9 African Restaurants in Glasgow

African cuisine at restaurants in Glasgow

Rich in grains, legumes, meat and spices, the tropical flavours of Africa are extremely popular in the cold climate of Scotland. Though Scotland has a long history of association with Africa's culture dating back centuries, the community's cuisine gained popularity much later. Today however, Glasgow has African restaurants serving food from all over the continent, ranging from Kenya to Malawi, Nigeria to Ethiopia and much more. Be it the spicy food from the eastern side of the continent, the rich stews traditional to the Horn of Africa, or the roasts and cured meat from the south, the eateries here have it all covered.

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Peppersoup Joint - Glasgow

City Centre
African££££
Peppersoup Joint - Glasgow

Manjaros - Glasgow

Merchant City
African££££
5.2/65
Manjaros - Glasgow

African Restaurant Calabash

City Centre
African££££
3.7/63
African Restaurant Calabash
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Experience Kitchen

City Centre
South African
Experience Kitchen

Nile Valley Cafe

Old Town
African££££
5.6/69
Nile Valley Cafe

Shebeen - Morrison Street

West End
South African££££
5.5/6112
Shebeen - Morrison Street

Shebeen - Morrison St

Haymarket
South African££££
5.5/678
Shebeen - Morrison St

Shebeen - Dalkeith

Town Centre
South African££££
5.3/692
Shebeen - Dalkeith

Indaba

Haymarket
African££££
6.0/62
Indaba
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    The variety of African dishes at Glasgow restaurants

    Couscous, plantains and barbecued meats only skim the surface of the range of African delicacies available in Glasgow African restaurants. Start your meal with one of the authentic soups from west Africa - the egusi soup made with melon seeds and served with pounded yams, is exceptionally popular. Staple dishes like the cassava flour fufu, Jollof Rice, and the porridge-like Ugali are delicious and filling. Meat lovers will particularly enjoy the melt-in-your-mouth stews like the spiced Wat, flavourful Feijoada and the peanut-infused Mafe.
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    Celebrating African culture at restaurants in Glasgow

    Africa's cuisine is not just about the food — it is a celebration of culture. With catchy reggae music and upbeat tunes mixed by local DJs, the mood at these eateries tend to get festive indeed. Special Namibian and Nigerian beers are available to add to the merriment, and with a highly social atmosphere of gossip and laughter, one cannot help but savour the whole experience at Glasgow's African restaurants.
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    Sharing an African meal at Glasgow restaurants

    Communal dining plays a big role in this culture, and is thought to strengthen the bond between friends and families. Try dining Ethiopian-style, with a huge injera bread that comes with spicy meat and vegetables served atop. Forget the cutlery — just break off the bread with your hands and use it to pick up the side dishes! Giant tapas platters with rice, meats, stews and salads are great for bigger groups too. Alternately, go adventurous and try some African specials like boiled goat or lamb heads, prepared with a delicious blend of spices. With authentic recipes and ingredients sourced from the continent, you can experience a true taste of African cuisine at Glasgow restaurants.