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


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Black History Month with a special culinary element. London in October 2017 for those that don’t know has a number or classy and stylish African Food Joints happening within the M25 and beyond. We are all aware that African Cuisine is being enjoyed all over London and it’s rise is continuing. Supperclubs, Food Pop-ups, Central London Restaurants and Amazing Takeaways such as I Go Chop,  LOLO KitchenChuku’sFaaji Sundays and more have been and still are gracing various Londoners alike. African Cuisine Galore in October 2017! Please do checkout Victor Okunowo’s ‘Ounce’ Eight Course Special, #SuyaSundays and Little Baobab’s October Special amongst some of our new entries along with others.  Congrats to Patricia Pascoal ‘Angolan Recipes’ Book launch also!

1) ‘Ounjẹ’ Eight Course Fine Dining Lounge


An Eight Course Menu Tasting Private Banquet in London of African Cuisine doesn’t happen in London every year – if not in a life time. But that is exactly what Ounjẹwill bring to you this October. This event without doubt is one of the standout African Supperclubs of the year. Cuisinier Victor Okunowo will be showcasing his take on the African (Nigerian) dishes and flavours in celebration of African Cuisine redefining what it means to dine in the African community.


A few weeks ago; we teamed up with Victor who hosted a private menu tasting course to the delight of the invitees such as Makele’s Mouthful,  Dai Suki Smile and Who’s For Dinner? thoroughly enjoyed the outlay of the East London based maestro.  Victor will be hosting a ‘Pan African 8 course tasting meal’ on Sunday 8th October 2017 for £50s. The event is called ‘Ounje’ in Nigerian which simply translates to ‘food’. If you don’t want miss this exciting experience, then click here to book your tickets.

The event is open to all – and promises to be an absolute fab showcase of innovative cookery skills – You Will Find Us There Also! We’re delighted to be invited!


By Victor Okunowo: Seasonal Clams in a tomato and cray fish sauce, with crisp tripe (aka Shaki)

“I feel like the Africa has a great heritage when it come to food that we as a people are to complacent when it come to trying new things and the ingredients and spices we have give us the avenue to create and explore new things” Victor Okunowo

The name of the event (Ounje) translate literally to (Food) in the Yoruba dialect. You can look forward to an 8 course tasting meal, boasting the flavours and culture the motherland has to offer.


The Young East London based Talent, will be exhibiting Africas culinary heritage, ranging from the fresh fish caught on a daily basis, to the exotic meats farmers hunt in the wild, all captivated by the marriage of herds and spices unparalleled any where else. All this is brought through a millennial mind, supported with the influence of gastronomy and the moderne cooking methods and plating. Furthermore, Victor is also co-founder of the successfully and widely reviewed mobile barbecue service Grill N’ Roses BBQ will celebrating #BlackBritish, #Nigerian and #African Heritage Food at the East London based Pill Box Kitchen in London.

Make sure you book your tickets to the October 8th event or add your name to the waiting list for the next event. It will be worth it.



Date: Sat, October 21, 2017 | Time: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Venue: Business Design Centre, 52 Upper St London N1 0QH | Site: here | Twitter: @AngolanAuthor | Event info: here

Patricia Pascoal is an Angolan Author based in London, Patricia was born in Luanda. she is an Interior Designer by Profession and Author who established a reputation for creating food Recipes literature of Angola.

She created her first book on the 24 November 2011 called Angolan African Recipes Cuisine and with her second Book to be revealed on 21 October 2017. Ms Pascoal Book will be available in English and Portuguese .

On the 21 October Ms Pascoal will be signing your preferred book selection English or Portuguese, old book or new book.

For more info about this event; please click here

3) Little Boabab’s October Pop-Up Special


Date: Fri Oct 20th | Time: 7pm till late | Venue: 152-156 Lower Clapton Rd, London E5 0QJ | Hosts: Little Boabab | Email: littlebaobabuk@gmail.com | Site: www.littlebaobab.co.uk | Insta: /LittleBaobabUK | FB: /LittleBaobabUK | Event Info:  here | Our Review: ☆☆☆☆☆

FULL DETAILS COMING SOON, but this will be a special one! It’s our 10th pop-up and Chef Khadim’s birthday! We will see you there!

Little Baobab is back with our night of delicious Senegalese Food and live African music, popping up again for ONE NIGHT ONLY on Friday 20 October. The soul of Little Baobab are chef Khadim and musician Abdoulaye Samb. Originally from Dakar, Senegal, the friends have lived in London for many years and forged strong links with the local multi-cultural community, many of them musicians, who regularly play live sets at the restaurant.

ENTRY is £28 per person and includes a three-course Senegalese feast and music from some of our favourite live acts: to be announced soon.

We’re on from 7pm – 1am; the live music will start at 8pm.

There’s limited space and BOOKING is essential – call us on 07864947632 or email littlebaobabuk@gmail.com.

Big love,
Little Baobab. X

For more info about this event; please click here

4) #SuyaSundays: Nigerian Independance

suya sundays

Date: Sunday 1st October | Time: Venue: Bermondsey Yard Cafe 40 Bermondsey Street London SE1 3UD | Insta: /SuyaSpotUK | FB: /SuyaSpotUK | Twitter: @SuyaSpotUK | Event Info: here

Join Suya Sundays for an extra sweet Suya Sunday at the Bermondsey Yard Cafe for a day packed full of flavour. We’ll be serving up our sweet & spicy menu all afternoon and turning up the heat from 6 with live music & poetry to celebrate Nigerian Independence.


For more info about this event; please click here

5) Meetup For African Food London 2017


Date: Saturday, October 14 | Time: 1:00pm – 6.00pm | Venue: Trafalgar Square | Hosts: West Africa Cooks | Meetup: /The-London-Taste-of-Africa | Event Info: here

Join Leslie as Africa on the Square returns to Trafalgar Square for the fourth time on Saturday 14 October. This popular event celebrates African arts and culture. There’ll be a range of activities highlighting communities from across the continent. See more, read Africa On The Square London 2017.  You can expect a fantastic line-up of entertainment on the day including live music, DJs, dancing and a talent show. Plus an African market, food stalls, fashion show and lots of fun.


Leslie is Founder of westafricacooks.com. A platform which shares­ African food recipes and cooking tips alongside some of the latest African Culnary Happenings across London and beyond.

For more info about this event; please click here

6) Felabration Supper Club with Lerato at Prince of Peckham


Date:  Tue 3 October | Time: 19:30 – 22:30pm | Venue: The Prince Of Peckham, 1 Clayton road, London SE15 5JA | Insta: /Lerato_Tomato | Facebook: /LeratoLovesFood | Twitter: @LeratoLondon | Blog: /LeratoLovesFood | Event Info: here

{Event Sold Out} Stunning Photography from Joy Ogude but it’s all about Lerato’s stunning couture like african gastronomic designs and tastes that is quite simply put: fiercely incredible. Join Lerato at this celebration of African vibrancy with explosion of flavours inspired by West African culture imbibed in Afrobeat king, ‘Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Like his music, African food and culture has influenced the world and this October, in the month of his birth, The Prince of Peckham invites you to enjoy a feast of great music and food by cookery writer and supper club queen Lerato Umah-Shaylor. Her supper clubs are prolific and have been featured on the BBC, The Evening Standard & Time Out!

For more info about this event; please click here

7) It Bangs Launch Party Event


Date: Thu 5 October 2017 | Time: 18:00 – 23:30pm | Venue: Project B, 1 Bell Hill, Croydon CR0 1FB | Insta: /ItBangs | Twitter: @YouKnowItBangs | Email: info@itbangs.co.uk | Event Info: here

Come along to the It Bangs Launch Party! 6pm til Midnight

Free Food Tasting (6pm-8pm) ; find out about the best tasting street food about to hit South London !

Live performances



It Bangs is a new food venture founded by five young Londoners with a vision to create a new Urban street food company in South London, inspired by British, West African & Carribean Culture, British Music, Fashion & Creative Food. With a keen eye on sustainability & giving back to the community. It Bangs is the definition of Young London Today.

Come along for what is gonna be an epic evening of Food & Good Vibes.

For more info about this event; please click here

8) Chalé! Let’s Eat: Tottenham Social


Email: chalelesteat@gmail.com or tottenhamsocial@gmail.com| Phone: 07923 592831 | Insta: @chaleletseat | Twitter: @ChaleLetsEat | Tumblr: /Chale-Lets-Eat

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. And they’re back with our favs at from Oct 5-7 • whipping up Their Chalé classics + some new dishes, book your table asap!

Find out more about this event here

9) International Soul Food Festival


Date: Sat 14 October | Time:  13:30 – 19:00pm | Venue: Dagenham Library,  1 Church Elm Lane,  Dagenham RM10 9QS | Hosts: All Womens Network | FB: /AllWomensNetworkUK | Phone: 020 3288 2271 | Email: allwomensnetwork@gmail.com | Event Info: here

All Women’s Network presents:


On the 14t of October at DAGENHAM LIBRARY @1.30pm to 7pm

International soul food celebration is a family-friendly festival, held annually in October to celebrate Black History Moh in Barking and Dagenham.

The aim is to bring The community together through celebrating African, Caribbean and Asian cuisine, featuring independent vendors selling food merchandise and art display , cultural performance, healthy food workshop, kids zone and entertainment, food tasting, music, stalls, all Celebrating the rich culture and diversity and heritage of African, Caribbean and Asian Foods.

Activities on the day includes :

Food tasting and available to buy
Art display
Food stalls
Kids zone

For more info about this event; please click here

10) Black Heroes Soul Food Cafe – 26 October 2017


Date: Thu 26 October | Time: 19:30 – 22:00pm | Venue: Leilani Restaurant & Ashanti Lounge Bar, 14 Lavender Hill London SW11 5RW | Phone: 07986 745486 | Email: Info@BlackHeroesFoundation.org | FB: /blackheroeshalloffame | Twitter: @BlackHeroesInfo

The Black Heroes Foundation is a community based organisation for the development and promotion of talent, together with cultural and artistic initiatives in the community focusing on youth, education, training, social up-liftment and personal development programmes. Developing cultural awareness, promoting a world where Black Heroes are acknowledged, respected and celebrated. The Black Heroes Soul Food Café provides a creative space for inclusive artistic expression celebrating Black Heroes and exploring the historical and contemporary presence of Black Britons in Wandsworth. These gatherings at the Leilani Restaurant and Ashanti Lounge will facilitate cultural enquiry whilst celebrating the significant contributions to humanity by peoples of Africa and the African diaspora.

The Black Heroes Soul Food Café opens on Thursday 26 October, at the Leilani Restaurant and Ashanti Lounge, 14 Lavender Hill Battersea London SW11 5R.

For more info about this event; please click here

11) South African Wine Evening at Fego Banstead with Ken Forrester


Date: Fri 27 October | Time: 19:00 – 22:00pm | Venue: Fego, 89 High Street, Banstead SM7 2NL | Site: here | Insta: /hellofego | FB: /helloFego | Twitter: @FegoUK | Event Info: here

Join Fego Banstead for an intimate wine evening exploring wines from Ken Forrester, a notable South African producer. Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain, in the heart of South Africa’s most famous wine region Stellenbosch, their vineyards are commonly referred to as the Home of Chenin Blanc and other premium award-winning wines.


Ken Forrester Aperitif Petit Rose

Reserve Chenin Blanc – Roasted sea bass w/ jalapeño & basil

Pats Garden Merlot – Boerewors w/ onion relish

Renegade Shiraz/Grenache – Peri peri roasted lamb shoulder w/ rustic humous

Noble T, Ken Forrester – Coconut baked banana’s w/ caramel sauce, pecans, vanilla cream

All wine enthusiasts, professionals, novices, and those looking for a fun evening of food and fine wine, do join us for this fantastic experience. This is inclusive of five glasses of fine wine and a four-course dinner; each dish matched to an individual wine. A representative of Enotria & Coe will be hosting the dinner, sharing their wealth of knowledge with us throughout the evening.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For more info about this event; please click here

12) Caribbean Supperclub and Business Modelling Workshop


Date: Thu 12 October | Time: 19:00 – 22:00 BST | TBC: De Beauvoir, London N1 | Hosts: Angella’s Kitchen & Make Happy| Email: holly@makehappy.co.uk | Event Info: here

To celebrate six months of Angella’s Kitchen, Angella and Make Happy warmly invite you to an evening of delicious food and business know-how.

Business modelling
Angella and Make Happy’s Jonathan will present an evening of mini-workshops based on the model that Jonathan taught Angella at the HATCH Enterprise Incubator, and inspired her to start her supper club. The masterclass will use Angella’s Kitchen as a model to demonstrate Jonathan’s Social Business Canvas. We will intersperse sessions on the Canvas with delectable Jamaican-inspired dishes from Angella, cooked fresh on-site.

The Supper Club is a wonderful opportunity not only to put your aspiring business idea to the test but to sample some delicious cuisine with influences from the Jamaican North Coast. The evening will take place in a secret central London occasion, to be announced the day before the event. Places are limited so don’t hesitate to book your ticket! Vegetarian and vegan options will be available.

For any enquiries or further information, please email holly@makehappy.co.uk

Ticket price is £40 per person. Due to catering demands, refunds cannot be issued. We are also operating a waitlist in the event an attendee cannot attend.


For more info about this event; please click here


KY Delicacies

Date: Fri 27th October | Time: 18.30pm till late | Venue: The Artworks Classrooms (London Bridge), 60 Weston Street, London SE1 3QJ | Hosts: KY Delicacies | Insta: /KYDelicacies | Email: info@kydelicacies.com | Event Info: here

KY Delicacies will be holding a private taster evening! These guys specialise in a variety of African dishes, packaged and ready to eat. 📍Yes – They are London Based too!

We will be providing unlimited food, drinks and desserts throughout the evening, whilst Temi Alchemy from 90s Baby Show (@90sbabyshow) will host a taster review session.

Menu for the night;

*KY Jollof Rice | *KY Fried Rice | *KY Beef Stew | *KY Gizdo | *KY Mixed Meat | *KY Stir Fry Noodles | *KY Fried Spinach | *KY Meat Pie

Just to name a few, there will also be other KY Dishes available on the day. The purpose of this event is to give you a taste of some items on our menu to ensure you know what to expect when ordering from us in future as well as providing a word of mouth recommendation to others.

For more info about this event; please click here

14) Independence Celebration and Wealth Dinner


Date: Sat 7 October 2017 | Time: 18:00 – 21:30pm | Venue: The Landmark London,  222 Marylebone Road, London NW1 6JQ | Hosts: Fine & Country West Africa | Event Info: here


The Landmark 5-star Hotel, London

The Refined Wealth Dinner is the opening event of the Refined Investors Series 2017 and will include a 5-star dinner with music, recognitions and keynote speeches from notable real estate magnates. This exclusive five-star dinner at our London venue celebrates the Nigerian 57th independence and focuses on creating wealth through real estate.

Pre-dinner events include access to the pre-screening of qualified property and deal rooms for investors. All dinner guests receive a complimentary Seminar and Refined pass with all associated benefits to attend the Nigerian seminar series and the all day property exhibition and information/insights hall.

Hosted by Fine and Country West Africa, you are guaranteed a fabulous evening in the company of business executives, entrepreneurs, investors, wealth advisors and other investors/stakeholders interested in accessing the unique opportunities that exist in the Nigerian real estate sectors.

To purchase tickets for the Seminars and Exhibition Only, click here.

For more info about this event; please click here


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