• 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.
Honest Burgers video introduction
The brief menu is chalked on to a blackboard at this trendy burger joint. Aged beef from Ginger Pig is used for the patties, which are cooked medium rare unless you request otherwise. The buns are firm with good bite, the chips hand cut and triple cooked.
Brixton area guide
Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar
Gillray’s occupies a large site inside the London Marriott Hotel County Hall, facing the London Eye and Houses of Parliament. Get the right seat and you'll be treated to some spectacular views of both, and down the Thames. It takes its name from the eighteenth-century satirist James Gillray, and features some of his works on the walls (though wisely they've omitted 'The Gout', his grotesque take on good-living). It's mostly about steak here, with T-bones, rib-eyes, fillets and sirloins alongside an imposing-looking 'bull's head' – a butterflied prime-rib weighing in at a kilo. Pork T-bones, Barnsley chops, loins of veal and BBQ spare ribs are also on the grill, plus there are burgers, slow-cooked lamb rump and seared cod with confit celeriac, broad beans and a sorrel and razor clams sauce, too. Afternoon tea also features, ranging from the traditional to a 'gentleman's' version with unlimited ale.
Venue says: “Make your Father’s Day and treat him with an incredible meat carvery and whisky tasting in Gillray’s Steakhouse and Bar on June 17!”