Food Halls are everywhere. Well, not quite around every corner but their popularity continues to rise and with London's latest opening causing a stir and the capital's ever popular Borough Market undergoing change (for the good) too, we thought it time to look at the latest from the Food Hall scene.
Launching earlier this summer, Arcade Food Hall at Centre Point, Tottenham Court Road, got off to mixed acclaim. A fairly damning national review created added intrigue on what had until then been a highly rated and seemingly successful opening. In its positive spin, the halls were described early on by London Eater as 'more than a food court, it's a food theatre', and Arcade Food Hall is home to some of the most instagrammable eateries going. Tóu, TāTā Eatery's spin-off sandwich brand, with their Katsu Sando's; a pop-up branch of 75-year-old Soho Italian Deli Lina Stores; Chotto by Chotto Matte - serving up it's twist on Nikkei cuisine; Islington's popular Pophams Bakery; and Oklava serving up its desired modern Turkish cuisine, to name just a few of the seven open kitchens, three bars, bakery and coffee counters.
Arcade Food Hall joins Spitalfields' The Kitchen, Seven Dials' Kerb Market and Victoria's Market Halls as the latest halls to adorn the London foodie scene - joining the stalwarts such as Leatherlane, Maltby Street and Borough Market.
We covered the latest openings in the Food Hall scene this summer over on the tfptrendhub. Take a look at the full menuwatching report here profiling some of the most exciting halls around the UK and further afield.
Find out more about Arcade Food Theatre on its website.