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Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Seven, Brixton

Exotic Brixton Market is the location for this cheap and cheerful daytime caff that morphs into an ersatz Spanish backstreet bar each evening. Its quirky luggage theme - battered vintage suitcases double as display shelves - is a nod to the former shop unit's past incarnation, while local artists’ works are featured in a rambling punky gallery space above. Enjoy a selection of wines at peasant prices or try various sherries - so now, senores -  Hispanic lagers and cocktails, cheap and cheerful enough at five quid. Try basil and ginger beer mojito, old fashioned and vodka, marmalade and pomegranate muddle Electric Avenue - named after the local street commemorated in Eddy Grant's hit about the 1981 Brixton riots - sound familiar? Charged, as tradition demands, by tallying up the skewers at the end of your visit, pinxtos are a typical mix of cheese, chorizo, hams, spicy bites and piscine pieces. have a sharing board to yourself  if you're really hungry, or order soups, salads churros and trad Spanish desserts. It’s no elBulli, but for a fun informal bar and a chance to try Ferran AdriĆ ’s creamy, fruity, floral Estrella Damm Inedit beer, I rate Seven a 5. Sorry it took me 6 months to get down to SW2.
 7 Market Row SW9 0754 597 3348

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