What they say:
Having won Londoners over with her food blog and pop-up appearances, Shrimoyee Chakraborty opened Calcutta Street in Fitzrovia, which has proved so successful she is now opening a second site in Brixton. The new restaurant will have the same Bengali-inspired cuisine, however, will differ from the cosy and cute vibe of the first outpost. Expect a South London venue that reflects its multicultural and diverse location along with hand-painted murals, neon signs and posters and art works from Bengali artists.
What we say:
We loved the vibrant deliciousness of the Fitzrovia Calcutta Street, so news that a second branch is opening in Brixton is greeted with mouth-watering enthusiasm. The second restaurant will feature many of the same dishes which use British produce with Indian spices, while there will also be a few plates exclusive to the Brixton venue such as the slow-cooked biryani and chicken chaat. The drinks list also has a flavour of Kolkata with Bengali-inspired 'shorbot' cocktails which are traditionally made using fruit or flower petals.