Caribbean cuisine is renowned all over London, and there are plenty of superb exponents of the art to be found in the city. The reputation is built on down at home family-style cooking, but at Aurienna Cookhouse and Cocktail Bar on Wandsworth High Street, they’re doing something a little bit different. Their chef, Jason Howard, is a native Barbadian, but he has a background in French and haute cuisine cooking, which he combines with traditional elements to make something special at Aurienna. Reserve a seat and take the train to Wandsworth – East Putney tube or Wandsworth Town overground – for an excellent Caribbean meal.
Jason Howard learnt his trade in The Connaught and showed it to the world on Masterchef, and now he has making his mark in Wandsworth. His dream is to claim the Caribbean’s first Michelin star, and to that end he is taking his training in the world of haute cuisine and the culinary techniques of France to the food of the West Indies. His background is in Barbados, and he brings the ingredients found there to the fore at Aurienna Caribbean Cuisine on Wandsworth High Street in south London.
Jason’s menu at Aurienna takes in the best of Caribbean cooking and combines with classical techniques. There are starters from Barbados – Pickling in the Caribbean Sea is what they call their seafood signature – and mains from Jamaica, with triple-cooked pork belly and Jerk chicken, as well as long-time favourites like salt fish and curry goat. If you make a trip to Wandsworth High Street and Aurienna Cookhouse and Cocktail Bar, then you’re going to get a totally new take on Caribbean cuisine from the local jerk joint – so reserve your seat and wander on down to South London.
Wonderful atmosphere, great music and excellent food with nice portions. The service was of a very high standard, I will definitely be going back again.
The food at Aurienna was really delicious food. We had the jerk chicken. The service was great too and the staff were very friendly! a
Excellent food and atmosphere. The chef was a very good host and we were lucky to have most of the restaurant to ourselves. Highly recommended!