39 – The 3 stars of the Southbank food market

I woke up on Saturday morning and felt like a big brunch but couldn’t decide what I wanted. My sister suggested the South Bank food market and off we went. Nice and early we got there before 11 which meant very little queues and lots of freshly made food.


As one must do, I tried samples at almost every stand until I decided to actually settle for meals. Here are the winners.

Heavy food champion
The Frenchie



I’m a regular here because they have a stall in Whitecross Street near my work Wed-Fri. These duckburgers are a little on the pricey side considering it’s street food but they are delicious. The Frenchie makes duck confit burgers in brioche buns with deep fried duck skin (the best part), onion chutney, and mustard, with a choice of blue cheese or smoked cheddar.  You can’t beat that combination – it tastes incredible.


My only complaint is that I feel they’ve become increasingly smaller  over time but they are still delicious and worth every penny. I warn you it’s pretty heavy.

Light food champion
House of Sverre


It looks like your average salmon sandwich but that salmon is pure quality! It’s so thick and tasty you can’t go wrong with it if you love Salmon. The salmon is flawless and I’ll leave it at that.

Last but not least…..

Sweet tooth champion
The Choclatier


British Water Ganaches by Aneesh Popat, the very nice owner who personally stands by his stall and takes pride in his creations. You won’t get healthier chocolates than these and guess what, it still tastes great. The water ganache is made without butter, cream, gelatine or eggs – how he gets them so sweet I guess is his key to success.


He provides chocolate and sometimes even creates special made chocolates for Michelin star restaurants and five star hotels in London. I tried an olive chocolate. I can’t say I’ve ever had that before but it was not bad and very interesting to say the least. Do try the salty caramel chocolate mousse, it was delicious.


Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX

Friday 12.00 – 20.00
Saturday 11.00 – 20.00
Sunday 12.00 – 18.00

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