Taste of Ghana

For our first ‘Taste of Africa Dinner Club’ date on 7th July, we dined at Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen in Pop Brixton. The Ghanaian cuisine was so popular with the group that I organised a second date on 15th July. You can never rely on the weather in UK but all 10 of us managed to look past the wind and cuddled up in a 20ft (I think) container.

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I loved the decor in the kitchen, it was raw and unfinished. I particularly loved the African textile prints on the benches. We ordered a variety of items on her menu, some of which were perfect portions for sharing.

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The first date I had the classic jollof rice, grilled lamb cutlets with peanut butter sauce and fried kelewele (plantain) chips dipped in cinnamon then on my second visit I had the beef kebabs, fried chicken and kelewele (again). Yes if you know me well, you know I love plantain and eat it with every cuisine in the world even on the side with KFC and Chinese. We were assured that the food was ‘Ghana Be Tasty’ and everyone in our group enjoyed it. To accompany the food, there was a selection of African beverages; palm wine, Nigerian Guinness and beers. Zoe really went into detail to make people feel like they were in West Africa as there were no cans, just glass bottled soft drinks and Afrobeats playing lightly in the background but just loud enough to make you want to move 🙂

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Definitely a restaurant I would visit again. It’s situated in a perfect location and Pop Brixton is the hippest place to be in London right now.

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Address: Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen, Unit 26, Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, London, SW9 8PQ
Website: http://www.zoesghanakitchen.co.uk

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