Street Feast Hawker House

Street Feast Hawker House

I am a big foodie, and last Saturday I went along to Street Feast: Hawker House with some of my NCT friends for lunch and a couple of drinks, and also to have a good catch-up. For those of you who have not heard of Street Feast, they operate various food and drink pop-ups around London, often in abandoned locations. Hawker House is located next to the old Daily Mail printing factory in Canada Water. 

Pre-baby my husband and I would regularly go to a Street Feast on a Saturday night for food and drinks, sampling the different types of food on offer from all the vendors and having a few (or many) beers. When the little one came along I thought that these days were numbered. How wrong was was I? Street Feast can still be enjoyed in the day as it opens from midday, and it is such a good place to go with the babies.

Here’s why I love going to Hawker House on a Saturday afternoon:

  • It’s a great place for a NCT group meet-up, partners included. Everyone is so well catered for, and the husbands are catered for with great burgers and beer.
  • There’s a huge range of different types of food available to try. We had a delicious Thai Curry from Farang. Burger, Chips and Mac & Cheese Balls from Chuck Burger, and gorgeous Asian buns filled with Chicken and Pork from Yum Bun. This makes us sound a bit piggish, but I can tell you that all dishes were shared, as well as giving our little one some new tastes to sample.

Street Feast Hawker House

  • There is so much space to walk around with the buggy to help your little one fall asleep.
  • Going in the afternoon it’s quiet and not heaving as it would be in the evening, making it easier to talk and hear (that makes me sound old saying that).
  • There is a full bar menu available at the many bars located around the site, so if it’s a beer, cider, bloody Mary or cocktail you’re after Hawker House has your name on it.
  • The slightly older children are catered for with a trampoline and sand pit.
  • There is a baby change located in the ladies loo. Albeit under a red light, which my daughter was slightly freaked out by.
  • The staff are super friendly and helpful providing you with high chairs and are accommodating with our big Bugaboo buggies.
  • It’s free to get into before 5pm, after that there’s a small charge of £3 per person.

So with or without baby Hawker House is the perfect place to while away a Saturday afternoon with friends. The next time I have a Saturday afternoon free I will definitely be going back. It’s nice to be able to do something you would normally do without the baby, with the baby.

Street Feast has four locations across London including Hawker House at Canada Water – Dalston Yard, Dinerama in Shoreditch, and Model Market in Lewisham.

I was so impressed with our visit to Hawker House, that I decided to write a blog post about it. I was not asked to write this review.

Unfortunately I didn’t take any pictures whilst there, so that’s an excuse to go back, so I can add some actual pictures on the blog.

Claire x

 

 

 

45 Comments

  1. The Mum Reviews August 28, 2016 / 9:10 am

    I had never heard of this place. Thanks for posting. It sounds great!

    • The Pramshed August 28, 2016 / 8:13 pm

      You should check it out. Are you in London? x

  2. mindfulmummy August 28, 2016 / 10:09 am

    Ah sounds like you had a fab time – we actually went to the Model Market in Lewisham y’day for lunch with the kids and I concur with everything you say. Also nobody cares that the kids are up and down and running around as that is the nature of the place – I even sneaked a cocktail which was yum. I’ve been lots in the eve but never with the kids before in the day and definitely would do it again. Xx

    • The Pramshed August 28, 2016 / 8:11 pm

      Oh wow! Hope you had a good time? The cocktails are good, and strong. Thanks for reading and commenting x

  3. Cherry at The Newby Tribe September 3, 2016 / 8:25 am

    Oooh, this sounds great. Our kids are 4 and 6 and love trying new foods, so this sounds like just the ticket! A great excuse to get ourselves back into the city for the weekend! #fortheloveofblog
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  4. Themotherhub September 3, 2016 / 8:32 am

    That sounds brilliant- we have hardly any cool things like that in Dublin , or if we did they’d be horribly expensive . #fortheloveofblog
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  5. Happy Mummy September 3, 2016 / 8:37 am

    I’ve never heard of Hawker House, I’m a Londoner now based in Essex so might well check it out 🙂 #fortheloveofBLOG x

  6. Happy Mummy September 3, 2016 / 8:37 am

    I’ve never heard of Hawker House, I’m a Londoner now based in Essex so might well check it out #fortheloveofBLOG x

  7. Sarah - Mum & Mor September 3, 2016 / 8:43 am

    This place sounds great. I wish I was in London to go check it out! #fortheloveofBLOG
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  8. Not Just Phoebe September 3, 2016 / 10:29 am

    sounds amazing, we love al fresco dinning and hawker venders are always so lush. Whilst traveling pre-child I loved the Singapore hawker centres, best food I’ve ever eaten! thanks for sharing and invoking those those curries memories again. #fortheloveofBLOG

  9. anywaytostayathome September 3, 2016 / 10:59 am

    That sounds awesome. Not just all the food but the venue as well. What a fab way to pass the time with friends #fortheloveofBLOG
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  10. alex September 3, 2016 / 12:57 pm

    I love love love street food so I can’t wait to try one of these places when you come to London in a few weekends. I shall have to see which one is closest to us on the day. #fortheloveofBLOG
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  11. flyingsolo September 3, 2016 / 1:08 pm

    Sounds a great place to go, especially on the lovely summer afternoons. I am not in London, but am always trying new places to eat myself, we have farmers markets and have a food festival this weekend in the town where I live which is also a great place to go to, lots of outdoor tents with small samplers to try. xx

  12. Kristin McCarthy September 3, 2016 / 1:36 pm

    This all looks sooooo amazing.

    I seriously love food.

    #fortheloveofblog

  13. Claire September 3, 2016 / 4:47 pm

    I’m heading into London for the first time in ages next weekend.. Childless – also the first time in ages! I’ll be spending the day with an old friend, I’ll definitely be recommending this! Thanks! #fortheloveofBLOG

  14. Let your light shine Mummy September 3, 2016 / 6:29 pm

    Sounds delicious, I’ve not heard of it before. I wish we had something similar where we are , I love to sample different cuisines. Yum. Xx #fortheloveofBLOG
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  15. The UnNatural Mother September 3, 2016 / 7:01 pm

    I love the North West but i have to say London win’s for food. I love things like this. I work up in London a couple of times a month and there is a street market behind my office that sells every type of food known to man. Im back at work in 2 weeks and cant wait to sample the lovely food again#fortheloveofBLOG

  16. Andrea @ Topsy Turvy Tribe September 3, 2016 / 7:14 pm

    We used to live in London pre babies but have never heard of Street Feast. Sounds great though well have to pop in when we next visit friends in London #fortheloveofBLOG
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  17. OddHogg September 3, 2016 / 8:30 pm

    I used to love that sort of thing when I stayed in London and Edinburgh! Genius that I am, I’ve moved now to a city which has nothing fun – typical! #fortheloveofblog
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  18. Karen : TwoTinyHan September 3, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    Sounds like somewhere great for daytime buggy meet ups. I see lots of London based things and sometimes wish I lived there so I could take part in them! #fortheloveofBLOG
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  19. tammymum September 4, 2016 / 6:31 pm

    Omg that looks anazing. Totally my kind of place. Nothing like that around here though, unfortunately. Hopefully they’ll spread to Birmingham and I can sample it there! Xx #fortheloveofblog
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  20. jeremy@thirstydaddy September 5, 2016 / 2:59 pm

    sounds like a great place. Rare to find someplace that everybody, at at all ages, can enjoy #fortheloveofblog
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  21. Kirsty - Motherhoodery September 5, 2016 / 7:38 pm

    It’s times like these that i wish I lived in London! The pure breadth of choice is amazing. This sounds very similar to what we stumbled upon in New York a couple of years ago. It was early evening, with fairy lights (I LOVE fairy lights). Eating and drinking…just glorious. x #fortheloveofBLOG
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  22. Jane Taylor September 5, 2016 / 11:18 pm

    London gets all the best things *pouts* I’d never heard of Street Feast before. What a fantastic idea! I love being able to mix and match food…partly because I love all food (except whelks and kidneys) and I can’t. Never decide what I want! I do hope the idea spreads to Nottingham! #fortheloveofblog
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  23. Emma (Upside Mum September 6, 2016 / 8:03 pm

    Sounds great. We don’t have anything quite so exciting here! #fortheloveofBLOG

  24. Mummy in a TuTu (@mummyinatutu) September 7, 2016 / 6:05 am

    Wow that sounds so cool – yet another reason I really should live nearer to london!! I am glad you got to go out and relax too sweet!
    Thanks for hosting #Fortheloveofblog

  25. Siena Says September 10, 2016 / 7:07 am

    Yum! Sounds like just my kind of thing. Shame I live miles away in Cheshire! I do have friends in London though so maybe next time I’m visiting. I totally get what you say about being able to do things with baby that you thought you probably wouldn’t have been able to do. It feels like a victory when you manage to pull it off!

    #fortheloveofBLOG
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    • The Pramshed September 11, 2016 / 10:11 am

      Thanks lovely, I love it when you surprise yourself. Thanks for reading and commenting x

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