Cornercopia: Brixton Village


Brixton Village is the perfect home to pop-up restaurants and Backdoor Kitchen’s Aperitivo team are here for the next 3 weeks. They are based at Cornercopia in the midst of Brixton Village, which is the emerging venue for foodies as it has an array of niche bars and restaurants.

Backdoor Kitchen have teamed up with Italian iconic brand Aperol Spritz UK, who are providing their delicious cocktails. I had a tasty rum cocktail and my friend went for a tequila based cocktail, which had a lovely kick to it.

The place has a very open, friendly and communal feel to it, with the long tables helping conversation to flow between tables. The venue is on a corner and it’s a great environment to people watch the passers-by and soak up this unique atmosphere. It felt a little like you were sat outside a restaurant in Italy, instead of the heart of Brixton.

The waiting team was very friendly and patiently explained the range of cocktails and food dishes. We tried their pulled pork cheeks, which had been cooked perfectly and fell apart delightfully. The rich flavour of these was excellent and it had been seasoned to perfection. We also tried their king prawn tapas dish, which was also a treat. The tapas was extremely tasty and this was a perfect light, continental dish. This is the ideal type of food to eat in a hot, sticky evening.

For £25 you can have an Aperitivo and a 5 course meal with dessert as well. The courses are somewhere between a starter and a main course size and 5 of these should fully satisfy your hunger and excite the taste buds.

Rob, founder of the Backdoor Kitchen, says: “We loved doing Backdoor Salon in Brixton last summer, so when we have been offered the opportunity to come back, we just went for it. I’m totally excited to bring this experience to the centre of Brixton food buzz. And Cornercopia is the perfect location for the Aperitivo: long communal tables, great vibes and people who crave for creative dishes and drinks.”

This passion comes across within the quality of the food and the drink, and I’d thoroughly recommend trying it out before their 3 week run ends.

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Written by Martin Stocks | @Stocks1986

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