Craving a taste of Africa? Wherever you’ve decided to move to or travel in Europe, the good news is that some of the best African restaurants can be found here.
So whether you’re craving Nigerian flavours or a taste of Ethiopia, we’ve got you covered with our guide to the 7 best African restaurants in Europe.
The 7 best African restaurants in Europe
280 Degrees African Restaurant & Bar, London
Described by diners as the ‘best Nigerian restaurant in London’, 280 Degrees African Restaurant & Bar is located on Kilburn High Road in North London.
It offers a small and cosy setting and friendly customer service and serves up a variety of delicious and piping hot Nigerian dishes with great flavour. These include meat pie, moi moi, ugba dishes, meat stews, plantain and much, much more. Feeling hungry yet?
BMK Paris, France
BMK is an African restaurant with two locations in Paris. It serves up thiakry, mafe, yassa and other West African specialities in a stylish, arty setting.
Not only is the team friendly, helpful and attentive, but they also provide explanations about the origins of each ingredient. No wonder then that the place is always busy! Booking ahead is strongly advised.
Enqutatash African Restaurant, Rome
If you’re in Rome and fancy a taste of some of the best Ethiopian food around, look no further than Enqutatash African Restaurant.
This cosy, intimate and independent restaurant with a friendly owner and no-frills interiors offers a true taste of Ethiopian cuisine with the chefs using authentic Ethiopian kebe (butter) to bring their wide selection of dishes to life. Yum yum.
Mandela 100, Madrid
Serving up a wide selection of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes, as well as the famous African soup, Mandela 100 is a relatively new Sengalese food restaurant that opened its doors in Madrid in 2018.
Situated close to the Nelson Mandela plaza and Al Huda mosque, the restaurant comes highly recommended by diners. It offers a wide variety of dishes including thiebou luyum, a mouth-watering rice and fish dish that’s a huge hit with the regulars! Yes, please.
Tako African Kitchen, Warsaw
With its vast and varied menu, Tako African Kitchen has been described as the ‘best African restaurant in Warsaw’. The food is fresh and the service is friendly. Its menu also takes you on a small culinary journey around Africa with dishes from various countries and cultures available.
The setting is small and cosy and beautiful African artefacts line the walls. Basically, Tako Kitchen is the place to be for those looking for authentic African food in Warsaw. Say no more.
Gypsy Lounge & Grill, Vilnius
Colourfully decorated and reasonably priced, Gypsy Lounge & Grill serves up a variety of African and Hungarian dishes.
Located near the town hall square in Vilnius, the restaurant teams good food with friendly staff. There’s also a relaxing atmosphere and the place comes highly recommended by diners. Oh, and did we mention there’s also live music at the weekend? We’ll see you there!
Kara Lounge Restaurant, Istanbul
With its stylish and contemporary setting and beautiful terrace area, Kara Lounge Restaurant is the place to go in Istanbul for authentic African food.
Centrally located but tucked away from the main streets, the restaurant serves up a variety of world cuisine and African specialities. The staff are also very friendly and attentive. Don’t forget to try the delicious juice cocktails when you go!
Now that you know some of the best African restaurants in Europe, there’s only one question left. Which one’s at the top of your list?
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