It has been confirmed that restaurateurs Harneet and Devina Baweja, the owners of Gunpowder, Madame D and Gul & Sepoy, will open a fourth restaurant — Gunpowder Market Market — in east London in the spring of next year. Eater London reported that the duo were planning two new sites last month; the second site is thought to be planned for Soho, in central London. The confirmation of Market Market takes the rapid expansion of these relative newcomers to four sites in just over two years.
The new restaurant, which will also include a bakery, will open in the new One Tower Bridge development. An “evolution” of the group’s original modern Indian Spitalfields Gunpowder (their first restaurant), Market Market’s dining room will be inspired by Harneet’s native Calcutta, where he and wife Devina met, and will serve “their signature home-style Indian dishes, influenced by Harneet and head chef Nirmal Save’s family recipes,” alongside a brand new bakery.
Market Market will serve home bakes, including Goan sausage rolls and mutton sandwiches, plus orange and cardamom tarts, available either to have in or take away. In the evening, that bakery will turn wine bar, with a selection of new snacks: cheese toasties and pickles, and a pre-theatre menu which they say will be served from 6pm.
"We are really looking forward to the prospect of opening at the new One Tower Bridge development. We have some exciting plans for the space and can’t wait to open in spring next year,’’ Harneet said.