• 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.
Elephant video introduction
A very concise menu is served at this tiny Pakistani café, which is run by Imran Bashir: own-made samosas, curries, three types of thali (minced lamb, chicken or vegetable). The dishes are home-style, and the thalis served on a segmented stainless steel plate, in the Subcontinental way. The dahl is rich and thick, the keema (mince) delicately spiced and with just the right amount of ghee, the raita creamy. The masala chai is exemplary, and the prices for all dishes very low.
Brixton area guide
This Fulham Road bar could be just the ticket if you're the type of person that pines for Oktoberfest during the other 11 months of the year. It's the same kind of thing here, so expect lederhosen, beer steins, Bavarian-style oompah bands and German food - including plenty of wursts. More than 60 imported German beers feature, and are served alongside pretzels, wursts, schnitzels, sauerkraut salads, maultaschen (German pasta) and slow-roasted pork knuckles – a Bavarian favourite. Steak burgers, nachos and vegetarian parcels of mushroom, brie, hazelnut and cranberry also feature. Live sport features on occasion, as do some seasonal special events.
Venue says: “Every Thursday night come enjoy all-you-can-eat sausage night from 5pm to 9.30pm. £15pp including a pint of Kaltenberg.”