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Proudly independent, this all-day brasserie is a dependable alternative to Spitalfields’ pervasive chains – not surprising since it’s co-owned by bright spark Clive Watson (of The Garrison and Village East fame). Fans praise Blixen’s “well-done and good-value” food, as well as its spot-on service and buzzy vibe – whether you’re in the light, airy dining room or the rustic wood-toned basement bar. One regular also likes the ‘secret garden’ for a quick lunch. The cooking is broadly European, moving from pea and wild garlic soup or scallop crudo with radish and poppy seeds to robust mains of corn-fed chicken with roasted Jerusalem artichoke and chicken jus or pork belly with spätzle, kale and quince. To round things off, we like the sound of the banana and caramel pudding with coconut sorbet.  Brunch, daytime snacks and Sunday roasts lure the crowds, while drinks encompass house sodas, smoothies, locally brewed beers and some “OK” wines.

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65a Brushfield Street ,London E1 6AA

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by   platinum reviewer (85)

Apr 2016

Editor's pick This was my first time here and I will be going back. The food is very well cooked and presented, with a good selection for all types, including vegetarian options. The prices are reasonable and service very good. THe wine selection is okay and there are a couple of local beers.

garry b.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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    Emma Rose Tully :: Review: Blixen | Daydreamer

    Blixen holds the key to an enchanted city garden. Overlooking Old Spitalfields Market, enter Blixen from Brushfield Street and specifically request a garden table for your occasion. You’ll be lead through the bustling eatery, past the open fronted kitchen and into a conservatory out the back.

    I ordered a “Garden Up” cocktail whilst I waited for my dining partner to join me on the sofa bench I’d been seated at. Taking in the tropical decor, I felt awfully relaxed in such beautiful surroundings...
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    SilverSpoon London :: SilverSpoon London: Blixen - A Beautiful Garden Restaurant in Spitalfields

    As soon as I walked into Blixen, I fell in love with the decor; the dining room is spacious with a high ceiling and lots of light provided by the big windows and large ceiling lamps. It feels fresh and modern and best of all unique unlike other Spitalfields restaurants which are largely popular chains. There was a pretty garden theme that runs through the decor of the restaurant…
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    Glutopia :: Gluten Free Dining at Blixen, Spitalfields | Glutopia

    Blixen is a new opening just around the corner from Spitalfields Market. It stands on the site of an old bank, two walls house huge windows with metal fanlights to let in acres of natural light.

    The interior décor is all rough brickwork, whitewashed and surmounted with walnut wood. The ceiling’s a beautiful construction of pale floorboards. The bar’s a white shrine, cunningly lit, with bottles of spirits in glass-fronted cupboards, and globe lamps on stalks...
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