Shiok chicken burger and chicken satay

Best for…

Taster dishes and street food collaborations.

Don’t miss…

There will be limited edition collaborations between street-food vendors, look out for Vivia Crump who will be serving a new sausage roll combining her delicious pear, walnut and rosemary chutney with Label Anglais’ free-range chicken; and Dough Bro will be offering an exclusive wood-fired Neapolitan pizza topped with British cured meat courtesy of The Charcuterie Board.


The nearest station is Waterloo or Waterloo East.

Southbank Centre Food Market | Southbank Centre Square (behind Royal Festival Hall), Belvedere Road London SE1 8XX | Friday 1 April, 5pm-9pm | Free entry

Photography: The Gastronome

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