If you’ve been missing Brixton Market’s pop-up-turned-restaurant Salon ever since it closed its doors this summer, then here’s some good news. After a rather quick two weeks spent redecorating, the restaurant is now planning its reopening complete with a fancy a new interior *and* a new wine shop next door.
Aside from the new shop, the interior and upstairs dining room will be polished up with a new design, and a standalone wine bar will now live on the ground floor.
At the bar, there’ll be new snacks and sharing plates to keep you loaded up while you work your way through the extensive wine and cocktail list. That’ll include everyone’s favourite trendy meat ‘nduja, formed into a croquette and served with aioli, plus slow-cooked rabbit ragu with pappardelle and a cheesy mushroom snack with girolles, roast chestnut mushrooms and Berkswell rennet.
If you’re worried your favourite dishes might get a similar overhaul, you needn’t be - we’ve been told that the menu will remain the same, with Salon’s trademark British-focused dishes remaining, like the whole baked aubergine with smoked alomnd cream and preserved blackberries, the allotment-grown tomatoes with black garlic and basil, and the Brixton fig leaf ice cream.
If you like the sound of the new wine shop, then here’s a bit of even more welcome news. Shelves will be heavily stocked with unusual, low intervention, and (dare we even say) “artisan” wines. Best of all, you’ll be able to BYOB your wine into the restaurant next door.
Further down the line, Salon will be taking advantage of its expanded space by hosting a few events as well, including potential collaborations, special dinners and wine tastings.
When: Salon reopens on 1 September
Where: 18 Market Row, Brixton, London SW9 8LD