Last night I took a trip to Elephant and Castle to meet some university friends for dinner. We went to Mercato Metropolitano which I have been wanting to go to for aaages! It’s safe to say that I wasn’t disappointed.
Their website states that they are all about supporting the individual, the local producers and farmers. They also do lots of work for the community, helping to create jobs. All things I definitely support!
The market is located just a few minutes walk from the tube station so it’s really convenient to get to. When you first walk in to the market there is a large outdoor seating area with a bar where you have a choice of lots of different cocktails and soft drinks.
But inside is where the fun begins! There must be over twenty different stalls throughout the building with lots of wooden benches in the middle for eating and drinking. Each stall is a different cuisine from a different country so there is something for everyone.
There is so much choice – Spanish, Lebanese, Turkish, Mexican, French, Italian – the list goes on.
I couldn’t decide between Spanish tapas, some amazing falafel, halloumi and hummus wraps or Argentinian cuisine. In the end the spicy chorizo won and I went for the Argentinian food!
I got spicy chorizo with sweet potato fries and salad and it was delicious! One of my friends went for the falafel wrap and said it was great too.
Although we didn’t have dessert there was a lot on offer, including churros and Italian gelato.
There are some cute smaller bars in camper vans dotted round the venue and there is a big pizza oven for all you pizza lovers!
There is also a little shop where you can pick up some food goodies to take home with you and an enoteca if you’re looking for some nice wine.
I definitely want to come back here to try some of the other food on offer and visit the cinema that they also have. The prices aren’t bad for Central London and it’s a great atmosphere. We went mid week so it wasn’t too busy but I would imagine that on a Friday or at the weekend it could get quite busy. It is open from 11am every day except Monday so there is no excuse not to visit – whether its for lunch, dinner or just a snack!
Have you ever been to the Mercato Metropolitano? Let me know in the comments!