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Will Bowlby’s Top 5 Spots in Brixton

Indian restaurant Kricket has come a long way since starting in a shipping container in Brixton – the pop-up found its first real home in Soho and recently returned to its roots, opening a permanent restaurant in Brixton. Co-founder and chef Will Bowlby shares his favourite spots in London’s ever-evolving area, Brixton.

Will Bowlby - portrait

Naughty Piglets. Bowlby says, ‘Delicious, seasonal food and great wine – that often focuses on small producers – this ticks all the boxes and is a perfect neighbourhood spot. I love coming here for a weekday supper and usually sit at the bar. The owners are lovely too!’

Naughty Piglets, 28 Brixton Water, SW2 1PE


Salon - dish

Salon. Bowlby says, ‘A Brixton classic that serves up brilliant modern British food. It’s relaxed, the food is interesting and light, and there’s always something new to try. It’s a great date night spot for any food lover.’

Salon, 18 Market Row, SW9 8LD


Trinity Arms - drinks

Trinity Arms. Bowlby says, ‘A pub off a quiet square that’s set back from the chaos of the high street. I have many memories from living in the square and usually head here for a G&T. It’s got a decent outside space too, for those summer nights.’

Trinity Arms, 45 Trinity Gardens, SW9 8DR


Brockwell Park. Bowlby says, ‘My Brixton secret is sitting on the bench at the top of the hill with views across London, it’s a perfect spot to think. Kricket were part of a festival called Gala here. On a Sunday I recommend heading to the Farmers market at Herne hill, and picking up some snacks to enjoy in the park.’

Brockwell Park, SE24 9BL


Duck Duck Goose - food spread

Duck Duck Goose. Bowlby says, ‘We launched Kricket in Pop Brixton, so we’re always on the lookout for new foodie popups. Duck Duck Goose serves great Chinese food, cooked by a brilliant guy who I worked with when I first started out in restaurants.’

Duck Duck Goose, 49 Pop Brixton, Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PQ


And… one final fun fact by Bowlby: ‘I love walking through Windrush Square, where a figurehead of my great great grandfather watches over Brixton and the restaurant.’

Featured image: Kricket Brixton