As we hit out 8th (yikes!) birthday we yet again come to our ‘Best Restaurant in Brixton’ vote. Past winners include Nanban, Mama Dough and Donostia Social Club (RIP). The list below is composed of everywhere we have reviewed so apologies if we haven’t mentioned every single place in Brixton.
From going through the places we have reviewed it’s clear that over the past year quite a few of our favourites have closed or flown the nest for bigger residence. Fujiyama, Bukowsi, Cabana, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen and the previously mentioned Donostia Social Club have all now closed their doors in Brixton. What this means for the next flock of eateries in the area we will have to wait and see, but with the opening of giants such as Sports Direct on Pope’s Road and the redevelopment of the arches we may see fewer independent restaurant and more big buck shops in their places.
Brixton Station Road
This is a really useful addition to what Brixton has to offer, with simple but tasty Korean and Japanese food from a short menu. It’s aimed mainly at the takeaway market but there’s space at a couple of counters with high stools for those who can’t wait to taste the food. It’s housed in a small shop front that’s had a chequered history. The planned burger bar failed to open because of problems with the ventilation.
You can choose between donburi (Japanese rice bowl dish); bibimbap (Korean mixed rice); or hirata buns (Japanese steamed buns), and all come with a variety of meat or vegetables.
Choosing a favourite restaurant is really tough with so many choices and our readers thought so too. It was really close in our first endless list of restaurants so we produced a final shortlist based on your choices. Here it was neck and neck between Yum-D, Cornercopia, Shrub and Shutter and the Donostia Social Club.
But we didn’t need to have any second preferences at the final. We had a Jeremy Corbyn-style victory with an overwhelming 64% to ………… Donostia Social Club … well done. We’ll be round with the certificate. Keep up the high standards for the next year and we are sure you will be seeing us again soon.