Elephant & Castle

Our first permanent site on Newington Causeway, Elephant & Castle opened in late 2016, on the site of a disused paper factory.

With an area totalling 45,000 sq ft Mercato Metropolitano is home to more than 40 vendors, a micro-brewery and a number of community projects.

You can try dishes from around the world at MM, created using fresh ingredients that are locally-sourced. To discover flavours from Italy to Japan, Colombia to Germany, Vietnam to Argentina, and many more, come and explore our MMarketplace.

Una Drogheria

Una Drogheria

Founders:
Francesco Barbavara

Type of food/drinks:
Gastronomy retail shop with a range of food and drinks available

Una Drogheria is MM's retail store, and it is a paradise for food lovers. In Drogheria you can find hundreds of high-quality products from all around the world to be enjoyed at home or at Mercato Metropolitano. Una Drogheria has a wide gastronomy section as well, where you can find sliced meat and cheeses from every corner of Italy and ready hot meals like lasagne and aubergine parmigiana. Inside the shop you will find a huge selection of wines and all sort of niche products that you can not find anywhere else, so don’t forget to check it out!

That's Food

That's Food

Founders:
Eva Fino

Type of food/drinks:
Cocktail bar

That’s Food is a truck that can be found in our second warehouse, offering fantastic Italian style cocktails. It is one of the first traders that joined MM in 2016. The selection of cocktails varies from one of the most popular Italian cocktails Negroni, to the fresh summer cocktail Mojito. In our camara you can find a second That’s Food truck that offers a selection of fresh fruit smoothies.

Turkish Garden BBQ

Turkish Garden BBQ

Founders:
Musa Akan

Type of food/drinks:
Turkish-style BBQ food

Based in our courtyard, Turkish BBQ serves chicken, kebabs and lamb ribs paired with salads middle-eastern sauces. Come to check it out!

Fresco London

Fresco London

Founders:
Cristiano Visocchi and Ernesto Aruta

Type of food/drinks:
Neopolitan pizza

Fresco was one of MM's first traders. Since joining in 2016, Fresco has been offering fantastic Neapolitan pizza, is one of the most popular foods offerings in the market. They prepare hundreds of pizzas per day in their wood oven, bringing the real essence of south Italy to our market.

Love Shack

Love Shack

Founders:
Jamie Chapman, James Davenport and Jamie Partridge

Type of food/drinks:
Vegan food and smoothies

We are delighted to welcome Love Shack, MM's first vegan only trading partner! Love Shack will surprise you with their delicious and funny recipes such as F-ish salad - a fresh salad with smoked carrots to replace salmon. Moreover, they have a selection of healthy and delicious fruit and vegetables smoothies to be enjoyed in the garden during summer.

Le Beefed

Le Beefed

Founders:
David Ruibal Romero

Type of food/drinks:
French-style steak and fries

LeBeefed joined MM in 2019 and delights customers with its French cuisine, including steak that can be paired with fries, salad, or even enjoyed in a French baguette.

German Kraft Beer

German Kraft Beer

Founders:
Michele Amedeo Tieghi, Felix Bollen and Anton Borkmann

Type of food/drinks:
Fresh beer produced on-site

The three young founders of German Kraft were looking for a dynamic and fresh environment to realise their dream, when they found MM in 2017. German Kraft produces its fabulous fresh beer at Mercato Metropolitano and has since became an icon of the market. The brewery produces fresh non-pasteurised lagers, IPAs and Weiss beer, and they constantly try new combinations to bring new tastes to their products. In summer 2019 they opened two additional bars in the main courtyard for the season. In addition, they bring a German flavour to the market with German sausages and delicious goulash.

Gelateria Badiani

Gelateria Badiani

Founders:
Paolo Pomposi and Patrizio Pomposi

Type of food/drinks:
Authentic Italian gelato for the summer, and delicious crepes for the winter

Badiani began working with MM alongside the official market opening in 2016. Badiani brings authentic Italian gelato (not ice cream!) to London, and you can find them both here and in their second shop in Notting Hill. It is their first experience in the UK, but the business was originally founded in Florence since 1932, where it has been present ever since.

French Corner

French Corner

Founders:
Youri Michel, Romain Ribera, Romain Dreyfus and Thibault de Joliniere

Type of food/drinks:
Wide-range of cocktails, spirits, wines, beer, champagne, and a dedicated oyster bar

Youri, Thibault, Romain D and Romain R are four young entrepreneurs that chose MM to launch their first business in the hospitality sector. They bring a fresh vibe to the front garden of the market with their elegeant French cocktails, spirit selection and even an oyster bar as its French Corner's exclusive food offering.

Bottles & Battles

Bottles & Battles

Founders:
Franco Mancini and Daniele Marano

Type of food/drinks:
Italian style restaurant with a huge selection of wines in its Enoteca

Bottles & Battles brings an Italian-style restaurant to the market with its kitchen that faces onto our main warehouse, offering authentic pasta with carbonara, sausage or truffle sauces. Bottles & Battles offers a wide selection of wines in its wonderful Enoteca, where you can find wines from all around the world, particularly Italy and France. Bottles & Battles joined MM in 2016 as Franco and Daniele's first business venture in the UK, and in 2018 they opened a second store in Old Spitalfields market.

What’s on

Outside of mealtimes, MM spaces are places for the local community to live, socialise, and learn, thus ensuring the market is a hive of activity even in off-peak hours.

See what’s happening at Mercato Metropolitano, Elephant & Castle here.

MMusic

MM is not only an incubator of emerging food businesses, but also a place for artists and performers to showcase their talent.

In collaboration with YMX Music — the new music platform for artists — each week we host local performers, whether bands or soloists, who want to perform in a vibrant environment with a fantastic audience.

MMusic is held twice a week and is an opportunity not only to celebrate diverse, undiscovered musical talent in London, but for all of our visitors to enjoy music together.

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday from 7.30pm for great music as well as food. Come and enjoy the MMusic!

Our Site

Our flagship site on Newington Causeway, Elephant & Castle is built on the site of a disused paper factory. The site is owned by Peabody – one of the oldest and most well-respected housing associations in London, and a company that shares MM’s values of community, quality, and social responsibility.

These values are maintained throughout every touchpoint of the site; from the recycled materials to the no-frills layout. It’s entirely based on a sustainable economic model that is socially responsible and an asset to the local community.

With its authentic environment, MM brings out the natural beauty of its industrial buildings and creates inviting spaces for the community. Our trading partners use only the very best ingredients, always keeping their passion and artisan values at heart.

Find us

Mercato Metropolitano London is open:
Monday to Friday 8am – 11pm
Saturday 11 am – 11pm
Sunday 11am – 10pm

42 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6DR.

Join the MMovement

MM is inviting people, companies and policymakers across London, the UK and the world to join the movement to change food culture in the country. This is an open invitation for people who believe in:

Healthy, sustainable, living food made with rural, artisanal practices

Supply chains that prioritise quality over price and make good, healthy food available

The importance of community in cities across the world, starting with London