Feed me tapas and I’m yours forever. In fact, feed me tapas and cocktails, and I will definitely be yours forever.
Brixton has a plethora of restaurants to eat at and one day I will eat at all of them. Located inside Brixton Market, Seven at Brixton is a tapas and cocktail bar serving breakfast, lunch and evening tapas. With its mismatched tables and graffiti decor, it’s a cosy little place.
Downstairs has an open bar area with seating, which also gave off a rustic feel. It reminded me of this little bar my friends and I stumbled upon when we were in Barcelona.
Upstairs are four different rooms that serve as a space for local artists and you can take in the art installations as you eat some really yummy food.
Okay, so onto the food. Just in case you don’t know:
A tapa (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈtapa]), in Spanish cuisine, is an appetizer, or snack. It may be cold (such as mixed olives and cheese) or hot (such as chopitos, which are battered, fried baby squid). – Wikipedia
You can order several different tapas, or you can be lazy like we were and order a large sharing board. What I love about tapas cuisine is the sharing aspect of it. Sometimes one dish isn’t enough, but the ability to have several small dishes and just pick and choose what you want is great!
The large sharing board at Seven at Brixton is as follows: a selection of Spanish cheeses, chorizo, jamon Serrano, patatas bravas, piquillo peppers & cornichons. Served with warm focaccia & oil.
SO GOOD. HONESTLY SO, SO GOOD.
Let me pick apart the board and tell you what I think.
Cheese is something you can’t go wrong with unless of course, you are lactose intolerant. So sorry if you are. The sharp tang of some of the cheeses went well with the hams and chorizo! Literally tantalising my taste buds.
Chorizo is my favourite type of cured sausage. It goes great with anything: on a pizza, in a sandwich, on its own. I could have literally had two more dishes of this delicious sausage.
I am not a fan of pickles, but I feel like the board would not be complete without the cornichons. They complimented the food really well, and actually if you took a bite of the patatas bravas (something I can’t get enough of and will praise all day if you let me) and cornichons it tastes like salt and vinegar crisps. ?
Focaccia is a great bread and definitely went well with the meal, especially smothered in the oil. Also, it makes a great base for an open-faced sandwich with the cheese and ham.
To round it all off, they have really good cocktails! They taste yummy and they’re strong – just the way I like it. My favourite had to be the ginger beer & basil mojito (Santa Teresa rum, basil, lime, brown sugar & ginger beer). Their cocktail menu does change, and I think their Spring menu has just dropped (which is just another excuse for me to go back, obviously).
I love the chilled atmosphere in Seven at Brixton, the waitress who served us was really friendly, and they had some really good music! This quirky little restaurant is a must-visit if you’re in Brixton.
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