Model Market | No Models For Sale, Sorry
Last Updated: 17th June 2019
Of all the reasons for wanting to take advantage of London’s amazing street food scene, the possibility of developing Ageusia – the loss or impairment of one’s sense of taste – is probably quite high up your list.
Because while there are obviously lots of reasons for wanting to enjoy as many of London’s street food offerings as possible, knowing that one day you literally might not be able to is clearly the best one. Frustratingly, however, the dizzying array of options scattered across London can often make it hard to know what’s good and what’s not, meaning that the simplest choice can often be to just ignore them all and head to Starbucks instead.
Which is where Model Market comes in.
Another bustling creation from the team behind Street Feast – a group adept at making everything easier for everyone by handpicking the best street food vendors and putting them all in one place, like Shoreditch’s Dinerama – it’s a new street food night market housed in an abandoned 1950s marketplace just off Lewisham High Street which, by virtue of being partly indoors (for when it rains) and partly outdoors (for when it doesn’t), is the perfect place to spend summer in London.
Over those warmer months, it runs every Friday and Saturday evening from 5pm-1am. Traders this year include Tucka Burger, Wandercrust pizzas, frozen custard desserts by Secret Nicky’s, Krapow’s powpow fish sauce wings from Northern Thailand, and a new street food venture from Great British Menu winner James Cochran – who’s bringing the goat dish from his Islington eatery, 1251, kerbside.
Beyond that, you’ll also find a wood-panelled rum shack; DJs all night; a gin salon; ‘festival-sized’ (read: large) cocktails; a wine bar in an old record shop; a craft beer den; and a rooftop cocktail bar…
We say no more.
NOTE: Model Market is open Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the summer. Entry is free before 7pm, or £3 thereafter (and free for NHS workers!). You can book tables for up to 10, and find out more, HERE.
Model Market | 196 Lewisham High Street, SE13 6LS
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