We’ve seen some truly excellent restaurants open in railway arches over the last few years so we’re really pleased to see that Deptford is the latest area to utilise the space below the tracks for a new food, drink and retail project.
Deptford Market Yard is set to be one of the most ambitious of these initiatives to date. The project will house 14 arches of food, drink and retail within the renovated historic railway arches next to Deptford station.
The proposed drinking and dining offer is impressive and will include:
- Frankie Goes to Bollywood - Indian inspired fast food
- The Cheese Truck - Popular Maltby Street traders serving up cheese sandwiches and craft beer
- Mama’s Jerk - Jamaican street food specialists and Streetfeast regulars
- Dirty Apron – A Deptford based supper club turned all-day eatery
- Little Nan’s - The first permanent site for this popular cocktail popup
In addition to the above, Deptford Market Yard will be home to a regular weekend market and will also add further retail spaces - all to be announced at a later date.
It’s not all just eating and drinking down this way however. Visitors will also find Childs Draw, a creative studio from a local artist, Circus Fit - a studio which offers circus aerial fitness classes and Plain Bear - a local clothing outfit specialising in items made with African prints. However, if all you’re after is a coffee and pastry, then you’ll also be taken care of - Lomond Coffee will be open all week, roasting and serving their very own blend – the first opening of its kind in this part of London.
The Market Yard will offer a platform for local businesses to reach a wider audience and aims to build upon the thriving market and independent spirit found in this up and coming part of London.
Businesses at Deptford Market Yard have already started to open at 133 Deptford High St, London SE8 4NS and all of them will be fully operational by the start of October. Follow Deptford Market Yard on twitter @DeptfordMktYard