Agile Rabbit – Brixton Village – SW9 8PR Link for our full review and details
Mamma Dough – 354 Coldharbour Lane, SW9 8QH – Link for our full review and details
Made of Dough – Pop Brixton – SW9 8PQ Link for our full review and details
Franco Manca – Market Row – SW9 8LD Link for our full review and details
Pizza Oregano – 15 Tulse Hill, SW2 2TH – Link to Pizza Oregano’s website
Domino’s – 114-116 Streatham Hill, SW2 4RS – Link to Domino’s website
Tesco – 13 Acre Lane, SW2 5RS – Link to Tesco’s pizzas
How do you feed 13 people you invite round on a Saturday evening without breaking a sweat. Simple – just order a takeaway. But what takeaway? Brixton is full of Deliveroo and Just Eat partner restaurants but we wanted to focus on pizza. Everyone likes it, except vegans, and we didn’t have one of those. But we also wanted an opportunity for a trial. So we chose six outlets that deliver in Brixton, ranging from local favourites, which we have previously reviewed, to a national chain. We also went to a supermarket, just for comparison. Continue reading
234-244 Stockwell Rd, Brixton, London SW9 9SP
First a disclaimer. Nando’s for me has always been a place of comfort and consistency. A visit to Nando’s as a teenager in South London was a rite of passage. Where you would go after the cinema, swimming, or even your first date. I Love Nando’s.
When we started this blog we said that we wouldn’t review chains. But our blog, our rules, and over time they have slowly crept in. After finding out that Nando’s in Brixton is one of the least well known, out of its 339 UK branches, we decided this was reason enough to pay it a visit.
Location: Electric Avenue and Pope’s Road, SW9
Brixton Market Traders Association: http://brixtonmarket.net/
This is another post in our occasional series about food shopping in Brixton. By Brixton Market I mean the more traditional street market; the actual stalls in Electric Avenue and Popes Road (Brixton Station Road deserves it’s own entry). It’s just enjoyed/suffered a makeover but the six or so food stalls, mostly selling fresh produce, amid the others with a mix of hats, hardware and other stuff, are still there. It might even still be recognised as a traditional street market by your genuine costermonger, keeping up the ancient tradition of closing down by 5:30 pm or earlier, as well as observing early closing day on Wednesdays. Continue reading
49 Camberwell Church St., SE5 8TR
Telephone: 020 7703 4832
Monday to Friday – 5pm to 11pm
Saturday & Sunday – 2pm to 11pm
The food scene in Camberwell is now, in some ways, more interesting than that in Brixton. There are a number of top class eating places, rather than a food court with an increasing number of burger joints. This place, serves food from north-west China and Sichuan, is recognised as one of the best.
This isn’t fine dining. Just a single shop front in Camberwell Church Street, furnished with simple tables and benches, with the cooking all done in full view behind the counter. The simply cooked food comes quickly and without ceremony. The two of us weren’t looking for a big meal and were in and out in less than 45 minutes. But people pack-in to enjoy the authentic flavours. The Time-Out review says the dishes are “fiery, but also balanced with a plethora of spices” and recommends sticking to the Xinjiang specialities.
This is not your standard Chinese food. The menu is relatively short, concentrating on the regional specialities, many of which are new to us. We ordered the cabbage with lamb noodle, plus portions of home-style aubergine, and shredded kelp. We also had a portion of the egg, leek and shrimp filled dumplings.
The choice of dumplings was a mistake, as they lacked any clear flavours and, perhaps, were under-cooked. The rest delivered the excitement that we were looking for, even though our waiter advised against the stir-fried lamb shish noodle, when one of us said they didn’t want anything that was too hot. What we ordered, all rated as one chilli on the menu, was hot enough for most. The aubergine dish, one of a number of interesting vegetarian options, was my favourite.
For drinking the choice is simple – House Red Wine, House White Wine, and TsingTao beer. We can’t report on the quality of the wine as we stuck to jasmine tea.
Despite the disappointment with the dumplings, we enjoyed the meal and will certainly be back. The service was brisk and efficient, offering helpful advice when looking at an unusual menu. And the cost was most reasonable, coming in at around £25, including service.
Unit S36, Pop Brixton
49 Brixton Station Road
We were invited a few weeks ago to try the supper club of one of our favourite spots in Pop Brixton, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen. Going back to her roots with this new venture, Zoe started out as a supper club before she opened up in Brixton a year and half ago, and we’ve always loved going here (the fried chicken is the best!) so jumped at the chance.
Zoe’s place is tiny, so this was a very intimate supper club (they advise to not bring any bulky bags or coats) with only eight of us. Zoe herself was there to greet us and introduce us to each dish, explaining its roots and how she has devised these dishes from traditional Ghanian food, but with her own stamp. She is charming and makes you feel welcome and very much part of an experience, not just dinner. This is also a sharing menu so make sure to bring a mate.
Piano House, 9 Brighton Terrace, Brixton, London SW9 8DJ
Mon – Thurs – 12 noon to 11pm
Friday – 12 noon to 12 midnight
Saturday – 10am to 12 midnight
Sunday – 10am to 10.30pm
We can’t lie; when we heard the news that Soho House, a private members’ club that has grown into a mighty international brand, was to open a location in Brixton it seemed that it really was the end. The Soho House company is synonymous with member’s only exclusive locations, so it seemed that the social divide many had feared, had made its check mate move. However, when we actually went on a Friday night, we were pleasantly surprised. Continue reading