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Seven at Brixton

Bars and pubs Brixton
3 out of 5 stars
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(60user reviews)

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

Seven’s Facebook page describes it as a ‘new food, drink and art concept’: don’t worry, though, it’s really just a vaguely Spanish-style bar in one of Brixton’s covered markets, and a rather nice one too.

It joins the likes of Franco Manca and Rosie’s in Market Row as one of the new independent ventures that have set up among the Caribbean veg shops and hair salons in the area.

Opposite the intriguing-sounding Original Products Ltd (‘candles, cushions, statues’), a basic unit has been fitted with mismatched furniture and a bar; a tangle of flexes above supply the bare-filament bulbs.

Up a rickety staircase, a giant Anglepoise lamp illuminates one of a series of rooms decked out like a surrealist gallery stuck in a squat.

Cocktails are straightforward and made with care – from a neat menu printed on a luggage tag, we chose a strong, honeyed Old Fashioned and a Bramble, served in a vintage teacup with a little cake on the saucer. Beers are Iberian too, and among the compact wine list there’s a very passable cava by the glass for £4.

All the staff seem young, incredibly enthusiastic and uncommonly friendly – although not even that could warm the place up on the chilly December night we visited. Like most of the premises in these Brixton Markets, it has a big open front and not much heating – best wrap up.

Conveniently for any visitors with woollen mittens on, much of the food here comes on sticks – it’s of the Spanish pinchos variety. From an array that includes anchovy, chilli and tomato, or chorizo and manchego, diners help themselves and pay by the skewer at the end; prices soon add up, so the hungry might be better choosing one of the sharing plates or a bigger dish, like the simple prawns with garlic and chilli.

It’s open in the day, too, for brunch, lunch and coffee, serving items such as churros and hot sandwiches. Seven feels very DIY and suffers not a bit from it, ‘concept’ or not.



Address: 7 Market Row
Transport: Tube: Brixton
Opening hours: Open 9am-8pm Mon-Wed; 9am-10pm Thur-Sat; 9am-5pm Sun
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5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.5 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:45
  • 4 star:7
  • 3 star:5
  • 2 star:1
  • 1 star:2
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Not bad for cocktails - well priced and quite inventive for a classic and short menu. Happy hour is a great deal at £5 per drink. Do not eat here though unless you’re looking for some greasy or carby small plates to wash down the drinks. Very average attempt at tapas. Service was unbelievably slow on a Friday - the waiters are very friendly but the place was understaffed.


Visited for a few cocktails on a Saturday night at around 7. Seating is limited, I would recommend booking a table if you know you will be visiting.

The cocktails were varied and interesting - I had a Salted Caramel Coconut Espresso Martini - which was delicious.

For a small place however, the orders seemed to take quite a while, whilst I understand this if there aren't many members of staff - it felt like it was a while to get our first drink.

Would definitely go back.


Seven is a great place to go if you're after good food, a relaxed vibe and excellent service. My friend and I enjoyed the Padron peppers, Calamari, olives, Patatas Bravas and the Charcuterie Board which, while filling, we probably could have done with a few more dishes - something for us to note for next time! We were sat in the downstairs area however, I believe there is upstairs seating available for larger parties which, according to their website, they are more than willing to accommodate. 

In addition to great food, the service was also excellent so overall it was a really nice, affordable experience which would make a great location for a catch-up with friends or for date night.

Love this place! Great cocktails and tapas in a laid back setting.

Fav cocktail is the ginger beer basil mojito - and it's only a fiver, which for london prices isn't bad!

They'll also knock-up your fav if you ask :)

Super friendly staff and delicious food and cocktails for only a fiver!! Incredible. I love the scrabble letter reservation signs :)

A great atmosphere with fantastic cocktails. Lovely attentive, friendly staff too. The best bar in Brixton!!

Always a good night at Seven, usually before a gig or date night vibez.

As part of my hen party me and the girls had tapas at the bar. Despite us being very loud the staff were very welcoming and accommodating and did everything they could to make us very full and very happy! The food was fantastic and the drink menu was as equally good. 👍🏻


I love this place! The food is delicious and a £20 sharing board is more than good value for money. We had some delicious calamari that i'd really recommend and some incredible cheese plates with caperberries. 

The decor is really cute, with old converted school desks and suitcases as tables and dim lighting making it a perfect spot for date night or dinner with the girls. 

Mainly though - the drinks are so cheap. Where else can you get a £5 cocktail that is actually well thoughtout and nicely presented? Or a glass of wine for...wait for it....£3.50. That doesn't taste god awful. Actually its a local spanish wine and it tastes pretty excellent. 

My favourite place in Brixton market hands down!


Delicious cocktails, an interesting menu and quirky decor... what's not to love about Seven?! Oh yeah, all the cocktails are £5, all night.... result! Very cool little place, friendly service and a great offering of 'share with the table' food. Perfect date night or catch up with your mates venue. 

Great staff, great drinks, great atmosphere and great food. What's not too like?

Fantastic cocktails at great prices served by professional and very friendly staff. I love the atmosphere and have never been disappointed by a visit here! Always a top time!

Fantastic bar, hidden away in the market. Great atmosphere always. The food is always brilliant as is the selection of cocktails. The staff are always lovely. Can't recommend this place highly enough!

Best value bar in London. Superb quality food and drink, which friendly attentive, well informed staff.

Best cocktails and atmosphere in Brixton. Love that these guys have been going for 5 years and still do new cocktails for a fiver!

This bar has a brilliantly quirky atmosphere and the friendliest staff in Brixton. The cocktails are yummy and very reasonably priced. Choose carefully though. The one I chose in the image below  (thyme is of the essence) was gorgeous but tiny and was gone in a couple of slugs. They're really imaginative with their drinks and tapas style food. I recommend Seven for a date night or to become your new regular. Go here people!


This is my go-to date venue. The drinks are fantastic, quirky and strangely cheap for the location, quality and the fact that this place is always so busy. £5 for a cocktail at happy hour is a great deal, but £5 all night for a ginger beer mojito - err yes please! I went on Friday night after a visit to Pop Brixton and enjoyed the Blackwell Forest Gateau (a chocolately, creamy, cherry jam mix of a cocktail) followed by a Buffalo Soldier which came with an upturned bottle of bourbon within a sweet body of a cocktail. It was busy but we managed to get a table and enjoyed a night of laid back drinking before the bar closed at 11pm. I dont think i'll ever tire of this place.


Seven is a great place in Brixton Village for drinks every time I pass through. With cocktails around £5-7 and a constantly changing cocktail menu, there's always something interesting to order just that "one" more round! It's a small but cosy bar with reservations possible, and a fair bit of outside seating (can get quite nippy though). 

Food wise they serve tapas style food, and is of fairly good quality. Given the choice of other restaurants in the area though, I'd prefer to steer away from eating at Seven and just stick to the cocktails. 

3 stars instead of 4 as unfortunately the service here can be pretty slow, especially when you're seated at a table. 

Absolute best cocktails and pre-night out nibbles in London. Plus amazing service, every time.


This place serves amazing cocktails at a relatively good price and I recommend them all!The service can be a bit slow at times, even though there doesn’t appear to be any shortage of staff, and having just one toilet (unisex) isn’t great.It’s in a cool location and has a great vibe.

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Lovingly crafted cocktails at the most reasonable prices I've seen around (£5!), and a friendly service. High chairs for babies and even baby-changing, which is rare for places in the market.

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For cheap cocktails and plentiful calamari in SW9, Seven is a good bet. The sharing platters (chorizo, cheese, bread, patatas bravas etc) are a good option for big groups, and the ‘Spanish Breakfast’ is an unexpected hit. If you sit outside, you’ll probably end up gawping at the shop opposite, an Aladdin’s cave selling ‘religious artefacts and herbs’ that’s covered in pictures of Jesus. Weeknights and Saturdays are predictably busy, so it’s well worth booking ahead to guarantee at slot. There’s also a well-stocked bookshelf and a stack of board games, if you’re a fan of organised jollity. The service can be a little sluggish at peak times, but the staff are usually pretty friendly.

Most amazing cocktails ever and only a fiver! You can’t really lose. Also the tapas food is absolutely great. I love mixing and matching lots of little dishes and getting boards to share with friends. Great atmosphere as well with lots of mish mash furniture and quirky objects all over.Always busy (which is a good sign) so make sure you either book or go down early and get a drink whilst you wait. Also it’s one of the few places in Brixton market that has a toilet which is always a bonus! Absolutely love this place and go there often.


Went to Seven on Saturday night with 3 friends for the first time. food and drink scene. However, we were not that impressed with the cocktails or the service. By the time we had arrived at 9:30pm they had run out of crushed ice so they were unable to do a number of the already limited cocktails on offer. The cocktail I had Tabasco Margarita was nice but there was more ice than liquid content. My friend ordered a glass of sangria which tasted like watered down cheap wine. It had no distinguishing flavour and a piece of orange that had seen better days. When we informed the waitress that it really wasn't a good drink she took it away, and never returned to either offer us another or ask us what we wanted to do instead. At the end of the night when we asked for the bill another waitress asked us what exactly was wrong with the sangria and told us that her Manager had tried it and thought it was ok. We explained that we had all sampled it and disagreed, but that it was a matter of opinion. She then went on to pedantically inform us what was in a sangria and that she had tasted lots of it in Spain and that it tasted as good or better. We replied that we knew what the ingredients were and that we had also all sampled Sangria in Spain! So, nice place but the attitude needs to be addressed

Had a fantastic night in Seven at Brixton recently. It is a nice place to go with friends for a casual drink or two! Good food, amazing cocktails and a fantastic atmosphere aided by the friendly staff. I would recommend it and will definately be going there again.

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