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5.0 /6 Excellent 12 Reviews

Sweet Handz

Islington African £ +100
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About Sweet Handz

Sweet Handz brings the best of West African and Ghanaian cuisine to London’s Holloway. Find your choice of sunkissed dishes down Holloway Road, close to London Metropolitan University, Holloway Road and Highbury & Islington stations. Once you’ve taken your place, check out the menu. Popular dishes here include, in descending order, Schweppes, kelewele, Red Bull, muscatella, and the tsofi and fried yam combo. If this sounds delicious, if you’re a fan of excellent African cuisine, book now!

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 13:30 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 13:30 - 23:00
  • Thursday 13:30 - 23:00
  • Friday 13:30 - 23:00
  • Saturday 13:30 - 23:00
  • Sunday 15:00 - 00:00
Sweet Handz, 217 Holloway Road, N7 8DL London

Further Information

Given the propensity of West African and Ghanaian cuisine to be on the spicy side, you’re going to need to extinguish the fires the food lights under your tongue with some thirst-quenching beverage. All the usual soft drinks are in the fridge at Sweet Handz’ Holloway Road restaurant, but we recommend the less well-known J20, Super Malt, or muscatella. If you’re tired, have a Red Bull, the famous drink that ranks at number three on Sweet Handz’ list of most-often-ordered items. Hard to find in London, there’s great Ghanaian beer on the menu, with brews from the Castle and Star Beers breweries, but you can also get red and white wine and Euro-beer if you’re that way inclined.

The food at Sweet Handz is faithfully West African and specifically Ghanaian, with akonfem (Guinea fowl) stew topping the list of main courses. A number of dishes come with traditional palava sauce, and there’s plenty of delicious okra-based fare to choose from also. Peanut nuts will love the fufu (plantain) and peanut soup with carefully-prepared and pounded cassava, plantain, mutton in a peanut soup base. A trio of the most authentic dishes on offer at Sweet Handz’ Holloway restaurant are based around grilled tilapia, prepared with a special African spice mix and served with your choice of banku, jollof rice, or wachey. Book a table at this North London Ghanaian gem now.


12 Reviews

5.0 /6 Excellent 12 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: entertaining
Service: extraordinary
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: short
Quality/Price: great value
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1 review so far 6
20.04.2017 21:49

The lady who served us was very polite. I went with my wife and two boys. Our chosen menu was served nicely and the portions were very good. We left there very satisfied and will definitely call again. I think we all had different food and they were all well prepared. Keep it up!!!👌👌👌

1 review so far 6
02.03.2017 08:26

Everything was amazing, food, vibe and service! We enjoyed a great introduction to Ghanaian food. Becky and her stuff were incredibly helpful and made everything easy for us

1 review so far 6
12.10.2016 08:16

The food was amazing and the service was really friendly. The menu has all the classic Ghanaian dishes cooked perfectly and at a reasonable price. Will definitely visit again!

1 review so far 6
09.09.2016 08:40

Great and authentic food. Really friendly staff. An overall great experience and would recommend it. I went with some Ghanaians and they loved it too.

1 review so far 6
02.03.2016 19:20

Lovely place, great food and company. We went as a group of nine and chatted with the lady of the house throughout. Very reasonably priced and delicious Ghanaian cuisine.

1 review so far 6
28.02.2016 01:39

Great vibe, brilliant hosts, food was tasty, staff willing to explain and recommend dishes good music and atmosphere, excellent beers and wine, overall a fantastic restaurant

1 review so far 6
30.07.2016 19:03

Wonderful food and staff. Everything was perfect and the food was delicious. The Portions are big and it feels like having food from family. Perfect !

1 review so far 5
25.02.2017 19:32

Finally an African restaurant close to central London (2 stops from King's Cross). Friendly and professional staff. Loss of choices on the menu, nice food with generous portions. I enjoyed it.

1 review so far 6
11.08.2016 19:21

Accomodated extra people and amazing food! Table was ready upon arrival, food was served on hot plates, flexible with food combinations and very friendly service.

1 review so far 5
02.04.2017 08:06

Food was great, it just took a quite a bit of time to come. But staff was really really lovely and great atmosphere. Would definitely go again