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Nov 13, 2015
Looking for a place to have Caribbean food without the plane ticket? Hop on the tube to Brixton and enjoy the cool new boutique cafe where the food is authentic, and tastes amazing too…
Where: Three Little Birds, 412 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, SW9 8LF/ 0207 274 6655
What: Eat & Drink
Three reasons we loved it…
1.The Family business element
Brixton is definitely going through a transformation and what I loved about this new opening is that it’s essentially a local family run business- keeping alive the authentic Caribbean essence the area was once famed for. The restaurant is the brainchild of female entrepreneur April Jackson, but the ground floor space was originally the former site of her dad’s shipping business and with his support they built the new enterprise together. The inspiring story and the history of the space, makes the food taste a little sweeter.
2. The twist on Caribbean food
It’s hard to imagine you can really re-invent Caribbean food. But April has taken the staples and worked with her head chef to rework the classics. Enjoy salt-fish fritters teamed with Jamrock Jamaican Pepper Jelly and Spicy King Prawns, with a kick that will take you to St. Elizabeth (a Jamaican parish); grab a plate full of these niblets. On the bespoke cocktail menu, the rum punch garnished with ginger, cinnamon and rosemary is one to look out for.
3. The Decor
Let’s face it when you are going to a Caribbean restaurant you want decor that can transport you to a magical, warm island. Three Little Birds does not disappoint, its warm and inviting lighting combined with the beach side feel of the rum bar, and the reggae music in the background perfects the atmosphere.
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