It is hoped that KERB’s bricks and mortar debut, Seven Dials Market, will “rival the best food halls in the world” with its West End location.
Opening in summer 2019, the market will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to Seven Dials’ 32 million annual visitors. Spread across two floors, the 22,000 sq ft concept will reflect the building’s heritage and bring a taste of modern London to the site, which was once a banana storage building.
Simon Mitchell, managing director of KERB and curator of Seven Dials Market, said: “We have been seeking a special space in which to launch a destination, world-beating food hall for some time, and there is nowhere better than Thomas Neal’s Warehouse – a former banana warehouse.
“The iconic building situated in the borough of Camden – where KERB was founded and is home to many incredible KERB events over the years – is the ideal stage to showcase many of the great food talents London has to offer.”
He added: “We’ve worked closely with upwards of 150 brilliant independent food entrepreneurs over the last six years and see Seven Dials Market as the next step for us and them in this journey. Shaftesbury has also embraced our approach to enlivening buildings and the spaces between them, but doing so in a way that creates positive and lasting connections with the local community. Seven Dials Market is going to be something special in the heart of London’s West End.”
Tom Welton, executive director at Shaftesbury, added: “We have worked very closely with KERB to help evolve their highly successful offer and approach to create Seven Dials Market. KERB has exceeded our expectations on every level with Seven Dials Market.”