805 Restaurants have done it again, opening yet another outlet in London, this time along Hendon’s Vivian Avenue. Taking 805’s signature West African cuisine north of the river (London’s flagship 805 is in Peckham) is a genius move for this successful and growing family – more in the capital are going to have the chance to experience this refined restaurant’s take on West African and Nigerian food.
It’s been a rapid rise to the top for 805 Restaurants. starting life in the Nigerian capital of Abuja, opening another in Accra, Ghana, putting down roots in London’s Old Kent Road, and now heading northwest to set up shop down Hendon’s Vivian Avenue. The key to this family’s success has been the restaurants’ unflagging commitment to African fine dining, an approach as uncompromising when it comes to each restaurant’s look and feel and standards of service as it is uncompromising in terms of the high-quality West African and Nigerian cuisine on offer.
Moments from both Hendon Central tube and Hendon railway station, 805’s Vivian Avenue restaurant is every bit the looker as its sister south of the river. And once again 805 Restaurant is set to impress northwest London locals with its food for better living, presented on a menu taking aim at traditional West African cuisine, with an emphasis on the regional dishes of Nigeria. Appetisers like beef and chicken suya (coated with chilli, peanut and local spices and barbecued on skewers), African red beans with fried plantain, the Santana marinated and spiced gizzard, and the very traditional nkwobi (diced cow feet) are prepared with lavish care and presented beautifully to diners embarking on a one-of-a-kind African feast. From there its a journey through a range of West African ethnic specialties, sure to delight any adventurous foodie.
Really great African food, a warm, clean modern, vibrant restaurant. Good professional service. Very large portions, tasty food could not fault it . Starters were very well portioned. Very tasty variations of meat, lamb was very tasty, fried fish accompanied by Joloff rice nice nice nice. Good location, 4 mins from Hendon Central.
The service was excellent, the venue was very suitable for my visiting colleagues who I had not seen in 30 years. My wife loved the take away Monika and Jollof rice. Looking forward to another visit. Keep it up guys
Well cooked and delicious menu. Quality was what was expected for the price. Food was served within a reasonable time and staff were courteous. Will definitely keep going back. Kudos to 805 for bringing proper Nigerian delicacies close to us who live in the counties close to North London