Show solidarity with the Black community by putting your money straight into Black-owned businesses. One important and tangible way to show up is by supporting Black-owned restaurants, which is why we’ve put together this list of London’s Black-owned restaurants, organised by area, that are currently open for dine-in, takeaway and delivery.
This is not just a list of Black-owned restaurants we should all be supporting today, or tomorrow, or next week. These are restaurants that we should be supporting, always. That’s something we’ll definitely be doing more of, and this guide is just one step. It’s also just a starting point - we’ll be updating this list constantly. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know of restaurants that should be included on this list, and we’ll work to get them added as quickly as possible.
- Trap Kitchen: This spot in SW12 is serving things like lobster tails with bang bang prawns, oreo topped waffles, buttered corn, and egg in a bucket. They’re open for walk-ins and bookings of up to six. Or you can call ahead on 07568 521694 for contactless pick-up.
- Nigerian Food Xpress: Get spicy beef suya, ogbono, and chicken pie from this Nigerian takeaway spot in Barking. Order for collection by calling 020 8594 2805 or get it delivered from delivery apps.
- 805 Restaurant: Order suya, jollof and other Nigerian and West African specialities from this restaurant on the Old Kent Road in South Bermondsey. Give them a call on 020 7639 0808, or order via apps.
- Little Black Kitchen: Buttermilk waffles for a late breakfast, jerk chicken wraps for lunch, and peanut butter rocky road forever. These are some of the things you can expect from this spot. Call 07850 167 350 for collection and delivery details.
- Presidential Suya: This restaurant and bar on the Old Kent Road has jollof rice, steamed fish, and plenty of suya available too. You can reserve a table by calling 07951 101058 or check out the menu on Instagram and call on 020 7708 4491 for delivery and collection.
- Only Jerkin: Connoisseurs of excellent jerk puns and Caribbean street food, Only Jerkin can be found at The Brixton Courtyard from Thursday to Sunday every week. You can expect fried chicken strips, their signature jerkin’ burger, and their Big Boi nugget box deal.
- Fish, Wings, And Tings: Jerk chicken, curried goat, cod fish fritters, and a deliciously sweet mango sauce are all on the menu at this aptly-named Brixton spot. They’ve got indoor seating, as well as a heated situation on their outside benches. If you live in or around the area you can get their food delivered, or better yet, call them directly on 020 7737 4888 for collection.
- Umana Yana Roti: This Guyanese spot in Brixton serves traditional dishes that are handmade by the owner on a daily basis. They accept walk-ins as well as delivering everything from curries, rotis, patties, pine tarts, and more. Call them on 020 8671 8227 or email email@example.com to make an order.
- Negril: Jamaican classics is what Negril is all about. Jerk chicken, salt fish fritters, and a covered outdoor seating area is what you can expect. They also offer delivery and collection via their website.
- Healthy Eaters: Healthy Eaters is a popular Jamaican restaurant on Electric Avenue serving things like patties, tender stew beef, and ackee. They’re open for dine-in, or if you’re based in Brixton you can swing by for a contactless takeaway or get their fresh patties delivered.
- Etta’s Seafood Kitchen: This Brixton Village spot is serving things like king prawns, calamari, and salmon ceviche. And not only that, but they’re delivering their lobster ‘n’ mac and huge seafood platters. Head to their website to check out the menu, and call 020 3489 9394.
- Three Little Birds: We’ve got our eye on this Jamaican spot’s banana pancakes with rum sauce. And you can get that, along with spiced cornbread brunch and coconut stew small plates at their Brixton restaurant from Tuesdays to Sundays. They’re also delivering around Brixton and beyond.
- Caribe: Caribe started off as a Caribbean pop-up and kitchen takeover situation, but now has a permanent home at Pop Brixton. As well as being open for dine-in customers, they offer catering, and are delivering ‘Carnival Lunchboxes’ including things like curry goat roti and macaroni pie. DM them here to get ordering.
- Aries Bakehouse: This Brixton bakery is open from Wednesdays to Sundays and has everything from sourdough bread to all kinds of sweet treats, including marshmallow cookies, and fresh pastries. As well as all of that, they’re also delivering wine, pantry essentials, and whole cakes.
- Big Town: Lobster tail, shrimp, squid, scallops, plantain, and roast corn. That’s everything you’ll find in Big Town’s huge £30 seafood special, but in case you’re not in the mood to eat half the cast of Shark Tale they also serve burgers, rotisserie chicken, stewed meats, and kid specials. Visit their Camberwell restaurant, or hit up their website to place an order for delivery.
- Zeret Kitchen: This neighbourhood Ethiopian spot that has been serving enormous platters of injera bread, chickpea stews, and vegan dishes since 2004. Walk-in or call ahead to collect on 020 7701 8587. You can also buy their family favourites cookbook here.
- Eat Of Eden: This place serves the largest single person combo platters we’ve ever seen. Seriously, they’re huge. And you can eat them on their outdoor tables, or at home if you get them delivered within six miles of their Clapham branch. Click here to make that happen. Alternatively, stop by for contactless collection.
- Dalhousie: This south London café and bakery are delivering locally. Call Derek on 07711 924 610 to order one (or more) of their selection of 10 cakes.
- Rock Steady Rum Lounge: The family-run Caribbean restaurant and bar is open for takeaway with roti wraps, curries, and banoffee pie all on the menu. Call 0208 670 4030, or order via app.
- Andu Café: The popular Ethiopian spot has some hefty vegan sampler platters that feature yesimir wot, fesolia, injera, and more. They’re open for dine-in and takeaway, so you can call 0207 254 1780 for collection, and remember it’s cash-only.
- Kaffa Coffee: This coffee shop is serving things like beetroot stew, split lentils in red pepper sauce, and of course coffee. You can stop by their Dalston spot from Monday to Saturday.
- Lekki Restaurant and Bar: You can expect meat suya, oxtail pepper soup, and fried plantain at this West African spot in Dalston. And if you’re staying in, either give them a call on 020 7923 2050 to order, or find them on delivery apps.
- Peppers and Spice: The Dalston spot is a go-to for patties and more. They’re open for takeaway, or give them a call on 0207 275 9818.
- Mama Vics: One of a few Caribbean spots on Bradbury Street, head to Mama Vics for rich oxtail stew and rice, and other good value boxes.
- Island Buka: This Nigerian spot has been serving Deptford rice, beans, plantain, and more, for years and years. If you’re local you can swing by the High Street for takeaway, or call them on 020 8692 8397.
- Jerk Off BBQ: This south London spot is open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and serves things like jerk chicken boxes, jerk halloumi burgers, and fried plantain.
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- Kaieteur Kitchen: This Guyanese street food stall is open for takeaway. Call 07466 616137 to order souse, fried fish, coconut lamb stew, and more to collect from Elephant & Castle.
- Tasty Jerk:The Caribbean takeaway spot is open for delivery and collection, so you can enjoy their charred jerk and fiery hot sauce at home. Swing by in person or give them a call on 0207 358 5329.
Banaadiri: This spot near Finsbury Park (with a sister location in Shepherd’s Bush] serves homemade Somali food. Give them a call on 020 8723 8000.
Zamzam - Somali staples like bariis iskukaris are served at this restaurant on the Seven Sisters Road, which is open for dine-in service. Otherwise, call them on 020 7263 0571 to arrange collection.
- Too Sweet: If you’re around Homerton, it’s worth stopping by Too Sweet for a hearty plate of oxtail, jerk chicken, or curry goat with rice and pea, and a dumpling on the side too. Order from the apps, or give them a call on 020 8525 8168.
- Belly’s Taste of Jamaica: At £4.50, Belly’s lunchtime oxtail lunch deal is about as good value as it gets. There’s callaloo, fried plantain, mac and cheese, and plenty more too. Go in person, give them a call on 020 7613 2111, or order via app.
- Swift Caribbean Delights: If you haven’t stopped by Swift for a beef and cheese patty, then you’re missing out. This Homerton spot also does a tasty curry mutton, plus lots more. Call on 020 8533 6060, or order via app.
- 805 Restaurant: Suya, jollof, and other Nigerian and West African specialities can be found at this restaurant in Hendon Central. Walk-in or for delivery give them a call on 020 8202 9449, or order via apps.
- The Tastebox: A Caribbean spot on Gillespie Road, they’re delivering fried chicken, curried goat, ackee with saltfish, and more.
- Homemade By Hadassah: African, Caribbean and Asian ‘soul-food’ is what you can find at Homemade By Hadassah. From a tray of lamb chops and a full pot of jollof rice to a whole chocolate caramel Malteser cheesecake for £12, they’ve got it. DM them on Instagram to place an order for delivery anywhere in London.
- Saint Aymes: Whether you’re looking for brunch, coffee, mixed boxes of cupcakes, macarons, or cakes fit for a celebration, this Marble Arch café has it all. You can also get the cakes to takeaway or delivered.
- Jollof ’n Jerk: It’s not just about jollof rice and jerk chicken at this Ghanaian takeaway in Mitcham. There’s also yam, plantain, and banku dishes. Call 020 8640 9599 to arrange collection and delivery, or find them on your delivery apps.
- Jay Dees Caribbean: This North Kensington takeaway is perfect for a takeaway of curried goat, saltfish patties, jerk chicken, and rice and peas. Call 020 7243 5969 to place an order.
- Trailer Happiness: This super popular Notting Hill bar is known for their rum-heavy cocktails, which you can get from 5pm onwards on weekdays and 3pm on weekends. Not only that, but they have some seriously great merch on their website (shoutout to the ‘we rum this city’ T-shirt) and they’re also doing cocktails to-go on Fridays and Saturdays.
- Drums and Flats: These wing, buffalo sauce, and buttermilk fried chicken nuggets specialists are deliverying across South East London. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if you’re in their zone.
- Lolak Afrique: When you’re looking for Nigerian specialties around Peckham, order egusi, and tuwo shinkafa from this spot. Call 020 7277 8912 or find them on delivery apps.
- JB’s Soulfood: This Caribbean takeaway spot is delivering jerk chicken, patties, and plantain around Peckham. Call them on 07980 940001, or find them on delivery apps.
- Issa Vibe: Wings, waffles, and BBQ jackfruit are just some of the things you can get from this Rye Lane favourite. They’re open Wednesday to Sunday, and you can dine-in or order via app.
- Kate’s Café: Tilapia, jollof rice, and akonfem (guinea fowl) are just some of the things you can get from the Ghanaian-influenced menu at Kate’s. Or you can place an order for collection or delivery by calling 020 8586 6793.
- Banaadiri: This spot in Shepherd’s Bush (with a sister location in Finsbury Park) serves homemade Somali food. Give them a call on 020 8740 8888.
- Ochi: Anywhere that’s good enough for Rihanna is good enough for all of us. Ochi is RiRi’s go-to Caribbean spot in Shepherd’s Bush, and if you really want to follow suit, you’ll get curry chicken too. It’s open for takeaway or you can order via all the usual apps.
- The Treats Club: The first thing you should know about The Treats Club is that it’s impossible to look at a single picture of their oreo donuts without getting a serious case of the dribbles. This dessert bar usually trades from Brick Lane Market, but they’re currently delivering hot donut sundae kits across London and the UK. For biscoff, marshmallow, ice cream, and more click here.
- Roti Stop: A tiny corner takeaway next to Stoke Newington station, Roti Stop makes excellent roti, stews, and peanut punch.
- Calabash Bistro: This Caribbean spot in Stratford is open for collection and delivery. You can order via app, or pick-up their £5 lunchtime special of jerk chicken, curried goat, and more, with rice and drink.
- Stoney Hill: Get patties, jerk pork, oxtail, plus other meals from this Jamaican spot. Order via app or call 020 3583 2246.
- Somali Town: Somali Town is open for delivery and takeaway, and you should taking advantage of that by ordering hanid with rice and salad, or salmon with macaroni. Call direct on 020 8835 8406, or order via app.
- So Nice One Stop: Open for delivery on all apps, and also for takeaway, So Nice One Stop has a range of Caribbean dishes that change every day of the week.
- Emba Soira: This Eritrean restaurant on Crouch Hill is doing takeaway. There are vegan options. There are gluten free options. And there are huge bowls of meaty slow-cooked zigni.
- Brothers Cafe & Restaurant: Fragrant rice and tender meat is what to expect from this traditional Somali spot near Bruce Grove. Give them a call on 020 3556 7258, or head there for collection.
- Caribbean Spice: When you’re craving pepper steak washed down with sweet pineapple punch, order from Caribbean Spice near Seven Sisters. Find them on delivery apps or call them on 020 8802 5000 and pick-up in person.