With more micro-restaurants than you can shake a stick at, Brixton Village and Market Row have got the biggest variety of food on offer south of the River. The downside is it makes it pretty darn difficult deciding where to go. We recently tried Prima Donna in Market Row which sits just opposite the incredibly popular Happy Dumplings. Offering Latin-inspired food cooked on their charcoal grill in a well put together little restaurant, Prima Donna manages to stand above a lot of their competitors.
The restaurant makes good use of their space, with plenty of dining room inside and even more out in the Row, it’s a great place just to soak up the atmosphere and have a bit of a people-watching session. The only downside is that practically none of the bars and restaurants have loos and Prima Donna is no exception – however it’s a price worth paying.
Starting the evening with some fantastic Caipirinhas helped us to decide what to eat the extensive, inviting menu. In the interests of journalistic thoroughness, we sampled a fair few of the dishes. The ribs were particularly good, well-cooked with just the right amount of seasoning. Likewise, the spices in the chorizo which weren’t too overpowering and worked perfectly with the other flavours. We also had the halloumi and tapenade and the rib and cheese croquettes, both of which were ab fab.
Prima Donna also offers brilliant value for money, with cocktails at £5 and reasonably priced dishes as well as the early bird spesh offers. We’ll definitely be revisiting.
25-27 Market Row, Brixton, SW9 8LD