Senzala Creperie

Our rating 

Venue Image
Brick Box,
Granville Arcade,
Brixton,
London,
SW9 8PS

(020) 7274 2211

The ViewLondon Review

StarStarStarStarNo Star
Review byMax @ Pub Diaries08/10/2012
Amongst the avenues of Brixton Village you’ll find hearty crêpes and galettes at Senzala, with sweet and savoury both delicious.

The Venue
Seating is either one of several small tables outside in the light and airy covered avenue or inside, where you can feel the heat of the kitchen and see the team work in close quarters. Changing artwork hangs inside amongst the mishmash of vinyl-top tables and odd, assorted chairs.

The Atmosphere
Far from being hipster heavy (which some may imagine of Brixton Village), Senzala, as with many other places here, is a mix of the obligatory Macbook toting trendies, a few families and retired couples. Some complain that this foodie pocket of Brixton will become removed from its community but the signs are that there is, and will continue to be, a good mix of Brixtonites.

The Food
Lack of choice isn’t something you struggle with at Senzala, with your first decision being whether to opt for a crêpe (white flour) or galette (buckwheat), and then whether to go sweet or savoury. With around 20 combinations of fresh savoury fillings and 14 on the sweet side it might be easier if the choice weren't so large.

Vegetarian options are plentiful, and include 'Just Cheese' (£4.10) or the eponymous 'Senzala' (stuffed with gorganzola, rocket, caramelised red onions and sundried tomato - £6.40). There is an array of options that draw inspiration from far and wide, from a full English breakfast to 'The Canadian' (with bacon and maple syrup) and everything in between.

The 'Picante' is recommended for those looking for a good whack of heat. Spiced beef, a blend of cheese, some jalapenos, onions, peppers and various herbs are generously packed into the galette (or crêpe). For those who want an even heftier kick, Senzala’s homemade hot sauce can be applied - it's a gorgeous, creamy mix of Brazilian chilli’s and other, very secret ingredients. You can also take a bottle away (£3.50).

The sweet options are more traditional, with a mix of chocolate, banana, strawberry and the odd spirit thrown in for good measure (from £4.50 to £6.50).

The Drink
Bottles of tap water are served up as you are seated, which, although a small point, is often something you have to ask for in larger concerns. Traditional Normandy cider, cocktails, beers and soft drinks are available.

The Last Word
Brazilian owners Claudia and Lee have created a business that has style, charm and substance. The hot sauce alone could be a business and once you’ve tried it you’ll be hankering after it every bit as much as you are the equally excellent crêpes and galettes.
Be the first to review Senzala Creperie...
View Offers
Reef, Beef & Bubbles at The Folly

Most Read Today

image
01 St Georges Day London

Celebrate all things English with Shakespeare play...

image
02 May Day in London

A variety of events for May Day in London are taki...

image
03 Summer Sales London

Grab a bargain bikini for your escape to the sun a...

image
04 Easter Family Events in London

A selection of Easter family events in London are ...

image
05 Bank Holiday London Events

Make the most of the long weekend with arts, cultu...

Content updated: 23/04/2014 17:43

Restaurant Hire

Planning a party?

Find a special restaurant to make your party special here.

.

Bank Holiday Weekend

Champagne BBQ Brunch TicketsChampagne BBQ Brunch Tickets

Enjoy an afternoon of decadent entertainment, indulgent champagne revelry & fine dinning with a mixture of summer treats from the live BBQ grill.

Latest Restaurants User Reviews

  • Bali Bali
    My husband and I go there on regular basis and we have always bee...

    VPope on 23/04/2014 @ 15:29
  • The Lunch Box
    Poor food quality, think school dinners for a fiver! Never again!

    zooltie_mcmahon on 23/04/2014 @ 13:40
  • aqua shard
    I've been wanting to go to Aqua Shard for a while so was very hap...

    annagt on 22/04/2014 @ 19:17
  • Mirash Tandoori
    I have been to this restaurant many times and never has it disapp...

    Hasina32 on 21/04/2014 @ 21:53
  • Cinnamon Soho
    Great night lovely food and amazing drinks with my friends thanks...

    fredjohnson on 21/04/2014 @ 12:34