For various reasons Brixton has long been on the food map; whether it be for the more obvious authentic Jerk related palate pleasures, or of recent years, for the foodie hipster happenings in Brixton Village: This south London borough is a destination for the culinary curious.
Home to some of London’s original home based supper clubs, local breweries, wine bars, street foodster and streets of established eats from dim sum to deep south comfort cooking, this one postcode we know we can rock up to and scratch pretty much any flavour itch.
Here are our current top 7 Brixton eateries:
Inventive menu, tick. High quality ingredients, tick. Above an artisan deli, tick. Salon, a restaurant standing proud on the lively Market Row in Brixton really does spoil us. A go-to for an ever-changing menu brimming with creative and authentic food. Tip: Slurp Ossie’s Ginger Beer – which is made in Brixton!
Find Salon in the heart of Brixton Village. Don’t forget to check out the artisan food store below and go wild over the best of British produce!
Named after the largest food market in Europe, meet Boqueria – a tapas restaurant that lured us in with its expansive menu of authentic Spanish cuisine laced with a fun contemporary twist. There is no doubt as to why they keep wining awards and accolades: the atmosphere is laid back and the interior modern and stylish. The Spanish dishes are faithful to their origin and maintain flavoursome you would only expect to find in the Med.
We love to grab a bite at the counter bar after work. If you can get a table on the ground floor we’d recommend that over downstairs, which sometimes falls a bit flat on atmosphere.
Three Eight Four is an experimental cocktail bar and restaurant serving sharing dishes and tasty small plates that excite your face! Super on trend, full of good vibes and on Brixton’s infamous Coldharbour Lane.
The seasonal cocktail menu is adventurous with the bartenders using experimental techniques and novel concoctions – fun to watch while propping up the bar. Or grab a table for dinner and nibble away at some inventively presented and tasty small eats. Cool, young and edgy (and open late on the weekends).
If you want to get your jerk chicken on, away from the madding Brixton Village crowds – then hit up Negril on Brixton Hill. Big portions, power flavours a and chilled service: expect authentic Caribbean food, gritty surroundings and a no-nonsense approach to proper plates of taste. Don’t forget it’s BYOB if you’re boozing or if you having a sober one – try some Ting!
Don’t let Cornercopia’s teeny exterior fool you, inside this little restaurant on the corner of Brixton Market a storm is being rustling up. At this eatery they are all about recognising what is on our doorstep by using super local food suppliers to conjure up delicious dishes! Check out their website for various foodie happiness, guest chefs and specials.
Fun and relaxed Kaff Bar is a great all-rounder, whether you are looking for somewhere to brunch on a Sunday morning, drink on a Friday night or cure that hangover on a Sunday afternoon. We also love the fact that ‘Kaff prides itself on utilising local resources and the influences of its local community’. This is proper neighbourhood hangout. Expect big queues at the bar on weekends.
The menu has a strong Louisiana influence as the chef at Kaff is from New Orleans. The food matches the relaxed vibe – it’s fun it’s messy and it’s satisfying.
Sat side by side on Atlantic Road under two railway arches Brindisa Food Rooms shouts ‘cool village farmers market’, but with a huge dose of cool. The shop oozes charm and is all about quality. Pop to the café next door and the menu is simple yet authentically Spanish and the same quality produce found in the shop jumps out of the dishes on offer here.
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