Brixton food news: new restaurants, pop ups, cafes and more

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by Onket, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Caroline27

    Caroline27 Well-Known Member

    It looks virtually ready to open. From their job ad: "Pizza Brixton is a new artisan pizza restaurant born by our passion for good food and craving for true pizza "verace" from Naples. We are opening mid January with a variety of fresh handmade pizzas, selection of antipasti and desserts made with ingredients brought directly from Italy." Think there's some sort of link to Franco Manca, the name in the email to send CVs to is the same as someone who was head chef then manager there - unless it's a very common name.
  2. aka

    aka Brixton Hill

    Owned by the same chap who owns curry paradise. He decided he'd make more money than from running the off licence which I don't think was ever that busy. Looking forward to trying it.
  3. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Dirty Burger has closed, by the looks of it. Brindisa Food Rooms also closed. The shop will also close once a new tenant is found.
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  4. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    I was wondering that because I was in the Borough market branch on Friday and the Brixton branch wasn't on the list of other branches they print on their menus. The food was good but the menu was really limited.
  5. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Brixton was one of their worst performing branches apparently.
  6. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    que sera serrano

  7. organicpanda

    organicpanda cat herder extraodinaire

    good riddance to Dirty Burger and maybe Brindisa should have stuck people outside for that authentic feel
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  8. iantldn

    iantldn Member

    My gf got sick after eating there recently too. TBH I took one look at the tripadvisor rating and decided I'd steer clear.
  9. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    Ya Hala : it's cheap, it's busy, it serves nonstop from (I think) 11am till late, and it's not half bad for its price point. The space is quite rushy and noisy - not a place for a relaxing sociable lingering sort of dinner, but friendly and buzzy enough for a quick bite. Lots of tables were already reserved early on a Saturday night, and I think they'll be doing a good chunk of takeaway business as well. There aren't that many spaces so be prepared for it to not necessarily be able to seat you if you don't ring first.

    Food is good, simple, slightly bargain-quality Lebanese - it's delicious and healthy and all the classics are all there, but t's not done with the super-finest ingredients or the most interesting. For instance - they use standard watery market tomatoes, there wasn't enough mint in the tabbouleh, spice flavouring the felafel a bit meh, etc. But these are small niggles. Some things (moutabal with proper smoky aubergine taste, meaty allspicey arayes, a sort of squashed-kebab sandwich) really really excellent at any price. Others you might find more interestingly made elsewhere, but nowhere in Brixton or this convenient & quick. Most mezze dishes are about £4.50, hefty wrap sandwiches for less, loads of vegetarian options. Plenty of hot grilled meat dishes/wraps and a soup option if you want something hot. Mains - which I didn't try - £8 to £12ish. Not great that they'd run out of kibbeh - that early on a weekend, too! - and they're sometimes a bit rushed & confused. But service to me seemed friendly, speedy and accurate. You could easily get full for under a tenner, stuff yourself stupid for £15-20, especially if you were in a group and could share.

    overall - cheap, cheerful and a welcome addition to Coldharbour Lane imho.
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  10. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    We came out of the cinema last night at 6.30 and there was a queue of about 15 people inside in the Lebanese. Went for Casa Morita in the market and wondered why I hadn't been for a few years. Really good Mexican.
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  11. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    The Lebanese isnt bad at all, definitely somewhere i would actually bother to eat, rather than an overpriced burger chain.

    I have popped in a couple of times and had a shawarma sandwich thing, which is quite cheap for £3.95. Didnt taste of too much though admittedly, needed some chilli and spice in there, but both times i wasnt consulted on any sauces to add etc.

    Walk past it daily and there are always people in there, quite often its full. Im glad its there.
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  12. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    I am only just starting to feel hungry again after my meal in there last night. Very tasty. Very friendly. Most importantly, lamb was nice and tender.

    No booze yet but on its way.

    I'll definitely be dropping in again.
  13. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...

    Reporting back from Pizza Brixton... on Brixton Hill, opposite the White Horse)
    I went last night with Mr SB -to I guess what you'd call a soft opening which seemed mostly for family/friends/investors/those involved. (Not sure how we managed to sneak in!)
    At 8 pm, it was RAMMED!
    Didn't have much hope of getting anything to eat before 9pm, but the friendly staff took our orders quickly and pizzas arrived tout suite! A range of say 7 or 8, many veggie. Priced around £7.50. I don't eat pizza much, but they were good, big but not overwhelming. I think I'd share one next time and try a salad. House red very good. Our request for chili oil was dealt with promptly :)
    The manager took the time to say hello and check all was OK, despite the fact they were rushed off their feet. Nice vibe in fact
    Open 11 am to 11 pm daily. Takeaways, but you have to collect at the moment
    It's former incarnation as offie/corner shop was unrecognizable!
  14. technical

    technical stripey

    I was told it's the same people that own Curry Paradise?
  15. ash

    ash Inittogether

    Any feedback on 500 degrees about to open on Ferndale they already have a branch in HH?? Decent wood fired oven being installed looks promising.
  16. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    I eat in the hh one fairly regularly. Was in last night in fact. Good pizza. Friendly. Prices largely around £8. Watch out for the calzone though. It's deep fried!

    Presume they're taking over the Ferndales site?
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  17. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    I haven't been for a bit but when I have its been great. Nice food and friendly people.
  18. happyshopper

    happyshopper Well-Known Member

    Nope. It's right at the Brixton end, opposite the new Post Office.

    Ferndale's is still there. I'd be sorry to see it go, even though I hardly ever go there.

    It does raise the question whether we are reaching 'peak pizza' in Brixton, following on from 'peak burger'. Apologies for the 'scare quotes'.
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  19. aka

    aka Brixton Hill

    What we need is a decent Italian. Unless there's a fantastic spag bol and pollo Milanese spot I can't find.
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  20. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    Giles Coren being positive about the food in Pop Brixton in Saturday's times.
  21. billythefish

    billythefish toad licker

    yes - and who also used to own High Spirits before. I wish them well.
  22. djdando

    djdando Well-Known Member

    Went to Duck Duck Goose last night and thought it was very good. Arguably the best prawn toast I have ever had. Menu is fairly limited and the food very fatty (duck and pork belly or neck) but thats what its all about, eh? I wish them well and hopefully they will gradually expand their menu.
  23. innit

    innit c'mon, little life giver

    I'm glad Ferndales is still there although it's too far for me since I moved.

    Went to Kuku yesterday - busy, slightly disorganised (neither of us got exactly the drink we ordered), but the food looked delicious. We'd eaten so just had cake which was very good.
  24. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Interesting to see restaurant and pop-up reviews are now pinned to the top of the Brixton Forum. Sign of the times?
  25. elmpp

    elmpp Well-Known Member

    I don't see what's wrong with Iceland's best cheddar and the occasional bag of Jimmy's chips. After all, this is one of London's most deprived boroughs and people should not be flouncing around taking enjoyment from it.
  26. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    No idea if it's true but my hairdresser tells me that Dirty Burger has moved, not closed and has joined up with Funky Chicken where Sub Station used to be. She also tells me that the burgers are good. No idea if corn.
  27. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    I think this is true. I've only had their burger once but it was very very tasty and very juicy/messy!
    I'm no burger connoisseur I'd also recommend the burger with roast meat and gravy at Dip and Flip. Quite fantastically messy (they leave a whole kitchen roll on your table) and tasty. And very friendly too.
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  28. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    That dip and flip is ridiculous, a messy and delicious combination of a roast dinner and burger. I almost didnt go in there on principle seeing as its where Kaff bar used to stand, but i had a 50% off vouncher, and i glad i did in the end!
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  29. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery I bet you think this tagline's about you?

    For those who dont like the idea of roast beef in a burger, the roast beef sandwiches at dip and flip are great too
  30. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    A quick post in praise of Roslyns who are purveyors of delicious all natural homemade food and drink
    stall is on electric ave.....I'm gonna be having one of their veg patties for my tea tonight....
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