London Street Food
In between London Bridge and Southwark lies Flat Iron Square, one of the biggest London street food areas! Situated under railway arches, there is a huge outdoor courtyard as well as an indoor food court.
We loved the London street food vibe from retailers such as La Nonna and Baz and Fred. Offering casual but delicious food, these traders (together with some others) will not break the bank.
La Nonna (meaning grandma) offers fresh pasta using traditional Italian family recipes. The open kitchen means you can watch the pasta being cooked in front of you. It is then topped with your choice of Parmesan, pecorino cheese and / or chilli oil.
We could not resist the Cacio & Pepe Tonnarelli with black pepper and pecorino emulsion (£7). The pasta was al dente perfection and the flavours were delicious.
The Pappardelle Slowcooked Ox Tail Ragu (£8.50) with some added chilli’s had great flavour and texture and was polished off rather quickly! La Nonna also offer Gnocchi, Carbonara, Ravoli (dish of the day) and many other options. To accompany our pasta we also tried the Mozzarella Sticks (5 pieces) with fiery sauce (£4.50). As you opened them, they oozed cheese and we liked the kick from the sauce.
All Shapes and Sizes can be mixed and matched at your request and you can upgrade to a large portion for just £2. They also have a lunch deal (12-3pm) where you can get any pasta, garlic bread and a soft drink for £10. What a bargain!
Baz and Fred were inspired to create their pizzas using the Chadwick Oven, designed by the sculptor and engineer Dan Chadwick (Baz’s godfather).
These pizza ovens (nothing like we have seen before!) are at the heart of their business. They reach 500 degrees in just 10 minutes, the same temperatures as a full-sized brick pizza oven. The best bit is they cook thin crispy pizzas in just over 3 minutes.
You can watch your pizza being prepared with all fresh ingredients and cooked in literally 5 minutes. What an invention! We chose the Chorizo & nduja: tomato, mozzarella (£9.60). The crispiness of the dough was fantastic and the flavours of the chorizo and nduja shone through. You can also add extra toppings to your chosen pizza for between 75p and £1.75.
Lupins restaurant in Borough Market is set over 2 floors and serves traditional British tasting plates. They have casual bar seating by the kitchen counter or a smaller, more intimate space upstairs.
Full review is here
Gentlemen Baristas are scattered across central and south London locations serving up delicious coffee, brunches and tasty bakes.
Full review of the Borough coffee shop is here
Flat Iron Square is a great place to head for London street food. The space is great, the vendors serve delicious food and it is has a chilled vibe.
East London Girl: Flat Iron Square
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