Okay, I'm now looking at south of the river...London joke as I keep saying. Work went for leaving do meal and drinks at Mercato Metropolitano, the Newington Causeway. This is trendy space - yes, literally a huge space with food stalls, benches and tables, a brewery and a cinema/movie theatre.
It's feels like a new age, sustainable place for the cool people to hang out, with cool and exotic street food. A bit like a low rent Borough Market, but more exclusive in a way.
The food is reasonable for street food well basically the same old £5.00 to about £10.00 and there are lots of different kinds of typical street food, so Turkish, Thai, Italian, Greek, English, West Indian, East Indian etc...the usual suspects.
I had a Vietnamese summer roll which is basically rice noodles wrap with a vegetable or meat filling. It was okay. I just wanted something light to eat rather than heavy. I think I'd already had a big breakfast and there was lots of cake at work, so I'd filled on that.
The others opted for curry, and pizza.
It wasn't really easy asking if I could take pictures of the food without telling my colleagues I was blogging, otherwise I'd just seem weird taking pictures of food.
I think that is a tomato one.
It was a pleasant day as the sun came out to shine so after a while we went outside. They have a big outdoor seating area. Given they are regenerating the entire area, and possibly may opt to build more flats on the spot, I'm not sure how long this place would last. Who knows? Unless the Mercato Metropolitano owns the land or has leased it for the long term.
If you fancy visiting here or finding out more here is the link.