Market Halls launches its flagship venue on 15 November, following its pattern of transforming grand but disused buildings into foodie havens. In anticipation, it has announced 11 of the traders which'll be cooking up a storm inside the former BHS building on Oxford Street.
Here's a flavour of what you've got to look forward to:
Yatai by Angelo Sato
Inspired by Japan's roaming street food stalls, Yatai serves up sushi, chirashi bowls, and katsu-based dishes — including what looks like a gloriously eggy pork sandwich. Chef Sato worked under the likes of Gordon Ramsay and Tom Sellers, so he absolutely knows his onions (and eggs).
This Brick Lane institution is going west to treat Oxford Street diners to its NYC-style pizza. We can heartily recommend the Maria Flames (chorizo, ndjuja, ricotta, honey, and chipotle mayo, mm...)
Good news, vegans! Legendary plant-based restaurant Cookdaily is coming to Market Halls. Expect vibrant south-east Asian soul food, lovingly created by Laotian chef-owner King Cook.
Put simply, HotBox is where BBQ dreams come true. Out of its smoker comes Korean-glazed pork belly, smoked brisket, and spicy-hot link sausages, to name but a few.
All hail the Roti King, whose domain has spread from a Euston basement, to Market Halls Victoria, and now the West End. This is Sugen Gopal's third London restaurant, and the second outpost of Gopal's Corner, which serves up incredible Malaysian cuisine (think buttery rotis and moreish satay).
Get a taste of la dolce vita with the help of the pasta pros at Pastaio. Enjoy new plates like crab, chilli and rocket, black and white spaghetti, drizzled with homemade olive oil — and under no circumstances are you to leave without trying the famous burrata.
Oyster and anchovy butter, burnt onions, and a side of fire-roasted broccoli: rotisserie chicken doesn't get much posher than this. Good Birds also does chicken buns, for those who prefer fried fowl.
Fanny's Kebabs landed in Stoke Newington last year, following a wildly successful crowdfunding campaign. These wraps are a world away from what you might order, bleary-eyed and possibly slurring, after hitting the club.
Discovered China's favourite street food yet? Allow Pleasant Lady to introduce you to Jian Bing. These popular savoury crepes are coated in egg and stuffed with succulent, sauce-soaked meat, and are brought to you by the co-founders of Bun House and Wun's.
Last but by no means least, we have Baoziinn. The vibrant dim sum created by celebrated Cantonese cook Francis Law is exquisite, not to mention highly Instagrammable.
Stomach rumbling yet? You'll have to wait until next month to try them out at Market Halls West End, which also boasts a rooftop bar, and its own TV studio, in case you're up for a bit of celeb-spotting. While you're waiting, why not check out Market Halls' Fulham or Victoria venues?