The countdown is on to the return of the Kingsmead Square Street Food Market which will be popping up in Bath next week, and it’s expected to be bigger and better than ever.
Running for nine days during the Bath Christmas Market period, Kingsmead Square will be transformed into a foodie wonderland with 18 street food traders, live music, a mulled drinks bar and Jameson whisky terrace.
Open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 29th November until 15th December, the event will be the perfect opportunity to relax, feast and unwind as the holiday season gets into full swing.
Just some of the street food on offer during the ‘9 days of Kingsmead’ includes award-winning Malaysian fried chicken roti from Makasih, Istanbul-inspired kebabs served straight off a Mangal grill from Murray Mays, alpine-inspired mac & cheese topped with local charcuterie, pickles and croutons from Alp Mac, Sri Lankan black pork curry from Good Food & Co, smoked cheddar and jalapeño sausages from Sosij, Somerset salt beef Reuben sandwiches from Spengler’s Deli and sourdough grilled cheese toasties packed with melted regional cheeses from Grate.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a few festive drinks and with the market’s Moonshine Bar serving up Butcombe beer, mulled wine and cider and the Jameson Winter Terrace from the award-winning team at the Dark Horse, who will be serving a selection of superior hot and cold cocktails and Irish coffees from a custom-made 1950s Airstream, there will be plenty to drink and be merry about.
There will also be live music and DJ sets every day including swinging jump blues from The Hucklebuck and sun-drenched upbeat samba melodies from SOMA SOMA.
Lindsay Holdoway, Managing Director of HPH Commercial Property said: “Kingsmead Square has become a hugely popular attraction owing to the variety of independent and high quality cafes, restaurants, bars and shops.
“The Street Food Market is an opportunity to enhance the seasonal offer and showcase the area for visitors and locals alike.”
Louis Lewis-Smith from The Dark Horse added: “The Kingsmead Square Street Food Market is a great time for us all to get together and celebrate this little enclave of independents. It’s also a lovely way to show off the Square to both locals and visitors to the city.
“The Christmas Market is great for Bath but it’s also crazy, and people may want a break from the crowds to unwind with some food and drink.
“It’s also a great boost for business and brings a lot of trade to the Square that may have otherwise missed us. Bring it on.”
Complementing the Christmas Market, the Kingsmead Street Food Market will offer locals lunchtime options, a pre-rugby match stop or a family outing on a Sunday.
The temporary pedestrianisation of the square is expected to create a more welcoming environment and help increase footfall.