Latest news and openings for food and drink in south London

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New Brixton bagel and beer spot

If we said to you Belgian beers, bagels and bakes, what would you think?

Because we say it’s a recipe for perfection.

Brewgels has found a home in Brixton Village – and it’s serving up eight different types of bagels and over 40 beers – plus sweet treats and more.

Are you team pastrami, salt beef or cheese?

65 Brixton Village, SW9 8PS

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Two Michelin stars for Trivet in Bermondsey

Bermondsey’s Trivet – a collaboration between chef Jonny Lake and master sommelier Isa Bal – has received a second star in the latest Michelin guide.

The now two-star spot is a place where Lake and Bal think about how food and drink work together. 

The menu features their explorations of ingredients, dishes and drinks from regions around the world – and we’re starry-eyed thinking about our next visit. 

36 Snowsfields, SE1 3SU

Image: Tom Osborne

Bonningtons fully reopened with different chefs every night

Vauxhall’s Bonnington Cafe has fully reopened for vegetarian and vegan dining.

The community-run spot sees chefs change every night – with the present roster including food influenced by Syrian, Moroccan, Pakistani, Polish, Iranian and English cuisine.

Set in Bonnington Square, the Bonnington Cafe first opened its doors in 1982 to serve locals, and after a temporary closure in 2021, it’s undergone renovations and is back to its former glory – with thanks to a devoted community.

Open Thursday to Saturday nights (and for brunch on Sundays), Bonnington is BYOB.

So buckle up, stock up and visit this Vauxhall cafe to experience new flavours every night.

11 Vauxhall Grove, Vauxhall, SW8 1TD

Brunch at tashas – the honest taste of South Africa

Looking to pioneer a new way of eating out in South Africa, tashas was born in 2005.

And now has 15 locations in South Africa, six in the UAE and now one in Battersea – and they say “all of them are spaces where food and conversation go hand in hand”.

With the aim of delivering unpretentious, honest food and creating a relaxed environment where diners can feel at home, tashas serves up a classic menu featuring tasty breakfast and dinner dishes. Including jett and lukes, breakfast royale and sweet toast for the morning grazers, and dinner nibbles of prawn skewers, olive bowls and beef tartare. 

Battersea Power Station, 3 Prospect Way, SW11 8BH

Image: Ola Smit

A new French restaurant at Borough Market

A new neighbourhood restaurant at Borough Market, Camille brings imagined jaunts of regional France to Stoney Street.

The menu from head chef Elliot Hashtroudi celebrates the magic of seasonal and locally grown produce – his simple approach to cooking captures the rustic energy of a regional French table.

From the owners of Ducksoup, Little Duck and Emilia, Camille offers an intimate bistro-style dining space with a small bar and window counter seating as the backdrop to their a-la-carte menu and daily specials board – you’ll find a weekly changing menu of wines by the glass and bottle from small independent wine-makers, too.

2-3 Stoney Street, SE1 9AA

Gosnells certifies as B(ee) Corp

London’s sole producer of honey-based drinks – brewed in Peckham Gosnells – has announced its certification as a B Corp (B Corporation) having met the rigorous social and environmental standards.

Tom Gosnell, founder and managing director of Gosnells, says: “We want to give real meaning to that over-used and under-qualified word ‘sustainability’.

“There is still so much more we can do to help the hundreds of different pollinators which fertilize the flowers, trees and bushes of London.

“We are on a beeline to a more ecology-loving future.”

You can find Gosnells on draught in venues across south London and at Gosnells’ own bar on the Bermondsey Beer Mile.

Gosnells Taproom, 72 Enid Street, SE16 3RA


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