Brompton Food Market is located in the chic neighbourhood of South Kensington, just around the corner from Exhibition Road with its many restaurants and cafes. With its proximity to the tube station and museums it is an ideal spot for a quick lunch or coffee break on a cultural outing – especially in their beautiful ‘hidden garden’ that is tucked away from the hustle and bustle.
I stumbled upon Brompton Food Market after having visited the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the National History Museum (an excellent annual exhibition for wildlife and photography enthusiasts). The outdoor seating arrangement with its heated canopy, sheepskin covered chairs and throws is lovely even during the cold winter months.
(The cute little dog that lurked through the gate waited patiently for her owner to return from the deli and had some excited runs in the adjoining backyard before being taken on her walk).
Brompton Food Market has a nice selection of fresh foods – healthy salads, sandwiches, pasta, soup, cheese & meat boards that can all be eaten directly in the shop area of the deli, downstairs, the back garden or as a take away. Rather hungrily I opted for the pumpkin filled tortellini which was served with freshly grated parmesan, olive oil and pea shoots on top.
Brompton Food Market is mainly an independent green grocer, deli, butcher and fishmonger where the owners David Turcan and Luke Mackay carefully source the produce on offer. Here you can buy rare breed meat, fresh fish from Cornwall among other delicacies and cupboard essentials.
Brompton Food Market, 33 Thurloe Place SW7 2HQ