Pulling largely from the cuisines of Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal, Akoko offers a ten-course tasting menu, which in the absence of à la carte is the only thing on offer, with vegetarian and vegan options. It might run to a lofty £120, but fiddly and teensy Michelin-star food this isn’t. At the end of this culinary voyage, you’ll be pleasantly stuffed with witty, inventive food, including chef Ayo Adeyemi's take on Ghanaian bofrot doughnuts, yam croquettes, lobster claw and scotch-bonnet pepper soup, and jollof rice.
London is loaded with African restaurants dishing out delicious food, showing the sheer diversity of African cuisine in the capital. Whether you’re looking for a fragrant North African tagine, some East African injera bread topped with spicy stew, or a more modern take on traditional cuisine, you’ll be spolit for choice. Here’s our guide to the best African cuisine in London, from Peckham hit Kudu – a sleek small-plates South African restaurant and cocktail bar – to West African tasting menu spot Akoko in Fitzrovia, and Khamsa in Brixton, an outing for genuine Algerian cooking.
RECOMMENDED: The 50 Best Restaurants in London.