As far as cupboard-like restaurants in Brixton go, Mama Lan is up there. There are two little tables inside, and a few outside, with a mini kitchen and practically no storage. So it’s a miracle really that they manage to churn out such consistently delicious food at such a high volume.
It was Feeding Franklin x 3 (plus my fiance) last week as my mum, sister and I descended on Jose Pizarro’s Bermondsey Street restaurant to celebrate my sister’s birthday. She works in Bermondsey so was the obvious choice, along with Zucca which is still on the list! We’ve munched up his lovely tapas at ‘Jose’, the more casual outpost up the road, so had high hopes for the restaurant.
The last few days saw the opening of Pop Brixton, a new shipping container space housing bars, restaurants and event space nestled behind the station on Pope’s Road.