London is known for its diverse and vibrant food scene, and the city's Afro-fusion fine dining restaurants are no exception. From West African flavours to Caribbean-inspired dishes, these restaurants offer a taste of Africa and its diaspora in a refined, upscale setting. Here are five of London's best Afro-fusion fine dining restaurants that are worth a visit.
At Ikoyi, diners can enjoy a unique, blind tasting menu featuring British micro-seasonal delicacies, with a focus on the West African palate. An example dish is the ever-popular smoked jollof rice (which occasionally incorporates crab, bone marrow, or garlic). Other specialties may include plantain crusted in raspberry salt and smoked scotch bonnet, or Wagyu beef with smoked eel sauce.
You’ll find Ikoyi at 180 Strand, Temple, London WC2R 1EA.
Inside the new Africa Centre in Southwark lies Tatale, named after a plantain pancake, and its relaxed atmosphere is inspired by Ghanaian chop bars. Tatale seeks to build a sense of camaraderie among its visitors, and each dish is accompanied by a story that is as captivating as the food itself, a combination of the personal and historical. Learn more about the fragrant South African geelrys with Malaysian roots, or find out the childhood joke that the delightful omo tuo (mashed rice) and nkatenkwan (groundnut soup) brings to mind.
You’ll find Tatale at The Africa Centre, 66 Great Suffolk Street, London, SE1 0BL.
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