They've already had successful residencies across town and now Filipino restaurant Sarap is about to open in Brixton Village with its first standalone restaurant. Its residencies have been heaped with praise, with a rave from Jimi Famurewa in the Standard, who called it "big-hearted food that mostly speaks for itself, naturally nudging you towards an intensely pleasurable, unprissy way of eating."
The Brixton Village restaurant comes as a result of getting top prize in a Brixton Kitchen competition, which won them the new space for six months.
A menu of large sharing plates is centred around their "Lechon Liempo" a take on the classic Cebu lechon dish. That's described as "slow-roasted pork belly rolled and stuffed with lemongrass, ginger, garlic, chilli, coconut vinegar and soy sauce, and served with liver sauce, spiced coconut vinegar and atchara pickle." Sounds like it'll be worth making the trip for that alone.
As for drinks, expect low-intervention wines, local and Filipino beer and batched cocktails.
Photo by Lateef Photography
More about Sarap
Where is it? 14D Market Row, Brixton, London SW9 8LB
When does it open? 24 January 2020 for six months
Launch offer: 50% off the bill 24-26 January.
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