Arcade Battersea, will open on Wednesday 26 July inside the iconic Battersea Power Station. With seating for 500, the space will continue Arcade’s direct-to-table ordering system, eliminating the need to queue at stands and limit the need to book ahead, with only groups of 12+ requiring a reservation.
All food brands in Arcade Battersea have been developed via Arcade Create, a programme that helps new and exciting food talent launch a brand. Four new concepts feature on the menu, 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.
Cokey Sulkin, COO of Arcade, said
“Arcade Battersea is an exciting addition to the South West London food scene. Not only is it a unique dining experience that allows for people of all ages to try different cuisines but it’s also an exciting offering to showcase new and emerging food brands that we have developed via the Arcade Create programme. We hope to have created a venue that people want to visit time and time again”.
Arcade Battersea is located inside the heart of the restored Grade II* listed Battersea Power Station. The interior design, by award-winning architects Red Deer, takes inspiration from the two eras the Power Station was built in, merging the glamour of the roaring 1920s with Brutalist 1950s mid-century style, while maintaining sustainability remains at the forefront. Elegant details and reclaimed items from the original Power Station, such as the light fittings, recalling the isolators used in the original Power Station control room, and the reused oak timber flooring, have been incorporated into the design, adding to the unique aesthetic while remaining respectful to the heritage of the building.
ARCADE BATTERSEA: WHATS ON THE MENU
*NEW LAUNCH* Flat Bread: Thomas Straker, who has spent the last decade at some of London’s top restaurants, launches 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.
*NEW LAUNCH* Phed Power: 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 enlivener. 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.
*NEW LAUNCH* Siu Siu: 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’ will be 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.
*NEW LAUNCH* Leccami Gelato: 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: Developed by the founders of Yashin Sushi, Arcade Battersea will be Sushi Kamon’s second kitchen.
Signature dishes: Grilled Chicken Gyoza with Mozzarella Cheese, and Prawn Tempura Katsu Curry
Bebek! Bebek!: 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 & prawn noodles with batak pepper sauce, and Urap Salad – a fragrant herbal salad with green mango.
Shatta & Toum: 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.
Tipan Tapan: 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
Hero: 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.
Mexa: From the founders of Sonora Taqueria, Michelle Salazar de la Rocha and Sam Napier have drawn inspiration from Mexico city. Mexa’s second kitchen will offer tacos, their much loved guacamole and chips.
Signature dishes: Lamb Birra Taco, Guacamole & Chips, and Pork Carnitas Taco
ARCADE BATTERSEA BARS
*NEW LAUNCH* Tap Room: Boasting an impressive 32 tap beverages, the Tap Room has something for everyone: classic cocktails, soft drinks and beers. The beer list is a balance of recognisable international breweries, the best of UK craft beer and a changing list of local beers sourced within 5 miles of Battersea Power Station. Alongside the tap drinks, Tap Room will offer Boilermakers, smaller versions of popular cocktails such as the ‘Tiny Tini’ – a miniature hot served in a martini glass.
Signature serves: Beers – Noam Beer, Hobgoblin, Erdinger Weissbier. Cocktails – Electric Hold Up, SW11 Negroni and Power-House Sour.
*NEW LAUNCH* ABC Bar: Taking its name from the American Bar Cocktail book, recipes have been recreated from the book staying true to its ethos – championing the craft & rituals of producing cocktails. The menu will feature some of the world’s most famous cocktails that can be enjoyed from brunch to evening alongside an extensive list of rare and top-shelf spirits.
Signature serves: Rhubarb Americano, Elderflower Hemingway, and House Martini.
ARCADE BATTERSEA STANDALONE RESTAURANTS
There will be three standalone restaurants in Arcade Battersea, with all dishes from these restaurants will be available to order on the main food hall menu.
Manna: A smash burger and fried chicken restaurant inspired by diner culture in the USA, developed by Bake Street’s Feroz Gajia, Arcade Battersea will be Manna’s first standalone restaurant. Discover Manna at www.mannaburgers.co.uk
*NEW LAUNCH* Solis: Curated from their passion for the grill, Ana Gonçalves and Zijun Meng the creators behind Tou by Ta Ta Eatery have joined forces to bring a new restaurant to Arcade Battersea. Drawing inspiration from South America and Southern Europe, meats are grilled on a parrilla with Aji Aji sauce, using their own unique blend of peppers and spices. More details are soon to be announced.
BAO: Cult brand Taiwanese BAO welcomed guests to Arcade Battersea on Monday 17 July. Overlooking the high-ceilinged Turbine Hall A, BAO Battersea will dish up bowls of Taiwanese noodle soup seven days a week, along with a line-up of brand new dishes exclusive to the restaurant. Discover Bao at www.baolondon.com