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Seven Dials Market, Covent Garden

On a trip to London I was interested in immersing myself into the city, its food and culture. I had heard from a few people a place called the Seven Dials food market. A converted warehouse building in the heart of the trendy Covent Garden boasting a vast selection of food outlets, share tables and artisans.

Why We Love These Markets

I have been a fan of such places for a while now. The 12 years living in Australia brought this scene to me and we would regularly attend a place on the Gold Coast called Miami Marketta a converted industrial which has now for nearly 15 years has been home to some of Australia’s best street food vendors and local artists.

Seven Dials Market Background

The market was created by KERB. KERB is a membership organisation recognising London’s most decorative street food traders.

Created by Petra Barran who herself started off with a small food stall. Whilst slugging away in her chocolate van ‘Choc Star” she started the exciting task or identifying and spotting local traders in the hope to bring it all together and offer London something new and exciting to the street food scene in what at the time was a relatively unorganized indsutry.

They Say

Seven Dials Market Website

We believe that the food on our streets should be filled with incredible, diverse, slap-you-round-the-face-it’s-so-good flavour, and that the talented traders behind it should have the best chance possible to do what they love, develop their businesses and, ultimately, succeed from the kerb up.

Petra put together KERB in 2010 and in 2012 it has become the leader in the London street food scene ever since.

And one of the major talking points of the company has been it’s Seven Dial Market premises.

Inside the Seven Dials Market

When you enter through any of the given doors at the markets the first thing you are hit with is an unbelievable mixture of the most amazing smells. The taste buds are as active as they will ever be and the urge to dive straight in is unreal.

The building itself is a 2 level building with a ground floor and basement one end the ground floor where the main entrance is forms a laneway which is lined full of dessert traders. Your drawn to every trader earmarking you treat post dinner. its clever having this as a main entrance because there is no way after dinner you are walking out of there without a tasty dessert.

seven dials market alley
The Alley Seven Dials Market

Walking in from here you look out onto a balcony with bars and food outlets hugging the walls and you look over the balcony and down into the basement where your see brightly coloured bunting, share tables and yes scattered around the outside some of London’s best food traders.

looking down at the food court
Looking down at the food court

The Traders

So now the fun part the traders.


Warehouse Bar – The main bar at Seven Dials serving up craft beers, wine and elaborate cocktails.

Bar Nana – A tropical twist serving the very best beers and cocktails.

Bar Nana
Bar Nana


Shuk – Israeli street food bringing the best authentic recipes from the streets of Tel Aviv.

Truffle – The smell out of truffle was so inviting. What more could you want truffles and juicy burgers.

Yaay Yaay – Yaay Yaay brings you the best authentic Thai food with it’s ever changing menu and street food delights.

Bad Boy Pizza Society – The name says it al some of the meanest and most delicious pizzas around.

Bong Bongs – Bringing a slice of Filipino street food of old and new to the markets.

El Pollote – Latin fried chicken at it’s best. Punchy flavours and great perfect textures that are simply irresistible.

Curry on Naanstop – We don’t need to explain this one. The smells out of here are amazing A1 yummy.

Yum Bun – Delivers some banging steamed buns packed full of fantastic flavours and textures.

Club Mexicana – I saw a burrito coming out of here and I think I dribbled a bit.

Pick and Cheese – It’s basically a sushi train of cheese a winos dream.

Oshpaz Dumplings – Uzbeki food in dumplings it’s unique and not something you see everyday.


Ong Ong Buns – This fancy Asian bakery is there to tempt the taste buds.

Deekenek – Some of the most inviting Belgian waffles I have ever seen. Contemporary and classic toppings your only problem is what to have.

Boolay Crepes – Creme Brulee Crepe cones if that doesn’t excite you I don’t know what will.

Soft Serve Society – This is not just soft serve, this is soft serve taken to a different level with some unreal and unique flavour combinations.

Wheelcake Island – These Taiwanese creamy treats are a must try necessity.

Getting There


Is there a entry fee into the Seven Dials Market?

No the venue is free to enter

Do the traders cater for all allergens?

The individual traders would be best to guide you on those recommendations. Links to the traders are above.

Is the Seven Dial Markets open daily?

12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
11:00 am – 11:00 pm
11:00 am – 11:00 pm
11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Is there take away available at the Seven Dial Markets

Yes all the stalls bar alcohol are available for take away.

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One reply on “Seven Dials Market, Covent Garden”

Wow – such a variety of food at Seven Dials. We will have to make sure we visit next time we are in London. Thanks for introducing us to this market with all its delicious possibilities!

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