A west African dinner and the black owned business Fairly Square Bar Cafe in Holborn, North London.
The London Taste of Africa Group visited Fairly Square Fair Trade restaurant on Saturday 25th April, 6:30 pm. This group aims are to bring people together through celebrating food from across Africa and African culture. You can sign up to this group by searching the website www.meetup.com. Past events have included an African cooking class, a trip to Paris to visit Senegalese restaurants and London African restaurant dinning. Saturday showed people love eating west African food in London, they were hungry, happy social members.
The MeetUp at 'Fairly Square', London's first Fair Trade Bar and Cafe served a mouth watering West African Jollof Rice, chicken and vegetarian stew buffet dinner.
Specifically the buffet consisted of Nigerian/Ghanaian Jollof Rice, chicken, vegetarian stew and sweet corn coleslaw salad. Also the venue had South African wine, an African inspired gin, and their famous hot chocolate fudge brownies. The menu/prices, for the food was £15 per person.
Fairly Square is coffee shop-style. Popular options on the menu include West African spicy tomato and rice jollof (veggie or meat) by order, while off-beat options such as courgette cake or mango and lime gluten-free brownies are available with a fair trade cuppa. The business is a social enterprise, so all profits are reinvested to further its ethical aims.
Comments From The Night
It was a good evening and lovely to meet you all!
Yeah! Had a great time, nice meeting all of you and hope to see you at another one.:-) x
Great meeting new and interesting people
Great evening, tasty food
Was lovely to meet you all and well done for organising it, I really enjoyed it!
It was a fun night, thanks to all for great company and nice food. Hope to join another event soon
WEST AFRICA CUISINE GLOSSARY
What is Jollof Rice?
Ever wondered about the origins of Jollof Rice because most West African's cook it. Every state in West Africa claims that they invented Jollof Rice but more importantly every nation thinks that they make the best dish. Jollof Rice is an absolute must for any family or social occasion. Jollof Rice is made of long grain white rice, tomato stew, peppers, onions and seasoning.
Location: How To Get There
51 Red Lion Street
Fairly Square Fair Trade
Nearest Tube Stations: Holborn and Chancery Lane (5min walk); Russell Square (10min walk)
Train Station: Farringdon (15min walk)