Over the weekend I finally made my way to Champagne and Fromage. I first stumbled across it during a visit to Brixton Village a few months ago. As the name suggests, Champagne and Fromage is a deli which serves award winning champagne paired with cheeses and meats.
There are dozens of shops in Brixton Village but Champagne and Fromage really stood out. The double fronted shop has lovely rustic décor with baskets of cheeses, crates of champagne bottles and other mismatched furnishes, creating the feeling of a authentic French market place.
Fine selection of cheese and ham
The actual deli is small and fits a few people. On a Friday night I knew it would be unlikely to get seats, so we were seated outside and enjoyed a glass of mulled wine. The best tables are in the shop so I was pleased that after 15 minutes or so we were moved inside, with views of the cheese selection on one side and the Champagne for sale on the other.
There is so much choice on the menu: customers can choose from charcuterie platters, salads, cheese boards and baked camemberts. I chose the Tartine – Figs on melted Fourme d’Ambert blue cheese, so delicious!
To drink, I chose the Brixton Fixx champagne cocktail, “Le Brun” and Amarena cherry, served with a pink biscuit from Reima. The idea is to dip the biscuit in the cocktail first, it was so good I couldn’t resist another!
If you have no idea what to choose on your visit, there are knowledgable staff on hand to offer suggestions on the champagnes and the cheese and meats to compliment your drink.
I really loved the chilled out atmosphere here. If you’re worried that Champagne & Fromage would be filled with snobs then you needn’t be. The food and drink was wonderful but what I most liked was its relaxed setting. There were groups of women and couples and it’s a great place to catchup with friends over a glass of bubbles and cheese.
If you’re looking to try for something a bit different to the usual chain restaurant experience then Champagne & Fromage is worth a visit. Brixton Village branch doesn’t take bookings so turn up early to avoid disappointment!