2018 was a big year for food halls, with Cushman & Wakefield publishing their Food Halls of Europe white paper at the end of 2017, 2018 was a year where a number of food hall projects that we’ve been working on opened, as well as others which are now in the works…

We’ve written extensively on the phenomena that is taking the retail and leisure sectors by storm, and we’re clear that things aren’t going to slow down any time soon. So with that in mind, we’ve created our list of new food hall projects in London and the wider UK that we’re looking forward to seeing more of in 2019 and beyond when they open.

 

Mercato Mayfair, London

Mercato Metropolitana feels like an Elephant and Castle institution at this point, but the team has plans to turn Mercato into a multi-site brand, expanding through London. Newly announced is Mercato Mayfair, which is coming to St. Mark’s Church, Mayfair.

The church has recently undergone a £5m restoration, and the new food hall will cover 16,000 sq. ft. of retail dining and community space. Over four floors, the market will feature ‘cuisine counters’, a restaurant, a deli, cheese and wine stores, a coffee and gelato bar, patisserie, cocktail bar, a brewery and a flower shop, as well as a rooftop terrace with an outdoor bar area.

The food hall also has a vaulted basement which will provide the space for events, workshops and classes. Visit their website.

Mercato Mayfair

Kerb, Seven Dials, London

It might have left its home in the heard of Camden, but now, Kerb is looking to open a new indoor food hall in Seven Dials thanks to a deal made by landowner Shaftesbury. The new venture is set to take shape in the 19th century Thomas Neal’s Warehouse.

Opening summer 2019, this market will be spread over two floors and cover 22,000 sq. ft. in total. When it opens, it will bring together a huge range of local food traders and local businesses offering artisan pies, fresh bread, flowers, books and more. Visit their website.

Kerb Market Seven Dials

Boxpark, UK roll-out

Roger Wade, Boxpark’s CEO, was recently quoted on Sky News as saying that Boxpark is hoping to expand to 12 units across the UK. Meanwhile, he maintained that expanding to new cities across the UK and ditching old locations as the customer base gets tired of the concept was essential to its success. With Shoreditch, Croyden (the first covered Boxpark) and now Wembley in the bag, we’re excited to see where Boxpark travels next. Visit their website.

Time Out Market, Waterloo

There have been talks for years about Time Out Market expanding to the UK for years—it’s a bit of a white whale in our studio. The original plan was for the Time Out market to take a site just opposite Old Spitalfields Market on Commercial Street. Now, things are changing and instead, we’re looking at a 2021 opening for the newly announced Time Out Market Waterloo, acted on by Cushman & Wakefield.

The food hall will be over two floors and will contain roughly 500 seats, and be home to 17 of London’s most acclaimed chefs. There’ll also be three bars and cultural experience spaces that show off the best of what London has to offer. Based on our experiences in Time Out Lisbon, we can’t wait. Visit their website.

Time Out Market Waterloo

Eataly, London Broadgate

British Land is bringing high-end Italian provenance to a food hall near you thanks to recently announced Eataly London Broadgate. According to the official press statement, “Eataly’s original idea is very simple […] to gather all the high-quality Italian foods under one roof, where you can eat, shop and learn.”

This means “the best Italian products, restaurants, bars, quick services, exciting on-site production laboratories, and a cooking school.” On top of this, we can expect “many opportunities to learn about Italian food and culture though courses, guided tastings, demonstrations and special events.” Sounds exciting. Visit their website.

Eataly Bishopsgate

Market Halls, York

Market Halls has had a busy 2018 opening their Fulham and Victoria halls, with its West End hall to open in Spring 2019. While the London sites are interesting spaces and concepts in and of themselves, Market Halls have revealed they have signed to a new ground floor space at Stonebow House in York. This city centre space has been in contention for a number of months, with residents understandably worried about noise complaints.

However, locals have been warmed up to the idea of having this exciting new development right on their doorstep. We don’t know whether the concept will be a direct replica of what the company’s doing in London, but we’re excited, nevertheless. Visit their website.

Market Halls Fulham

At CADA we take pride in our world-leading reputation for food hall design. Check out some of our key food hall design projects below:

Ichiba Japan Centre

Lotte Food Avenue

Fenwick Food Hall

Food at Webbs

Peacock Kitchen, Emart