I read recently that Honest Burgers has recently acquired a £7million investment from a venture capitalist in return for 50% of the business. It looks like the chain is destined for great things, with plans to open 5 new restaurants over the next 12 months
A similar success story is Franco Manca (no relation) whose sourdough pizza appears to be taking over south London. A branch opened in Balham recently and there are always queues outside the door.
What do they both have in common? Both originated in Brixton Village Market
What’s great about Brixton Market is the variety of shops, cafes, food stalls and restaurants, which all have a sense of character and individuality. Whatever you fancy – Brazilian, Portuguese, Thai, West Indian, you’ll find it here.
For foodies like myself, Brixton Market is at that perfect stage of development. It’s not become too mainstream. So far, there’s no sign of a Starbucks or Pizza Express setting up shop. Equally it’s not too hipster. Prices are still affordable and it’s not become too self-conscious.
My favourite is simply called Brixton Village Grill , a wonderful Portuguese influenced restaurant, but there again, I’ve still got a lot more to visit.
So, if you’re looking for the ‘next big thing’ in restaurants, come down to Brixton.
Here’s a nice film that Time Out put together which gives you a flavour of the place