Twenty one years on from the rebirth of Borough Market as a retail market and important international food destination, the Market is celebrating its coming of age with a brand new look. Launching during w/c 11th November, the next stage in Borough Market’s evolution will see over 20 new traders opening in an expanded produce zone and the arrival of ‘The Borough Market Kitchen’ – a new large, communal, seated dining space serving up delicious hot and cold dishes from 20 stands, including Mei Mei, JUMA Kitchen, Mimo and Brindisa Kitchen – all prepared with fresh ingredients sourced from the Market’s traders.
Borough Market has long been a place for London locals and visitors alike to connect together over a love of great food, and it will now be even easier for customers to find what they’re looking for. Fresh, seasonal produce remains at the heart of Borough Market, and the expanded produce zone will enable shoppers to discover the best fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, dairy and baked goods, along with some unique and innovative ingredients from the Market’s expert traders. An exciting range of new and existing traders will move into the Green Market area, as well as maintaining their current location at Three Crown Square.
The new Borough Market Kitchen will allow locals and visitors to sit down at communal tables to take a break, share high quality freshly prepared food, and get inspiration from the 20 diverse food traders on different ways to use the produce on sale in the Market. Continuing Borough Market’s commitment to sustainability, The Borough Market Kitchen will be entirely single use plastic-free, with tables and seating constructed from recycled materials.
Borough Market is over 1,000 years old, and after being predominantly a wholesale market for many years, the Market in its current form was born in November 1998, when pioneering traders such as Turnips, Brindisa and Neal’s Yard Dairy started to sell their produce directly to the public, and the Market cemented its position as a world class iconic food destination.
The Borough Market Kitchen will be open between 10am and 5pm (Mon-Thursday, Saturday) and 10am-6pm (Friday) and is located in Jubilee Place, the Market’s current wholesale area. Once the kitchen closes for the day, Jubilee Place will revert back to wholesale operations.
Darren Henaghan, managing director, Borough Market, said: “Borough Market believes that food is for sharing: through creating dishes by professional chefs and home cooks; through exchanging ideas with expert traders and producers; or by simply meeting with others to enjoy eating together and creating memorable moments. The last 21 years in our 1,000 year history has seen us move from wholesale to becoming a world class public food destination, and it’s fitting that we celebrate our modern coming of age by expanding what we do best – fresh produce, expertly sourced and shared in a vibrant communal atmosphere.”