Mama Africa is a local African restaurant with a global outlook. Formerly known as Wazobia, this Watford Way eatery in London’s Hendon is bringing pan-African flavours to the city’s north west. There are pitifully few authentically African restaurants in the capital, but with Mama Africa, there are signs that London diners are catching on to the potential in African cuisine; aside from great food, the team also throw great parties, which can’t hurt its standing with locals.
The dining room at Watford Way’s Mama Africa is a simple affair. There’s a handful of tables and chairs inauspiciously positioned around the space – a sign of a no-fuss attitude that’s reflected in the food. What began life as Hendon’s Wazobia restaurant, now Mama Africa has found its feet offering the best in pan-African flavours to Londoners that know it as one of the premier place to find African food in the capital. For those new to the charms of African dining, we can recommend the sharing platters as a helpful shortcut to the best in African food.
If a whole range of excellent African dishes isn’t enough to motivate you to make the trip up to Hendon, the party night will be. Bringing the intimable vibes of Afrobeats to Watford Way over the weekend, there’s no doubt that the team at Mama Africa are set to reset London’s perception of African culture. Here diners will find exceptional African food made the traditional way, and party nights perfect after a week of drudgery in the city.