Caribbean comfort food is the real deal at Negril. It’s a popular spot in spite of service that slows to a snail’s pace when the place is heaving, and the cramped, unadorned interior (decoration is limited to pages torn from Heat covering the walls of the lone toilet, which is accessed through the kitchen).
Standards such as jerk chicken and ackee with saltfish are best enjoyed with a side of fried plantain, while tender goat curry should be mopped up with a perfectly fluffy roti. A hearty brunch menu featuring the likes of jerk chicken sausage is popular among local party animals repairing the ravages of the preceding night, while the quaint roadside garden is charming in summer.
Don’t forget to bring your own beer or wine.
We offer organic coffee, free-range chicken, use real butter instead of margarine, organic eggs, better quality ingredients and forgo MSG and hydrogenated fats. Customers often describe the food as 'good, honest food', which means we are on the right track.
Most of the traditional dishes are fusions of cultures. Jamaica's national dish, ackee and saltfish, takes ackee from Africa and salted cod from Spain. Even jerk chicken, most commonly recognised as Jamaican food, is itself a collision of Arawak and African cooking styles and techniques.
132 Brixton Hill
|Opening hours:||Dinner served 5-10.30pm Mon-Fri. Meals served 10am-10.30pm Sat, Sun.|
|Transport:||Tube: Brixton/bus 45, 109, 118, 250|
|Price:||Mains courses £7.95-£9. Unlicensed. Corkage £2.50 per person.|
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Average User Rating
3.7 / 5
- 5 star:7
- 4 star:5
- 3 star:2
- 2 star:1
- 1 star:3
How can you call a restaurant Negril and the food tastes like it came from Harvester? First the meal was missing the curry goat which they rectified by giving us £10 credit and not charging us for it so the customer service is good but that's where it ends. The jerk chicken tasted like Sunday roast chicken, the rice and peas was white like the peas came from a can, the festival was doughy and when we did finally get the curry goat it tasted like casserole stew. I don't usually right reviews but I think it's an insult to name a restaurant after a town in Jamaica when the food barely has been seasoned with salt and pepper. The rum cake was bread and butter pudding with rum poured over it. Culture appropriation at it finest. All these great reviews must have been written by people who've never tried real Jamaican cuisine. This restaurant is obvisously geared more to the new influx of middle class people gentrifying Brixton. Defiantly not coming back.
Best Caribbean in Brixton, their goat curry is fantastic and salt fish fritters are perfectly balanced. I've taken lots of family and friends who are unfamiliar with the cuisine and all have loved it.
Totally over rated!!! The food is not properJamaican at all and only for tourists (you can tell that from the lack of Jamaican customers). The portions are small although well presented and it is very expensive for what it is. My jerk chicken was super dry and the chips were cold. Not one to repeat... if you want the real thing there is one or two in Brixton Village worth a try
I think it's great for a laid-back evening of nice food. If you expect perfectly polite staff and quick service then go somewhere else, but staff are ALWAYS chatty, funny, interesting and hey, it might not com ein 15 mins but it's definitely worth the wait. Plus you just get to order two of their DELICIOUS home-made lemonades! I'm a vegetarian and they cater VERY well for veggies. Shockingly offering more than one choice. Go, it's nice, fun and a bit special. Not your usual italian/frensh/english resturant. A different experience. Probably why so many people give it bad reviews. We're very hard at accepting change, aren't we!
Been going there for a long time, when the food has been amazing every time. Little can be said about the running on the pass and home delivery organisation. Three times i ordered food for delivery and every single time food wasn't what i ordered. Twice they corrected it and sent my ordered food when the driver was available again, 40min after. The third and final time the TWO hours after my phone call with them to correct the order they asked me if i still wanted my order even though i had paid the driver already and suggested i come and collect it, if i didn't. This because they didn't know where the driver was and couldnt give me a time on how much longer the wait would be. On COLLECTION, they just hand the food to me as if i were a normal collection, no apology at all, ironically the driver was in the restaurant as well and didn't acknowledge me even though i had seen and tipped him two hours ago. ABSOLUTE SHAMBLES NEVER GOING AGAIN!
Can't believe anyone would give this a bad review it must be a rare unlucky time. I have been many many times over many years and never had a bad experience. I love negril, it is an unknown gem of brixton, amazing vibe and service, good hearty food, cheap cost and when you can't face brixton hill, they deliver too...have spent many a wonderful night in negril.
Great homecooked food, great service, wicked Platter for 2 to share.... had curried goat as an extra to the platter, cant moan on any account, big up all Negril staff....... was visiting family in the area, we travelled from Leicester.... and would happily do it again...... blessings...x
I always find the staff helpful and friendly, it is a busy restaurant and not that many waiting staff., but they do their best. The food is good and freshly cooked, no faults there. Corkage charge is reasonable!