Rudie’s Brixton is just a short walk from Brixton station, located in the well-hidden area of Brixton Village.
10 Market Row, London SW9 8LD
They have other shack locations as well: Shoreditch, Borough Market, The Prince Fulham, Canary Wharf, Mercato Metropolitano (Elephant & Castle) & Hawley Wharf Camden
What is Rudie’s Jerk Shack?
Rudie’s Jerk Shack brings the authentic taste of modern Jamaican cuisine to the streets of London!
Co-founders Michelle and Matin Miah used their countless trips to Jamaica to uncover new food creations, which inspired their menu today.
Their love for this cuisine is driven by Jamaican jerk (hence its name!), and have taken inspiration from the very best Jamaican jerk centres to make their very own perfected recipe for it, which includes marinating for 24 hours.
Rudie’s Brixton has a very welcoming atmosphere – upon arrival, we were greeted warmly by the staff and the reggae music played in the restaurant made us feel relaxed. Combined with the brightly coloured walls, we felt as though we had been transported to the beautiful island of Jamaica.
What We Ate
We had the Boston Wings and the Stamp & Go cod fritters to start. The wings were very tender and the sauce added a kick of spice to them. My favourite of the two was the cod fritters – they came with a sweet chilli jam dip and were crispy on the outside and soft and delicious on the inside! Definitely a must-try in my opinion if you visit
Given the restaurant’s name (and its reputation for Jerk chicken) we felt we had to give it a try. We both went for the 24-hour marinated Jerk Chicken with their sweet sauce, myself getting the side of fried sweet plantain and my plus-one the jerk seasoned fries with cheese.
The chicken exceeded expectations: it was tender, succulent and tasted amazing. I had never tried plantains before and they were sweet and really good. The fries with cheese were really tasty too, being seasoned very well.
Overwhelmed by the choices for cocktails on offer, we went by the recommendations of our server to try some of their most popular drinks: the Jamaica Nice and Rudies Rum Punch. The rum punch was really refreshing and the Jamaica Nice was our favourite, with a subtle, yet delicious almond flavour.
For round two of drinks, I couldn’t resist having the Jamaica Nice again and my plus-one went for another recommendation, the Hibiscus daiquiri, which was not too sweet yet crisp.
All in all, Rudie’s Jerk Shack is definitely worth a try, with so many options and signature dishes, you will not be disappointed. The food was all very delicious and combined with the amazing drinks and relaxed vibe, we left completely satisfied by the whole experience.
Celebrate the festive season with Rudie’s
The most extensive food and drink menu of all the Rudie’s restaurants will be knocking out a 2 and 3 course Christmas menu brimming with a whole host of tasty jerk-based treats. Indulge in the likes of Jerk Turkey Wrap and Glazed Plantain specials alongside a selection of festive cocktails.
Bookings for up to 20 people
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