Please note, sadly Alpes has now closed.
A restaurant based around Alpine cheeses?
That idea is seems full of holes.
But the people behind Alpes seem to have pulled it off. Based in one of the huge shipping containers at POP Brixton (which they’ve given a wooden, chalet-like makeover) it comes to us from long-time market traders the Raclette Brothers, and is the first restaurant in London to serve raclette on a traditional machine, scraping melted cheese in front of customers at the table. Here’s what they’re up to:
You’ll get a choice from the likes of Raclette de Savoie (a traditional high-Alpine cheese), Bermondsey Raclette from Kappacasein, and Raclette Jurrassienne, which is Alpes’ classic dish of melted Raclette draped over a selection of potatoes, pickles and optional pancetta for added crunch.
There are three types of fondue: Savoyarde, Blue and British with unlimited sides and dips of roast new potatoes, fries, salad, pickles and baguette to dip it into the stuff.
If, for some reason, you don’t like cheese, then you can still survive here. They have a selection of dishes like pork schnitzel, beef bourguignon and Alpine ratatouille. You can even get a charcuterie platter from Borough Market’s own Cannon & Cannon. They’re designed to share…
…so just ‘alp yourself.
NOTE: Please note, sadly Alpes has now closed. Alpes is open Tues-Thurs, 5-10pm, and Fri-Sat 10-12pm. You can book a table, and find out more, on their website HERE.
Alpes | POP Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PQ
While you’re there… why not check out the rest of POP Brixton too?