Many African Londoners are unaware of that there are several Ghanaian restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars across London. This community seem to be the most robust and organised amongst many of the diverse West African community based in London. Without going into too much about the similarities and differences between the Sierra Leoneon, Nigerian, Ghanaian, Ivorian and other communities; here is a small list of 20 Ghanaian-themed/owned eateries based in the capital. Check these guys out!
1) Zoe Ghana’s Kitchen
Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen is not just a ‘pop-up’ restaurant — it’s a food event: creating a look and feel from its Ghanaian roots that merges with a contemporary dining experience based in Brixton, South London. These guys are pretty big and pretty much spoken about everywhere in the capital! Check them out at:
2) Chalé! Let’s Eat
Ghanaian Street Food! These guys ‘Pop up’ all over London and in ‘odd tinz’ also. To put it short; they are all about flavour, colour and being completely stuffed! They honour the classic recipes but also innovate some of our own stuff.
3) Jason’s Little Kitchen
This West African supper club based in London plans to bring and share authentic homemade West African dishes using organic and locally sourced ingredients. The founder was born to Ghanaian parents and surrounded by Ghanaian food.
4) Chop Pot
Serving Traditional and Modern Ghanaian Dishes with a Twist of Snacks, Brunch/Meal ideas and Takeaways for a perfect afternoon light and full meal. Furthermore, If you like spicy food you have to try it! With their well balanced taste and big portions including exotic flavours then it might just be something for you.
5) Uncle John’s Bakery
Many wouldn’t have assumed there is a Ghanaian Bakery in London – Well – there is! A London based Ghanaian bakery and one that believes that home is where the heart (and sweet bread) is!
6) Spinach and Agushi:
Another Episode and Pop up of Ghanaian inspired street food! These guys are usually based in Exmouth Market and in a few other neighbourhood street corners within the M25. They are certainly one of the best well received and well rated African food pop ups in London.
7) Adowa’s Kitchen
Vibrant interior, authentic cuisine and a warm welcome blend effortlessly to create a truly unique and friendly atmosphere. Great Ghanaian dishes, lovingly prepared and cooked to order, will entice your senses – authentic in every way from the chef to the spices used.
Check them out at:
– Address: 35 Whitehorse Lane, London SE25 6RD, Phone: 020 8771 9444
8) The Gold Coast Restaurant and Bar
This award-winning bar & restaurant in London can be found in South Norwood. They call themselves a ‘Gastropub with an African Twist’ – and they’re certainly well placed and well presented and well established.
9) Waakye Leaf
Gathering the best culinary knowledge and natural ingredients from our African roots and presenting them to you in the most creative and imaginative ways.
10) Eat Jollof London:
This Ghanaian owned enterprise based in London act as the leading provider of refined Pan-African food and offer a modern and creative alternative for your intimate social gathering, upscale corporate event or large event production.
11) Bongo Bar and Restaurant:
Sweet and comfortable. food, football, drinks, music, and the best host for all ages. African cuisine with a twist. The Bongo in Tottenham has varied reviews but they have been in service for a while in what many African Londoner would state is one of the traditional London bases of Ghanaian Londoners, Seven Sisters.
Check them out at:
– Address: 65-67 Broad Lane, South Tottenham, London, N15 4DJ,
Phone : 020 8885 5572
12) Sankofa Restaurant
The Sankofa Restaurant is renowned throughout the London area for its divine style and presentation of traditional Ghanaian cuisine, this is achieved by paying special attention to every fine detail and only using the very finest ingredients.
Find out more about them at:
– Address: 76 Loughborough Rd, Stockwell, London SW9 7FB
13) Safari Restaurant & Bar
“Fantastic Red Red. This is a must visit restaurant in London!” is one the reviews of this Streatham Hill based tasty home-made African food serving bistro. A relaxing and calm environment. These guys provide Tasty home-made African food in a relaxing environment.
Check them out at:
– Address: 440 Streatham High Rd, London SW16 3PX, Phone: 020 8679 9055
14) Diddi Catering
Diddi Catering specialise in Ghanaian- Nigerian and Caribbean Foods and pride themselves in providing top quality service to their clients with comprehensive service. They cater throughout London be it a gathering of friends, naming ceremonies, christening, weddings, entertaining corporate guests, religious occasions, product launches, corporate parties, birthdays or just simply throwing a party!
15) Abokobi Restaurant
“A lovely neighbourhood restaurant with authentic, delicious food and nice Ghanian cuisine.” All their meals are cooked in house using high quality fresh ingredients. And with a wide selection of delicious stews and soups; check these guys out at:
– Address: 33 Camberwell Rd, London SE5 0EZ, Phone: 020 7703 3966
16) Asafo Restaurant
Asafo are traditional warrior groups in Akan culture. Meanwhile in Streatham there’s a small and established Restaurant/Bar that has been serving Ghanaian Food for more than 5 years. The place is small but neatly presented.
17) Sweet Handz
This restaurant does pretty much what it says on the tin: A restaurant that blends a relaxed atmosphere with delicious authentic Ghanaian food achieved by using only the finest and freshest ingredients.
These guys genuinely do have great, authentic Ghanian cuisine. However, their customer service could do with improvement. Quite a few reviews have mentioned that food takes ages prepare and the staff are rude and uninterested. You could be in for a long wait even if they say 15 mins, be ready to wait 30mins without any compensation.
For more info about them; contact them at:
19) Nana’s Kitchen:
Very niche and dedicated small catering business based in London. Their baked goods and food are all handmade at home with care and meticulous attention to detail. As well as specialising in Ghanaian Foods; they also specialise in Vegan Baked Goods, Gluten Free Baked Goods, Dairy Free Baked Goods, Wheat Free Baked Goods and more.
A Sheffield and London based Ghanaian Entrepreneur makes delightfully scrumptious Home-made Gluten free, dairy free Cakes, Bakes & Savoury Treats. Available at farmers markets, to local businesses and to order. Miss Adu’s Kitchen provides personalised cookery workshops to individuals, small groups and classroom size classes on health eating, nutritional healing and Ghanaian Cuisine.
Looking to do a few more of these kinds of posts this year. Stay Tuned =)