They’re usually where you go when you fancy a change.
But this Salon’s had a change itself, because the Brixton restaurant – which originally began life as a young, whippersnapping pop up back in 2012 – has undergone a complete overhaul. They’ve fixed up both the menu and the interiors, decking out the upstairs dining area with marine blue walls and dark grey banquettes put together with reclaimed wood, while downstairs has become an all new bar area, with concertina windows opening out onto the market outside.
Food-wise, the new menu boasts small bar plates like ‘Nduja croquettes, and wild rabbit ragu with house-made pappardelle to accompany the wine and cocktail list down in the bar. Head upstairs and you’ll find more of chef-patron Nicholas Balfe’s classic seasonal, market-led cuisine, like whole baked aubergine with smoked almond cream, preserved blackberries, and rainbow chard; and Brixton fig leaf ice cream with blueberries and damson syrup.
And if that goes down well, you can buy all the syrups and preserves made in-house off the shelves lining the staircase – plus they’ve launched a low-intervention and organic wine shop right next door…
So just be warned – you might not leave with quite as much change as you’d intended.
NOTE: Salon is open Tuesday to Sunday, and you can book or find out more on their website HERE.
Salon | 18 Market Row, SW9 8LD
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