Model Market

in a nutshell

The creation of cult street food curators Street Feast, Model Market is a haven for foodies who like their street food with a side serving of fun. Located in Lewisham in South East London every Friday and Saturday from 5pm-1am, this is Street Feast’s latest opening offering, with a real party atmosphere and a whole lot of amazing food to tuck into in this super sociable space.

Giving visitors the opportunity to "eat the world without leaving Zone 2", Model Market is home to 15 fantastic vendors, serving everything from twisted Indian street food, the best steamed buns this side of Taiwan, moreish Mexican tastiness and legendary barbeque fare. For those in need of a tipple or two, Model Market boast five distinct bars, including the rooftop Lewisham High Line and "wine and vinyl" bar Winyl.

about the market

Whether you’re hungry, thirsty or simply in search of a great night out, Model Market has been curated to ensure all of your boxes are well and truly ticked. According to the Street Feast team: "We’ve got your sunshine drinking sorted. Take a bar safari around our five watering holes - start with a giant festival-sized cocktail at Rotary Bar, grab an Uber Melon at the Rum Shack to enjoy on the Lewisham Beach, shimmy to the Slushy Bar for a Tequila Colada, and soak up the sun on the Lewisham High Line with an icy-cold beer. Finish at Winyl for breaks, grapes and grooves until 1am".

Your foodie requirements are equally well in hand. Rola Wala’s contemporary Indian street food is a must-try of their market, particularly their signature dish which includes: "Banging Chicken tikka on a tidy little 6-inch Naan roll - loaded with pickles, herbs, lively mango chutney, lemon juice, and crunchy chickpea noodles".

For a serious dose of meat, covered in goodness and served with scrumptious sides, keep your eyes peeled for the return of Mother Flipper’s "flippin’ tasty homemade burgers" and for afters head directed for the South East Cakery’s frankly insane Bronuts AKA "Bruvnuts - brownie-stuffed donut balls, served hot with double chocolate ganache & crushed honeycomb".

THINGS TO DO NEAR LEWISHAM

Whether you’re looking for things to do near Lewisham before Model Market opens at 5pm, or hunting for somewhere to continue the party after you’ve eaten your bodyweight in South East Cakery’s Bronuts, you’ll find plenty to entertain you in this trendy, upcoming area of South East London.

From a summery stroll through the charming Manor House Park and Gardens , to cabaret at the perfectly preserved 1950’s Rivoli Ballroom , there are all sorts of hidden gems in Lewisham waiting to be discovered. Check the Broadway Theatre’s programme for exciting performing arts, take a bus out to the gorgeous and quirky Horniman Museum for a dose of Victorian charm or find out when Millwall FC’s next home game is at The Den.

For more evening entertainment, the local Fox & Firkin is a welcoming pub with regular open mic sessions and lots of live music, while those in search of some more serious dancing should take a bus to Peckham to enjoy the neighbouring area’s thriving nightlife, with highlights including the iconic South London Soul Train and Peckham Springs.

For a less hectic experience, hop on the DLR to Cutty Sark and soak up the many attractions, museums, cosy pubs, glorious parks and charms of Greenwich. From the Royal Observatory and the Meridian Line , to the National Maritime Museum, Queen’s House and local vintage market , this is an area perfect for a day trip. Don’t forget to take a spooky walk along the Greenwich foot tunnel which runs all the way under the river to the Isle of Dogs.

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