London’s Seven Dials Market to reopen on 7 August
KERB’s Seven Dials Market will be the first of London’s major food halls to welcome back customers when it reopens on 7 August.
Launched last September, the 24,000 square foot space has adapted its operations in line with government Covid-19 regulations and has also taken note of feedback from a customer survey.
The food hall will have modified opening hours in place during August and has rearranged its seating to provide more space between tables. It has also introduced a new online booking system and walk-in allocation to enable it to maintain a 250-seat capacity at any time. Table service, cashless transactions via click and collect, and custom KERB hand-sanitiser stations are also being implemented, as well as a one-way entrance and exit system.
There will be seven food traders operating during the first phase of opening including Pick & Cheese, Club Mexicana, Nanban, Yum Bun, Truffle, El Pollotte and Strozapretti. In addition to each operator’s menu, there will be special menus available on Mondays in addition to ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme deals. The market’s bar offering will also be available.
Founder of KERB and Seven Dials Market Petra Barran said: “We’ve got this gorgeous, soaring, double-height, space that’s just been sitting there, redundant, and it needs life and soul and food in it! So, after months uncertainty we are taking the plunge and opening our doors to share our passion for food once again.”
The reopening follows news of plans for temporary timed road closures throughout Seven Dials that will come into effect from 5 August. Working in partnership with Camden Council, Shaftesbury will use the initiative to put pedestrians and cyclists first during core daytime trading hours.
Charles Owen, portfolio executive at Shaftesbury, said: “The reopening of Seven Dials Market is a significant step to further propel the post-lockdown momentum throughout our streets. Since its launch last year, the unique undercover food hall has served as a beating heart for the host of retailers and restaurants throughout Seven Dials. With KERB bringing the space to life again, alongside our planned timed road closures throughout the surrounding streets, we can ensure that visitors can feel confident when returning to Seven Dials.”
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