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

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

  1. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    I’ve just remembered another one! Birdcage at the top of the Ritzy. Wasn’t around for very long but was quite fancy.
     
  2. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Noodle House (chl). The Gallery. Ferndales. SW9. Bamboula. Neon. The Ethiopian. Bahn Thai. Pangea. Then the caffs.

    I really liked Helter Skelter. It was way ahead of the curve making the most of all the knackered old tiles and mismatched furniture. But at £40 a head almost 20yrs ago I think I went twice, both times to celebrate housemates' promotions.

    It was nothing like now but I don't recall having a problem finding places to eat out. Mind you, I ate out less in general and was up in town a lot more.

    My uncle used to describe kids staring into a full fridge and not being able to see anything to eat as having fridge blindness. Nowadays I sometimes get restaurant blindness - so many to choose from but nothing that really appeals right this minute!
     
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  3. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    But apart from that, what have the restaurateurs ever done for us?
     
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  4. OvalhouseDB

    OvalhouseDB Well-Known Member

    I liked Helter Skelter. Places I remember when I was first in Brixton include a place on Acre Lane, where Barrio now is, Bon Ton Roulet in Herne Hill, the Original Restaurant Provencal in Herne Hill before it became Pullens and Cafe Provencal moved to its current location, then Bah Humbug and the original Lounge when it was smaller and further down Atlantic. But I didn't really eat out anywhere except the original Francos in the market. And drink in the Albert back when the landlady banned anyone with a mobile phone because they were only used by drug dealers in those days! And the Ritzy sold big hunks of homemade cake very cheaply, that could sustain you through a good double bill.
     
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  5. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Of course. Bah Humbug and Ecco! How could I forget those.

    Barrio was Z Bar run by the guy who set up Kiss FM, Mac I think. Although you might be thinking further back.
     
  6. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    There's a good thread somewhere way back about the appearance of Lounge and the threat of gentrification!
     
  7. OvalhouseDB

    OvalhouseDB Well-Known Member

    Yes, before it became Z Bar, I think.
    It wasn't very good.
    Maybe it was Z Bar.
     
  8. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    Brixton Brasserie ?
     
  9. OvalhouseDB

    OvalhouseDB Well-Known Member

    It was!
     
  10. happyshopper

    happyshopper Well-Known Member

    Brixton Brasserie

    Yes, set up by the people who had previously opened 20 Trinity Gardens. That was the beginning of the end.
     
  11. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    Was there a previous incarnation ? more of a bar than a restaurant tho'
     
  12. ash

    ash Inittogether

    Ferndales is still going strong
     
  13. Jangleballix

    Jangleballix Better living through chemistry.

    Kricket served up a fabulous celebratory meal for my ex's birthday last week. Outstanding tapas style Indian food with ne'er a grain of rice in sight. Highly recommended.
     
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  14. alcopop

    alcopop Well-Known Member

  15. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery Pretty comfortable here right under your skin

    Who doesn't like Labrador puppies?
     
  16. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery Pretty comfortable here right under your skin

    Also works without the word Labrador
     
  17. happyshopper

    happyshopper Well-Known Member

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  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I couldn't give much of a fuck what the Telegraph thinks about anything in Brixton, and that title makes me even less inclined to look at the review. I liked it best when Brixton wasn't a regular fixture in that rag for trendy and pricey foodie joints.
     
  19. alcopop

    alcopop Well-Known Member

    You can read it for free if you register!
     
  20. alcopop

    alcopop Well-Known Member

    Really!!?

    I would never have guessed!
     
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  21. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Snake: Wild Caper in Market Row has changed hands and the coffee is now terrible.

    Ladder: Blank has opened on Acre Lane (opposite where Opus was) and the coffee is excellent.

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  22. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Blank is not bad. I had brunch there a while back, a sausage muffin and shared a cake. The cake was amazing and the sausage so so. Which was a bit odd, till someone pointed out that it was all vegan and I just hadn't noticed.
     
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  23. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    Which makes it a pretty amazing vegan sausage !

    Alex
     
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  24. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    You can get some really tasty vegan sausages which are every bit as delicious - and some even more so - than a 'real' sausage full of intestines.
     
  25. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Has anyone tried the new Vietnamese place on Coldharbour Lane?
     
  26. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    Yup - recommended (except if you're eating with someone with hearing problems) - wrote about it on Coldharbour Lane thread.
     
  27. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It was pretty much empty last night. Its ultra-swishiness sits a bit uncomfortably on that stretch to my eyes, but it'll all soon be completely gentrified anyway.
     
  28. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    I went on the soft opening weekend. The food was delicious, very friendly staff. They were having some teething problems but seemed to deal with them pretty well.
     
  29. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    Sorry editor but I disagree on this. It's not "ultra swishy" - it's just very simple and hard surfaces everywhere. To me nothing in the decor or on the menu screams "this is for the 1%". Not a lot more posh than Speedy Noodle in the look (the food is a million miles better). To me it's the fake-bohemian hanging plants and pretentiousness of the Shrub & Shutter next door that really grind the gears.
     
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  30. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I'm not commentating on the prices - from what I gather they're quite reasonable - but it does present a very stylish, minimalist image to my eyes, which although very pleasant, looks even more at odds on that stretch than the truly awful Shrub & Shutter.
     
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