Station 26

Address: Unit 26, Brixton Village Market, SW9 8PR

Tel: +44 20 3689 7124

E-mailstation26brixton@gmail.com

Website: https://www.station26.co.uk/

Opening Times:
Sunday 11:00 – 17:00
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:30 – 17:00
Thursday 11:30 – 22:00
Friday 11:00 – 22:00
Saturday 11:00 – 22:00

Restaurants come and go but this gluten free cosy restaurant seems here to stay. Not a lot has changed since our last review (link) in June 2018. Everything is gluten free, even the beer, with vegan and veggie options too. Our daughter who should be gluten free, but finds it tough, said, “…it was such a relief not to have to closely read each dish’s ingredients”. It is on a corner plot, and when we say it is cosy we really mean it. It has closely packed tables inside and even then they give you a blanket. It is a good idea to book.

The menu is  shortish, with small plates, mains and desserts (I’m afraid we never reached desserts as we were too full). Starters include crab cakes, salads, bruschetta, including one with beans and chorizo, and hand cut chips We settled on the slow-cooked duck on plantain pancakes between three of us. I am sorry to say we were not that impressed. Although it was a couple of mouthfuls the plantain was really dry and the duck well was just duck and didn’t have much flavour. They needed a bit of chili, soya and plum sauce

For mains we chose a crab cake, chicken schnitzel and a Veg and Goat cheese burger which comes with sweet potato wedges.

The crab cakes were tasty but we would have preferred a crispy outside as it was a bit flabby. The salad was great.The chicken schnitzel was huge, moist and tasty and a hit, although we couldn’t quite finish it between us.Finally the “burger” was well a pile of vegetables on a nice tasting bun. I enjoyed it but it wasn’t what I was expecting. The chips came with some nice mayonnaise to dip them in. We washed all of it down with tap water, a glass of wine, a Daas Blonde beer and a Lager. The total bill came to £54.45 for three people and we thought it a reasonable value, given we wanted but couldn’t face a dessert at the end. We will go again when we have a gluten free person with us, as the variety meant everyone had a choice.

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