The first four of 10 traders at the new Market Halls food court in Fulham have been announced ahead of its opening in May. It is the first of at least six new food halls, by one of Pitt Cue’s founders, Simon Anderson, to open in London before the end of the year.
- The headline appointment for the Fulham debut is Seb Holmes’, who founded Farang in Highbury last year. He will introduce a new brand, Thima by Farang, which will offer many of the pan-Thai dishes that he’s been cooking at the former Italian restaurant San Daniele since January 2017, as well as some new ones.
- Joining Holmes is Yard Sale Pizza — the New York City-style brand founded by Nick Buckland, Dan Spinney, and Johnnie Tate, that now has four outposts across north and east London.
- Speciality coffee will be provided by Davide Pastorino and Andy Well’s Press Coffee, which has been in operation — importing and roasting, as well as brewing, since 2013. In addition, Press will be serve a selection of loose leaf teas, smoothies and soft drinks from “independent and artisan producers” at Market Halls.
- Claude Compton, one of the founders of Fanny’s
PoshKebabs, which launched amid controversy, in Stoke Newington last month. Compton is not bringing kebabs to west London, alas. Instead he will introduce Claude’s Deli, a derivative of his neighbourhood restaurant Claude’s Kitchen in nearby Putney. “With simplicity and quality ingredients at its core and a passion for ‘real food’, Claude’s Deli will champion British and offer homemade bread and pastries, boards of cheeses and charcuterie and an abundance of seasonal fruit and vegetables.”
Six further traders are expected to be announced in three weeks time, before Market Halls Fulham opens in May.