15 African Supperclubs & Food Pop-ups to look forward to in May 2017

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African Cuisine is being enjoyed all over London and it’s rise is continuing. Supperclubs, Food Pop-ups, Central London Restaurants and Takeaways such as LOLO KitchenChuku’sFaaji Sundays and more have been and still are gracing various Londoners alike. This month we have Grill N’ Roses, Suya Spot UK, Nina’s Cookery Corner, The Social Bloc as newies to make it to this monthly guide. Support, Celebrate, Chop and Dine with some of the best African Food Pop-ups and Food Joints in London this month; let’s go:



*** SPECIAL: GRILL N’ ROSES BBQ BLACK CUP EVENT ***

GNRBBQ Launch

Date: Monday May 29th | Time: 2pm – late | Venue: The Club Lounge, 121 Broad Street, Dagenham, RM10 9HP | Hosts: GNRBBG | Insta: /GNRBBQ | Twitter: @GNRBBQ | Snapchat: GNRBBQ | Phone: 07979504687 or 07932359933 or 07403465686 | Email: gnrbbq@gmail.com | RSVP: here

Some haven’t heart of Grill N’ Roses before this read – but they have now! We featured them in our 7 African BBQ Grill Caterers Londoners Can Enjoy this Summer and have since gone on from strength to strength. Meet us and Join us on this Bank Holiday Special Event in Dagenham! 

The East London based Chefs cater to medium and large sized events within the M25 and beyond. Whether it’s the good old Burgers, Chicken, Prawns and Fish to their carefully grilled thinly sliced #beef or the Fully Loaded Package featuring all of the above plus their specially marinated Suya, Lobster & Ntaba with ground roasted peanuts, ginger, smoked paprika, cayenne, garlic & onions – these guys are certainly one of the best around. Their pop up debut should and will be live! So live that you will find us there! Join us this!

For more info on this event; please click click here



2) LITTLE BAOBAB: MAY FOOD POP UP

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Date: Fri 19th May | Time: 7pm – 1am | Venue: Palm 2, 152 – 156 Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0QJ | Hosts:/LittleBoabab | FB: /LittleBoabab | Email: littlebaobabuk@gmail.com | Phone: 07864947632 | RSVP: here

Our Recommendation: Probably the best Senegambia Supperclub in London and if not the country; Little Baobab quite simply put = rock. I’ve been there many times, Resident Chef Khadim is a man that knows what he’s doing when it comes to Thiébou dieune,Yassa, Maffé and more. Make sure you keep updated via their Facebook page to see when their next supper club will pop-up! Email littlebaobabuk@gmail.com or call 07864947632 to book your place!

Our Favourite Francophone Supper Clubs are back again and planning a big night of food, music and Little Baobab vibes! So join them and us for their monthly ONE NIGHT ONLY pop-up, upstairs at Palm 2 on Friday the 19th of May. ENTRY is £28 per person and includes a three-course Senegalese feast and live music from three amazing African live acts: SURA SUSSO (Gambia), BIRAM SECK JHANT BAND (Senegal) and ABDOULAYE SAMB & MINNJIARABY (Senegal).

There’s limited space and BOOKING is essential – call us on 07864947632 or email littlebaobabuk@gmail.com.
Their last three events have sold out, so don’t sleep on this one!


3) Come Dine with Nina – A Taste of Modern Sierra Leonean Cuisine

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Date: Sat 20 May | Time: 19:00 – 22:00 |Venue: Big Breakfast, 27 Dartmouth Road, Forest Hill, London SE23 3HN | FB: /NinasCookeryCorner | Blog: NinasCookeryCorner | RSVP: here

Nina’s Cookery Corner specialise is Sierra Leonean cuisine and has experience in wedding catering and private dinner parties. Seasoned Chef Nina Turay, from Freetown, Sierra Leone but now living in London, UK serves up amazing, rich and succulent West African Dishes for Londoners throughout the year. We aim to visit one of these Big Breakfast Clubs soon!

Love West African food? Discover this new pop up restaurant of delicious Sierra Leonean Cuisine. Wedding and private dining caterer Nina’s Cookery Corner is inviting you, your family and friends to come dine with her. Limited spaces available so book your tickets early.

For the price of £37 you’ll be served a 3-course meal and a complimentary exotic drink. Come ready to dine with an expectation of delicious mouth-watering food, great ambienceand meet new people.

There is also a chance to win fabulous gifts on the night and surprise giveaways.

For more info about this event; please click here



4) HOUSE OF DODO: MAURITIAN FOOD POP-UP

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Date: Every Wednesday in May! | Time: Midday – late | Venue: West India Quay (Every Wednesday) via The Kerb | Email: rebecca@houseofdodo.co.uk | Phone: 07977 132931 | Insta: /HouseOfDodo | FB: /HouseOfDodoLondon | Twitter: @HouseOfDODO| Site: houseofdodo.co.uk | Event Link: here

nb: Vegetarian Option | Gluten Free Option | Halal Option | Vegan Option

HOUSE of DODO is the first Mauritian street food trader to urbanise this cuisine for London’s thriving casual dining scene. If you’re after Cocunut Beef, Spicy Lima Beans, Creole Chicken – then look no further.They currently trade in a selection of London’s most reputable markets, cater private events, and run pop up kitchens. These guys have a fast growing a reputation for a modern take on this cuisine, and delivering food packed with unique flavour combinations, colourful ingredients, and tropical island vibes.

In 2014, Founder Rebecca quit her job in corporate PR to pursue her dream of sharing Mauritian food with the rest of London. After cooking her way around the island, she returned with her much-loved Grandma’s recipes to set up HOUSE of DODO. #InspiringLady; Inspiring Story. Check them out at The Kerb

For more info about this event; please click here



5) BRUNCH ON THE BLOC

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Date: Sat 20th May | Time: 2pm – 11pm | Venue: The Pillbox kitchen, 115 Coventry Road, Bethnal Green E2 6GG London | Hosts: The Social Bloc | Insta: /TheSocialBloc | FB: /TheSocialBlockUK | Twitter: @TheSocialBlocUK | Email: hey@thesocialbloc.com | RSVP: here

The Social Bloc is all about sharing the African experience through art music, food and socialising.

When the sun is out , every one is social , come out and play at the first of our signature event “Brunch on The Bloc” . Soak up the vibes at The Pill Box Kitchen London in May and experience the African culture.

TASTE: African inspired brunch, consisting of 3 courses of flavours & spices, from a chef who’s sole aim is to please. What is brunch without prosecco?  A full hour of mimosa’s and prosecco for guests! | LEARN:  “Africa is not a country” Through food, music, art and more. Come and experience and learn about the different parts of Africa. | PLAY: Chilled vibes , courtesy of our live band and some eclectic music from DJ BAJ of the infamous Studio Magic, afrobeats, afro juju you name it.

For more info about this event; please click here



6) COCKTAILS & LIVE JAZZ THURSDAYS

Bayhams Cocktail

Date: Thurs May  4th | Time: 19.00pm – 22.00pm | Venue: 89-91 Bayhams Street Camden, London NW1 0AG | Hosts: Beyhams Jazz Bar | FB: /Beyhams-Jazz-Bar-and-Restaurant | Phone: 020 7267 7656 | Email: info@bayhamsjazzbar.co.uk | RSVP: here

Come and hang with us at Bayhams Jazz Bar & Restaurant for some live jazz, Mouthwatering Caribbean Fusion Bar Food and chilled Tropical Cocktails.

Happy hour between 7 and 8pm.

Sit down meals available between 6 9pm. For menus & reservations please see our website for more details.

For more info about this event; please click here



7) SOUL FULL WEEKENDS

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Date: Sat 6 May | Time: 16:00 – 18:30pm | Venue: 89-91 Bayhams Street Camden, London NW1 0AG | Hosts: Beyhams Jazz Bar | FB: /Beyhams-Jazz-Bar-and-Restaurant | Phone: 020 7267 7656 | Email: info@bayhamsjazzbar.co.uk | RSVP: here

Bayhams Caribbean Jazz Bar bring you the authentic taste of the Caribbean to Camden. Great food, great atmosphere, live music.

Come dine with Bayhams Jazz Bar & Restaurant, Camden. Every Saturday and Sunday. Choose from 2 sittings times, 4 – 6.30pm or 6.30 to 8.30pm. Enjoy a two course meal for only £14.50 and for 2 people just £24.99. Get 50% off when you buy 2 for 1 using Taste Card. If you have a Tastecard, simply purchase a meal for one which covers the tastecard discount of 50%. Delicious authentic Caribbean fusion food, Cosy intimate atmoshere with tantalising tropical cocktails and soulful music from all eras.

For more info about this event; please click here



8) LERATO’S WILD AFRICAN SUNDAY ROAST

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Date: Sunday May 28th | Time: 2pm | Venue: The Joker of Penton Street, 58 Penton Street N1 9PZ London | Insta: /Lerato_Tomato | Facebook: /LeratoLovesFood | Twitter: @LeratoLondon | Blog: /LeratoLovesFood |RSVP: here

Join Lerato for an explosion of flavours at her popular Sunday feast. Expect bold flavours, a colourful spread and lots of new friends as we eat together on a table in tge true African spirit of sharing!

“There is a selection of our popular dishes such as the ‘magic kale’, our popular Jollog Quinoa which I shared on the BBC and featjred by Essence magazine, lots more including a choice of British spring lamb, free range chicken or aubergines roasted in my home made suya spices, a wonderful nomadic spice mix by Northern West Africans.” (Lerato)

For more info about this event; please Click here

See you at the table!



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Date: Sat, May 6 | Time: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Venue: Hyde Park, London W2 2UH | Hosts: Longidi Events | Insta: /Official_Longidi | FB: /OfficialLongidi | Twitter: @OfficialLongidi  & @IjesCorner | YouTube: /OfficialLongidi | Email: hello@longidi.com | Eventbrite: here

Longidi Events organises African themed events for all Africans, those from Africa, Caribbean, Brazil and all over the world. Friends of Africans are also welcomed.

Palmwine & small chops is our very first event. Let’s call it a welcome event for Longidi Events. Come along and meet other members of our community. And of course try the renowned African palmwine if you have not. And then what’s any gathering without small chops.

Small chops are finger foods, mini bites of savoury snacks such as buns or puff puff, samosas, spring rolls. Your ticket price includes a bottle of palmwine with small chops.

Join in with the African spirit.

For more info on this event; please click here



10) HOW TO SHOP AND EAT AFRICAN

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Date: Sat 6th May | Time: 14:00 – 16:00pm | Venue: Peckham Rye Train Station, Rye Lane, SE15 4QL | Hosts: Arts Illuminated | Twitter: @ArtsIlluminated | FB: /HeritageistheLockCutltureistheKey | Insta: /Illuminated_Arts_Peckham | Email: melissajo@illuminated-arts.com | Eventbrite: here

Learn about African and African diaspora products, foods & remedies and where to buy them. Try delicious locally cooked African cuisine on our tours of Peckham. You will meet local sellers, try new foods, discover great African sounds, catch the latest styles and learn how to stay healthy with natural African healing.

For more info on this event; please click here


11) LEMLEM’S KITCHEN

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Date: Every Saturday & Selected Sundays in May | Time: 12pm – 5pm | Venue: 13 – 23 Westgate St, London E8 3RL via  | Hosts: Lemlem’s Kitchen | FB: /LemLemKitchen | Insta: /LemLemKitchen | Twitter: @LemLemKitchen | More info: here

Okay; there’s always a new entry or two every month and if you’re interested in Modern African yet Authentically Eritrean Inspired Food ~ Made with Eritrean Flavours ~ then goodness me; LemLem’s ‘guest appearances’ at Netil Market requires your attention.

“Come and visit us at Netil Market where we’re open every Saturday and selected Sundays from 11am – 6pm (or until we sell out!) and try our modern African menu that uses classic Eritrean flavours to reimagine street food favourites; like Afro-Tacos, Awaze Wings and Shiro Fries as well as a special brunch menu that features typical Asmarino breakfast dishes like Ful and Fatta, but with our own Lemlem Kitchen twist of course!”

For more info about this event; please Click here



*** CHECKOUT: SUYA SPOT UK ***

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Date: Monthly Pop-ups all over London | Time: 2pm till 8pm | Venue: various | Hosts: Suya Spot | Insta: /SuyaSpotUK | Email: info@suya-spot.com | FB: /SuyaSpotUK | Twitter: @SuyaSpotUK

 ‘Suya Spot’ have created a pop up experience that not only centers around a Suya infused menu but that also gives you a snapshot of Afro nightlife. We (AfricanCultureBLOG) were gutted to miss their late April pop-up but rumour has it there’s a May 2017 Pop-up somewhere within the M25 districts of South London this month – but we’ll keep you posted. This UK based Suya Pop up serves and aims to keep serving up sizzling suya hot off the grill on an ad-hoc basis. If you see an event happening near you be sure to pop by!

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If you’re of African descent it’s more than likely you’ll be familiar with Suya and in that case no more words are necessary. If you’re not, or haven’t experienced the pleasures of this delicacy then we have a treat in store for you with ‘Suya Spot’. 

Suya itself is a spice perfected over decades by the streetfood vendors that you’ll find amongst the hustle and bustle on the streets of Nigeria, Cameroon, Sudan and several countries on the continent. The aroma of the spice, cooking over succulent pieces of beef or chicken, draws punters from sunrise to sunset.

For more info about Suya Spot UK’s event; please Click here



13) SOUTH AFRICAN BORDEAUX BLENDS

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Date: Mon May 15th | Time: 7pm till 10pm | Venue: Vivat Bacchus, 4 Hay’s Lane, London Bridge SE1 2HB | Hosts: Vivat Bacchus | FB: /VivatBacchus | Twitter: @Vivat_Bacchus | Insta: /VivatBacchus | Eventbrite: here

These wines get better and better and it all started with Meerlust Rubicon. Taste this, Vergelegen Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2011, the fabulous De Toren Fusion V 2012 and more. What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

For more info about this event; please click here



14) THE NATIONAL MEAT UP

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Date: Tue 16 May | Time: 18:30 – 21:30pm | Venue: The National Café, Trafalgar Square London WC2N 4DN | Hosts: Peyton & Byrne | Insta: /peytonandbyrne | FB: /PeytonandByrne | Twitter: @Peyton&Byrne | Email: info@peytonandbyrne.co.uk | Phone: 020 7747 5836 | RSVP: here

Not an Afrocentric but any meat-centric brunch is still writeup worthy! The Food Club are hosting a new series of dinners aimed towards all meat lovers, taking place on the third Tuesday of every month. Expect thick and juicy cuts including the classic rib on the bone, sirloin and chateaubriand along side introducing you to lesser known cuts such as Galician blond (Rubia Gallega)

It’s a true meat feast made up of a three course menu centred around beautiful cuts of different beef and meats introduced by our Executive Chef and beef suppliers who will talk you through where they get their rich and deep flavour from. In addition to the menu we are including a welcome cocktail and we’ve also specially selected wines for each course, matched by our wine experts which is an optional addition.

For more info about this event; please Click here



Feature: FUNMI’S TOUCH

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In case you’re based in the East London/Dagenham/Essex Area; then contact Funmi’s Touch! Whether it’s Cajun Spiced Chicken; lamb ribs with jerk sauce, honey chilli chicken  wings with noodles and more; Funmi has it with abundance! Meat Pie, Efo elegusi with pounded yam and Ayommase and Grilled tilapia fish with plantain and spicy sauce – this talented cook keeps it moving.

Insta: /FunmisTouch | funmistouch@gmail.com Dm or 07501373431 London/ Essex

Funmi's Touch


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