Time Out says
An inexpensive eating destination in Brixton, housed in shipping containers.
Pop Brixton is community initiative in the heart of Brixton, run in partnership with Lambeth Council, showcasing a selection of young businesses (with plenty of restaurants).
Developed in reaction to high street brands dominating storefronts across London, Pop Brixton covers over 1,400 sq m and features a selection of traders – all of which are independent, and a majority of which are local. Operating out of an eclectic jumble of shipping containers, the site is home to serveral bars and street food stalls as well as a number of permanent restaurants, including the highly rated Smoke and Salt. There’s also a large greenhouse space for communal dining. Alongside all this there's a changing schedule of music and entertainment events.
Pop Brixton is currently open all year round, with an open-air look in the summer, and weather-proofing to keep visitors warm and dry during the winter. Entrance is free but, of course, the food and drink isn't.
Users say (66)
Average User Rating
4.6 / 5
- 5 star:42
- 4 star:20
- 3 star:2
- 2 star:1
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Great place to have a beer and a burger, or a grass of wine and a nice diner (tried the ROE on the first floor, was amazing)
I've been there for a wine tasting event. I liked the urban style of the stacked containers and the vitality of the people. Between containers, you can also find some street food vendor which makes delicacies from around the world.
Fun and vibrant venue a stone's throw from Brixton station. We sat on the sun terrace at Zoe's Ghana Kitchen and enjoyed some of the delicious fried chicken and okra fries. My boyfriend had a chicken burger from Other Side Fried and the small bite I had was mind-blowing! There isn't a huge drinks selection up at Zoe's terrace but you can get a drink from any of the other vendors and take it to your table which is perfect! We stayed till the evening and the sounds of DJ Russ Ryan were a disco-tastic delight. The area beneath came alive as a dance floor and it was a great evening! Highly recommend to anyone.
A veritable hive of activity. The roof's off for the summer, the crafty beers are out, the curry burgers are being prepared and the bubble-wrap greenhouse is all laid out for the summer. Love this place, and only a couple of year's old. Best visit: The New Zealand Wine Cellar!
Amazing food and drink from all over the world, a totally eclectic atmosphere and a great community initiative supporting independent, local businesses!
A fantastic use of space with a great community atmosphere and loads of interesting restaurants and bars. Zoe's Ghana Kitchen is my fave! :)
This is a VERY cool space, especially when the sun's out - and in case people feel this is a prime example of more gentrification creeping into the area, I'd beg to differ. There's a diverse choice of foodie outlets like Mama Jerk, Zoe's Ghana Kitchen, Koi Ramen and Don Luigi - and initiatives like the Pop Farm are just a wonderful way to bring the community together. It's a shame I'm not a local - I'd be here all the time - but overall, Pop Brixton is a fab concept that's a great look for the neighbourhood. I look forward to seeing how it gets even better.
Pop up trailer food, retail, barber zones, omg! Enjoyed a mixed Vietnamese chilli dumplings, mixed meat Mexican tacos, sourdough pizza. An assault on the taste & feasting eye senses. Washed down with a perfectly balanced chilled cider which had a hint of pear, light lager & apples - yum tastic, 10/10 - this West Country girl approves!!! . Enjoyed against a free seating social herb garden, festival type market eating. Such a cool, innovative trailer pop up, artsy start up space, which is actually bloody good food and booze. I love Brixton pop up.
For the first time I went to POP Brixton for Lunch with a group of friends.
It's a different atmosphere from evening as you have loads of families and kids about, I really enjoyed it.
Pop Brixton is doing some great things! The food and drink is great but they are also giving back to the community and the space gives local start ups an opportunity to showcase their products and services. Get your Gyoza on and make sure you grab tasty craft beer from the little gin hut (forgot the stalls name)
One of the coolest food and drink markets in London.
It's pretty original, full of old containers (like this style) and there are a bunch of good place to eat.
Recommended for Friday night / Saturdays
I LOVE Pop Brixton - what a great environment for family in the day time and friends in the night time. Great food, great fun.
such a great venue with something for everyone. and an amazing ice cream place that make it in front of you!
Pop Brixton is a great addition to the area. Its position reflects that it is on the edge of the community but as a use of an empty car park that Lambeth had no idea what to do with it is brilliant. I love the vibe on a sunny day. But it feels full of visitors and not the regular customers that frequent Electric Avenue and Granville arcade. It has its place and its great but temporary.There is a great buzz. There benefit from great press but if you look at the picture above it says it all. Fun, a little bit corporate...multicultural? you decide....
A really buzzy and vibrant addition to the community and a great initiative for those starting out on their business ventures. The events for both adults and children in the day really help in an area affected badly by the cuts. It's nice to see something that is there for the locals who have been in Brixton for many years but also accommodates the newer residents.