Brixton's thriving food and drink scene is largely centred around the railway arches and village, but urban regeneration along the northern stretch of Brixton Road promises good food further afield too. The Brickstone is part of that development - it's a restaurant, bar and sports bar that aims to cater for all comers at different times of day, from coffeeing couples at lunchtime and celebration dinners to football fans who want a relaxed place to watch a big match.
A jazzy emerald and orange colour scheme brings life to the modern, chic interior, as do the host of hanging plants and climbers that adorn the walls. The forefront of The Brickstone is a little smarter and more formal, whilst the sports bar at the rear is more relaxed and easy-going.
The menu is made up of modern pub classics - a mixture of pizzas, pasta dishes and burgers. Pizza dishes are a mixture of classics and new innovations, like the Thundercat (tomato, mozzarella, fried chicken, blue cheese, wild rocket and scotch bonnet sauce). There's also a hefty brunch menu of brunch burgers, chicken and waffles, beef crumpets and buttermilk pancakes, available on Saturdays and Sundays when The Brickstone opens at midday.
On the drinks front, The Brickstone has everything you'd want from a modern bar - there's a compact wine list that perfectly accompanies the menu, and a wide range of beers and spirits available in the sports bar. Coffee is freshly ground, and local and seasonal drinks are regularly added to the offering. With potential for live music in the future as well, The Brickstone promises to be a thriving hospitality hub for the new Brixton Road development.