• Brixton Village Market has become the destination for budget eating in south London. • Take Time Out’s video tour of the covered market’s restaurants and cafés. • Get the details and unbiased reviews of the best places, from KaoSarn to Honest Burgers.
Bellantoni's video introduction
Dario Bellantoni and his staff bring some sunshine to the market with a selection of own-made pasta and an all-Italian wine list.
Brixton area guide
O's Thai Cafe
This Crouch End Thai café takes its name from the owner and head chef's nickname - we suspect it's because 'O' is much easier to say than Somchai Kantavanich. It's been open for nearly 20 years, so it must be doing something right. The menu is replete with authentic Thai dishes - think green curries, pad Thai noodles, Thai-style fried rice and pad kratiem prik tai (king prawn, chicken, pork or beef stir fried with garlic and coriander paste, ground pepper and oyster sauce). Keep an eye out for specials on the blackboard, too. A short wine list focuses on well-known regions from the old world, but new world options also feature. Leffe Blonde, Budvar and Amstel are all on draught, and Singha is available by the bottle.
Venue says: “Early eaters get 10% off your bill when dining between 6pm and 7.30pm (until 8pm) every Monday to Thursday!”