All posts tagged: Brixton

Review: Pop Brixton

Nights out as a couple are rather rare these days when you factor in the noisy toddler, the bottle refusing baby and fairly epic levels of general tiredness. But when a friend’s birthday plans were cancelled last minute we found ourselves with a Friday night babysitter and nowhere to go. This could mean one thing only: DATE NIGHT. My priority was alcohol. Lots of it. The husband’s was being able to sit down. If we were to step away from the comfort and convenience of a full wine fridge, a 9pm bedtime and several episodes of the West Wing we needed to be inspired. After much debate and googling of options we decided on a rather reckless approach of heading to Pop Brixton and seeing what happened, with an aim to try Kricket (for the sitting down bit) if we could get a table. These crazy levels of spontaneity meant a smear of red lipstick later and I was running out of the house still wearing a Star Wars t-shirt and a teething necklace. It …

REVIEW: Salon, Brixton

As the mother of a toddler and a four month old who, so far, isn’t keen on the bottle (she doesn’t get this from me), going out for dinner isn’t that easy. But when it is possible it’s extra glorious. Tuesday night was such an occasion. I met one of my oldest friends from school at Salon, Brixton. I’d heard good things about this place, mainly from murmurings on social media, and in an effort to feel that I wasn’t completely out of touch with things that don’t involve small people, I went out on a limb and suggested it to my (much trendier) friend. I’m delighted to say that Salon didn’t let me down. With suitably soft and candlelit lighting all fears of obvious bags under my eyes were gone and I could focus on the stunning set menu and glass of fizz in front of me. There’s no choice with the set menu, but if you’re a foodie (and a very tired person) then being presented with delicious courses as a fait accompli …

REVIEW: Hood, Streatham Hill

A rare Saturday night out with the other half and we decided to try Streatham’s very latest eaterie, Hood. Following a soft launch and the opening party the previous night, we were among the first eager diners to try it out. Skipping up the road towards, we hoped, good food and booze, we arrived hungry and excited to support a new neighbourhood place which has been part-financed by the community in a crowd-funding initiative. After a warm welcome we settled at our table and ordered a snack of hummus with bread and vegetables to keep us going while we perused the small but lovely menu. Food chosen we devoured the dips (who knew radishes could be so good?) and got stuck into the drinks list, full of craft beers and reasonably priced wines. Our starters arrived and we were not disappointed. ┬áSeared mackerel with pickled roots and horseradish sauce for me that just melted beautifully in the mouth, and pork rillettes with apple, shallots and sage cream which left me with severe food envy – …