Vozars: A Gluten Free Haven in the Heart of Brixton Village Market
Sometimes you enjoy food at an eatery that’s so damn delicious you almost don’t want anyone else know to know about it in case it becomes really popular and you never get a seat there again. That’s what I thought after visiting Vozars gluten free restaurant in Brixton Village market in south west London at the weekend.
We’d come across Vozars before as Ben and his team had kindly sent us some gluten free beer to try before Christmas. CELIA Lager is a premium organic, gluten free lager from the Czech Republic, which is now available via numerous stockists and of course served at Vozars. (Just for the record, CELIA Lager was tested by the other half who’s a real speciality beer drinker and a gluten lover and he thought it was great. “Light, refreshing and you’d never know it was gluten free.”)
So when a friend and I found ourselves having a mooch around Brixton Market at the weekend we thought we’d check out Vozars for a spot of lunch.
Vozars restaurant is in a covered market so it’s not big and it’s pretty basic. It slightly feels like being in someone’s front room, which, personally, I really like. There are about ten seats inside and the same outside, and there’s a tiny kitchen in the corner, which on the day we were there was manned by Martin, Vozars head chef and co-owner. The menu is small and quite unusual with a slight east European leaning, although Martin told us he prefers to call it just ‘European’ so he’s not limited by the dishes he can cook. Most of the ingredients are sourced from Brixton Market too.
I chose the bruschetta with mushrooms and leek ragout. A simple dish but really, really well done. Tasty, tangy and the bruschetta was excellent. My friend had the slow roast chicken, which came with creamy mash, beetroot and olives and was “superb.”
We followed it up with a gluten free brownie provided by the WAGfree Bakery, Vozars sister company and supplier of gluten free goodies to various London restaurants as well as Selfridges Food Hall. Now, I love a good gluten free brownie and this was one of the best. In fact, it’s been voted one of the best gluten free brownies in London by the London Evening Standard and it’s easy to see why. Moist and really chocolatey rather than sugary, and nutty too. It was blooming delicious. And I could kill for one right now.
If you find yourself in Brixton Market any time soon check out Vozars. Just leave a seat for me.
Vozars Gluten Free Restaurant
Unit 26, Brixton Village
London SW9 8PS
Tue: 11:30am – 4:00pm
Wed-Fri: 11:30am – 10:30pm
Sat: 11:00am – 10:30pm
Sun: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Living in London? Have you been to Vozars yet?