|The Artworks Elephant|
The Artworks Elephant opened a food and drink offer in Autumn 2014. Since then, it has become one of those favourite destinations of locals and foodies in South London. From a small group that has grown to 10 amazing local entrepreneurs serving food and drinks, the shipping container food yard has certainly received much attention from more locals and even tourists!
To celebrate this huge achievement, they launched a special Friday event that is held weekly which they call #FoodYardFriday. Most definitely, they stepped up their game with a wide selection of food and drinks combined with great music and art and so much more.
On a weekly basis, all these foodies and art enthusiasts as well as those who just want to grab a drink or two while listening and dancing to great music and appreciating artworks head on to The Artworks Elephant. The food yard space is filled with eclectic beats from it a charming bar and awesome guest DJs.
|Long Wave Bar drinks, 'Walworth Spur'|
A Southbank Food Market favourite, the Ladle and Skillet otherwise known as the Elephant Shack has been in the area for the longest time. Serving burger buns and hand-made organic flatbreads, locals are surely thrilled to grab a bite with every visit. Now any visitor who’s been there will tell you that the Elephant Shack food is just superb. Great finds include rare-breed steak burgers and Latin-style wraps! Drinks are incredible too as you can choose from small estate wines to Mezcal-based cocktails and craft beers. Nude coffee is also available.
|Elephant Shack: freshly made wraps|
|Elephant Shack's wrap|
This past year, Marcel and Sons opened a small black box gallery-style restaurant, which then became one of the most exciting foodie destinations. Their Le Cordon Bleu chef Randy shows off his incredible creativity and skills by creative his own version of classic Mauritian delicacies.
|Marcel and Sons|
|Marcel and Sons, Mauritian food|
Another must-try in this food festival is acorn-fed Iberian pork products from the Black Acorn. Owner Mario guaranteed it be the tastiest Chorizo roll of all time and if you don’t agree, he’ll give your money back. His knowledge in handmade and artisanal methods combined with his partner’s knowledge and skills are ones that were passed from one generation to another and has now given them a huge success.
|Black Acorn, Iberico burger in a brioche bun|
Chris, who is a local resident, comes in with Tasty Jerk, a family business specialising in Caribbean cuisine. Serving curry goat, oxtail, ackee and salt fish amongst other delicious dishes. Fresh and food that comes from the heart.
|Tasty Jerk chicken and rice & peas|
Surely, the aroma spreads across the area and you know that it comes from Love Fresh Vietnamese from the Camden Market that cooks with Vietnam’s traditional flavours. Deliciously fresh fare served by friendly staff.
|Love Fresh Vietnamese|
The Frenchie , a rustic-style French bistro originated from The Frenchie, one of the most popular London street food stalls. In the Frenchie Bristro, the menu has expanded to include the most mouth-watering classic recipes from France but this time with a twist of London including Duck Fat Chips, Frogs Wings and Honey-Duck Confit Legs.
Elephantastic Pizza, which seats 18 people in an artisan pizza restaurant, shares an area with an Irish sports bar that’s continental-style called Six Yard Box. Here you can get a craft beer in exchange of your Panini football stickers. You can even enjoy a game of table football or Father Ted Bingo.
|Six Yard Box|
The Balham Kitchen is on Unit 4 which is an expansion of the demand for them became huge with their stalls in Balham. A unique British Classic concept by a mother and son, you can enjoy a heavenly serving of BLT in The Elephant anytime of the day!
Wash down all the great food with a healthy weekend boost as you enjoy award-winning cocktails and cold-pressed juices at the UK Juicing Championship winning Spark.
For many generations now, the Elephant and Castle has been associated with Baldwin’s Sarsaparilla, the “Walworth Spur”, a signature cocktail based on this fact, can be found at Long Wave Bar which will definitely be the best conclusion to your Friday. Enjoy this as you dance to the music played by the Long Wave Bar DJ.
Food Yard Friday
The Artworks Elephant
Elephant and Castle
London SE17 1AY
Tel: 020 3143 3948
Underground: Elephant & Castle
(Bakerloo and Northern lines). Follow the signs to the Shopping Centre. Elephant Road is a short walk from the shopping centre.
National Rail: Elephant & Castle
Exit is on Elephant Road with regular services to Blackfriars and Kings Cross.
There are 28 bus routes which leave from various locations within Elephant & Castle. Please visit www.tfl.gov.uk for all route details.