Zoe's Ghana Kitchen

Restaurants, West African Brixton
4 out of 5 stars
(9user reviews)
 (Chris Coulson)
1/4
Chris Coulson
2/4
 (Camille Mack)
3/4
Camille Mack
4/4

Having started life as part of the Hackney Wicked Arts Festival – and then travelling as far afield as Russia and Berlin – this popular pop-up specialising in Ghanaian food gets a permanent home at Pop Brixton.

Its menu reads well. Expect mains of griddled lamb cutlets with spiced peanut sauce, red red spiced bean stew with plantain and jollof spiced fried chicken alongside sides of okra tempura fries, crispy kale, kelewele spiced chips and a tomato salsa made with scotch bonnets. Desserts include handmade puff puff donuts and chin chin banoffee pies.

Keep an eye out for special events – think supper clubs, seasonal menus and wine matchings.

Posted:

Venue name: Zoe's Ghana Kitchen
Address: Unit 36, POP Brixton
Pop Brixton
49 Brixton Station Road
London
SW9 8PQ
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 12pm-2:30pm & 5-9pm, Fri & Sat 12-10pm, Sunday 12-6pm
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Average User Rating

4.4 / 5

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Tastemaker

This place has been on my list for a while, considering we enjoyed the food in Ghana last year. Sadly, despite the friendly service and seating flexibility, I would give the food 2.5 if I could. It’s pretty bland, with none of the punch of the food we had in Ghana. We got the plantains with cinnamon and spices- kelewele- and it tasted like it reads. Pleasant enough but none of the richness of the kelewele we had in the country. I got the groundnut and avo salad which was actually pretty tiny and it’s mostly diced onions with guacamole so tasty enough but I only finished half bc didn’t want all the onions. The jollof rice had some flavour but much less toned down than we had before. My husband said the fried chicken, although it is presented nicely, just tasted like basic fried food, with nothing special. He didn’t finish it. The friendly server offered me a taste of the red bean stew which I appreciated bc it was a bit too hot for me; yet, weirdly, it was also bland! So spice but little taste? Anyway, won’t be returning. I would recommend African Kitchen in Islington instead.

tastemaker

Delicious Ghanaian food, friendly staff and a great atmosphere( thanks to being inside Pop Brixton). The food is really tasty, i'm not sure how 'authentic' it is or whether it's been toned down for British tastes, but what does it matter, the food is tasty, fresh and hearty. It caters for everyone with lots of vegan options and some delicious non alcohol drinks. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area. It's not 'cheap' but the food is worth the prices. 


Great place! 1st time having Ghanian food and it was amazing - we had a bit of everything and it was delicious! Thank you Zoe. I really recommend trying the specials too!

tastemaker

What a pleasant surprise this place is. As an authentic Ghanian I knew what flavours I was looking for when I tried the food here. I'll admit the stuff is tasty but not authentic at all. I'd go as far as saying as they've western-ized the food so the British palate can enjoy it better.

Nothing like mamas cooking but I did love the jollof fried chicken! I'd like to go back and try more modernised Ghanian dishes.

Price wise... I'd say not cheap but defo not pricey either..maybe a little overpriced for the ingredients used but that's the restaurant business.

Tastemaker

I've now tried Zoe's in Pop Brixton, Udderbelly and by delivery and every single time enjoyed it greatly.

Very tasty, even spicy if you want and a lot of good choices in the menu.

If you like african and spicy food this is a must try.


My first try of Ghanaian food and wow, hot! But also really damn good - such lovely flavours, with a lot of mild-spice, too. Great little venue here too - not exactly a restaurant but great atmosphere. 


Had the pleasure to try the Jollof Fried Chicken at Pop Brixton, a few weeks ago, and it was divine. Better than KFC!


Never had Ghanaian food before, but this is just BEAUTIFUL. Everything on the menu is Fab, and tastes amazing!

Tastemaker

I have tried Zoe's Ghana Kitchen twice now, but not at the restaurant in Brixton - rather at summer festivals where she was one of the most popular stands in the food tents. Ghanian food isn't too common (as we probably all know) but it has such a fantastic variety of flavours, colours and ingredients that it's exciting to eat!

I ordered the 'big plate of everything' (a great menu option!) which included included jollof rice (a tomato based sauce) kelewele plantain chips (seasoned with nutmeg and cinnamon) red spicy beans (made with a 'secret ingredient') and some fried jollof chicken. Topped with a shellfish sauce (similar in taste to a marie rose), onions and chilli.

The plantain chips are my favouirte - they warm, soft, sweet and have a light crispy coating, making them an awesome light snack or meal accompaniment. The fried chicken is also gorgeous and crisp - not greasy or dirty, and the shellfish sauce worked really well with everything in the bowl.

You can tell a lot of passion goes into the cooking of this food. Zoe is super nice and more than happy to explain the ingredients or the background behind the dishes. I'm also a HUGE fan of the tie-dye t-shirts they have as uniform.