The Market, a first of its kind, 20,000-square-foot food hub. Occupying the communal spaces across the 2nd floor of 22 Bishopsgate, The Market will include a restaurant and adjoining terrace, a modern wine bar, as well as a selection of food and drink offerings in street-food style kiosks and pop-ups that are continually rotated to provide diversity, new ideas and choice. The 450-cover space will also house an events and cultural area supporting a dynamic programme of talks, music and private events.
While The Market will only be accessible to the 22 Bishopsgate community during the day, it aims to become a destination that all Londoners can enjoy by opening its doors to the public outside business hours and on Saturdays. The Market will also offer food and catering services directly to the 12,000-strong diverse and active business population residing in the ‘vertical village’ development.
Designed to shine a spotlight on the future tastemakers of the British food and drink industry, The YBFs will source the varying range of operators for the kiosk elements of The Market, working with hotly-tipped culinary stars of the future in a first-of-its-kind collaboration. The YBFs have previously worked with industry veterans including Nuno Mendes, Yotam Ottolenghi and Melissa Hemsley with past winners of the YBF Chef of the Year award including Tomos Parry of Brat and Richard Falk of The Dairy. In partnership with the YBFs, leading hospitality group rhubarb will oversee the wider culinary offering and management of The Market.
The design of the market is being undertaken as a collaboration between two groups with international, award-winning hospitality experience and James Beard Award winners – New York’s The MP Shift and Brighton’s Design LSM.