Time for ‘last orders’ in the restaurant for 2013
With Christmas drawing ever closer and the temperature plummeting, the restaurant will be closing on Saturday 30th November. That means if you want to join us to eat, you will need to get in quick! Be sure to reserve a table now to make sure you don’t miss out – we will be open as usual on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. From Sunday 1 December, the focus will be on our shops. To book send a text to 07919542233
As you can imagine, the market gets rather quiet during the depths of winter, and the restaurant becomes too quiet to keep open. Rather than battling against the elements (and constantly wishing we could ‘keep the doors shut’!) we have decided to make the best use of our shop and embrace the Christmas season.
We will be creating a food-lovers grotto. Throughout December we will be working flat out making more Christmas goodies. Pears mulled in red wine, Christmas puds, Chocolate panforte, Brixton Village piccalilli and of course our awesome pork pies are just some of the treats that will line the shelves.
Our Christmas produce is very, very popular and since we can only make in very small batches, we often run out of things before Christmas. And when we say small batches we really mean small! Ian can only fit four of his large pork pies in the oven at once! So it will be pies, pies, pies in the week before Christmas… And a fair bit of cider I expect!
The homeware items (enamelware, Kitchenalia, textiles, etc…) will be re-located to our dinning room along with lots of great new Christmas pressie ideas. The focus is on useful, beautiful, handmade and vintage objects. This means the deli will have more space and over the coming weeks we will fill it to the brim with handmade hamper goodies, Neal’s Yard cheeses, Christmas spirits and the best chocolate we’ve eaten (providing we can stop eating it all ourselves!)
We wish you a merry ‘Brixmas’…
Each Thursday night in December the ‘Brixmas’ market will be open late (until 10pm for shoppers). Cornercopia will be selling (and sometimes giving away!) mulled wine. There will be a stall set up creating bespoke Christmas hampers – filled with whatever you desire from our shelves. You choose a box, pie tin or wicker basket, the goodies you want to go in it and we will wrap it for you. They start at £9 for a jam and chutney in a small box.
Thursday December 12th is the big ‘Brixmas Night’ with lot’s of promotions, competitions and entertainment planned. Look out for Brixmas posters around the market or follow @brixtonvillage and @brixtonpound for updates. And if you can’t make it to Brixton village you might want to pay us a visit at the South Bank Real Food Fair (19-22nd December) You can also now order our limited edition food hampers online: Cornercopia.co.uk,
We are not going away! Quite the opposite! As well as the shop, we have a lot of exciting new ideas in the pipeline. From supper clubs in warm places and secret garden spaces to Brixton beehives and cookery classes, there will be all sorts going on. And when it’s a wee bit warmer, Cornercopia will host guest chefs and new dining experiences. We are excited!