This Ghanaian supper club, located in the gallery setting of Maida Hill Place, has only been up and running for 5 months, with this February’s sitting the fourth. Jason’s ambition is to run his own restaurant, using the supper club to help get this dream up and running.
On arrival we found a lively place with a buzzing atmosphere – great for a big group get together or a large celebration! The pumping African beats and hum of constant chatter from guests make for a relaxed dining experience.
Cute touches to the decor like traditional kente and waxed cotton table cloths, plus elephant statuettes helped keep things authentic.
Jason was a friendly if somewhat shy host, offering an intro for each course and humble in his thanks.
To start, tuna pie served with a tomato based relish was tasty and filling, with the right amount of spice running through the relish.
The main course consisted of a satisfying rump steak with palava sauce (spinach and ground pumpkin seeds) a good accompaniment alongside yams and plantain.
As an introduction to Ghanaian cooking for the uninitiated, Jason’s kitchen is a good place to start if you want to experience the flavours without the intense spice.
Priced at £35, the price includes three courses and a wine pairing of Boschkloof Syrah courtesy of Edgmond Wines. Pretty reasonable when taking your first footsteps into West African cuisine.
Overall a nice experience and a great way to spend a Saturday evening with friends in an intimate but lively setting.