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London Eats: Brixton

As I really loved doing my Helsinki Eats post a little while ago, I thought I should start a little series of similar posts about all the amazing restaurants dotted around London. I’m a South-Londoner myself so many of these post will probably focus on this area, but I will try to venture north of the river every now and then too to keep things balanced! As I live close to Brixton it felt like a natural starting point – hope you enjoy and feel inspired to try some of these out if you ever find yourself in South West London!

 

THREE EIGHT FOUR

384 Coldharbour Lane, SW9 8LF, Brixton, London

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This is a restaurant I’ve wanted to try out for a few years now but for some reason didn’t get around to doing until now. It’s quite a tiny, cosy restaurant with exposed brick walls and a bit of bric-a-brac decor. The menu has a kind of a
tapas theme – the idea is to choose a few different small plates to share (or not..) with the recommended amount being about three portions per person. I was very happy about most of the things that I ordered and their drinks menu was on point as well – that chili mojito was to die for!

 

What did I eat? Crispy avocado wontons, chicory, beetroot & goat’s cheese salad and sweet potato fries

 

And did I like it? I loved almost everything – especially the wontons were amazing. They came with this lovely little pot of sweet chilli sauce and were really nice and crispy – I’m definitely going back for them! The sweet potato fries were good too, as can be expected, but I was slightly disappointed in the goats cheese salad, although only because I was expecting to get a bigger chunk of goat’s cheese and less of the actual salad… So technically that’s not the restaurants fault!

 

Overall verdict: 3.5/5 – Loved most of my food and drinks, but the service, though very friendly, was really slow.

 

MAMMA DOUGH

354 Coldharbour Lane, SW9 8QH, Brixton, London

 

Unlike Three Eight Four mentioned above, I hadn’t heard about Mamma Dough until a few months ago when we moved into our new flat. It’s on Coldharbour Lane as many other Brixton restaurants are, but it’s a little bit further along the road which makes it feel a bit more like a neighbourhood restaurant – albeit a very trendy one. As the name suggests, the food here is pizza, sourdough to be exact, and they’ve got quite a few veggie options as well which definitely gets thumbs up from me!

 

What did I eat? Beatrice – a tomato, mozzarella, butternut squash, feta, pine nuts & rosemary pizza

 

And did I like it? I loved it! The crust was crispy and the toppings were something a little bit different – I though it all worked really well together. Butternut squash & feta turned out to be a great combination!

 

Overall verdict: 4/5 – Really good pizza in a really nice and rustic setting – recommended!

 

KAO SARN

Brixton Village Market (entrance on Coldharbour Lane), SW9 8PR

 

Kao Sarn is one of the many Brixton Village restaurants I’ve been meaning to try out for ages and I finally made it a few weeks ago – and I’m so glad I did! It’s quite a small restaurant with a little seating space both inside and outside (the outside area would be perfect for a sunny day like today!). I was boring and went for what I always go for in Thai places – Green Curry – but all the dishes I saw looked really good as well so I would definitely go back and trial something else as well.

 

What did I eat? Veggie spring rolls and vegetable green curry

 

And did I like it? Yes! The spring rolls were super crispy and came with my favourite, sweet chilli sauce, and the curry was very yummy too – it’s one of my favourite dishes in the world and I didn’t have to disappointed!

 

Overall verdict: 4/5 – Good food and really fast service. As it’s in Brixton Village market there’s also a really great atmosphere all around.

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7 comments so far.
  • Great post! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I rarely go to Brixton (I've yet to discover the area) but good lord, that pizza looks delicious! I'll need to stop by Mamma Dough sometime!

    • Definitely do! I think they have a few other branches in South London so definitely have a look on their website. Brixton is worth discovering anyway ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  • I live quite near Brixton and always find it quite funny that it's such a trendy place now as it really never used to be but there are so many gorgeous places to eat there now. Love the sound of Kao Sarn, green curry is my favourite!

    Elle
    http://www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

    • I know what you mean – I feel like even during the last 5 years it's changed to rapidly. I'm in two minds about it as on one hand I love all these amazing markets and food places but on the other hand the prices are going up so much and I'm worried for the people who have made it their home for years and years. That's why I think supporting independent businesses is so important too! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  • ยจSo nice! I think I need to go to Brixton some time in the future ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a great weekend <3
    Michaela
    Michaelablog

    • Thank you! Brixton is lovely, you should definitely visit ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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