Best Restaurants In Brixton

Brixton is a destination that never stops, from its high street to its notorious market (and famous for its Bowie mural), so how to get to the nitty gritty of its multicultural and diverse dining scene? With this guide of course. From romantic pizzas spots and succulent Sunday roasts to boozy brunches or cheap eats near Electric Avenue, we've found the best places to eat in Brixton and you can book 'em below.

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Last updated on 5th June 2024

Barrio Brixton

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Barrio is an eatery, cocktail bar and social club all rolled into one high energy package, and if you're after Brixton restaurants with cheap drinks, these guys offer two for one cocktails from 4 'til 8pm Wednesday to Friday. Serving up delicious Latin American fare like spicy nacho fries with jalapenos and chipotle chickpea tacos, it's one of the liveliest venues around. 

Crown & Anchor Brixton

Just a few minutes away from Brixton and Stockwell Park, Crown & Anchor really know their stuff when it comes to scrumptious food. Settle into their cosy interiors and get ready for the most satisfying Sunday roast, tasty tacos and mouthwatering burgers, while sipping fresh craft beer from local and international microbreweries.


One of the best restaurants in Brixton Village and Loughborough Junction alike, get on down to Jalisco for mouthwatering Mexican fare. This vibrant spot is slinging out tantalising tacos at three for £10.50, banging slow-cooked beef burritos and even brunches, not to mention some seriously heady margaritas, which are two for £14.50 during their happy hours from 4 'til 7pm Tuesday to Friday.

Kricket Brixton

If you're looking for top restaurants in Brixton, check out Kricket. Uniquely located under the railway arches on Atlantic Road, this crackin' spot offers up a delicious variety of authentic Indian plates. Our favourite? The Keralan fried chicken with mooli and curry leaf mayo, accompanied by the mezcal and mandarin cocktail Don One. 

Effra Social

Searching for the best Brixton restaurants open seven days a week? Boasting a gorgeous beer garden, pub quizzes, interactive darts and delicious pints or cocktails, Effra Social also has some top-notch eats. Expect everything from fabulous Sunday roasts to honey-glazed halloumi fries and crispy squid bites, with three for £21 small plates up for grabs here too, as well as 20% off food before 7pm on Tuesdays. 


Looking for your new favourite Italian restaurant in Brixton? If you're a fan of fine food, then Maremma should be on your list. Not only will you find freshly made pasta each and every day, but also handpicked wines and authentic Tuscan ingredients, to be enjoyed in the pretty dining area or at rustic communal tables in the wine cellar.

Shrub and Shutter

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Certainly not strangers when it comes to the art of great food and drink, head on down to Shrub and Shutter as your Brixton dinner experience promises only the best in small plates, British flavours and unique cocktails with fodder in the kitchen. Whether you're into Iberico ham croquettes, garlic king prawns or bread with aioli, they've got you covered.

Mamma Dough Brixton


Mamma Dough Brixton is pulling out all the stops when it comes to delicious oven-baked pizzas, and you can even enjoy these as part of a bottomless brunch on Saturdays. As for their evening meals, tuck into an array of slices covered in the best toppings, alongside cheesy garlic bread, charcuterie boards and baby spinach salads. To top it off? Nab the tiramisu for a sweet finish.

Three Eight Four

Head to Coldharbour Lane for delicious sharing plates and a truly massive list of exquisite cocktails - think smoked miso aubergine and king prawns in homemade garlic butter with a negroni on the side. With its cool industrial feel and petite appeal, this fun Brixton restaurant is a great hangout spot whether it's a first date, after work drinks or catching up with a group of friends. 

Cafe Van Gogh

If you want to enjoy a mouthwatering meal and feel good about yourself at the same time, look no further than Cafe Van Gogh. This non-profit venue provides support for learning disability charity Toucan Employment, as well as composting all their food waste and cooking up entirely vegan dishes. Swing by for brunch right through to dinner, with a menu that changes every six to eight weeks. Sample dishes include chickpea burgers, braised leeks and sumptuous Sunday roasts, and you can even pay in forward by buying a coffee for someone in need to claim later.

Canova Hall

One of the best restaurants Brixton has to offer, Canova Hall is a café with bottomless coffee and fast wifi in the morning, but once night descends it transforms into a chic eating and drinking hotspot. Expect delicious Italian bites cooked in their all-wood oven, from spicy nduja pizzas to vodka rigatoni and burrata sharing boards, as well as cocktails delivered on drinks trolleys. You can even dance to vinyl tunes in the evenings for a truly all-day experience.

The Laundry Brixton

The Laundry is a trendy all-day bistro and wine bar found close to Brixton station, created by Melanie Brown - the brains behind Specialist Cellars. The Edwardian building flaunts tiled floors, vintage furniture and antique decor, as well as a sunny terrace out front, where you can enjoy meals with locally sourced ingredients, like bavette steak, Thai red curry or pesto rigatoni, and you can even nab a tasty brunch here too.

Cheese + Fizz Brixton

The first Champagne bar in the area with over 50 types available, this charming spot serves up the finest French sips known to the world paired with excellent food. A huge range of cheese dominates the menu, from baked camembert to fondue, but there are other delicacies such as confit duck leg, tapenade with bread and sliced sausages - all of which undoubtedly makes Cheese + Fizz one of the best Brixton village restaurants.

Black Bear Burger

Known for its pop-ups all across London, Black Bear Burger's original permanent site can be found in Brixton's bustling Market Row. As the name suggests, you can devour grass-fed beef burgers alongside chicken and veggie offerings here, alongside barbecue or blue cheese wings and fries on the side. To wash it down? These guys offer a great choice of craft beers and cocktails.