April Jackson relaunches her Jamaican venue in Brixton

Former Apprentice contestant April Jackson has closed down her six-year-old Brixton café and rum bar Three Little Birds, replacing it with Wood & Water, which opens this evening (25 November) offering a more sophisticated menu of “British food with Jamaican soul”.

This translates as modern British dishes punctuated with Jamaican touches – jerk glaze on duck breasts, plantain ketchup, salted cod served with breadfruit and ackee. Her former business, named after a Bob Marley song, is commemorated in a Three Little Birds cocktail made with overproof spiced rum, pomegranate molasses and smoke, from the cocktail menu assembled by April’s partner, Lee Tran.

She said of her new direction: “Brixton is still changing and we are eager to change with it.”

April closed the Clapham Junction branch of Three Little Birds earlier this year, citing the industry’s staff shortage crisis.

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