Hawker House Night Market

There is a new foodie night market in London.

THIS is the face of an excited (queuing) foodie:

Some of the city’s finest food trucks, popups and street food aficionados come together for a night of eating, drinking and Instagramming.

It’s every Friday & Saturday this winter and you are going to love it.

There’s every type of food you could ask for and 3 bars, so you wont go home hungry, thirsty or sober.

Smokestak served up some seriously impressive, sticky, smokey ribs.

Which we washed down with hot apple cider.

Before moving on to Yum Bun.

Where they’ll serve you rich, meaty fillings with cracking sauces inside pillowy soft buns.

In between stalls everyone chats, mills around, dances and chuckles in their little pockets of people.

It’s noisy, but in that almost electric, buzzy way that just makes everything seem even more exciting!

Baba G’s were serving up some seriously impressive looking Indian goodness…

As were Rola Wala with their “Runt Naans”…

Teeny naan breads topped with pulled free-range pork with ginger cucumber & mint onion pickles. Seasoned with liquorish root and roasted coconut; loaded with coriander, mango chutney and thin savian crunch.

Morito had some seriously jazzy olives on offer, with an array of other delicious Spanish stuff.

For me, the dish of the night was this juicy number; Lamb chops mechoui.

So good infact, it caused me to make this face…

If that’s not a “Sh…oot this is good! You have to try this!!” face, then I just do not know what is.

The event will spring up every Friday and Saturday night for the next 6 weeks.

It’s East, sort of near Broadway Market. Exact location here.

It’s free if you arrive before 8pm, which you should. Otherwise it’ll be £3, there will be an enormous queue and the vendors will have started selling out of all the good stuff (you may have noticed a lack of lobster roll pictures… this is why).

Wrap up warm! It’s nice and toasty inside, but bloody freezing to get there! Don’t worry, there’s a cloak room.

Take cash and don’t drive, you’ll want to make the most of those bars! Especially the hot one.

Most importantly… tag me in a picture so I can see what you’re eating!

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  • Everything looks so yummy, I might die

  • Lucy

    Oh Rosie, this looks right up my street. I just wish I could reach through the screen and pick up one of those little Runt Naans! I love pottering around street food markets – you never know what you’ll end up finding but it’s bound to be something new and delicious πŸ™‚

    Lucy x

  • Absolutely must go. For lobster rolls if nothing else. Looks like it’s really worth trekking east for.

  • Oh Rosie you make me miss London so much! This looks good enough to warrant a visit back up from uni.. Will do my best to tag you in a lobster roll pic before I devour it. India X

  • Wow this looks amazing and perfect for the run up to Christmas! Those soft buns look really interesting as well- I’ll be sure to get myself down there soon to try everything!


  • Joelle

    I LOVE food markets! I’ll be flying back home from Aberdeen this week so might go with a few pals! πŸ™‚

  • I went on Saturday and had a really fun time! Those Naans were to die for! Unfortunately, I missed the lobster rolls as well – was a bit bummed about that! But it’s fun to relive the experience through your blog! πŸ™‚

  • Loverlee post! I love that there are more of these night markets popping up – and that some of my all time faves are getting in on the action!

    Shame about the lobster roll sell out, although unsurprising when they are so damn good. I managed to wolf one up at their opening at Borough market here: http://wanderlustandbake.co.uk/2013/07/03/b-o-bs-lobster/ Good excuse for a repeat visit I say?! x

  • Another thing to do this winter…I am rapidly running out of free weekends and I will be significantly chubbier in about 2 months time!

    Lottie x

  • Sounds amazing – I will have to head over that way one of these weekends; thanks for the tip!

  • Damn I wish I could get to London in the next six weeks but (not so) sadly I am having a baby next week πŸ™‚ Where is your necklace from? It’s gorgeous with that Uniqlo jumper.

  • That is one of my favourite things about London.. the foodie events that just pop up everywhere!! Adding this one to my list for sure. Thanks Rosie, hadn’t heard of this one yet!

    { Teffys Perks Blog } X

  • sophie

    looks amazing !! I’m going to take my sister and explore one evening πŸ™‚ also where is your scarf from its gorgeous and would make the perfect prezzie for xmas !! xx

    • jane

      I would like to know where the scarf is from too please!

  • Nichola Allan

    Ribs, olives, INDIAN?! Oh my goodness, my favourites all stuck in one location. I will have to make this a priority in my insane pre-Christmas schedule, for a fed-Nichola, is a happy Nichola.


  • Amazing I just love your scarf and the food looks even better! x

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  • Jannah

    I wentttt! And it was delishhhh!! AGREE full-heartedly on the ‘get there early’ advice…we got there early and got distracted by the hot drinks station (read: mulled wine yumminess) and did NOT get to experience the mac’n cheese which was devastating. Will have to return and prioritise eating!

    The only other downside were the bathrooms which were actually disgusting (so bring tp and brace yourselves…)

  • Totally making my way there this Friday! Thanks for the tip, Rosie!

  • This looks so delicious!! It sounds so exciting and I’ll be giving it a try when I’m in London end of the month πŸ™‚


  • This looks amazing… if I ever hit it up, I’m going to starve myself before going.

  • Addy London

    Looks good! Shame it’s soooo East! http://prettyordinaryaddy.blogspot.co.uk/ x

  • Andrea M.

    I am GOING! have just messaged friends. This looks amazing!

  • Sarah

    This looks like an amazing little place! I don’t know what I would do if something like this happened near me, I’d be a million pounds!

    The Purse Snatcher

  • Becca

    I love Brick Lane Market, so I’m sure I’ll love this one too! I’ll have to arrange a little visit to London soon.

    Becca x
    Paradise Tea

  • Dana Hill

    Looks amazing! Love your outfit too. Where are your scarf and jacket from? xx

  • All these food is making me hungry. The buns, olives, sticky ribs nom nom. I don’t blame you for being excited, I think, my facial expressions would have been the same πŸ˜€

    Naaj Ronas Lifestyle

  • This looks like foodie heaven – those pulled pork naan’s are a must for me!

    Happy Monday Rosie xoxo


  • My goodness me! I’m so happy I’m spending at least 2 weeks in London over Christmas and New Year. Should have just enough time to pop-in to all your recent food haunts. x

  • Alex

    Looks so good! I love your coat, where did you get it? πŸ™‚

  • Sepideh

    Wow these look amazing! I think food trucks are SO fun! It’s almost like having tapas – you can get a bit of everything and get a taste!

    We just had food trucks allowed in Montreal for the first time in YEARS and I couldn’t get enough!


  • sadia malik

    wowww…whattay cool hangout place! Im all hungry now πŸ˜€

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  • saradujour

    As usual, I’m reading your blog at work, starving. Very bad idea. Everything looks delish & I love that you have a sense of humour about yourself!

    I recently dove into some incredible pizzas here in Toronto. If you ever visit you’ve got to give ’em a try! (I don’t work for them, I’m just a fellow enthusiastic foodie – promise!) http://saradujour.me/post/66639991910/famoso-neapolitan-pizzeria



  • This looks fantastic, so much variety! And because it’s inside you don’t have to worry about the weather. Perfect πŸ™‚ Bxx

  • Courtney

    Huunnnnggghhhhh. That’s all I can say.

  • Neslihan Y.

    Hi Rosie, all looks so yummy I missed London very much. I was there last year for my Master degree. I am thinking to spend new year there with my friends. Can you suggest me some nice safe and not so expensive places to stay? you can send email if you dont want to mention name here. Thanks a lot have fun;)

  • Can’t think of a better way to spend an evening! And I love your scarf! So chic and cozy! πŸ™‚

  • Darn, shame I haven’t heard about this earlier! Regretting leaving London for the winter a little now…

  • Lauren

    This looks amazing!!! Your scarf is perfect and I’ve been looking all over for one just like it…can you share where you got it?! πŸ™‚

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      zara πŸ˜€

  • Hannah

    Omg looks amazing. Now I need indian food, thanks a lot!

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

  • Oh wow. I need to go to London.


    Water Painted Dreams xxx

  • Jo Yum Dim Sum

    Every city should do big food markets like this. I wish I lived in a more vibrant one like London taaaan… my waist line is probably glad I don’t.

  • Saw the second picture and my reaction was totally “thats a camper van! that serves food! Out of the roof!” as a bit of a VW nut, Bob’s Lobster is now officially awesome to me (even if they did run out before you got some Rose) The rest looked very delicious, you must have been in heaven πŸ™‚ xx


  • Talisa Lauren Tossell

    I love your necklace! Statement necklaces with jumpers are a must during autumn!


  • Emily

    Oh my goodness- how fun!
    PS: Your skin is flawless. I would love to see a post about your skin care routine. (:

  • Hmmm πŸ™‚ mouth watering!!

  • anna robertson

    Hi! I love your blog been reading it for years, and look forward to each new post! I am heading down to London with a friend for a conference this Wed- early Friday and was wondering if you have any tips for somewhere delicious to go for dinner. We are staying on Bryanston st just off Oxford st. My friends a vegetarian (I know… she can’t help it :P). Would love any recommendations! (Sorry…I know this is the point of tripadvisor…but my mouth rarely waters at food reviews on there) Hope your having a lovely night! Anna x

  • Looks amazing! I wish I lived closer!


  • Bean

    ROSEEEEE (yelling at computer as though I’ve known you all of my life) – I’m moving to London! I’ve been transferred as a lawyer and will FINALLY get to go to all of the places I’ve spent years reading about on your blog! I’m an Australian and was wondering if I could trouble you for your top tips about where to live? I’ll be working at Canary Wharf so can you recommend some good (and affordable) postcodes (whole postcode thing is very confusing?!)? I’ll be using your blog as my map to the city! Sorry had to share this news with the only Londoner I know πŸ™‚

  • The slow pace

    I’ve just had breakfast but I’m hungry again!!! Everything looks so yummy!

  • Rosie, thanks for sharing this! I am trying to make the most of my year in London and thus I am always looking for new, fun things to do. I will give this a go, for sure!

  • Michelle

    how cool! photos and of course the food look amazing!


  • the ‘you have to try this’ face made me laugh out loud and disturb the peaceful slumber of one of my kitties. <3 love it that you can laugh at yourself.

    wish i were anywhere near london to attend the market!

  • Alessandra D’angelo

    love your little foodie face! http://rocknrise.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Emma

    I’m going this weekend, and cannot wait!

    It all looks amazing.

    Hmm maybe…

  • ohhhh, delicious! everything looks just so. good.
    xo, cheyenne

  • this is so going on my to-do list! morito’s is one of my favourite places in London, I love exmouth market πŸ™‚

    Katie x

  • Piccola Vita

    Rosie, you’re such a doll. I love your blog and every adventure you share with us. When I get to London you’ll be the best tourism reference ever.


  • Happyeverafter_Bride

    oh I hope this one runs again next year when I am living in London!

  • Connie Chase

    You should come up to birmingham and check out the Digbeth dining club – the toasties from the jabberwocky van are to die for!


  • Andrea M.

    Just as an FYI, I went to this last night (SOOOO GOOD!) but it was only free until 7pm, and then you had to pay for entry. Not sure if this is a new thing, or what but I just thought I’d give a heads up to anyone who might be looking through the comments and planning on going!