22nd September 2018
Tokyo-style noodle cafe Koya is to open its third site, in Try Market Halls’ latest food hall, which will launch in Victoria in November. Koya closed its Soho restaurant in May 2015, leaving only the adjacent Koya Bar open.
Koya In The City at Bloomberg’s new headquarters was launched in late 2017. Koya Victoria will be a smaller version of its City of London site but offering the brand’s usual mix of seasonal and rotating dishes such as sardine tempura; breaded, aged pork loin with cabbage and fruit miso sauce; and crispy fried prawn heads.
A new concept, The Marksman, will also open at Victoria Market Halls. The restaurants are the first two brands to be announced from a total of 11 that will open at the food hall. Try Market Halls was launched by former property investor Andy Lewis-Pratt and Simon Anderson, the restaurateur behind London’s Pitt Cue Co. Victoria Market Halls will open in Victoria Street Arcade in front of the station. The derelict building is being restored with the resulting space divided over three floors with seating for 400 people. There will also be three bars and a coffee shop, while a roof terrace will open next year. Market Hall Fulham opened in May featuring nine operators, a bar and a 180-capacity communal dining space.
Try Market Halls is looking to open a further London site, in Oxford Street, while eyeing possible venues in Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh and York.