Home to Gogglebox’s Sandy and Sandra and muse for Eddy Grant’s Electrical Avenue, Brixton’s place on the map has long been solidified. And with the Victoria Line now enjoying the night tube, you won’t even have to keep an eye on the time.
Gremio de Brixton
As you descend the dark stairs into the crypt-like passageway underneath St Matthews Church, you’d be forgiven for thinking i’d might be trying to pull a fast one, but once you enter the oversized wooden double doors, you’ll be in no doubt as to the authenticity of this recommendation. Low lighting, reasonably priced drinks, tapas nibbles if you’re in the mood and music that won’t drown out the conversation. Ambience and originality, make this a great date venue.
The Wine Parlour
Slightly off the beaten track, this wine bar isn’t as crowded as some you might find in the village, so if you’re lucky you might bag yourself a seat. Not only can you choose from a lengthy wine list, but if the mood takes you, they offer a wine tasting every Wednesday for £27.50.
Sister restaurant to the famed meat-liquor and meat market, this place definitely earns a seat at the table with its more northerly siblings. With the amount of deep-fried beige on the menu, you might want to keep this for a couple of dates in, but the ‘hot mess’ is not to be missed.
Champagne + fromage
Located in the bustling Brixton village, surrounded by more top notch eateries than you can shake a stick at, you’ll find something a little different. Whether you’re looking for drinks, a light bite or something more substantial, Champagne + Fromage has got you covered. After all, who doesn’t love to quaff on champagne and pick from a cheese or charcuterie platter to while away the hours of a leisurely evening?
With a twist
From music to food, laughter yoga to clothes swapping, Pop Brixton really does have something for everyone. Day or night, Pop can be relied upon to provide hours of entertainment for even the most fussy of dates.
The blues kitchen
The food here is great, but the entertainment is what makes the blues kitchen stand out from the masses. With live music every night and an area to show off your moves, this would be my top Sunday evening pick for Brixton.