When planning a good friends birthday last week, I wanted to find somewhere with a great outside space, cold wine and plenty of food on offer, Flat Iron Square was the perfect place. Being located close to Borough market it had the added bonus of us being able to support the local area after last weeks attacks.
‘The ethos behind Flat Iron Square is to create a casual and vibrant environment where music, food, entertainment, retail and culture blend together’
With seven street vendors there is plenty of great grub on offer alongside three restaurants and a couple of food trucks which are all housed in the railway arches. With the sun blazing down it was easy to relax on the family style tables and benches and enjoy the afternoon.
On the food front there was plenty of choice from Baz & Fred pizza and Ekachai Thai through to Savage Salads and Cantina Carnitas Mexican. As you can imagine I couldn’t choose what to enjoy, after lots of deliberating I went for a delicious grilled Halloumi salad box from savage salad and Scallop Siu Mai from Ekachai.
The salad was really light, tasty and fresh, the addition of grilled halloumi made it really filling and a great carb free street food which can be rare to find and you cant beat a great salad.
When ordering the Sui Mai I loved watching the skilled chefs brilliantly churn out phad thai and dumplings at a the rate of knots. With four chefs working in such a small space, it really was street food at its best, great food cooked to order with delicious ingredients and served instantly. The dumplings were fantastic, served on a wooden bamboo boat with the added touch of a banana leaf and caviar on top.
All of our food was washed down with a couple of bottles of Rose which was made for a perfect afternoon. If you are looking for a great spot with plenty of food, music and arts on offer you will not be disappointed with Flat Iron Square.