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God-Tier Bun Slinger Departs Victoria’s Mega Food Court

Bunshop by the Marksman has closed its first and only outpost in Market Halls Victoria

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Bacon buns by Bunshop
Maria Nakhmanovich

Eater has learned that one of three “god-tiered” outlets at 2018’s biggest-deal food court in Victoria has closed.

Bunshop — a savoury bun brand created by chefs Jon Rotheram and Tom Harris of celebrated British pub-restaurant the Marksman in Hackney — is understood to have been replaced at Market Halls Victoria by the absolutely peak-Instagram ice cream brand, Soft Serve Society, which currently operates out of a container at Boxpark Shoreditch.

Bunshop, which according to a number of respected commentators sat alongside Koya and Gopal’s Corner in the cream of the crop, is no longer listed among the traders on the Market Halls Victoria website.

It is not yet known when Bunshop’s first outpost ceased trading, or whether it will set up elsewhere (perhaps at Market Halls imminent flagship opening on Oxford Street), but its last post to Instagram was on 6 February.

Bunshop served savoury, soft bread buns with fillings that included beef and barley with horseradish; curried lamb; Welsh rarebit; and bacon and tomato sauce. It was a novel, nostalgic Brit-ish concept that looked prime for a successful roll-out.

Bunshop’s founders did not immediately respond to Eater’s request for more information.


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