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Amateur Brixton Kitchen Winner Launches Debut West African Restaurant In South London

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Published . By Georgia Evans.



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Joké Bakare is on one heck of a winning streak. Fresh from being awarded at last year’s Brixton Kitchen competition, the amateur chef has now announced the launch of her first restaurant this month. Chishuru will aim to make West African food accessible to a wider audience, while preserving the essence of the chef’s regional cuisine.

What can we expect from the menu? Snacks like waina, (fermented rice balls) served with squash, peanut, and tamarind, and ekuru (ground black beans and toasted egusi seed flour) served with pumpkin seed pesto. There’s also going to be a grilled section featuring whole snapper, mutton skewers and beef suya, alongside main courses like goat ayamase and groundnut soup with chargrilled cauliflower. As for sweet treats, baobab (a tart fruit mousse) is the star dish with its peanut ice cream, malted millet and sorghum molasses granola. 

Located in the heart of Brixton's Market Row, the intimate 25-cover restaurant will hark back to its supper club origins by only serving a set menu, priced at £28 for four courses, along with a two- course lunch menu for just £15.