Located inside the old Metal Box Factory between London Bridge and Southwark, BRIX London is a New York-inspired bar, restaurant and events space. It’s the third project from Michael Lythgoe and his partner Cidalia Rodrigues, who have teamed up with chef Radek Nitkowski and DJ TROYBOI to create a multi-faceted venue for guests to eat, drink, dance and socialise together.
While the venue is split across numerous spaces, including a lounge bar, multiple private dining rooms and a late night basement bar, the main dining hall is where guests can feast on exciting dishes inspired by global cuisines. Its mission is to showcase seasonal and sustainable British ingredients in dishes that reflect the steak and smoke houses of New Yorks meat-packer district in Brooklyn. The menu is varied and offers everything from small sharing plates to grills and burgers, while a brunch menu and Sunday roast is available at the weekend.
Examples of small plates include sourdough with chicken butter and olive oil, oxtail doughnuts with Montgomery cheddar and sweet pepper jam, and grilled delica pumpkin with avocado, casel franco, baby kale and mustard dressing. While main dishes might feature Marmite-glazed short rib with kohlrabi remoulade, chilli and pecorino, and cod with courgettes, samphire, brown butter and charred endive.
Central to the urban, New York apartment-style dining space is a long wooden bar where a team of crafty mixologists are in charge of its signature cocktail list. Look out for creations such as New York Fashioned made with Jameson, sweet and dry Vermouth, Cointreau and grenadine, and Brix Mary featuring vodka, a homemade spice mix, lemon juice and tomato juice.
The brunch menu is served on Saturdays and Sundays and features a range of classic, seasonal plates – think hot smoked salmon on toast with cream cheese, a hard-boiled egg and house pickles, and caramelised peached with cream cheese, mint, honey and almonds on sourdough. Meanwhile, its Sunday roast includes your choice of meat or veg served with roast potatoes, cauliflower, carrots and grilled hispi, along with a selection of tasty sides.