Let’s start with the food, as this is meant to be a restaurant…
The picture above is of the Wasabi Salmon Salad. Which is organic Scottish salmon with crispy skin, wild rocket, red onion, avocado and shiso with Wafu (citrus soy sauce & sesame oil) dressing. I’ve eaten it. It is delicious.
Other things on the menu include Aburi Mackerel (flame seared fillet of mackerel with Shiso, Mooli and English mustard served with Ponzu sauce) and the Aburi Salmon Uramaki (wild rocket, shiso, red pepper and avocado, topped with Scottish salmon seared by a blow-torch, finished with a drizzle of fresh lemon juice).
Everything I’ve eaten here is delicious. But, and it is a BIG but, the food isn’t the main reason to go to Brilliant Corners. The main reason to go is possibly the best sound system in London.
The owners have spent thousands of pounds installing valve amps and Bozak mixers alongside customised decks and amazing speakers in each corner (the Brilliant Corners, perhaps?) and what you have is a near-perfect analogue audiophile sound system. Then they go and invite interesting and eclectic djs and record collectors to come and play on that system. So one night you might have soul, the next could be African or perhaps a tribute to the spacejazz of Sun Ra.
It all goes in to making Brilliant Corners one of the best places to go at the moment. Great food, a fantastic wine and beer selection and an interesting soundtrack on a unique sound system.