The vibrant colours and flavours of Jamaican food are in good company in east London’s Hoe Street. This classic Caribbean restaurant offers the food which is slowly growing in popularity in the capital. Jerk Hut of course has jerk chicken (clue’s in the name, right?) but there’s also ackee and saltfish and host of other barbecued treats, marinated in a hot and spicy mix for at least 24 hours beforehand from the sunnier parts of the world for Walthamstow locals.
Walthamstow’s Jerk Hut (along Hoe Street) is everything you’d want in a Caribbean and Jamaican restaurant. The food is bright and spicy and relies on the traditional barbecuing techniques of the islands. The welcome here is warm, and the food is hotter, but this is essentially a no-frills place that lets the food do all the talking. It’s proving to be a successful formula – east London diners are voting with their feet and the Jerk Hut is going from strength to strength.
For those lucky enough to be local to Walthamstow’s Jerk Hut, the team offer a hugely popular delivery service, but for us, the fun of Caribbean cooking and barbecue is in the atmosphere. And to get the most out of Jerk Hut, diners need to pay a visit to east London’s Hoe Street in person. Diners are greeted with delectable Jamaican food against the background of jazz and reggae beats. For those considering making the trip out east, it’s worth knowing that the Jerk Hut comes equipped to reward you for your travels with a glass or two of rum to go with your curry mutton or your stewed chicken.