Londonist Reviews: Covent Garden Night Market

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Londonist Reviews: Covent Garden Night Market
Covent Garden Night Market

Yep, Covent Garden’s Night Market is on for every Thursday (4pm-10pm) and Friday (12pm-9:00pm) this month (so, ya got this week and next to check it out). Londonist made it over there on Friday, and we were actually impressed by the range of yummy goodies available for purchase.

Many of the usual suspects of London’s food market scene were on hand for the market – and we were glad to see more than a few of ‘em there. We happily queued up for a bratwurst from the German Deli as well as for some take home chutneys and pickles from Café Spice Namaste. Foodie favourites such as Gujarati Rasoi, with its phenomenal vegetarian Indian treats, British cheesemongerin’ Neal’s Yard, and a whole heap of other quality food vendors to make everybody’s tum-tum gleeful.

In addition to the actual market, a series of "Kitchen Theatres" take place every Friday at 7pm on the west end of Covent Garden. This past Friday the Hairy Bikers entertained and cooked for lots of spectators. This Friday’s celebrity chef is Willie Harcourt-Cooze, “the modern day Willie Wonka, famed for his 100% pure Venezuelan Black chocolate” and the 29th will see St John head chef, Fergus Henderson, sharing from his famous book, “Nose to Tail Eating”.

You can read a whole lot more about last Friday in a recent post on the Trusted Places blog. Enjoy!

Photography by Chris Osburn

Last Updated 18 August 2008