Welcome to our first site in London, the original: Elephant and Castle. We opened our doors in 2016 and we are proudly London’s First Sustainable Community Market. Housed in a formerly abandoned paper factory site, we have built and developed one of the city’s largest undercover outdoor areas showcasing a vibrant space where everyone, of any age, can come together and enjoy authentic food together.
With over 40 independent trading partners, we are pleased to serve an eclectic array of natural, nutritious, accessible food and drink alongside an on-site micro-brewery, hidden music theatre and various community events and projects.

Our Site

Our flagship site on Newington Causeway, Elephant & Castle is built on the site of a disused paper factory. MM’s values of community, quality and social responsibility 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.

Opening Times

The Main Market

Mon: 12 to 11 pm

Tues: 12 to 11 pm

Wed: 12 to 11 pm

Thurs: 12 to 11 pm

Fri: 12 to 1 am

Sat: 12 to 1 am

Sun: 12 to 10 pm

The MM Grocery

Mon: 8 to 8 pm

Tues: 8 to 8 pm

Wed: 8 to 8 pm

Thurs: 8 to 8 pm

Fri: 8 to 8 pm

Sat: 8 to 8 pm

Sun: 9 to 8 pm


We operate mostly on a first-come, first-served basis, with a lot of our guests experiencing Mercato as excited walk-ins! We do however take booking enquiries for larger parties of 8+ people, offering space inside our Glasshouse and Tea-Room for 2 hours.

Please note we do not take bookings on Friday and Saturdays.

The Glasshouse is situated in the fantastic German Kraft beer garden, and our Tea Room is situated in Warehouse 1 offering a semi-private room off from the main market.

Our Trading Partners

At Mercato, you can find a wide selection of kitchens from around the world. All the dishes are created using fresh ingredients that are locally sourced.


Badiani: The Iconic Italian Gelato and Coffee

Duman Doner:Turkish Kebab

Fresco: Neapolitan Pizza

Little Sicily:  Arancini and cannoli

Lebanese: Falafel and roasted meat

Yuzu: Japanese Donburi and Ramen

Hermanos Tacos: Mexican tacos

The Italian Job: Italian Craft Beer

Guasa: Venzuelan Arepa

Argentinean Grill: Grilled meat

Champagne & Fromage: French cheese, charcuterie, and champagne

That’s Food: Cocktail Bar

Vietnamese: Noodles, rolls, and more

Steak House: Grilled meat

German Kraft: Fresh and Authentic German Craft Beer

Dez Amore: Fresh Pasta & Burgers

French Corner: Cocktail Bar

MM Grocery: Artisanal grocery products

Ethika: Cocktail bar

OshPaz: Traditional Uzbek food

Molo: Fish Burgers

Rice On: Korean Food

Karapincha: Sri Lankan food

Santo Kitchen and Wine: Tuscan Food and international wines

Wrap Mi: Bao

Tandoori Tadkaa: Indian Food

Rudie’s Jerk: Caribbean Food

Ceviche Bar: Peruvian Ceviche

We Love Dwogs: Gourmet Hot Dogs

Arnabeet: Modern Syrian Kitchen

Kapanna: South African Grill

Himalayan Dumplings: Traditional Himalayan Dumplings

TAM: Temple of Art and Music

Find Us


42 Newington Causeway, London SE16DR, United Kingdom

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