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The Shrub and Shutter (Bar, Restaurant)

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336 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London, SW9 8QH
Cuisine: Eclectic
Tel: 020 7326 0643 | Email to The Shrub and Shutter | Transport: Brixton | Write review

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Top 10 things you need to know about The Shrub & Shutter bar:

1) Gentrification. You’re probably thinking it’s a terrible thing. Why can’t the hipsters stay in East London? I hear Haggerston is up and coming! And then the unthinkable happens. You stumble across a gem like The Shrub & Shutter in Brixton. Suddenly the idea of polishing up former dingy parts of London seems like the best idea in the world.

2) Because The Shrub & Shutter is everything a cocktail bar should be. Drinks are created by the awesome staff that shake, rattle and roll behind the bar to make what I can only describe as liquid art.

3) I mean, just order the Who Framed Roger Rabbit or the Legoland and see for yourself.

4) At the time of our visit, S&S were going through a bit of a movie-craze phase. Where else other than LoveFilm can you order an Empire Strikes Back, Honey I Shrunk the Kids or Citizen Kane?

5) Order the fucking Goodfellas, which is made using fucking chipotle infused aba pisco, fucking Campari, fucking wiseguy bitters, fucking lemon and fucking sugar, with some fucking pepperoni oil. As Stacks Edwards put it, “this drink is better than sex, baby.”

6) But old favourites (if you can call cocktails from a bar that’s been open for less than a year) are firm fixtures. Does a bear shit in the woods? Not a question. Just the name of an Aquavit cocktail.

7) And it’s not like they’ve forgotten where they are. There’s a cocktail called ackee & saltfish, a concoction made with rums, ackee bitters, a shallot shrub, tomato consommé, mixed peppers, chilli and a salt fish fritter.

8) Well, this is the former venue of ‘My Father’s Place’, a restaurant that became somewhat of an institution. It’s a fitting (and drinkable) tribute to Brixton’s Caribbean roots.

9) Are you still resisting the temptation to visit? What if I told you they serve food? A set menu no less. Head chef, Joe Knowlden-Southwell knows how to serve a summer menu. Pished fish with beetroot and apple and a seabass in a roast tomato broth and white beans. Yes please!

10) Think of it this way: Brixton is cool and so is S&S. Why object to it being there? It’s the best cocktail joint to open this year.
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