Easter in Brixton

Easter weekend begins at 6pm tonight (or perhaps even 5pm for those who have already headed to the pub). For you lot out there that are planning on staying local this long weekend we’ve cobbled together the perfect suggestions for places to both eat and drink this Easter weekend.

Personally having the weekend begin on the Thursday is still something of a novelty for me, so it’s a must to celebrate by hitting the bars and pubs of Brixton. First up there is the Duke of Edinburgh with its gigantic beer garden, reasonably priced wine, beer and spirits and amazing fries to line your stomach. Annoyingly the garden closes at 10.30 so it gets a little cramped inside, so it’s best to start your night there and then head to either Sean’s Bar or Seven for bit more sophistication and cocktails. Let’s hope Sean’s Bar are still selling their dirty martinis.

The weather on Friday isn’t as amazing as we could hope, but that is no excuse to hide out with your hangover, the best cure is a massive fry up. Duck Egg Café on Coldharbour lane has the best poached eggs around, whilst over at L’Express Café in Market Row you can get your standard bacon, hash browns, eggs and beans for amazing prices. If the weather perks up how about attempting your first barbeque of the year – head to one of the butcher’s in the market for your meat, Nour Cash and Carry for your veg and The Old Post Office Bakery for your buns.

Once your hangover is cured it’s time to hit the town again. After spending my house mates birthday at Kaff Bar a few weeks ago it has definitely become one of our new haunts. With £3 for spirit and mixed and selected pints and cocktails it also doesn’t break to bank– mojitos is recommended. This is open until 2pm but if you fancy carrying on the party head to Dogstar (although be wary – we have dubbed it the ‘meat market’).

Saturday and Sunday on an Easter weekend tend to merge into one – so we recommend a mosey around Brixton Market, some spicy food at Negril or Fish, Wings and Tings, or something a bit fancier at Boqueria on Acre Lane. If the weather holds up you could even venture to Brockwell park for some delicious pool side food at The Lido Café, or Brockwell Hall in the middle of the park for tea and cake, and perhaps even some take-away fish and chips from our favourite Olley’s (technically this is Herne Hill but their scampi is amazing!)

After all that I’m assuming by Monday your body will be calling out for a break so head to Federation Coffee for an Americano to recharge yourself and then the beer garden at our favourite local Trinity Arms for a burger and a pint.

Happy Easter!

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