Small plates: Brixton foodie news round-up

Written by on 1 November, 2018 in Drinks, Food, News, Reviews - No comments

Italian Job: Cattivo
Albion & East, the smarty-pantsers behind Canova Hall, extend their creative colonisation of the old Bon Marche building with Cattivo, a southern Italian all-day café and bar. Expect slow-simmered pasta sauces and deep meaty ragus flecked with chilli heat from Calabria and Sicily, all dressed up in stylish trimmings with snappy cocktails.

Pop goes the veg: Meet Clapham
Clapham is getting its first vegan pop-up with The Meet (geddit) serving “indulgent plant-based comfort food” and “playful vegan cocktails” under a Clapham North railway arch. Dominic Taylor, of Jam Tree fame, revamps popular millennial dishes into indulgent vegan alternatives.
The Meet @ Fu Manchu, 15 Lendal Terrace, SW4 7UX

Sea container: Roe
Simon Whiteside, seafood chef behind Hook, is opening Roe in Pop, small plates championing sustainable seafood from the British coast. Check out sideways seafood creations including Poitin ceviche with cucumber and coriander and Sea Bream with tamarind and lime dressing, chilli, pickles and pancakes.

Muffin to it: Studmuffin
More street food snack attack options for the Pop drinking crowd. Tongue in cheek bun-meisters StudMuffin will be pimping their muffins with all sorts of bold flavours. How about the all-day breakfast muffin, filled with sausage patty, maple bacon, truffle egg mayo and a smoked potato cake or Crispy brie, sweet maple bacon, tangy pecorino and fresh spring onions?

La Barra: Taco loco
New pop-up in town, the guys behind Killa Dilla and Tacos del Rey bring their slow roasted meats and twisted Mexican tacos to Market Row. Try eight-hour pork shoulder with burnt pineapple or vegan mushroom adobo with cashew crema and guacamole. With magaritas, tequila and mescal.

Bottoms up: Blues Kitchen
Americana behemoth diner Blues Kitchen is hosting bottomless brunches packed with “hair of the dog” drinks, smashed avo, brekkie burgers, creole crab benedict, buttermilk pancakes, huevos rancheros and healthy granolas and grains. Washed down by a lively blues soundtrack.


About the Author

Nick Buglione is the worst kind of foodie in that his gastro ambitions are frustratingly rarely matched by his culinary skills. Eating out he is as happy with a dirty burger, comforting cafe fry up or a Michelin-starred menu. Nick will be bringing even more recipes, reviews, news and cheffy interviews from the pop-ups, restaurants, street stalls and cafes of Brixton as well as bar and pub reviews and the occasional cocktail. He'd love people to get involved, can be contacted at and please send all and any general foodie news to

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