Brixton Cornercopia



Six years ago we set up Brixton Cornercopia - a tiny neighbourhood restaurant and new kind of cornershop all about seasonal and ultra-local food. Before Cornercopia Ian Riley cooked everywhere from Michelin star fish restaurants, to private yaughts and for pop stars on tour.

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Six years ago we set up Brixton Cornercopia - a tiny neighbourhood restaurant and new kind of cornershop all about seasonal and ultra-local food. Before Cornercopia Ian Riley cooked everywhere from Michelin star fish restaurants, to private yaughts and for pop stars on tour.

The Whole Hog

Take a secluded urban green space, sow and grow a host of vegetables, herbs and flowers. Fire up a wood-burning stove or two , gently smoke something tasty overnight, open a bottle of something special…Welcome to our secret garden

Picnic on an English lawn: At the height of summer, a lazy luxury picnic on an English lawn. Whole poached salmon, home-smoked coronation chicken , pork pie, pickles and garden fizz. Jelly and ice cream. We might even have the cricket on in the background.

We’ll also serve up elements from our tiny garden smokery along with garden grown salads, homemade ice-creams, our own soft cheeses and all the cordials, pickles and preserves you’d expect from Cornercopia's larder.

Our ‘Secret Garden’ is an oasis of green hidden behind houses and rescued from developers. This is Brixton Cornercopia's kitchen garden, a constant source of inspiration and a major influence on our approach to food and eating. We will present three themes over five dates on alternate Sunday afternoons - This event is Picnic on an English lawn. Other events are:

Brixton meets Crete: Sunday July 26th
Picnic on an English lawn: Sunday August 2nd
Brixton meets Crete: Sunday August 16th
All things BBQ: Sunday August 30th
Brixton Meets Crete: Sunday September 13th

Useful stuff to know

These are small events with places are restricted to 16 per event
Seating will be set throughout the garden and on the lawn with places set for 2, 4 and 6. Arrivals at 1.30 for a welcome drink, food served at 2pm.

We will send you a map to show where the 'secret garden' is located and you will enter the garden through a wooden door and little pathway. Cocktails or aperitifs will be served on arrival, however the events are otherwise BYO and we will post suggestions of what you might like to bring along nearer each event date.

An omnivorous appetite is required as we regret we are unable to meet any special dietary requirements.

In the event of rain calling off play we will move indoors (the garden is behind our house) and the menu may change accordingly.

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