135-137 Trafalgar Road, Greenwich SE10 9TX
020 8248 4272
A west African restaurant where we were able to eat food from Gabon, Ghana, and Sierra Leone. Recommended if you want to try west African food.
Fried yam chips with a hot pickle to start with.
Nyembwe – Chicken with pine nuts – The national dish of Gabon
Waakye – A classic Ghanaian dish with rice and beans with fried plantain.
Foo foo – A very common west African dish. This one was made from plantain.
Okra and meat stew – From Sierra Leone
La Poule au Pot
231 Ebury St, London SW1W
There are plenty of French restaurants in London but we chose this very French restaurant, with interesting interior décor, in Belgravia
La Qiche au fromages
La Soupe a l’oignon
La mousse de volaille
Le coq au vin
Le boeuf bourguignon
Le steak frites
La daurade grille
La tarte tatin
La creme brulee
With French red, white, and Rose wine and excellent coffee (Italian)
75-77 Marchmont Street
London WC1N 1AP
This was not a West African restaurant but they happened to have the national dish of Equatorial Guinea, succotash, on the menu. We have had the generic West African foods fufu, plantain, and cassava, which are also eaten in Equatorial Guinea, several times before so we were happy to have just this dish. The rest of the food was European with a French feel.
Succotash – The national dish of Equatorial Guinea.
Passion fruit posset
Al Jazeera restaurant
2 Gleneagle Road, Streatham, London SW16 6AB
020 3441 2030
For food typical of Djibouti, see:
A lamb stew , made with special spices, known in Djibouti as Skudahkharis
A similar dish made with goat
Mango milk shake
Good value for money.
The Finnish Church in London
33 Albion St, London SE16 7HZ
There are several places that sell generic Scandinavian food in London but the only place that we could find Finnish food was the Finnish Church in Rotherhithe. It does not look like a typical church but has a café attached that is open to the public.
The main meal of the day was a beef pasta bake, which we were told was very typically Finnish.
Makaroni laatikko – A beef pasta bake
Pulla torttu – Cinamon bun
Finnish butter bun
Tea, coffee, and fruit juices
1166 London Rd, Norbury, London SW16 4DP
020 8239 0032
We went back to Somomo, which describes itself as an Eritrean and Ethiopian restaurant, for Ethiopia
Awaze Tibsi – lamb cubes marinated in a hot pepper sauce – a typical Ethiopian dish.
injera – sour fermented flatbread with a slightly spongy texture.
We also had other Ethiopian/Eritrean dishes.
We drank Hebesha Ethiopian beer.
Romulo Café & Restaurant London
343 Kensington High Street, London W8 6NW This is a long way out of alphabetical order but we went here to eat some food typical from Fiji but, as it was a Filipino restaurant, we also ate a full range of dishes from the Philippines many with new and interesting flavours. We had: Typical of the Philippines: Pandesai – Filipino bread rolls Gambas al ajilo – Prawns sautéed in bagoong oil Sizzling lemongrass chicken inasal sisig Beef ribs tadyang – A crispy beef with pickled cabbage Chicken adobo – A Filipino classic cooked on soy sauce with garlic and cane sugar, served with bok choi and sweet potato Pork belly adobo – Another classic Filipino dish Garlic Rice Jasmine rice Sans Rival – A Modern Filipino dessert made with dulce do leche, cashes, and meringue Ube cheesecake Ube puto flan – Purple yam cheesecake with crème caramel flan and pandan flavoured rice cake Coconut ube latte – A coffee with purple yam and coconut Calamansi fruit juice
Romulo Café and Restaurant
343 Kensington High Street,
London W8 6NW
Fiji was not an easy country to do but we found a Filipino restaurant serving a full range of filipino food and a couple of dishes typical of Fiji. See
We also ate a full range of Filipino food.
Typical of Fiji:
Taro leaves – (known in Fiji a Rourou):
Cooked in coconut milk
Kinilaw sa gata (known in Fiji as Kodoka) – fish ceviche
102A Rockingham St, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6PG 020 7403 5388
An Ecuadorian restaurant in a railway arch in Elephant and Castle serving traditional Ecuadorian small platters.
Small meat platter
Small fish platter
Coconut ice cream (not Ecuadorian)
There were three of us but the platters would have served four people.
55 Prince’s Gate, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2PG
A Polish/Baltic restaurant in South Kensington which served us the Estonian speciality, rosolje, and general Polish/Baltic food.
Rosolje – An Estonian beet and potato salad – with herring.
Roast duck with figs
Gin and tonic
Romanian red wine
More expensive than many but well worth a visit.