The rich, multicultural influences of Caribbean cuisine mean that the food from the region is among the world’s most interesting. Bringing together African, European, East Indian, Chinese and Arab influences as well as ingredients native to the islands, Caribbean cuisine is inimitable, especially when it's done well. At High Road in London’s South Woodford, Absolute Caribbean is celebrating the bold flavours that have made Caribbean food a local favourite with great Caribbean dishes cooked using traditional ingredients and techniques.
The menu at High Road’s Absolute Caribbean is reassuringly short with just a handful of mains and sides. Instead of breadth, the team at Absolute Caribbean have instead chosen to focus on quality, honing their dishes to ensure that they all meet the kitchen’s exacting standards.Caribbean classics like stews and jerk chicken lead the way in the mains, while coleslaw, dumplings and yams are on offer to fill you up. East London locals know that when it comes to chicken, Absolute Caribbean is the place to be.
Among South Woodford’s plethora of takeaways, Absolute Caribbean on High Road is making waves as a comfortable greasy-spoon cafe with a difference. In place of builder’s tea and toast is the bold and exotic flavours that ensure that diners return time and time again for more generous helpings of saltfish and ackee or curried goat. For those looking for exceptional, fragrant food, inspired by one of the world’s most interesting cuisines in East London, it can only really be Absolute Caribbean.