Article by Nina Christopoulou
Camden definitely has no difficulty when it comes to tickling eclectic taste buds, a job made even easier by the wide array cuisines it has to offer. In continuing our efforts of exploring each and every inch of the area (an endeavour that is challenging to say the least), we came across what we would dub a “hidden gem”, for lack of a more accurate term: African Kitchen Gallery!
The exciting new discovery came a few months ago, when we started delving deeper into the various restaurants of Drummond Street, all of which have authentic cuisine from different countries around the world on offer! So why cover African Kitchen Gallery now you ask? Firstly, because putting into words the greatness of this restaurant is not an easy feat. Secondly because the timing is appropriate, as it coincides with the launch of their brand new website, which you can find here.
African Kitchen Gallery has gained a Certificate of Excellence on Tripadvisor, amassing a great selection of enthusiastic reviews by highly satisfied guests, and has been featured as the best West African eat in London by the Standard. Needless to say that, having tried its food, we weren’t surprised! The menu boasts a number of traditional West African dishes, with a little twist that makes them even more mouth-watering, and spicy Caribbean picks. Akin, its ever-smiling owner, prepares the food with care and healthy ingredients. The fact that none of their dishes contain dairy products, monosodium glutamate, wheat, added animal fat or artificial colourings is a pleasant surprise!
Complementing the great cuisine, is African Kitchen Gallery’s unique interior! The venue boasts the most wonderful décor, with an impressive selection of African masks gracing the walls. The collection’s origins can be traced back to various countries, from Burgina Faso, Ghana, Cameroon, Kenya and more! What’s more, if you fall in love with one of the tribal artifacts on display, you are able to purchase them and offer them as a unique gift or simply decorate your room with one of them!
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