Hook, Pop Brixton, Brixton
South London’s version of Boxpark Shoreditch.
Panko crumb fishy or tempura batter fishy, house special double cooked chippy chips and a delicious dip to accompany all of the above. On our visit, we tried the panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) cod with the chips and the home made tartare sauce and the lemon and basil sea bream (sounds like it might be OTT but it isn’t) served with the chips and a garlic truffle mayo that is happiness in dip form. Share and share alike. A small but perfectly formed drinks list of Brixton’s own Reliance pale ale, stout, IPA and favourite soft drinks.
This really all depends on the kind of date you are after. I’d suggest hitting up The Shrub and Shutter for a late afternoon or early evening cocktail to soothe any date nerves and then saunter over to Pop Brixton. Get a table outside and see to it that you time it just right to catch the sight of the sun going down over London. The fairy lights will have come into their own creating a magical scene. Take the evening to the next level by instigating a leisurely stroll and maybe indulging in a follow up drink in the beer garden at the Trinity Arms in Trinity Square (it’s just off Brixton High Street but is in a relatively secluded spot so plot your map beforehand so you look like you know what you’re doing). Alternatively, once you’ve lined your bellies, head over to Beast of Brixton just off Acre Lane for some inventive cocktails and perhaps onward to Fu Manchu in Clapham for a dance…
Pop Brixton has proved to be very popular, especially in the balmy weather, so go early to avoid the crowds.
3. Sexy brain food. Also – that garlic truffle mayo is to die for. If you still get a kiss after that, it’s love.