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

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

  1. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    It was a bit bland and a bit expensive.

    Carioca in Market Row is really good Brazilian food, really filling.

    I notice the local fizz and cheese emporium has closed down. :(
     
  2. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen is leaving Pop. I don’t know why it’s closing but it will be a loss to the place in my view.

    (I would have posted this in the Pop thread but I see I’ve childishly been banned from it)
     
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  3. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    Champagne and fromage?
     
  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Sadly it's still there, catering to the well off smug set.
     
  5. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    We went tonight having wanted to go for ages (we so rarely get to go out but a generous guest offered to babysit for us) and it was amazing! We got there at 7ish and only just managed to get a table. People were queuing out the door. The food was to die for and really good value and the staff were lovely. The only up/downside was that there was lots I didn't try so we'll have to go back next year when she comes to stay again. :D
     
  6. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    It’s so good, isn’t it? I’ve been three times now which is pretty unusual as I like to try new places.
     
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  7. catriona

    catriona chickweed

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  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  9. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    Tiger and pig a new bao bun place has opened where French and Grace used to be. Delicious food and really nice staff
     
  10. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Bit of a shame about Zoe's and Donestia but looks like they're heading off to bigger things. Loss to Brixton though.

    Also, Dirty Burger/Chicken Shop shut a month or so ago - but then it was looking a bit quiet before Christmas. Nothing obvious going on at site although kinda hard to tell from outside
     
  11. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    Agree. Good luck to them in the future
     
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  12. DietCokeGirl

    DietCokeGirl [Your Ad Here]

    The Brixton bubble is bursting, I suspect.
     
  13. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    Not that impressed with Tiger & Pig tbh. Yes nice staff, reasonable options esp for vegans/vegetarians, but food massively over sugared - nearly everything drowned in too much chilli'd barbecue sauce or even mayo and really, really, really sweet. More food than I could eat for just over a tenner. NB they don't take cash ( premises "too small for a till?" :confused:) which is a new one on me.
     
  14. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Am looking for some suggestions...

    A few old friends and their kids are coming to visit soon and we want to go out to eat. I'm not sure where to go as there'll be loads of us. Anyone got any good ideas?

    There'll be 14 adults and 14 kids (mostly under 5). We're looking at a Saturday afternoon.

    Ideally round Brixton or Herne Hill but can travel a bit.
     
  15. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    That’s tough at this time of year with so many youngsters as they are going to get bored and want to play. For that reason I’m going to suggest the Florence pub in Herne Hill (Dulwich Rd) as it’s got a playroom out the back. If the weather’s OK you could combine with trip to the park.
     
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  16. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    That would have been great but the playroom's gone.
    Still might be ok if I can book a big enough table as the park is a good idea
     
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  17. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    Florence is a really good idea. We had friends visiting last year from NZ who had kids, loads of their old friends who had kids dropped in throughout the day. Florence did kids meals and didn’t seem to mind the noise and mess.
     
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  18. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    Railway - Tulse Hill (lots of running around space outside) ?
     
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  19. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    500 Degrees Pizza on Ferndale Road might work - if the kids get restive they can break out to Papa's Park playground 50yards up the road?
     
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  20. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Didnt think it was big enough... Need to go to post office tomorrow so will have a look
     
  21. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Don’t think it is. Canova Hall might work though.
     
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  22. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Just been in Market Row getting my fish, bread and veg (Jeffrey’s, Wild Caper and Nour FWIW).

    Seven and Wild Caper are both rammed with 20-somethings having brunch. Fair dos - I used to have brunch when I was 20-something and didn’t have kids.

    Here’s the thing though - *every single group* (perhaps 15-20 tables) were women only - I didn’t see any men at all. Do young people not brunch in mixed groups? Where have all the blokes gone?
     
  23. Smangus

    Smangus comatose at a desk

    Ladies wot lunch innit.

    Missus Smangus took me for a gin soaked cream tea once. I was the only bloke in there apart from a waiter. It was packed to the gills, a cream tea with 3 gin cocktails thrown in , great it was . :thumbs:
     
  24. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    To answer my question: they’re all in Craft on Station Road.
     
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  25. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    Or they were all in craft last night and are now in bed.
     
  26. aka

    aka Brixton Hill

    Sshh Burger on Coldharbour Lane now shut and being converted/knocked through in to a spill over for Nanban next door.
     
  27. djdando

    djdando Well-Known Member

    Kricket are returning to Brixton, taking over the Brindisa site. Assume both arches.
     
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  28. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Is that confirmed now? The lady from Brindisa told me it was probable a few weeks ago but I was sworn to secrecy. :D I ate once at Kricket and it was bloody brilliant so looking forward to seeing them back.
     
  29. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That burger place never really got going. It was a terrible name.
     
  30. aka

    aka Brixton Hill

    happy days
     

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