Best 15 Nigerian Restaurants and Food Pop-ups in London (2016)

Okay. After doing a few writings on some of the 15 African Caterers to check out in London and even a detailed piece on the Best 20 Ghanaian Restaurants and Food Pop-ups in London; it was inevitable that a Nigerian Restaurants in London Guide had to follow. Now; this isn’t an exhaustive list as there are loads of established and newly opened up-and-running Nigerian restaurants and food pop-ups in London; these are a handful (some you may have heard of or know very well and others not so much) yet well reviewed London based Nigerian food joints.

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Dobby Signature is a very interesting Nigerian Food Blog that you guys may want to check out from Dobby who explores and showcases Nigerian Dishes direct from her kitchen!

As well as restaurants; there is also a growing Supper Club scene; Groundnut Supper Club in New Cross, Jason’s Little Kitchen in West London and Lemlem’s Eritrean Kitchen are some to name a few but here I’m focussing exclusively on Nigerian inspired and owned London based food enterprises. By the Agege Bread London may not be a Restaurant but this Nigerian inspired Patisserie and Bakery has been running since 2005 in Ireland and the UK. Certainly deserve a shout-out.


*** SPECIAL FEATURE: BAILEYS’ BBQ GRILL ***

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South East London based Bailey’s Grill serves clients across London and can be booked for events during the week if booked in advance and is available for weekends. Contact Baileys on: 07951873296

Insta: /baileysgrill29 | Email: baileysgrills@gmail.com | Phone: 07951873296

Certainly one of the best weekend only Nigerian Barbecue Grill specialists out there. Yes – Nigerian BBQ Grill. Onje such as: Asun, Suya, Fish, Corn and more. These guys are professionals in providing personalised on-site BBQ services at events & Parties with wide range of Nigerian BBQ dishes that suits your event. They cater to House Parties, Carnivals, Family Fun Days, Church events and more. For more info call Biola on: 07951873296


1) CHUKU’S LONDON

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Insta: /ChukusLDN | Facebook: /chukusLDN | Twitter: @chukusLDN | Email: info@chukuslondon.co.uk

Wow. The Nigerian Tapas Lounge. What a Fresh and Original Idea. Nigerian Food with a Spanish ‘style’ influence. The duo (brother and sister) launched the Nigerian tapas lounge (the first of its kind) in 2015 and have been popping up across London offering an intimate dining experience with their twist on traditional Nigerian recipes.


2) K’S CUISINE

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Insta: /KsCuisine | Facebook: /KsCuisine | Twitter: @kcuisin | Address: 664 Green Lane, Goodmayes, Ilford, IG3 9RX | Phone 1: 02032948724 | Phone 2: 07437813403 | Email: Info@kscuisine.com

Based in Goodmayes; this Restaurant, Food Blog, Supper Club and Healthy African Eating guide is headed by the Good Lady named Kemi. A first class cook that delivers first class food. A spacious restaurant is complimented by a bespoke home ordering and delivery service. Thoroughly deserving of a Top 5 spot!


3) PRESIDENTIAL SUYA

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Facebook: /PresidentialSuya | Phone: 020 7709 4491 | Email: info@presidentialsuya.com | Address: 160-164 Old Kent Rd, Southwark, London SE1 5TY

Restaurant. Takeaway and VIP Lounge ‘Presidential Suya’ is visible on the long Old Kent Road/New Kent Road area in Elephant and Castle, South East London. A couple of mixed reviews here and there but overall a great place to dine. A rather spacious restaurant disguised (sort of) across three unit. Aside from the Take Away Section, the second is the Restaurant and the third is the Bar and lounge. These guys have been running for almost twenty years. A reliable and efficient service. You won’t be disappointed.


4) TOKUNBO’S KITCHEN

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Insta: /TokunbosKitchen | Facebook: /TokunbosKitchen | Twitter: @TokunbosKitchen | Email: info@tokunboskitchen.com

I’ve given these guys a mention already in a previous blog post; but twice said means twice re-inforced that TK’s Kitchen is a must see and must eat supper club. Checkout their eventbrite page and stay impressed with …


*** SPECIAL FEATURE: LERATO LONDON ***

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Insta: /Lerato_Tomato | Facebook: /LeratoLovesFood | Twitter: @LeratoLondon | Blog: /LeratoLovesFood

Wonders indeed shall never end. Delicious and easy recipes from her TV shows, food articles, home cooking and food fantasies. Lerato London is in London! And the high flying multilingual and supremely talented Nigerian Chef (seasonally in between Abuja, Lagos and London has graced the Capital with her exquisite #AfricanAfrternoonTea Central London Tea Club. We endeavour to visit at some stage this year. For more info check out the details above.


5) ENISH

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Instagram: /Enish_Restaurant | Facebook: /EnishRestaurant | Twitter: @sholaeco007 | Address: ENISH NIGERIAN RESTAURANT + GRILL, 228 Lewisham High Street,London. SE13 6JU | Email: sholaeco@yahoo.com | Phone:  02083187527

Nigerian cuisine, like most  West African cuisine is known for its richness, deep flavour and variety. Various spices, herbs and flavourings are used together  with palm oil (red oil) or groundnut oil to create deeply flavoured stews and soups usually made from hot chili peppers. Nigerian feasts are incomplete without an array of traditional dishes. At Enish Restaurant, we prepare our meals to contemporary standards while maintaining that unique traditional flavour Nigerian food are known for.


6) ONIDODO SUPPER CLUB

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Insta: /Onidodo | Eventbrite: /Onidodo-Supper-Club | Facebook: /Onidodo | Snapchat: Oni_Babes | Twitter: @OnidodoUKBlogspot: Oni-Dodo

Boom! Onidodo is a Pan African Supper club based in London and Essex. Great to see and taste the good food that this healthy family run company are achieving.  The company run by Husband and wife for the last 3 years has been catering and providing tasty meals and delicacies to their customers through their various pop up restaurant, Dinner, events, personal catering, parties and so much more. Book a table at Onidodo’s next Supper Club ASAP!


7) 208 DEGREES

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Instagram: /280Degrees_Bar | Facebook: /280DegreesAfricanRestaurantBar | Twitter: @280Degreez | Address: 280 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 2BY | Phone: +44 207 328 8832 | Email: at280degreesrestaurant@yahoo.co.uk

280 degrees African Restaurant & Bar is an authentic relaxation spot with a modern twist in the interior, giving our valued customers a whole new African experience. Our goal is to provide an all in-one relaxing atmosphere where you and your friends or family can socialise; eating, drinking and dancing to Afrobeat sounds which serenates the room. 


8) MAMA CASS RESTAURANT AND BAR

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Insta: /MamaCassNGR | Facebook: /MamaCASSRestaurantAndBar | Twitter: @MamaCassNGR | Linkedin: /Mama-Cass-Restaurant | Address: 194-196 Burnt Oak Broadway, London, HA8 0AS, UK | Phone: 020 8952 4200
Mama Cass Quick Service Restaurant has over 30 years of experience providing rich and diverse meals for the family. Our meal offerings spans traditional Nigerian and continental dishes, pastries and a whole lot more that even caters for the health conscious. Once you walk into a Mama Cass QSR you are assured of some meal product that will fit into your range of meal desires. The restaurant has been recently revamped and oozes a welcoming family feel that has a space or activity for each member of the family. We have 13 outlets spread across Lagos, Abeokuta, Abuja and London.

9) VEGAN NIGERIAN

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Insta: /vegannigerian | Facebook: /VeganNigerian | Twitter: @VeganNigerian | YouTube: /VeganNigerian | Email: vegannigerian@gmail.com | Book: Nice Cream: Delicious Dairy Free Recipes
Tomi Makanjuola is the name behind this brand and a successful line of Vegan Nigerian Food pop-ups that have arisen as a result of her often referred too ‘Vegan Nigerian’ title. As the name suggests, The Vegan Nigerian is a space where readers will discover a range of vegan dishes that are inspired by her culture and background.

10) Lagos Island

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Address: 417 Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, London | Phone: 020 8988 3802 | Email: reservations@lagosislandrestaurant.co.uk

Emphasis is on providing refined yet creative African Cuisine, our menu incorporates both traditional classic favourites and original new dishes, Lagos Island unique style. Acclaimed speciality menu includes Spicy Snail, Nkwobi, Island Roast, Island Fish, Fish and Assorted Meat Pepper Soup. Located at 417 Lea Bridge road, Leyton. East London. Banqueting hall Available for Private Meetings and Functions Sits up to 50 People also.


11) MAZEES KITCHEN

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Address: 487 High Rd Leytonstone, London E11 4PG | Phone 107453 296026 | Phone 2: 02089840637 | Phone 3: 02085937482
Yes. Mazees is a humble restaurant based in East London. They pride themselves in offering  a wide range of favourite African dishes in a clean, warm and welcoming environment.

12) 805 RESTAURANT

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Insta: /805Restaurant | Facebook: /805Restaurants | Twitter: @805ResturantsOld Kent Road Address: 805 Old Kent Road, London, United Kingdom, SE15 1NX | Phone 1: +44 207 639 0808 | Hendon Address: 60 Vivian Avenue, Hendon Central NW4 3XH | Phone 2: +44 208 202 9449 | Email: info@805restaurants.com
Probably one of the most famous Nigerian and African Restaurants in London. Well Established, Great Interior Decor and Good Service. Based in London, Abuja and Accra, our intercontinental and pan-African brothers who founded this restaurant have certainly been going from strength to strength. Nigerian meals served in sophistication and definitely one of the most ‘well finished’ design menus and services of Nigerian Restaurants out there. A hit with Nigerian Londoners and others. Worth a try.

13) K’S SPICE AFRICA RESTAURANT

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Facebook: /Ks-African-Restaurant | Address: 13 Pier Rd, London, Erith DA8 1TA | Phone01322 334244
OK. K’s African Restaurant offer a wide variety of cuisine straight from the mother land. They give you the traditional, tasteful, authentic African Cuisines, with the original taste from our range of different delicacies of your choice. Find out more about them via Facebook
Our Chefs have a combined experience of over 20 years, cooking with the finest African herbs and spices.

14) OBALENDE SUYA EXPRESS

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Facebook: /Obalende-Suya | Address: 523 Kingsland Road, E8 4AR | Phone: 0207275 0171

I never knew there was a restaurant that was home to the Nigerian Arsenal fan club (born in the Nwanku Kanu years) and packs a huge crowd for the country’s major football matches. The restaurant has two branches, one, a takeaway located 43 Peckham High Street, Peckham, not far west from Peckham Library and a restaurant located at 523 Kingsland Road in Dalston, Hackney. The restaurant was founded in the summer of 1987 and opened its first branch in 1991, opening the Peckham High Street outlet in the summer of 1992.

15) iKOYi CONTEMPORARY WEST AFRICAN CUISINE

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Insta: /ikoyi_London | Facebook: /IKOYILondon | Twitter: @IkoyiLondon
Up and running Supper Club that delivers with excellence established in London. Ikoyi serves exciting food inspired by traditional Nigerian and West African dishes, reinterpreted with high-quality products, seasonality and advanced cooking techniques.
A progressive take on West African Culture – changing stereotypes, creating a new perception, giving voice to a changing Contemporary West Africa.
Jollof Cuisine. London Supper Clubs. Great Vibes. Checkout Jeremy and Ire’s new adventure via the details above.

*** Do you know or want to recommend other Nigerian Foodie Supper Clubs, Pop-ups or Restaurants in London/UK that deserve a shoutout? Feel free to comment below or contact me via Twitter: @AfricanCB or Facebook: /AfricanCultureBlog

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