Nanban – delivered

Address: 426 Coldharbour Lane, London SW9 8LF

Telephone: 020 7346 0098

Websitehttp://www.nanban.co.uk/

Nanban is one of favourites in Brixton (see here and here), so we are pleased it is open for Click and Collect or Delivery but only after 6.00pm, which is when you can see the menus on Deliveroo. There is a cheap and cheerful menu from Little Nanban, but we ordered a feast to celebrate … well Friday. Continue reading

Maremma – take away time

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36 Brixton Water Lane, London, SW2 1PE

Tel no: 020 3186 4011

email: info@maremmarestaurant.com

Internet: https://www.maremmarestaurant.com/

This local Italian (Tuscan) restaurant opened not so long ago and we reviewed a visit here. It is difficult to book, probably because we saw it had a rave review in the TAP in-flight magazine, back in those heady days when air travel was acceptable. Now you don’t have to wait, as they do takeaways. But from here it gets complicated and we suggest you go to their website to check, in case it’s changed. Continue reading

Ice Cream Union – Home Delivery

Tel 020 7327 9042

http://www.icecreamunion.com/

homedelivery@icecreamunion.com

Provide the following:

  • Number of tubs and flavours requested
  • Name, Email Address, Mobile Number, Address and Postcode
  • Special Instructions for the driver

Every now and again we need some sweetness in our lives and Ice Cream Union based in Bermondsey can provide it with home delivered ice creams. They have a great assortment from worthy vegan sorbets (rhubarb, blackberry, blackcurrant, blood orange, cucumber etc) to the creamy strawberry, vanilla, chocolate. But they also roam into unusual flavours like breton caramel, peanut butter, matcha and cornflake. The list is long but has helpful notation for gluten free, vegan, soy, egg, nuts, alcohol (surprisingly in the cucumber sorbet) and milk options.

They deliver in batches and four is the minimum. We ordered salted caramel, lemon pie, fior de latte and coffee. They come in polystyrene boxes and so far we have tried two of them. The lemon pie (contains egg and milk) tastes like the best lemon curd, sharp but rich. The salted caramel went well with the rich chocolate cake we made to use up some of the cocoa powder we found in the back of the cupboard.

They come quickly and are filling the space in the freezer which used to house the frozen peas. We are really looking forward to trying the rest of them on these warmer days. You can pay by cash or card – there is a card payment handheld with your driver. They are expensive – £10 per large tub but worth it for decadence, especially when there is no Easter egg delivery. The cost for four large tubs is £40 including delivery.

En Root – plant powered goodness – restaurant delivery

Address: 5 Ascot Parade, Clapham Park Road, SW4 7EY
Tel: 020 8001 6603

Email: enrotldn@gmail.com
Website : https://www.enrootldn.co.uk/
Instagram/Facebook: @enrootldn

Open for delivery orders: Thursday to Saturday – Noon to 9:00 pm.

Today we tried a home delivery of their ready meals. This follows the delivery of a box of fresh fruit and vegetables (see review here) that we agreed was a great success. They offer Indian inspired food that includes gluten free and vegan options and and is all veggie. And we agree with the claim that this is definitely “plant powered goodness” with “Indian fusion, international confusion”. Continue reading

En Root – plant powered goodness

EnRoot02Address: 5 Ascot Parade, Clapham Park Road, SW4 7EY
Tel: 020 8001 6603
enrotldn@gmail.com
https://www.enrootldn.co.uk/
@enrootldn

This is an outfit that mainly offers home delivery for their menu of hot food, but also, almost as a sideline, will deliver a box of fresh fruit and vegetables. They are open for hot food Thursday, Friday and Saturday. They describe themselves as offering “plant powered goodness” with “Indian fusion, international confusion” that emphasises fresh fruit and vegetables. The restaurant menu has many gluten free and vegan options, which we plan on trying soon when our larder runs out. Continue reading

Olley’s Fish and Chips – Lockdown No 3

Address: 65 – 69 Norwood Road, Herne Hill, SE24 9AA

Tel: 0208 671 8259, 0208 671 5665

olleys@olleys.info

https://www.olleys.info/

We reviewed Olley’s Fish and Chips in one of our takeaway competitions – see here. Despite being the most expensive – it won hands down. They deal with several delivery organisations.  We ordered through Uber Eats and delivery was prompt, with full respect for social distancing rules. Continue reading

Our Lockdown series – No 1

Home – somewhere in Brixton

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We were just sitting on the sofa bemoaning our lack of travel – one due to be in Florence, the other meeting pensions experts across Europe. All we have now is Skype, Zoom, Webex, Microsoft Teams, GoToMeetings and Google Hangouts. I am normally a digitally excluded person and I have learnt that shouting at the computer produces little benefit in tech terms, but is a great relief from the stress when you can’t work out where the controls are. You can do the washing if you turn the video off. Now also learning to dress up when I go online – a jacket over pyjamas seems to work as long as you don’t stand up.

We have done the occasional webcams of pandas, remote visits to museums and thought (only thought) about physical exercise. But it isn’t enough. We looked forward to having a good meal out in a nearby restaurant. Our idea of excitement now is watching Jamie Oliver or Masterchef or Stand-up-to-Cancer BakeOff. We decided not to blog about our current in-house meals. We are using up those half packets of dried beans and any weird stuff in a tin we thought would be useful in 2017. Self isolation is something we owe to our friends and neighbours, until we can get back onto a normal regime.

We satisfied our wanderlust by roaming around Europe from our drinks cabinet. There are so many delights. National drinks that we bought when it was sunny and we could eat al fresco or well-meaning foreign friends who thought we might like to try something from afar. They have all been buried for many years. We have got standards and decided not to even retry the one that smells and tastes like petrol (the one even our children refused – they’re over 18 and usually not that fussy). Saturday was Spanish rum, Sunday was Italian Grappa (what did we think we were doing), Monday was Greece with Ouzo and Tuesday was Portugal and white port. We are now having a mandatory three dry days …… unless we break before the weekend.

We are definitely not advocating alcohol, except in moderation – we all need to think about our health after all. We have run out of fresh vegetables so we will be reviewing food and grocery delivery so you don’t have to wait until the end of lockdown to enjoy the great food from Brixton.

Brixton Pound Surplus Canteen

BPC01Address: Platform Cafe, 2 Ridgway Road, SW9 7AH

Open: Mondays & Tuesdays, 12.30 pm to 2.00 pm and 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Twitter: @brixtonpound

The Brixton Pound Cafe has given itself a new name and, following the loss of the premises in Atlantic Road, has moved to Loughborough Junction. But it still offers lunch and supper made from surplus food on a pay-what-you-can basis. It describes itself as a new social eating place serving vegetarian & vegan meals using surplus food saved from landfill. Continue reading

Sarap – Filipino Restaurant

sarap01 - Copyaddress: 14D Market Row, London SW9 8LD

​phone number: 020 7459 4274

website: ttps://www.saraplondon.com/

Opening times:
Tuesday – Friday 18:00 – 23:00;
Saturday 12:00 – 16:00; 18:00 – 23:00
Sunday 12:00 – 16:00

This is a new addition to the market, where it replaces the much missed Yum-D. Budgie Montoya, the chef, was the winner of the Brixton Kitchen competition in the experienced category and will spend six months in Market Row. It is attracting attention so book, especially in the evening. The seats are niftily fitted under the tables but it will be a squeeze for the larger torso. It may also be noisy but we chose a Saturday lunchtime and it was virtually empty – not for long I am sure. Sarap means “delicious”. Continue reading

Mikos

ky01441 Coldharbour Lane, SW9 8LN

Website: https://www.mikosgyros.co.uk
Telephone: 020 8127 3880

Opening times:
11.00-23.00 Mon-Wed;
11.00-24.00 Thurs-Sat

There are two outlets in Brixton. This one and another at 128 Acre Lane that we reviewed back in 2017 – see here. It describes itself as a “farm to table” restaurant by making everything from scratch. It is unassuming, a not to be lingered in fast food Greek grill and this one is just round the corner from the Ritzy (which we are now allowed to visit because the union is no longer calling for a boycott). Decor is sparse with three very high tables and chair and an open kitchen. Take it all away or eat in and watch the customers pile in hungry and leaving with their brown bags. Continue reading