Melanie Brown, the woman behind The New Zealand Cellar, is opening bistro and wine shop The Laundry in Brixton. Taking over Walton Lodge, The Laundry will keep the Edwardian building’s original walls and tiled floors, mixing in vintage furniture, antique mirrors and both counter and banquette seating, with further space on the terrace next to Brixton Village.

Open all day, The Laundry will be serving everything from baked goods in the morning to brunch to dinner and cocktails. No dishes have been revealed yet but the menu will focus on quality ingredients treated simply. There’ll also be an accessible wine list, and given Brown’s background we’re expecting this to be particularly strong.

See which other Brixton spots we love right here.

Opens November 2019
374 Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8PL