103 Restaurants in London: African

African cuisine at restaurants in London

Rich in grains, legumes, meat and spices, the tropical flavours of Africa are extremely popular in the cold climate of England. Though England has a long history of association with Africa's culture dating back centuries, the community's cuisine gained popularity much later. Today however, London 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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Shaka Zulu London

Camden
African££££
4.4/658
Shaka Zulu London

Tagine

Balham
Moroccan££££
5.4/6298
Tagine

805 Restaurant - Peckham

Peckham
African££££
4.0/6234
805 Restaurant - Peckham
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Lalibela

Kentish Town
Ethiopian££££
5.3/6235
Lalibela

Tangia

Tooting
Moroccan££££
5.6/6126
Tangia

Dar Marrakesh - Edgware Road

Marylebone
Moroccan££££
4.2/640
Dar Marrakesh - Edgware Road

Mosob

Maida Vale
African££££
5.4/610
Mosob

Leilani Restaurant

Clapham
Caribbean££££
3.2/65
Leilani Restaurant

Merkato Restaurant & Wine Bar

King's Cross
African££££
5.5/62
Merkato Restaurant & Wine Bar

Harar Restaurant

Vauxhall
Ethiopian££££
5.6/65
Harar Restaurant

Moroccan Sahara Restaurant

Bayswater
Moroccan££££
5.4/626
Moroccan Sahara Restaurant

280 Degrees

Kilburn
African££££
4.2/66
280 Degrees

Kata Kata

Brixton
Vegetarian££££
5.6/629
Kata Kata

Jerk N Jollof Bar & Grill

Wallington
African££££
5.4/611
Jerk N Jollof Bar & Grill

Kate's Cafe

Plaistow
African££££
6.0/61
Kate's Cafe

Zayane

Ladbroke Grove
Moroccan££££
Zayane

Balageru

Finsbury Park
Ethiopian££££
5.5/62
Balageru

D'Luxx Restaurant & Lounge

Greenwich
African££££
5.0/61
D'Luxx Restaurant & Lounge

Bisha Eritrean Restaurant

Holloway
Ethiopian££££
5.4/67
Bisha Eritrean Restaurant

Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant

Stockwell
African££££
5.3/67
Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant
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    The variety of African dishes at London restaurants

    Couscous, plantains and barbecued meats only skim the surface of the range of African delicacies available in London 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 London

    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 London's African restaurants.
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    Sharing an African meal at London 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 London restaurants.