Take Two: Al fresco @ The Lido Cafe and Negril

Wednesday August 22


With such warm weather, here are two tips for al fresco dining in Brixton tonight, both with rather slow service so best on a languorous day.

Take One: The Lido Cafe

Sitting next to the pool at The Lido Cafe watching the sun go down is like being transported to the Riviera. The atmosphere and excellent food usually makes up for the bumbling (but very friendly) service, especially if the weather has put you in a good mood. The menu for August includes Saltmarsh lamb, beef burger and bitter chocolate tart.

Take Two: Negril

You can get your jerk chicken fix here, but Negril is best for its curries – goat and saltfish & ackee especially. Order with a fresh juice or bring-your-own. You can sit out front in their fenced-off area on Brixton Hill.