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Hands-down one of the best restaurants on Brixton’s ‘Market Row, this is an intimate, stylish restaurant over two floors. The downstairs has an a la carte menu and the option of counter dining, while the upstairs offering is an unfussy seasonal set menu of either four or seven courses. There are often great value lunch offers, a breakfast and brunch menu on weekends, a fantastic wine list and they have an off sale shop next door.

Restaurant details

18 Market Row, Brixton, London SW9 8LD
Nearest tube: 
  • Brixton
Telephone number: 020 7501 9152
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18 Market Row, Brixton, London SW9 8LD


Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

Critics' score: 7
Chris Pople Cheese & Biscuits
Reviewed by May 10, 2013
"...Salon are doing enough right that the odd misstep doesn't matter so much. On the days I don't fancy trekking over to Broadway Market, I will be back." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Emma Sturgess Metro
Reviewed on January 24, 2013
"Balfe brings out the main course, mutton with cabbage and anchovies, as if he knows it’s the star turn. Butchered so we can see the curve of the muscle, it separates into long, lovely ropes of sheepiness." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 4
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on January 16, 2013
"Obviously both (dishes) were cooked in advance but even after about 45 minutes they arrived tepid. The chickpeas interspersed with tiny nuggets of fat soon grew monotonous and the venison tasted exhausted." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Kelly Hussey View London
Reviewed on December 12, 2012
"Salon Brixton is a great addition to an area that many foodies already consider to be a little slice of heaven. One more reason to make it to Market Row." READ REVIEW