In surely the strongest sign yet of the South London district’s gentrification, Brixton is to get its first Champagne bar as Covent Garden-based Champagne + Fromage branches out to a second site. As reported on db.com, the bar, which is set to open in Brixton Village Market on 15 October, will sell glasses of Champagne for £8-12, with bottles available to take away from £25.
In addition to grower Champagne, the 40-cover bar will also serve sharing platters of meats and cheeses sourced from artisanal French producers. “Brixton Village is an exciting and special place in London with traditional shops where you can try things from all over the world,” Champagne + Fromage’s co-owner, Stefano Frigerio, told the Evening Standard.
“From a business point of view, it’s a trendy, booming market with small restaurants like us that are trying to do new things. Small Champagne producers are passionate about quality and are less expensive to stock than the big brands because they don’t pay for global marketing,” he added.