It’s that time of year again when romance is thrust upon the British public, so to make it easier for our readers we have put together another short guide to how to survive Valentine’s day in Brixton.
Our ideas are set out below, with links to our full reviews if you want more details. In terms of special deals we couldn’t really track many down (but do let us know if we missed any!).
Satay Bar have their own special menu, including a Lotus sharing platter to start and specials such as slow cooked lamb cutlets in a sweet soya and chilli sauce and pan fried salmon curry. In addition, the slightly alarmingly named ‘Happy Endings’ dessert menu is also new, with a Valentine’s chocolate box and pink champagne sorbet. This place tends to be quite lively, particularly on a Saturday night, so isn’t ideal if you are looking for an intimate, quiet night.
The Lido Café are also offering up a special set menu. We actually gave this place a big shout out on Valentine’s guide last year. In the crassest way possible … this place is SO pretty. Alongside a Rhubarb Fizz, some of the choices include a scotch egg and oysters to start, with trout and guinea fowl for main. To finish there is a Valentine’s sundae for two and a chocolate mousse. The set menu will set you back around £45 for three courses and a coffee. This is a bit pricey but as more people seem to throw all the money they can at Valentine’s these days, I’m sure this won’t be a problem for some.
Seven have hinted at some special hundreds and thousands themed cocktails so definitely head there for a nightcap or as a beginning to the evening. It’s filled with candles, so that’s got to be romantic right?
Other venues we’d suggest for something a bit special include:
Salon - much like Seven as it’s intimate and filled with candles, plus the food is wicked
Casa Sibilla – mainly for their Prosecco and Italian tapas, perfect to share.
Effra Social – they’ve got an amazing hidden dining room in the back and have also got a sharing menu (get the duck for two!)
As it’s not all about the food, in terms of drinking venues we would suggest the aforementioned Seven, the new Brixton addition Shrub and Shutter down Coldharbour lane and The Wine Parlour on Atlantic Road.
If you don’t fancy any of this I suggest heading to Effra Tavern or Trinity Arms for the evening (or whole day) and grabbing a pint of Red Stripe and a packet of pork scratchings, because it’s just another day, and a Saturday at that. Just make sure to finish off the day with a takeaway from Refill.
Big love to you all x