Brixton’s Market Row has gone for strength to strength in the last few years. With a variety of places cropping up on the row itself and nearby, it’s become a bit of a culinary hub. But one particular restaurant stands out for us. Venture into the row and you’ll be greeted by the large windows, concrete floors and peeling walls of Salon. Here’s why it’s one of our must visit restaurants…
With seasonality and inventiveness motivating the food they serve, Salon is the go to spot for delicacies and intrigue. Serving up a variety of dishes from smoked pig’s cheek lardons on their spring brunch menu, to à la carte options such as pot roast cauliflower, chickpeas, cow’s curd and red onion; it’s a place that really immerses you into the craftsmanship of each choice, with every ingredient promising to be as aesthetically pleasing as it is flavoursome.
Perhaps what makes Salon even more interesting and innovative is that it strives to use ingredients that are sourced as local as possible. Based in Brixton, you might think that this is an impossible task but somehow they’ve managed it as they boost a vast selection of fresh produce that’s grown, made or foraged in South London. There’s care and gastronomic imagination in everything that comes out of the Salon kitchen and it is this attitude makes Salon the outstanding place it is. It’s no surprise why the Observer listed them as one of the best restaurants in London.
Wriggle Recommends: You should have a look at their Christmas Banquet Menu; we really want to get our mitts on the partridge, red cabbage, black pudding and caramelised apple
Address: 18 Market Row, Brixton, London SW9 8LD