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Akoko

020 7323 0593

21 Berners St

London W1T 3LP , United Kingdom

Miyan taushe with lobster

“I work better under time pressure, so alongside second lunches, pre-dinners, and midnight snacks, I also managed to fit in some fine dining this week. Akoko was my final meal out pre-lockdown season two and though it is a fancy restaurant, my finger was very much makeshift cleaning my bowl by the second course. The bowl in question was filled with a take on miyan taushe, a West African soup that, here, was made with silky Nigerian pumpkin and tingled from uda and calabash nutmeg. I knew from the first polite spoon it was going to be one of those rationing, savouring situations. The kind where you eat every mouthful on 0.5x speed. But after the second impolite spoon, filled with chunks of lobster, crispy shallots, and fried puffed rice, I had to drop down to 0.25x speed. Restaurants wouldn’t be open for a while and food this good shouldn’t be rushed.”

- Jake Missing, Staff Writer

This new West African spot on Berners Street is serving tasting menus for lunch and dinner. Expect things like veal cheeks bofrot, smoked jollof rice and goat, and burnt Luda cream with goat milk ice cream. Plus, they have vegan versions of the tasting menus.

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