Whether it’s baked, grilled or dripping in gravy, you’ll find jerk chicken available all over London in some of the most delicious varieties – great news if you don’t want to wait until your next trip to the Caribbean for your next Jamaican food fix!
If you haven’t been already, here are some of the best Jamaican restaurants in London you definitely need to visit:
132 Brixton Hill, London SW2 1RS
Negril in Brixton was created to mimic the Negril restaurant in Jamaica so it has that real island feeling to it. It has an inside and outside section which makes it great for those sizzling summer nights when being indoors is just not an option, or you fancy cosying up during the colder winter nights.
Whilst it is limited in seating inside, a combination of a great outdoor area and excellent Carribean food make Negril well worth a visit. Negril truly has perfected the Jamaican flavour; all the spices come together in a taste explosion in your mouth.
Bamboula Caribbean Restaurant, 12 Acre Ln, Brixton, London SW2 5SG
Bamboula is a vibey little restaurant in Acre Lane, London. With great décor, upbeat background music and the food is out of this world. Tastes like the spices are having a party in your mouth!! Perfect for a night out with your friends as they have a great atmosphere. They have a take away section, which makes it great for when the Jamaican cravings hit you at lunchtime. As it is a very popular hangout spot you might find yourself waiting a bit longer for your order, as they tend to get short staffed when it is busy.
Jamaica Patty Co.
26 New Row, London WC2N 4LA
Jamaica Patty Co. is a very styling Jamaican restaurant in New Row Street, Covent Garden. They have a take away shop as you walk in and a restaurant section downstairs, which could end up a bit gloomy in the summer months when you would like to enjoy the sun. The staff are very friendly and offer you some tasters if you struggle to decide on a meal. Simply the taste of the Carribean.
Reggie’s Caribbean Cuisine
55 Hillside, Stonebridge, London NW10 8LY
Stonebridge is where you will find this little hidden Jamaican gem. You really feel like you are sitting in our mom’s kitchen ready to dig into the most Carribean amazing food. The portions are larger than expected (which means more yummy food for later) and for the price it is a complete steal. The décor is very upbeat and great island music playing in the background. Your food takes a bit longer to reach the table as it is cooked from scratch but the experience makes up for it.
Ma Petite Jamaica
4 Inverness St, Camden Town, London NW1 7HJ
Ma Petite Jamaica is a colourful, trendy Jamaican restaurant situated in Inverness Street. It has a café kind of vibe to it but the food is out of this world. The service might not be as desired as it is a local hotspot but for the amount you pay for your portions and the food quality I would say it is fine to oversee that minor hiccup. Fantastic job Ma Petite!
Pandaberry Caribbean Restaurant
2 Nether Street, North Finchley, London, N12 0EL
Pandaberry is a Vegetarian friendly restaurant (Yay veggies) located in Nether Street, North Finchley. It is not very attractive looking on the outside but you will be pleasantly surprised when exploring all the tastes, aromas, meat dishes so tender that it falls off the bone. As they are a small Carribean restaurant you might find their shortfall to be their customer service, as they don’t have enough staff for the amount of customers they have. Overall, great Vegetarian menu and tasty food.
Guanabana Jamaican Restaurant
85 Kentish Town Rd, London NW1 8NY
Guanabana Restaurant in Kentish Town Road (Camden) is a high-class Caribbean restaurant with a South American twist, which is a bummer as its taste will not be as authentic as in Jamaica itself. None the less you will be in for a treat when dining at Guanabana as their food looks as good as it tastes and the service is fantastic. Classy and yummy, big thumbs up from us.
All the above-mentioned restaurants are amazing and we recommend that you book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
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