Words Hadeel Mohamed
You may already be familiar with husband and wife duo Adwoa Hagan-Mensah and Lloyd Mensah from BBC2 series The Restaurant. Studying under Raymond Blanc, the pair reached the final stages, bringing West-African cuisine to public attention. Already the owners of a successful Ghanaian catering company, Jollof Pot, and a cult food stall in London’s Exmouth Market, Spinach And Agusi, the duo are back with a new eaterie in London’s Covent Garden.
The African Café by Jollof Pot serves up dishes such as Gari Foto salad, grilled salmon and jollof rice with beef and mixed peppers. Longstanding fans will find the signature West African flavours they expect, including nkate nkan (peanut) and agusi (melon) seeds, as well as fresh twists to familiar dishes and new additions.
Head chef Hagan-Mensah says, “We welcome Covent Garden locals and those visiting to pop in and enjoy the infectious joyful atmosphere and try our wonderful food”. Don’t mind if we do.
The African Café by Jollof Pot is located in the heart of London’s Covent Garden, 38 King’s Street. The African Café by Jollof Pot is now open everyday between 11am – 8pm