Four venues with a food focus

With the upcoming Fork to Fork Festival due to take place later this month (13 June), we thought we'd take a look at venues to hire which have a food focus.

The Cookhouse at Borough Market open in October last year
The Cookhouse at Borough Market open in October last year

Borough Market’s Cookhouse

Last October Borough Market opened The Cookhouse - a cooking and dining event space located in the heart of the market. The space is suitable for a range of users, including chef’s table dinners, masterclasses, tastings or photo shoots, and can seat up to 10 diners. The open plan design of the venue means guests can watch food being prepared in front of them.

Where: Borough Market, 8 Southwark St, London SE1 1TL


Street Feast’s collection 

Hawker's House offers a unique take on the Asian street food market

Street Feast’s portfolio of street food venues, which include Hawker House, Dinerama, Dalston Yard and Model Market, can also be hired out for events. There are a variety of different winter, summer and whole venue hire options, with Hawker House just about to open a new outdoor area for the summer, called The Land of Bamboo. Street food traders include Mother Flipper, Anna Mae’s, You Doughnut and Hanoi Kitchen. Capacity-wise Dinerama can host up to 1,000 people, while Hawker House can hold up to 2,500.

Where: Dinerama (Shoreditch), Hawker House (Canada Water), Dalston Yard (Dalston), Model Market (Lewisham)



Carousel is an event space and restaurant in Marylebone, London

Restaurant and event space Carousel is the permanent venue for experiential pop-up dining company Shuttlecock Inc. It recently hosted a Thai New Year-themed two day event with beer brand Singha, and has also been host to art exhibitions, film screenings, live acoustic sets and workshops. The venue features three different floors which can host guest numbers from 24 to 180, depending on the space.

Where: 71 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 8AB


Old Billingsgate Market

Previously Billingsgate Fish Market - the largest fish market in Europe in the 19th century - the venue is now home to a range of events, including exhibitions and parties. It has three main spaces, The Grand Hall, The Gallery and The Vault, with the venue offering 80,00 sq ft of space in total. It offers a range of catering suppliers including Food by Dish, Create and Rhubarb.

Where: 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, London EC3R 6DX


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