Review : The Blues Kitchen, Brixton

[Written for the Brixton Bugle] I know I won’t be alone in saying that anyone promising to fly in 12-hour smoked brisket and fall-off-the-bone 16 hour beef short rib direct from Texas to my local neighbourhood, is a friend of mine. Well, meet my new buddy The Blues Kitchen. Owned by The Columbo Group (which…

Review : Mamma Dough, Brixton

[Written for the Brixton Bugle] I live with a person who is somewhat of a pizza-fanatic (he’s eating one right now), and so correlatively, I eat a lot of it. In Brixton we’re pretty spoiled for choice when it comes to pizza, with the likes of Agile Rabbit and Franco Manca in Brixton Village, and…

Review : Sponge & Cream, Brixton

With the Great British Bake Off back on our screens, we’re all once again experiencing a higher-than-usual amount of cake cravings. Luckily, there’s an answer to those sugar-coated prayers lurking in a corner of Brixton Village. Sponge & Cream is owned by Paulina, who quit her job in IT to pursue a career in baking….

Review : Milkwood, Herne Hill

[Written for the Brixton Bugle] I’ve always loved Herne Hill and found, for its size, it to have a healthy number of good standard hangouts to head out for a bite. Milkwood, situated in the premises of the former Escape Bar, is the latest newbie complying with that expectation. The bonus is that it’s got…

Review : brünch, pop-up

As I’ve said before, I get pretty excited these days at the prospect of a non-eggs-and-bacon-centric breakfast. So I was more than happy to head along to brünch, which promised to delight guests with a long, lazy, Berlin style get-together. This is a proper pop-up which uses under-utilised spaces to host a truly unique gathering….

Review : Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen, Brixton

Written for the Brixton Bugle Having originally started out as a pop-up at the Hackney WickED Arts Festival in 2011, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen has rocketed in popularity and is slowly but surely getting Londoners hooked on Ghanaian grub. Recently back from an 18 month stint in Berlin, Zoe has set up her first permanent residency…

Review : Katakata, Brixton

Also on the Brixton Blog When the boards started going up for this new(ish) kid on the block, the last thing anyone expected to appear next to Brixton veteran Negril was a vegetarian and vegan French galette serving hang-out and herb garden. Half way up Brixton Hill stands Katakata. The whole vibe of this place…

Review : Gremio de Brixton

Having thoroughly enjoyed reviewing Brindisa’s Food Rooms, my tapas tastebuds were asking for more. Luckily, I could turn to Gremio de Brixton. Set in the crypt of St. Matthew’s Church, I had wondered if the location was too good to be true and that in fact they would be serving up no more than novelty nibbles…

Review : Brindisa’s Food Rooms, Brixton

Brindisa’s mission is simple: to provide unbeatable Spanish food. The verdict? Almost. Their Food Rooms on Atlantic Road is a different and more casual take on their usual tapas kitchens found around central and east London. It’s part shop, part bar, offering a simple menu in a cosy and romantic space under Brixton’s famous railway…

Review : Valhalla, Brixton

Also featured on the Brixton Blog. Valhalla has an understated exterior – simple black paint with a solitary Danish flag painted on its frontage. It’s a small venue with a handful of tables and chairs inside and a couple more outside. Uniquely, this restaurant doesn’t have a website, a Facebook page or even a Twitter…

Review : Carioca, Brixton

Also featured on the Brixton Blog. Being someone who enjoys a spot of food in South London, mixed with the steady migration of friends coming to check out Brixton as their potential “new” alternative to living in north London, I get asked pretty regularly “where should I go for brunch in Brixton?” And I’m glad…

Breakfast from The Breakfast Co.

[Featured on the Brixton Blog] How many times have you laid in bed on a Saturday or Sunday morning, wondering why no one had thought to start a breakfast delivery company? But surely there are millions of people just like me this morning? I’d certainly put business their way. Ooh, maybe I’m onto something? Now…