Fulham Market Hall, the new food hall being created within the former ticket office of Fulham Broadway Station has announced the full line-up of traders operating from its nine separate kitchens when it opens in May 2018 .
Here’s the list in full:
Calcutta Canteen will offer signature home-style dishes from chef Asma Khan, who runs the successful Darjeeling Express in Carnaby Street. Dishes will include kati rolls and phulki, or lentil fritters, washed down with lassi or bespoke sodas.
Thima by Farang brings modern Thai street food from
a popular restuarant in Highbury run by chef Seb Holmes and Dan Turner, along with some new dishes designed specially for Fulham usig the very best Thai and British produce.
Claude’s Deli, from the team behind local eateries Claude’s Kitchen and The Tommy Tucker, wukk ve championing British food withan all-day menu including homemade bread and pastries, boards of cheeses and charcuterie and hearty soups and sandwiches.
Soft Serve Society, inspired by Asian ice cream parlours, first opened at Boxpark Shoreditch and is now coming to the Broadway to offer signature charcoal coconut desserts along with rotating weekly specials and bubble tea, shakes and sundaes.
Yard Sale Pizza, created by three friends with a passion for good pizza, already has four successful shops in East London and is now coming west for the first time to offer stone backed pizzas, dips, sides and drinks.
Smoked meat and barbecue specialist Hot Box, from husband and wife team Basit and Preeya uses a combination of kiln-dried Hickory and Oak in a rotisserie smoker to cook up tender, succulent cuts that melt in the mouth.
Butchies already has a popular restaurant in Shoreditch, and is now coming west and bringing its range of fried chicken burgers and sandwiches, buffalo wings and side dishes, along craft beers, ciders and cocktails – or if you prefer, extra-thick milkshakes.
Fanny’s Kebabs is the second offering from Claude Compton, along Claude’s Deli, offering chicken, lamb, veggie or vegan kebabs, fries, salads and flatbreads.
Ahi Poke offers perhaps the most unusual dish in the Market Hall – a raw fish salad form Hawaii, served in a bowl with rice, quinoa or kale and a choice of vegetable and sauces. Veggies aren’t left out however, with tofu available instead of salmon or tuna.
The Market Hall will also offer a bar, a communal seating area for up to 180 people and a coffee shop from Press Coffee, using high-quality beans from all over the world, and serving them up alongside loose leaf teas, smoothies and soft drinks.
“We’re very excited to bring the Fulham Broadway ticket hall back to life,” says co-founder Simon Anderson, “and think we’ve created something new and unique for Fulham and London.
“We’ve studied the local area and pulled together a varied roster of traders, from local favourites to street food stars, that we hope will please everyone. All of this under one roof alongside a bar selling the best British craft beers and spirits, open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.”
Simon and his partner Andy Lewis-Pratt are hoping that the Broadway Market Hall will be the first of six opening across London.
The prominent Broadway site next to the shopping centre, housing the well-preserved ticket hall dating back to 1880, has stood empty since the closure of grocery store Union Market in February 2012. Over the last five years there were various rumours about new operators taking it over, but none of these came to fruition.
Union Market (former Fulham Broadway Station) that has sat empty for several years is to become a food court called Market Hall Fulham a ‘Contemporary Food Court’ – similar to the one above Whole Foods on Kensington High Street. There will be 10 restaurants, sharing a communal seating space for 180 with a bar.
The Fulham Society has asked for the original signage for the station – which used to be called Walham Green – reinstated on the façade above the entrance to the former station.