Review: Dip & Flip burger bar, Atlantic Road, Brixton

Review: Dip & Flip burger bar, Atlantic Road, Brixton, London, July 2016

Recently opening up in Atlantic Road, Brixton, on the site of the former Kaff bar, Dip & Flip is yet another nu-mini-chain affair selling ‘poshed-up’ burgers and fries at around the £8-£11 mark.


Review: Dip & Flip burger bar, Atlantic Road, Brixton, London, July 2016

The bar/restaurant comes with a unique selling point designed to set it apart from Honest, Dirty or Byron burgers – and the clue is in the name.

Their star dish is the “dip” offer: a large (very large) sliced-roast-meat sandwich (beef, lamb or chicken available) in a crustyish roll – no brioches for this one, no sir – with one sauce and a drenching of gravy.

Review: Dip & Flip burger bar, Atlantic Road, Brixton, London, July 2016

The menu explains the pricing for the Dip options:

  1. Choose your meat(s)
    Slow lamb Shoulder, Beef Topside, Chicken
    One meat: £6.50, Two £9.00, Three £11.50
  2. Choose your sauce
    Mint, Horseradish Cream, Garlic Lemon Mayo
  3. Choose how you want your gravy
    Dipped – meat only
    Double dipped – meat and roll dipped

Review: Dip & Flip burger bar, Atlantic Road, Brixton, London, July 2016

You can decide how intense you want the gravy-dunking to be (meat only, or meat and bun too?) and don’t worry, you also get a small dish (not a ramekin) of more gravy to do more dipping with.

Review: Dip & Flip burger bar, Atlantic Road, Brixton, London, July 2016

Sadly – like many of the new restaurants opening up – there’s very little to excite vegetarians here with, shamefully, just one solitary option on the entire burger menu, and absolutely nothing for vegans.

Review: Dip & Flip burger bar, Atlantic Road, Brixton, London, July 2016

The ambience:

The staff were young, posh-ish, enthusiastic and pleasant. Place was 90%+ empty, but this was a weekday lunchtime.

Not bad music and there was a fully wheelchair-accessible bathroom.

The walls contained rather disturbing cartoon murals of a range of hipster stereotypes being literally face-drizzled with gravy. Gravy is clearly a very big part of their mission.

Review: Dip & Flip burger bar, Atlantic Road, Brixton, London, July 2016

The meal

Personally, I bloody love gravy (so was in the right place) – and the version here was deliciously gummy and salty and I could forget that it’s probably not made from any real meat at all.

Had beef with horseradish roll which was fine … good fiery kick to the sauce, meat was a bit overcooked, but tender and good quality, if a bit finely sliced for my taste – and loads of it delicately folded into the bun before they drowned the whole thing in gravy.

Review: Dip & Flip burger bar, Atlantic Road, Brixton, London, July 2016

We also had properly excellent fries, hot and crisp and nicely seasoned with a very small spoonful of symbolic coleslaw served on the side – completely forgettable so I didn’t bother to make the symbolic act of eating it.

When it comes to their Flip burgers, brioche buns predictably make an appearance, with the cheapest being a Cheese Burger at £6.95, going up to a cholestrol-boosting Double Bacon Cheese Burger  at £8.95. Fries are another £2.75 on top.

Review: Dip & Flip burger bar, Atlantic Road, Brixton, London, July 2016

The verdict:

We left feeling absolutely buzzing with salt and refined carbs but not feeling ripped off, but how much you’ll enjoy the place very much depends on your opinions about gravy.

The lack of vegetarian/vegan options is hugely disappointing and something that makes the place very hard to recommend to many of our friends.

For drinkers, the prices aren’t too bad compared to most nu-Brixton bar/restaurants, with beer at £4.50/pint (inc Estrelle and 4.8% Kromabacher Pils) and all cocktails £5.50.

Prices get a bit silly for canned beer though, with weak Wandle Ale punching a £4.75 hole in your pocket .

Review: Dip & Flip burger bar, Atlantic Road, Brixton, London, July 2016

Although the restaurant hasn’t been opened long, the paper menus were already unpleasantly soiled.

Review: Dip & Flip burger bar, Atlantic Road, Brixton, London, July 2016

Dip & Flip
64 – 68 Atlantic Road
Brixton SW9 8PY

Opening Times
12 – 11pm MON – THURS
12 – midnight FRI – SAT
12 – 10pm SUN

Read more: Ultimate Guide to Brixton’s Restaurants and Cafes –

Review by trabuquera, additional comments/photos: Mike Urban