This Portuguese Bistro is right up my street – busy, noisy and packed full of personality. Welcome to London peeps.
I came here a couple of months back to catch up with friends and several saturday nights later, I’m introducing Lu to this.
At number 43-44 GrandVille Arcade, this cosy bistro has roughly a maximum seating capacity of 10 with additional benches and barrels available outside… which is truly where you need to be to fully understand the culture of Brixton – soaking up the music from nearby bars, talking loudly across the table to get your voices heard and smelling those spices from your fellow diners. Inside the restaurant the walls are hung with ironic stencil style graffiti to keep you amused whilst you wait for the next course to arrive.
BE WARNED, a three course meal will leave you feeling like a carnivorous beast.
Piri Piri Tiger Prawns with Rocket Salad and Parmesan Shavings £7.50
Chargrilled Spare Ribs £8.25
Flame Grilled Spring Chicken £9.00
(ALL MAINS SERVED WITH 2 OF THE FOLLOWING SIDES: HAND CUT CHIPS, BASMATI RICE OR MIXED SALAD)
Dime Bar Cheese Cake £3.75
Apple Crumble & Piri Piri Ice Cream £3.75
In total we paid roughly £15 each excl. drinks…which is pretty amazing for the amount of food we ate. The meat from both the chicken and ribs were juicy and thick. The Dime Bar Cheese Cake was so so good, just unbelievably creamy and satisfying.
On a side note, the Grill unfortunately does not have toilets (like many of the other restaurants in the area). For using the public toilets at the far right corner of the street it’s 20p for a trip, so make sure you have some loose change handy.
We do not ever condone behaviour such as holding the door open for the next person to go in for free.
Price:10/10“There are too many places here I don’t know where to look – Bring on STREETFEAST” !