Nice (warm) venue in Market Row- great service and tasty food. Not as good as Honest Burgers or Joint in Brixton Village.
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Time Out says
Posted: Tue Jul 31 2012
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 burger of the month when we visited, christened ‘The Black and Blue’ after the combination of blackened burger and blue cheese, was near enough to the medium rare requested and well-complemented by pickles and fried onions. The ‘Chicano’ pulled pork was a bit disappointing in comparison, with the promised flavours of chilli, red onion and coriander not as powerful as they could have been.
The own-made ketchup was fruity and a nice touch, while the skinny chips proved very moreish, having been fried in beef dripping.
Bukowski Grill doesn’t match up to the lofty standards of Honest Burgers around the corner, but the crowds on our visit suggest that locals have large enough appetites to sustain both burger joints.
Bukowski Grill Unit 10
- Cross Street:
- Venue phone:
020 7733 4646
- Venue website:
- Opening hours:
Meals served noon-5pm Mon-Tue, noon-9pm Wed, Sun; noon-10.30pm Thur-Sat
Tube: Brixton tube/rail
Main courses £5.50-£12
- Unit 10
- 020 7733 4646
- Unit 10
- Bukowski Grill
Average User Rating
2.8 / 5
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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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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).
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! :)