The Rest Is Noise, 442 Brixton Road (http://www.therestisnoisebrixton.com/)

trin_flyer_blog_nov09Tried to find a decent place for a lazy Sunday lunch with my boyfriend today and I think I’ve found my new favourite place.  The Rest Is Noise is right on Brixton Road, you know, just by the Poundland store and opposite Foot Locker, not a great location and doesn’t look particularly great from the outside…but inside its very chilled out and funky.  Its filled with an eclectic, arty mix of people, a bit more interesting than the usual “pub” crowd in Clapham and places like the Coach and Horses on Acre Lane.  No TVs playing sport then, phew.  Their roast menu (£8 for one or £12 for two) tells you to “Come in and get comfy on a sofa.  Grab a game, a paper and a roast and daydream about winning our brilliant pub quiz tonight“.  And that was as relaxed as it felt – very spacious with big old sofas, large wooden tables, and random chairs of different shapes and sizes.  It felt like the kind of place you could sit all afternoon slouched on a sofa reading the paper and drinking cider – perfect.  I particularly liked the music – everything from reggae, Elvis, Nick Cave, Dusty Springfield, and a rock cover of the Carpenters.  As a huge burger fan I liked the menu – interesting salads (chorizo, stilton and baby potatoes), good looking burgers and nice sharing platters.  Great decor, from the velvet curtains to the fake family portrait painted on top of the fireplace and cuddly toys stuck to the ceiling.  Its probably my new favourite for Sunday lunch in Brixton/Clapham and they also do nights out (check the website) – although I hadn’t heard of anyone playing, oops, it looks like the kind of place that would be great for a weekend night to see a band and have a few drinks.

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