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Afritopia is exactly what it says on the tin: a utopia of African cuisine. Not too many places in Southampton can boast the same accolade so believe us when we tell you that Afritopia is extremely popular. On St Mary Street around Chapel and Cultural Quarter, this exciting restaurant serves all kinds of stews, curries, fried rice dishes and plenty of tender meat, all of which is exceptionally good value. Afritopia’s set meals are a fantastic way to try a little bit of everything if you’re unsure what to go for, so make a reservation at this Southampton gem sharpish.
This type of cuisine was a first time experience for all three of us in my party. The proprietor and serving staff were very friendly and helpful, spending quite some time with us to explain what all the dishes were and recommend which things went well together and what was most popular. The dishes seemed very authentic and a small selection of African sourced soft drinks were available. The non-alcoholic Malted Guiness was particularly nice. The restaurant itself is quite small (around 7 tables I think) and basic, but clean and comfortable. It isn't a large menu, but it is adequate. The prices are extremely reasonable too. Makes a pleasant change from the more common Indian/Oriental/Italian restaurants that we would normally gravitate towards. Definately worth trying.