A feast for the eyes at Maltby street market

Last weekend I spent the day with one of my oldest and most fabulous BFF’s (and baby boy) while hubby took charge of the parenting reigns for the girls. My friend and I only get one maybe two of these days together per year as she also has three kids and not much spare time. She suggested we do something different to our usual format of a long lunch. We went to Maltby Street Market in Bermondsey, and oh my word am I glad we did. I think I might have just found my Mecca!

Due to my dietary restrictions there was some food I was unable to have but plenty that I could – or at least bits of a dish. Like the burger pictured below, London’s best apparently and I can see why! A generous sized beef patty cooked med-rare, smothered in emmental cheese and juicy onions, topped with the most divine pulled pork and a few slices of gherkin. I avoided the bread but gave the rest of it a good crack of the whip. It did not disappoint.

We shared the burger as well as a falafel salad box from Hoxton Beach which was a different kind of delicious. I indulged in a few tiny samples of truffles, brownies and cakes, the perfect amount of sweet for me after a meal these days. Hubby thoroughly enjoyed his bacon and maple syrup brownie that I brought back for him.

I’m already planning to take another bestie there for our Xmas lunch next month, and cannot wait. Think we’ll treat ourselves to some Little Bird gin cocktails next time round! I’m salivating at the thought of the food 😉


London’s best burger apparently – the ‘dirty little secret’ – it was pretty damn tasty!



goats cheese bruschetta on beetroot and avocado dip @ Avocado Cafe


cake cake and more cake!




gorgeous salads to go with amazing falafel @ Hoxton Beach


gorgeous french pastries, cakes and cookies


Bad Brownie home of the maple coated bacon chocolate brownie which went down a treat with hubby


independent micro breweries making artisan beer


Sit down options at St John and Little Bird

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  1. November 12, 2014 / 2:21 pm

    There wasn’t much room left after the burger and falafel!!

  2. November 12, 2014 / 11:54 am

    I don’t eat bread but was drooling over it!

  3. November 12, 2014 / 11:52 am

    Tee hee their salted caramel brownie looked divine!!!

  4. November 12, 2014 / 11:52 am

    I thought you’d appreciate that Sara! Already can’t wait to go back 🙂

  5. November 12, 2014 / 11:51 am

    It’s not sad at all, food is such a massive part of life! Luckily you get fabulous fresh fish and seafood on tap xxx

  6. November 12, 2014 / 10:48 am

    Oh no! You need to set one up lovely 🙂

  7. November 11, 2014 / 7:07 pm

    Oh, my goodness, it’s when I read posts like this that I become slightly annoyed with the fact that Belfast only runs markets like this at Christmas! That burger looks amazing and the bruschetta? I could have it right now, with some of that artisan beer! #MagicMoments

  8. November 10, 2014 / 3:07 pm

    My mouth is literally watering reading this post!!!! Food has to be one of the biggest things I miss about the UK (sad I know haha!!) sounds like a really great day xxx

  9. November 10, 2014 / 3:06 pm

    Oh, that looks fabulous, the goats cheese bruschetta looks amazing! How lovely to get out and enjoy it with your friend x

  10. November 10, 2014 / 2:50 pm

    That looks great and I think I would be heading straight for the bad brownies!

  11. November 10, 2014 / 1:31 pm

    I’m not too much of a fan of goats cheese (Well, I am bit it doesn’t like me much!) but that looks amazing!

  12. November 10, 2014 / 1:30 pm

    Oh my gosh, I think I would have just pigged out completely on it all, it all looks SO amazing. I need to find something like this locally 🙂

  13. November 10, 2014 / 11:23 am

    It was a little strange but really yummy! This place is definitely worth a visit 🙂

  14. November 10, 2014 / 11:18 am

    Maple and bacon is my fave food together and I wish I can taste that brownie! Looks so nice in there! Mecca indeed! #magicmoments

  15. November 10, 2014 / 9:58 am

    It was awesome, can’t wait to go again 🙂

  16. November 10, 2014 / 9:57 am

    Wow Fiona 100 burgers, hope they were yummy! This one was particularly delish, can totally see why it’s been given the accolade London’s Best 🙂

  17. November 10, 2014 / 8:45 am

    I love a good street market. I made 100 burgers myself yesterday but that was for our bonfire party, I can’t say I piled them up to look as delicious as the ones here, these look amazing. #MagicMoments

  18. November 9, 2014 / 9:05 pm

    Wow this looks fabulous! That beetroot and goats cheese looks dreamy and I tried the African Volcano stuff at Food Blogger Connect. Was fab! Hope you had a good grown ups day out.

  19. November 8, 2014 / 7:39 pm

    It’s fab Vicki, a real foodies heaven! I’m sure you would love it!

  20. November 8, 2014 / 7:38 pm

    It’s a really cool place, can’t recommend it enough 🙂

  21. The Free From Fairy
    November 8, 2014 / 7:36 pm

    Oh wow! I am jealous!! I am going to put that on my list of places to visit next time i am in London!

  22. November 8, 2014 / 7:17 pm

    I’d not heard of it before my friend suggested it, but i know I’ll be a regular! The burger tasted every bit as epic as it looks xx

  23. November 8, 2014 / 5:03 pm

    Amazing. I love these markets although I haven’t been to Maltby. I LOVE burgers.. That one just looks so good. I’m drooling… x

  24. November 8, 2014 / 2:56 pm

    Wow everything looks so heavenly! Wish I was there to try everything as well <3

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