Disappointed that your favourite street food hub has gone into hibernation for the winter? Thank your lucky stars for Flat Iron Square, a new food, drink and music hub that opens in Southwark on 22 October 2016…
Ben Lovett’s live music venue OMEARA, which boasts a diverse range of programming from indie club nights, to talks, comedy, burlesque, magic and much more will soon be joined by an onslaught of London’s finest food trucks and pop-up bars at Flat Iron Square in south east London.
The space covers 40,000 sq ft, encompassing six railway arches and surrounding open spaces between Flat Iron Square, Union Street, O’Meara Street and Southwark Street. Flat Iron Square forms the first part of the new Low Line in London’s Bankside.
Curator of the space and developer, Benj Scrimgeour comments: ‘I wanted Londoners to be able to come to a place with a mix of great music, artisan food and bars, with a vibe of European urban outdoor markets and squares. A space that will keep evolving and visitors keep discovering. It is a large site so we are able to explore many things.
‘We are looking at arts ideas and bringing in a flea market with vintage clothing and other interesting stalls. I started my first business, a mushroom farm, in these arches, so it is a fortunate and happy coincidence I am able to open them up again for a new venture following a great refurbishment by the Landlord, Network Rail.’
The notorious masters of pancakes, Where The Pancakes Are, are one of the collaborators to look out for. Stacks of buttermilk pancakes will be served with toppings such as berries and elderflower syrup or poached kumquats with blood orange cointreau cream, and waffles will be dairy-free and made with duck eggs. This comfort food is exactly what you need while diving into some mulled cider and wine from Bar Douro.
Also expect local favourites such as ‘South West Social Club’ from Gill Meller, Sam Ursual and Marcus Mumford, The Bar from Flat Iron Square with wine and cocktails on tap, ‘Burnt Lemon Bakery’ from Matt Dryden, pizza from ‘Baz&Fred’, contemporary Spanish tapas ‘EDū’, Mexican ‘Cantina Carnitas’, Southeast Asian ‘Ekachai’, Levant and eastern Mediterranean ‘Laffa’, ramen from ‘Tatami’, ‘Savage Salads’ and handmade Turkish dumplings from ‘Manti’, ‘Lupins’ sunshine food and last but by no means least ‘Flea’ at Flat Iron Square.
Open daily 10am until late. Flat Iron Square, Southwark SE1 1TD; flatironsquare.co.uk