Salon celebrates 5th birthday with top chef line-up


If you missed Salon’s jubilant reopening as Brixton’s newest wine bar, then here’s another excuse to get down there. On 28 January, they’ll be celebrating the venue’s fifth birthday - how time flies! - by organising a lavish supper club-style lunch seating. Food will be taken care of by five chefs, brought in from some of London’s top restaurants, *and* there’ll be cocktails from none other than Mr Lyan.

There’ll be a course each from Berber & Q’s Josh Katz, Som Saa’s John Chantarasak, plus Lee Tiernan of Black Axe Mangal, Silo’s Dougie McMaster, and Ravneet Gill from Llewelyn’s.

The menu is:

  • Sweet and savoury savoury doughnuts, flavoured with Szechuan spices (Lee Tiernan)
  • Crispy fermented pork belly, granny smith and sour leaf salad with sea buckthorn and orange chilli dressing (John Chantarasak)
  • Chervil roots, whey and red flesh apple (Dougie McMaster)
  • Barbecued mallard with smoked carrot, orange and pistachio (Josh Katz)
  • Lemongrass and rhubarb, followed by a chocolate and chestnut choux bun (Ravneet Gill)

There’ll also be nibbles provided by Salon’s resident chef Nicholas Balfe, who’ll be dishing out little celeriac skewers with fermented chilli dip, pheasant popcorn with sea buckthorn ketchup and a seasonal January king cabbage taco.

Mr Lyan, aka Ryan Chetiyawardana, will be whipping up a concoction called a Salon 75, which includes butter, red ‘British citrus’ and Colombo gin in its ingredient list, and is finished with a fennel garnish. There’ll be other cocktails on hand too, including a Scot’s Pine infused martini, or go for a Negroni triptych. On the wine front, there’ll be ‘volcanic whites’ from Tenerife, and reds for Jura.

Nicholas Balfe said: “Five years feels like such a huge milestone. So much has changed at Salon in that time, let alone the restaurant scene as a whole.” In fact, if you really want to take a trip down memory lane, check out our piece on it when it first opened.


More about Salon's 5th birthday feast

Where is it? 18 Market Row, Brixton, London SW9 8LD

When does it open? 28 January 2018, from midday

How much: A ticket will cost you £50 and include a welcome cocktail, on sale from 18 January.

Find out more: Buy tickets online or go go Salon’s website, or follow Salon on Twitter @Salon_Brixton