London Launch: Duck Duck Goose, Brixton
Duck Duck Goose (DDG) has recently opened its doors at Pop Brixton. The Cantonese restaurant is brought to life by both the food and the décor, inspired by retro Hong Kong cafes and meat shops. Expect to find lots of deliciously cooked BBQ and roasted meats, steamed fish and traditional dishes turned upside down. If you haven’t stepped into the Asian enthused cubby yet then get yourself down there!
Image: Duck Duck Goose
Duck Duck Goose was founded and curated by Chef Oli Brown. The restaurant marks his first solo venture following a reputable back log as former head chef at Le Café Anglais in Bayswater as well as at The Continental in Hong Kong. It is clear that he gathered his inspiration for both menu and decor whilst working and living in Hong Kong. Cleverly combining the old-school cafes of HK with a twist on contemporary style, he brings DDG to life as a casual and affordable food joint with a pang of buzz.
The street food inspired BBQ restaurant consists mostly of – yup, you’ve guessed it – duck and goose, also featuring pork, fish and sweet treats to finish. Oli uses traditional Cantonese methods of cooking, frying and steaming the meat in a wok. DDG really is a meat-eater’s heaven, with meat platters a plenty. The menu ranges from Char Sui Pork Belly to Roast Duck and Goose, and if that doesn’t set your belly off then maybe the pictures of the delicious food will!
Image: Camille Mack Photography
The price is fair and what Oli intended it to be, affordable. Small plates cost between £6-10 and the larger platters are priced at £20-£40 (non-inclusive of drinks).
Find Duck Duck Goose at Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Rd, SW9 8PQ. No reservations required for this cosy little number, just turn up and feast!
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