With over half a million Africans living in London, it’s easy to find an African restaurant in London or a restaurant heavily influenced by the diverse flavours found in the vast African continent. It is only by organisational necessity that we speak of ‘African cuisine’, which rather unfairly represents a huge number of distinct cuisines as members of a culinary monoculture. Then there’s the food that comes out of London’s Caribbean or West Indian community, with strong links to their African roots. Together, these populations comprise a good 13% of London’s total population. Good places to start when it comes to finding the best African restaurants London has to offer are Camden Town, Clapham, Aldgate, and Greenwich.
There are as many African cuisines as there are nations and ethnic groups in the great continent of Africa. Central, eastern, western, southern, and northern African cuisines are all distinct, and these are again to be distinguished from the dishes you might expect to be found on the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Ethiopia, and Eritrea). This is all good news, though, because it means exploring London African restaurants is a limitless adventure. And finding an African restaurant in London is easy with Quandoo. Simply type ‘african’ in the search bar to get a full list that will include not only specifically African restaurants in London, but also results whose menus include some African influences, such as Caribbean restaurants.