Fancy doing something different this festive season? When it comes to planning your Christmas and New Year get-togethers with family and friends, and you’re looking for a memorable dining experience, there’s one place in east London that has it all, and that’s Spitalfields Market! Let’s explore some of the diverse and vibrant eateries this merry market has to offer so you can make sure this holiday season is truly unforgettable.
Spitalfields Market is nestled in the heart of London’s East End, brimming with community spirit and steeped in history. As such a culturally diverse location, it stands to reason that what it has to offer on a food and dining level is going to deliver a spectacular array of tastes and experiences to suit a whole variety of eager palettes.
Whether you’re bringing the whole family together for that special once-a-year treat, or you’re looking for something a little more intimate, you’re sure to find it at Spitalfields Market. And of course, it’s not just about the eating, it’s all about the amazing location, surrounded by fabulous traders and glistening with Christmas spirit! So make a day of it, enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner together, and take some time to browse the market in between. What could be better at this time of year?!
If Christmas time is family time then look no further than Giraffe, the place of positive vibes and happy people. This is a family-friendly restaurant where the menu really does offer something for everyone.
There’s a kids activity pack to keep the little ones occupied whilst you tuck into your festive fayre, plus they’ve created a magical festive menu which caters for everyone, including delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. It just has to be experienced!
A gastropub is the ideal setting for friends and family who fancy making a whole night of it. A meal followed by drinks in a wonderful setting is what’s on offer at The Grocer, the home of fresh pub food, locally brewed cask ales and fine wine.
Steak and stout pie, sausage and mash and a traditional Sunday roast are just some of the hearty options that jump out from the menu, and there’s plenty to satisfy the sweet tooth too, from Christmas pudding with vanilla ice cream to apple and fig crumble and sticky toffee pudding. There’s also a special Christmas Feast menu featuring three courses for a very respectable £35. Plus, with Liverpool Street station just a five-minute walk away, it’s one of those places that’s ideally located too. Perfect!
If your festive party style tends to sway more towards all-night bar-hopping rather than settling down for the evening to a convivial meal and warm conversation, you’re still going to need somewhere to stop off and grab some sustenance. The thing about fast food is that it doesn’t need to be unhealthy any more, especially if you head to Leon.
Leon is where you’ll find a menu dedicated to seasonality, with ingredients from trusted farms, rich in good sugars, good fats and superfoods. It’s naturally fast food, bursting with goodness and flavour. If you’re feeling festive, tuck into a Christmas wrap or a turkey curry, and as a treat for vegans and those on a gluten-free diet, how about a mince pie? On a special dietary note, there’s a huge range of tempting choices, from the gluten-free love burger to the vegan lentil masala and a heap of options at less than 500 calories. At Leon, there really is so much to keep you going while you party on!
Calling all wine aficionados, here’s something just for you! Bedales Wines is nestled in the centre of the mall at Spitalfields Market, carrying more than 400 lines of wine. It’s a charming cosy nook that offers more than just wine, but for connoisseurs, this really is the place to be this festive season.
On Market Mondays, all bottles of wine are discounted when you treat yourself to a meat and cheese platter or selection of small plates, and on selected Sundays, there’s London’s only pub quiz for winos. It’s truly unique! If you’re the type who prefers to dine with an exclusive circle of friends, why not book a private party and themed wine tasting session? Now that’s something different to look forward to over the holidays.
Spitalfields Market makes the ideal destination for all your festive party bookings this holiday season. Many restaurants are taking bookings for Christmas and New Year parties, and they’re ready to welcome you any time in between with all their fabulous offerings. Enjoy, and Season’s Greetings all!