Bukowski Grill

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Brixton

A burger restaurant in Brixton Market.

Brixton became a highlight on the London burger map when Honest Burgers opened in 2011. But now there’s a rival on its patch – Bukowski Grill, the second branch of the original at Boxpark, Shoreditch.

The new grill has the studied nonchalance and rustic design features you might expect of a restaurant in either of Brixton’s covered markets: patches of exposed brick and rows of worn wooden tabletops emerge from the soft glow of hanging lamps.

Along the back wall is the kitchen, spitting out Hereford beef patties at a fair pace. The regular roster of six includes the Obese Gringo: two beef patties, Monterey Jack cheese, candied bacon, jalapeño mustard, red onions, tomato, lettuce and a smoked pickle. There is also a burger of the month, perhaps a 'Reuben' with Emmental cheese, pastrami, sauerkraut, pickled gherkins, Russian dressing and lettuce.

There are also non-burger meaty items on the menu, including two types of pulled pork and grilled beef short ribs. The drinks list is concise and includes very sensibly priced cocktails.

Venue name: Bukowski Grill
Contact:
Address: Unit 10
Brixton Market
London
SW9 8JX
Cross street: Market Row
Opening hours: Meals served noon-5pm Mon-Tue, noon-9pm Wed, Sun; noon-10.30pm Thur-Sat
Transport: Tube: Brixton tube/rail
Price: Main courses £5.50-£12

Average User Rating

2.9 / 5

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writtenbyfitton

I'm really surprised by the negative reviews of Bukowski here - it's one of my go-to spots in Brixton Market, and I've been known to visit 3 times in a week!  It's casual but larger than most restaurants so you get seated fast, and the burgers are out of this world.  Always loaded with mountains of great toppings, and with delicious tobacco onions on the side, you can't go wrong with a visit here.  Full details and lots of photos can be found on my blog here: http://hyhoi.com/2015/01/bukowski-best-burgers-brixton-market/

- Nina
Have You Heard Of It? | London bar & restaurant recommendations | HYHOI.com

Lisa Bauer

Nice (warm) venue in Market Row- great service and tasty food. Not as good as Honest Burgers or Joint in Brixton Village.

Andrew

Sometimes tasty but always dry. Not worth the money or the mediocre service. Brixton market has far better offerings than here. Socks need to be pulled up!

Ali Mathews

Very poor service. I brought friends to Birxton Market for the 1st time and it was terrible. The staff were really rude and unfriendly and they forgot our order. Food was also quite poor. Certainly won't be back!

Stuart Millinship

Having eaten at Honest Burger and Bukowski several times, Bukowski comes on top, their burgers have a greater depth of flavor and love thier home made ketchup. The fat gringo is my favorite burger, and there is also the rips and pork to consider which are equally good.

Sorcha

Ok, I have been to Burkowsk about 7 times and the first two times were amazing. Great food, lovely atmosphere, friendly staff, good value. Since then I have gone back another and on 4 of the 5 times have been really disappointed. Twice I was given really rare (almost raw) beef when i asked for it medium and last night my chicken burger was raw in the middle. I persisted with Burkowski because I loved it so much to begin with but feel really disappointed now and their reaction to my raw chicken burger was completely blaze, the waitress simply said it won't be on the bill. and was completely indifferent to the fact that it is s pretty horrible experience to bite into chicken.... Really, really bad experience and it is a real shame. Maybe they'll pick up their socks but it is pretty inconsistent and sometimes terrible at the moment.

ICC

I disagree with TimeOut's review - the burgers in this place are fantastic and far better than the market's other offiering; Honest Burger. Ribs too are amazing, along with the beef dripping chips!

Tyrone

This is a decent but expensive burger joint that has popped up in Brixton market in South London. It has the same generic feel as all the other trendy new fast food places that are cashing in on the current Americana trip that Londoners seem to have collectively dropped and is pretty average amongst them. If you need a big chunk of meat and you're in Brixton (it happens), you could do worse (and quite a bit better).

jungle

time out, why no mention of the beef ribs???? really yummy and worth a trip down just for those. chips are very nice too. yes, honest burgers are rather good but this place has the yummy RIBS! :)