Eat-in after lockdown or Take-away now #BlackLivesMatter

BLM01This weekend has been a series of protests and we wanted to follow-up by reminding our readers of what they can do to support restaurants run by black entrepreneurs in Brixton. Our list contains all the places that we have reviewed. Let us know if there are any more we should visit, or just write a review after your own visit and email it to us at You too can contribute to Black Lives Matter. Just search out a takeaway from May Foods; order a veg box from En Root; or queue up outside ReFill for some of the best jerk chicken in Brixton.

Here’s our list and our review links:

En Root – See link; or link
Eat of Eden – See link
Three Little Birds – See link
May Foods – See link
ReFill – See link
Asmara – See link
Etta’s Seafood Kitchen – See link
Kumasi Market – See link
Fish Wings n Tings – See link
Negril – See link

In addition check out these other businesses to support:

Fish Bowl Brixton – open Thursday – Sunday, 1pm – 7pm for delivery of seafood boil, either for collection from their restaurant or from Deliveroo

How it all began

Our family started eating out in Brixton more than ten years ago when the parents wanted to get the children’s full attention – they couldn’t leave the table until after we paid the bill. Being stuck in their seats meant we had a more extensive conversation than the cursory one just before Eastenders. We went out once a week with everyone having a choice with the proviso of “not the same restaurant twice in the same month”.

After the children left for university we decided to begin our next restaurant adventure: the food alphabet. This involved visiting a different restaurant every week, each week being a country beginning with that letter, for example A – Algeria, B- Belgium etc. Part of the adventure came from discovering the many hidden delights South London had to offer, as well as the struggle to find a restaurant which complied with our alphabet. Oman and Qatar proved a bit troublesome and it came down to a very helpful man at the Omani embassy who suggested that Yemen produced the same sort of food as both.  With regret we failed to write about our culinary escapades so have now decided to keep a blog as a reminder of where we have been, what we liked and didn’t and perhaps serve as a source of recommendation to others.

This year we are trying to eat in all of Brixton’s restaurants. To begin we made the very logical suggestion that our definition of a restaurant is somewhere you sit down and where your food does not arrive wrapped in cardboard, namely we weren’t going to visit McDonalds, KFC or Subway. There are so many restaurants now opening in Brixton so we have decided geography will not be a problem so if it’s in walking distance it can be included.

We have never written a blog before and have no idea if anyone apart from friends will ever read it but we would enjoy comments and suggestions for our next foray into the culinary delights of our neighbourhood.