It’s ever so nice to hear other people’s experiences about eating out in the area, so as you can imagine I was really pleased when Natalie from South London Blog got in touch to let me know her thoughts about Brixton Village. Here’s her run down of places to go – whatever the occasion.
Where to Start
Brixton Village has been rapidly growing in size both with its increasing popularity and with new premises springing up regularly. Having lived in Brixton for a year I made it my mission to eat my way round the village, this constant growth has meant that despite my best efforts I haven’t quite managed this, although on the plus side it means I have more new places to try!
From the vast array I have tried here’s my rundown of the top spots to visit in Brixton Village:
French & Grace – Serving delicious wraps packed full of halloumi or merguez, or both with tons of salad thrown in! French & Grace is great value for money and uses quality ingredients, a perfect lunch time eat!
You can read Natalie’s full review here.
Brick Box – Specialising in both sweet and savoury crepes Brick Box is a great spot to visit for lunch. A wide variety of toppings can adorn your savoury pancake from chorizo to spinach and my particular favourite, a fried egg!
Elephant – Pakistani street food served from this tiny kitchen with seating spilling out into the market. The menu is small but this just makes the meal decisions easier and everything I tried was delicious.
Koh Sarn – Popular Thai eatery, booking ahead is definitely recommended as this place is always packed. Tasty menu of classic Thai dishes with ample outdoor seating.
Seven – Although Seven does serve food, and tasty tapas at that, you really go here for the drinks and the atmosphere. Cocktails are all at £5 pounds and these are unique and frequently updated. There’s a small selection of Spanish wine which is again good value as is the Spanish bottled beer on offer. Make sure to check out the upstairs area where the walls have been decorated by local artists.
Wishbone – Fast food at its trendiest this is the South London offering from the people behind Meat Liquor and Meat Market, and this time they’ve ditched burgers in favour of fried chicken. If you want a quick bite in trendy surroundings then Wishbone is worth a visit and what’s more they have a great drinks offering. From hobo beer to design your own sourz, to my personal favourite, spiced rum and ginger beer!
Cornercopia – A constantly changing menu made with local ingredients, Cornercopia is at the high end of Brixton Village eating. It’s also one of the few places you would want to go to for a full three courser. Book ahead and go with an open mind and you won’t be disappointed.
Franco Manca – Sour Dough pizza cooked in stone fire ovens, what more could you want? How about good value wine and fresh salad? You got it! Be prepared to queue although despite the size it does move quickly.
Honest Burger – In light of the horse meat scandal Honest Burger really come into their own. Tasty burgers made with quality meat and all served with the house chips that are amazing and flavoured with rosemary salt.