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 I bet you think this tagline's about you?

    Who doesn't like Labrador puppies?
     
  16. SpamMisery

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

    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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