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The Italian Job @ Mercato Metropolitano, Newington, SE1

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42 Newington Causeway
SE1
SE1 6DR
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Italian Job @ Mercato Metropolitano

Set in the heart of the massively popular Mercato Metropolitano – a huge Italian food market hall, halfway between Borough and Elephant & Castle tube stations – this is a small craft beer counter which specialises in small-batch Italian brews. The place can’t really be termed as a pub or bar as such – it’s basically just a servery in the far corner of a massive hall full of food stalls and copious long tables and benches. Most punters seemed to be eating and it’s easy to grab food from one of the stalls, find a table to eat from and then pop to the bar for some liquid refreshment. The bar itself is a fairly simple affair, with large boards on the bar back listing the full beer range and a good number of servers to work through the crowds.
I counted no less than sixteen keg beers, around 60% of which were from UK micro breweries , with the remaining 40% being obscure Italian brews. I thought the Italian beers were prohibitively priced, although the UK beers weren’t exactly cheap either, with a pint of sessionable ale coming in at a little under a fiver. There is no cask ale as far as I can tell – all the beers are poured from taps – but some familiar names were present and I ended up with a pint of Gipsy Hill Hepcat on keg, which was a tasty drop and went well with the cracking pizza I bought from a nearby stall.
This is the sort of trendy, continental-style food hall that you can find in lots of European cities, offering overpriced food and drink in less than comfortable environs, but generating an excellent atmosphere thanks to a lively young crowd and quality produce. I would say you probably wouldn’t come here just for a drink, but it’s a good place to bring visitors to the city for something to eat and it’s reassuring to know that you’ll find some interesting beer here when you do.

On 10th January 2019 - rating: 6
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john gray left this review about The Italian Job at the Mercato Metropolitano

This is an indoor covered market with a bar and a central area of seating for the fast food stalls.Good selection of keg beers 6 Italian and 6 British.Buzzing on my visit.

On 26th December 2017 - rating: 6
[User has posted 887 recommendations about 875 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
Elephant & Castle, 0.4 miles, 7 min walk (show)
London Bridge, 0.85 miles, 16 min walk (show)
London Bridge, 0.85 miles, 16 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 10 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 02 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 10 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 02 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 10 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 10 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 10 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 10 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : No last updated 10 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 10 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 10 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 10 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : No last updated 02 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 02 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 10 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
Opening Hours
Sunday11am - 10pm
Monday8am - 11pm
Tuesday8am - 11pm
Wednesday8am - 11pm
Thursday8am - Midnight
Friday8am - Midnight
Saturday11am - Midnight
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