If, like us, you are a keen walker - particularly when walking in the direction of somewhere that is going to feed you sensationally charred and spice-tingling jerk chicken and a carrier bag full of plantain - then let us recommend you head toward All Island Grill. The little restaurant in Dalston is neighboured by other Caribbean spots, but this, we think, is the one. There’s enormous hunks of homemade fried chicken, rich oxtail stew, and lots more. The jerk chicken has the kind of char that flakes away, and the chicken is impossibly moist even after a being warmed up. It’s a two person portion that can be effortlessly dispatched by one.
More spots in DalstonSee more
Hash E8 is an American-style diner in Dalston that you go to for a French toast and pancakes kind of brunch. Translation: no avocados here.
Umut 2000 is a classic ocakbasi restaurant just off of the Kingsland Road. Come for the grilled meat and lamb ribs. Stay for the excellent staff.
More Caribbean spotsSee more
Jay Dees Caribbean
Jay Dees is a cash-only Caribbean takeaway spot making generous and tasty jerk chicken, curried goat, and Jamaican patties in Notting Hill.
Ewerts is a Caribbean takeaway spot in Dalston freshly cooking superb smoky jerk chicken, pork belly, and more.
One of the best grab-and-go options in Brighton, Bready Delights serves Jamaican classics from their food van on The Avenue.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more