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The Best West African Restaurants in London

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Updated: 11 September 2017
There are large Ghanaian and Nigerian communities in London, so naturally there are lots of places serving West African food. From casual joints dishing out comfort food like jollof and ofada stew, to contemporary restaurants elevating the cuisine to new heights, these are our favourites.

Ikoyi

Restaurant, African, $$$
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Located in St James’s Market, Ikoyi is putting a fine dining spin on West African cuisine. Owners Jeremy Chan and Iré Hassan-Odukale previously showcased the concept at Carousel before opening a spot of their own and a very stylish spot it is at that – even the plates are beautiful. In the kitchen, British produce meets West African flavours to create dishes like Manx Loaghton rib with asun relish, beef suya blade with traditional condiments and jollof rice with smoked bone marrow. This culinary fusion, combined with great technical skill really makes Ikoyi stand out from the crowd, there really isn’t another restaurant in town quite like it.

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Mon - Sat:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat:
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Meal service:

Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Modern, Relaxed

Zoe's Ghana Kitchen

Restaurant, African, $$$
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Zoe Adjonyoh started her eponymous kitchen by selling peanut butter stew at an arts festival in Hackney in 2010 and since then, has run supper clubs, pop-ups, street food stalls and kitchen residencies before opening a proper restaurant in Pop Brixton. Here you can get contemporary Ghanaian food like jollof spiced fired chicken, lamb cutlets with spiced peanut sauce and banoffee pie made with West African Chin Chin biscuits. Her empire is also expanding with a residency at Soho’s The Sun & 13 Cantons and plans to open a second site in the area.

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Mon - Thu:
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Thu:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat:
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun:
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Meal service:

Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Relaxed

805 Restaurant

Restaurant, African, $$$
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