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

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

  1. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Their ginger punch and cakes are banging :cool:
     
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  2. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Rosa's Thai Cafe looks like it will be opening fairly soon on Atlantic Road, opposite the now-defunct Brindisa Dining Rooms.
     
  3. Rushy

    Rushy igam ogam

    I was wondering what that was just this morning. I only glanced in but looked like they're doing a proper job on it.
     
  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Judging by what I've seen of the fit out, she's got some wedge behind the venture. Let's hope it's affordable.
     
  5. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

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  6. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    Update: the pizza at 500 degrees is fucking delicious - the best available in Brixton IMHO, it's miles better than Mamma Dough or Made of Dough and for slightly less money. Proper legit sweet, natural tomatoes and quality cheese on an ideally-cooked crust with real character. They have a proper woodfired oven and actual Italians making the pizza and serving it to you. Prices are in the standard "bit posher than usual" range but not outrageous (they have a proper, no-cheese marinara for under a fiver, the basic margherita £6.25, more elaborate confections £8-£12.) There are a few other starter options, veg and non-veg, and some token puddings. Their coffee machine isn't working yet so don't go yet if you want a pizza + espresso in the same place. It's a very small site for a sitdown restaurant (I think only 35ish seats) ; it's fine, but basic - not at all luxurious if that makes you uncomfortable, but not exactly cozy either, as a space. OTOH there are real tables and chairs and they'd be very nice to children.

    I wish them lots of success and plenty of takeaway orders - I think they'll need 'em to stay afloat if they continue to have 2 chefs and 3 management/waiting staff on duty at all times. (but I REALLY want them to get that coffee machine working.)
     
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  7. organicpanda

    organicpanda Well-Known Member

  8. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    That's pretty crazy.

    Why ?
     
  9. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Sorry, where is this, please?
     
  10. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    They're definitely good with kids
     
  11. organicpanda

    organicpanda Well-Known Member

    I think it's to do with making sure that the restaurants serve authentic food, so I guess they act like cultural ambassadors
     
  12. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    It's on Ferndale Rd. A new branch of what used to be called Pizzeria Pellone, in Herne Hill.
     
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  13. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Mid-range. Slightly more expensive than Khan's.
     
  14. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

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  15. djdando

    djdando Well-Known Member

    Popped into the deli/cafe that has taken the site of Rosie's in Market Row. Very good Persian grub and good value for money. The girls working in their were great too!
     
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  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I went past it yesterday and liked the look of it. I'll have to check it out soon athough I know nothing about Persian food!
     
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  17. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    Man up a ladder today doing handwritten signage for Rosa's
     
  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I like handwritten signs on a traditional shopfront. They sure beat those garish plastic monstrosities.
     
  19. DietCokeGirl

    DietCokeGirl [Your Ad Here]

    Daughter of Noor cash and carry owner I believe. I wish them lots of success, can't wait to try it.
     
  20. iantldn

    iantldn Member

    So tried both Pizza Brixton and Ya Hala last week...

    Pizza Brixton - I called up and asked if they had a table for two at 7pm, a (presumably) Italian woman in broken English responded with
    her: "no. no booking" me: "how about any later?" her: "no" me: "Oh. OK then" her: "No worry. Bye"

    I was a little confused so got my partner to call back. She had a very similar conversation and decided they were fully booked but the lady didn't know how to use "no worries". I said we should pop in in case she meant they don't take bookings... Turns out I was right as they had plenty of tables when we arrived.

    Pizzas were pretty good - not the best in Brixton but great to have on the doorstep. Had a bottle of house red, they don't have wine glasses just slightly different tumblers to the water glasses. Would pay the extra couple quid for a nicer wine next time I think. The lady from the phone was one of our waitresses and she asked if we wanted dessert - asked to see a menu but they didn't have one and she said they do tiramisu and "nutella". I said we were probably too full. A few minutes later she returned to tell me we were getting two free "nutellas" on the house. I was intrigued so thanked her. It ended up being a folded over pizza dough with nutella inside, kinda like a pizza dough pain au chocolat. Was very tasty and a nice gesture.

    YA Hala - went around 7.30 last Tuesday before a film at the Ritzy. Was quite busy but we seemed to time it right and got a table straight away whilst 10 minutes later there was a long queue. I heard some people who came in later complaining that they'd booked and there were no tables available so sounds like they might be more interested in foot traffic than honoring bookings. Our waiter was attentive and very friendly, didn't have any of the issues with serving staff some others seem to have had. Food was decent and good value - I had the chicken shish my partner had the vegetarian mezze, both were nicely cooked and presented though served with cold bread on the side where I'm used to it being warm. I'd go back and glad it's in Brixton, though I do wish there was a properly good Turkish or Greek restaurant.
     
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  21. T & P

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  22. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery Well-Known Member

    I can confirm that 500 Degrees on Ferndale Rd is really good. Very reasonably priced. Really friendly staff.
     
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  23. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    Rosie's Thai was open tonight and busy, but a lot of these places look empty a lot of the time..
     
  24. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Leviticus 26:12

    Unless they are really exceptional like the Thai place in the village, keeping the restaurant half full on a midweek night in February must be a tough ask.
     
  25. DietCokeGirl

    DietCokeGirl [Your Ad Here]

    Went to Nanban tonight under duress for a friends special occasion. Thought it was overpriced, food was average at best, service staff were great though. Eye-watering bill by my standards, though it was packed the whole time we were there.
     
  26. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    There's no shortage of cash-rich diners around Brixton these days. How much was your bill?
     
  27. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I love the old traditional restaurant sign but what looked like extra edgy graffiti'd metal shutter strips inside looked well fucking naff. I only glimpsed it so maybe they weren't as utter cockwomble as they looked.

    I didn't realise they Rosie's is now a chain of eight restaurants.
     
  28. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Sorry you didn't like the food. I've found it to be about double the cost of Fujiyama, but also much better (for my tastes).

    Good to see in Brixton Bugle that they are donating money to the local Mosaic Clubhouse charity.
     
  29. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's great that they're doing this - I wish more local businesses - especially the ones raking it in - would give money to local charities. I'd be interested to know exactly how much they're giving though.

    I'm not for one second saying that this is the case here, but some businesses like to make a very big a big splash over giving away the smallest, tiddliest amount of their profits. And that pisses me off as much as those businesses sloshing around the word 'community' with very little justification.
     
  30. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Well-Known Member

    Where's Pizza Brixton?
     

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