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

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

  1. RushcroftRoader

    RushcroftRoader Well-Known Member

    Hope this isn't too self promoting, but Guzzl, the food store in Brixton Village, is having a tasting evening tomorrow between 7pm and 9pm. 10% off everything in the store, a free glass of fizz and lots of things to sample. If you fancy coming along then please do register at so I know how much plonk to buy! You can find us between Full Moon Designs and Champagne and Fromage.
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  2. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    I’m away but will def come to the next one and pick up some vegan treats for the husband
  3. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I would agree with this.

    "Meanwhile" don't have the press coverage of Turner/ Pop. They quietly get on with utilizing under used space in Loughborough Junction.
  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    *some off-topic posts moved to general Brixton thread.
  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  6. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    It's a regular for me - far enough away from work to walk off the portion sizes!
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  7. ash

    ash Inittogether

    I’ve been quite a few times during the day they’ve got a lovely courtyard and I liked the inside but it looks stunning at night. The food is amazing consistently and lovely staff, it’s a good place to get some work done I’ve stopped there for a couple of hours if I’ve been between visits.
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  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Yes, it's lovely there.

    It's a shame that places like this - who really do something meaningful to contribute to the local community - often get overlooked in the foodie media. If Pop Brixton had been full of social enterprises like this, I'd have been as happy as can be!
  9. eatinbrixton

    eatinbrixton Member

    I don't know if we qualify as "foodie media", but we have reviewed it recently. And we liked it, even though we are far from being vegans.

    See here Café Van Gogh
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  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I'm glad you liked it too, but please don't take offence! I was referring to the more popular press/Sunday supplements and all the PR-driven social media froth that seems to surround the opening of some public-schoolboy-backed venture in Pop Brixton or wherever.

    PS. I liked your bacon sarnie piece - £2 from Sam's cafe and FIVE quid from Canova Hall!
  11. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Unless it is struggling, what's the benefit of it being featured in the popular press? Surely it will just ensure that it is overtaken by postcode / foodie tourists?
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  12. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    Your blog is excellent and I’ve been using it for years. I wish there was something like it where I live now.
  13. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    any recommendations of where you can sit outside in the evening, in the sunshine, and eat a meal in Brixton? nowhere silly that charges more than a tenner for a decent meal.

    Could only really think of the POW terrace but their new pizza menu looks worse than it used to be, and the drinks on the terrace are served in reused, dirty, cracked, student union esque plastic cups.
  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    If you want the full middle class Clapham/Chelsea experience, you can graze outside Canova Hall in Ferndale Road. I'm figuring you don't, so for something a bit more Brixton, Kata Kata on Brixton Hill has a nice outdoor area (they're open till 10pm).
  15. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush


    Typing that has made me hungry.
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  16. northeast

    northeast Well-Known Member

    If you are happy with pub experience then Duke of Edinburgh has large beer garden/concrete terrace area not sure on the quality of the food, personally a picnic in Brockwell park would always be my pick maybe avoid that for few weeks !!
  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Last time I went to the Duke the 'garden' was almost 100% tables!
  18. northeast

    northeast Well-Known Member

    Yeah they seem to have pushed as many benches in as possible. Understand the place wants to maximize space/profit but kinda ruined the atmosphere with rows and rows of benches. Anchor and Hope had pretty large garden as well.
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  19. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery Pretty comfortable here right under your skin

    I don't mind it. Feels a bit like a German beer hall
  20. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Any recommendations for somewhere for grub this evening? Am a bit out of the loop with Brixton restaurants. Not curry, but anything else is good.
  21. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    I was pleasantly surprised by Rosas Thai the other day.

    Went for lunch because the also very tasty Italian in Pop was closed.
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  22. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  23. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Smoke and Salt in Pop Brixton is great.
  24. alcopop

    alcopop Banned Banned

    Baba G in Pop Brixton is fantastic as well
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  25. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    This, or the Sicilian place opposite (is that where you meant Rushy?)
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  26. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Just looked that up as didn’t realise it was Bhangra burgers. It is great - had a Deliveroo from there the other night and it was fantastic.
  27. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Yep. Something Trattoria.

    Have to admit I didn't particularly enjoy Smoke and Salt. It was interesting and I'll definitely give it another go but suspect that it is targeted at a more sophisticated palate than mine!
  28. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    If it's for sophisticated palates I might give that one a miss. I'm more a sort of Nando's girl usually :D
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  29. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    I thought the food there was excellent
  30. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery Pretty comfortable here right under your skin

    I really liked Baba G's. It's survives a deliveroo transport really well, which a lot of places don't.

    And the dim sum from Pop is really good. Can't remember the name.

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