Mercato Metropolitano

The great thing with London, is that when you think you have seen everything, a new thing pops up! Whether that is a new Restaurant, Gallery or Food Market.

Mercato Metropolitao is an italian food market that has just opened in Elephant and Castle, a mere stone’s throw away from the wonderful Borough Market.

This is the third market of theirs to open, the others being in Milan and Turin.

The area is split into 3 sections. An indoor food hall, an outdoor seating area with popup vans/stalls and an italian supermarket.

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The food hall has italian food covered. From gelato to fresh pasta to wood fired pizzas, cured meats and even an enoteca..

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You’d be hard to find a wine you didn’t like in this enoteca.

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The gnocci chips were an interesting find, kind of like ‘crispy clouds’.

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I settled on trying an italian cheese selection first.

A mini Ricotta, a Salmon Stracciatella and a Melanzane Caprese.

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They were all lovely, but the salmon was the winner!

Next stop, Pizza…

A beautiful, freshly made woodfired pizza. You don’t need me to tell you that this is as good as it gets.

But it DOES get better…

Onward to the Gelato.

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I went for the Buontalenti. Which is a cream flavour (No Vanilla or extra flavourings).

Hands down, the BEST gelato i have ever had!

I do not use this term lightly!

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The supermarket delights were amazing! Great for eat in or takeaway nibbles with friends. (with a catch up and bottle of wine of course!).

With the help of one of the friendly assistants, i was recommended a wine for me to try (i actually tried a few!) then happily wandered around the shop drinking it.

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(I didn’t carry a watermelon).

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Classes on cooking and baking are also planned which i will definitely be keeping my eye out for!

This is a great place to bring friends and family and makes a change from the pub. I’l certainly be back buying  coffee/wine/pizza… and more gelato (also sold by the tub)!

Visit the website here and they can be found at 42 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6DR.

Open Tuesday – Friday 11am–11pm Closed Mondays.

 

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