london: the blues kitchen brixton

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address

40 acre lane, london SW2 5SP

phone

+44 [0]20 7274 0591

website

theblueskitchen.com/brixton/

author

becky

date

11 november 2015

camden town’s cult classic spreads its brand of blues magic south of the river with a new opening in brixton, following last years shoreditch sequel. a few blocks from the centre of town you’ll find an escape that transports you from south london to the southern states of america. the moody [blues] lighting, dive bar booths and derelict walls set the scene for big eats and big beats. a little taste of new orleans, a bbq that feels right all year round and the best bits of a diner makes for an epic eating experience. whet your appetite with the crab donuts[!] or distinctive smoked goat tacos or start as you mean to go on with a generous sharing platter. mains are soul’n’spirit nourishing big plates - gumbo, catfish jambayala stew, beef brisket chilli, burnt ends bbq and crispy fried chicken to name a few options. there are plenty options for herbivores too - select from the signature creole bean burger or virtuous superfood salad. for sweet endings wash it all down with a greedy boozy milkshake and order the oreo-filled donuts with warm salted caramel sauce - its compulsory. libations are plentiful and the spot claims to boast london’s biggest selection of bourbon and rye to chase those generous portions. the spot promises a weekly schedule of the best blues, swing, rock’n’roll and soul in town. all in all, it’s top-pick spot for a guaranteed good night with pals. just remember to leave calorie counting at the door [or prepare to stack em high!]