Food halls in London are booming at the moment. You can’t move for choice. It’s not just restaurants that can keep you well fed, food halls are bringing new concepts to the fore – and we’re here for it. New opening Arcade Battersea – housed in the all-new, very swish Battersea Power Station – has seating for 500 and 13, yes, 13 different cuisines to try.

Four new concepts feature on the menu that are all exclusive to Arcade Battersea, including Flat Bread by Thomas Straker; Siu Siu Cantonese comfort food inspired by roast meat shops in Hong Kong; and Phed Power, serving fiery food from Issan, Thailand. Here’s what dishes you must try (everything from tacos to gelato, char siu pork to momos):

Flat Bread

The Lowdown: Thomas Straker, who has spent the last decade at some of London’s top restaurants,
has launched his first new concept since opening Strakers in Notting Hill in November 2022. He has put all of his attention on his beloved flatbreads, creating seven dishes for Arcade Battersea, all smothered in his much-loved butters.

Signature Dishes: Chilli mussel butter flatbread, nduja with smoked burrata and honey flatbread, and confit duck leg with pickled onion flatbread.

Phed Power

The Lowdown: Phed Power offers the street staples of Bangkok and Issan – the food that Thai
people eat everyday Pad Grapao is the unofficial national dish of Thailand: chicken stir-fried with fragrant holy basil, served with rice and a fried egg to spoon into. As well as grapao, the menu includes Som Tam (papaya salad with a punchy dressing) and Tam Lao, every Bangkok taxi driver’s favourite, full of fermented fish sauce, rice noodles, chillies and lime. Miang Som Oh with pomelo and prawn is perfect as both drinking food and a palate enlivened. Lastly, another beer-crushing favourite, Neua Nam Tok (‘waterfall’ grilled beef) is served rare with roasted rice, chilli and herbs.

Signature Dishes: Neua Nam Tok, Som Tam, and Pad Grapao.

Siu Siu

The Lowdown: Cantonese Comfort food, inspired by roast meat shops in Hong Kong. Sorrowful rice, a
very popular dish in Chinese culture made famous by the 1996 film ‘God of Cookery’ is the star dish which includes oven-roasted char siu Iberico pork, finished on the grill served on steamed rice slicked with sweet soy, pickled mustard greens and a fried egg.

Signature Dishes: Char siu pork and sorrowful rice, prawn toast, typhoon shelter squid and char siu sandwich.

Leccami Gelato

The Lowdown: Leccami has an authentic range of Italian gelato ice cream and sorbets on offer
and are available from a standalone cart within the food hall.

Signature Flavours: Stracciatella, Tiramisu and Dark Chocolate.

Sushi Kamon

The Lowdown: Developed by the founders of Yashin Sushi, Arcade Battersea is Sushi Kamon’s second kitchen. Think proper comfort food with an Asian twist.

Signature Dishes: Grilled chicken gyoza with mozzarella cheese, and prawn tempura katsu curry.

Bebek! Bebek!

The Lowdown: Street food from the warungs and night markets of Indonesia. The menu is built around the twice-cooked crispy duck and chicken that Javanese street stalls are famous for, created using fresh Indonesian ingredients.

Signature Dishes: Smashed ‘Bebek Goreng’ duck, Mie Gomak Goreng – wok-fried beef and prawn noodles with batak pepper sauce, and Urap Salad – a fragrant herbal salad with green mango.

Tipan Tapan

The Lowdown: Developed by Arjun Gurung (ex-Fat Duck), Nepali street food stall Tipan Tipan is named after the variety of small starter plates eaten before a main meal in Nepal. Plates are heartily filled with traditional tipan tapans like momo, achars and choila.

Signature dishes: Chicken MO:MO, crispy pork noodles and shrimp tareko.

Shatta & Toum

The Lowdown: Shatta & Toum is a Middle Eastern shawarma kitchen. The menu also showcases a range of mezze including Barbari bread, hummus and bright green falafel as well as chicken shawarma bound together with toum in a soft khobez wrap.

Signature dishes: Shawarma and Falafel wrap, Barbari flatbread, Lebanese gunpowder fried potatoes and fattoush salad.


The Lowdown: From the founders of Sonora Taqueria, Michelle Salazar de la Rocha and Sam Napier have drawn inspiration from Mexico City. Mexa’s second kitchen offers tacos, its much-loved guacamole and chips.

Signature Dishes: Lamb birra taco, guacamole and chips, and pork carnitas taco.


The Lowdown: A North Indian fast food kitchen that showcases the chatpatta flavours of Indian street food – hot, sour, sweet, tangy, salty and smoky. The kitchen pays particular focus to the cult Punjabi makhani sauce.

Signature Dishes: Hero butter chicken curry, hero chicken biriyani, and hero podi masala dosai.