* Disclosure: I was invited to dine as a guest. All opinions are my own.
Tucked in a tiny alley behind Brixton station, through a cryptic yellow door, hides a gem of a pop-up restaurant serving one of the best meals I've had so far this year. Beehive Place is British cuisine with fantastic seasonal produce and an emphasis on foraged ingredients. Their cocktails are also hella delicious.
The Monkey Business (my favourite) – Monkey Shoulder whisky stirred down with salted caramel syrup and wormwood bitters; the Brixton Beehive – East London dry gin, heather honey, lemon and burnt Earl Grey sugar; and the Somerset Smash – Somerset Royal cider brandy, smashed lemon, Beehive Place's own rhubarb liqueur and elderflower syrup. Loved them all.
Our first course was Brixham wild trout with a salad of broad beans, fennel and E5 wild sourdough croutons.
Then the delightful Tomato Stall heritage tomatoes, wood sorrel, Potash Farm walnuts, Blackwoods cow's curd and a puree of foraged nettles.
Wood pigeon on a bed of garden peas with AE Brown smoked asparagus (could have eaten a plate of these) and Netherend Farm buttermilk reduction.
This was possibly the best lamb I've ever tasted. The sheep are from a place in Yorkshire where they're free to roam in woodland areas and forage wild vegetation. Served with Oak Farm turnip, Jersey royal potatoes and foraged elephant garlic scape.
I'm a huge fan of rice pudding, but I'd never had a barley alternative! Trill Farm barley pudding with Sweet Eve strawberries and cob nut butter.
I'll stop my gushing now and just recommend that you visit before the pop-up residency ends.