The restaurant - named after the Zulu word meaning ‘bring the light’ - has been described as a love letter to West African cuisine and the owners Nigerian heritage. Tucked down a side street behind the Bulgari Hotel, the space channels the vibrant colour palette of Africa alongside that of a neighbourhood restaurant. The ground floor restaurant provides a more refined, fine dining experience, whereas the 1st floor and roof terrace offer a more relaxed menu.
The restaurant is headed up by Victor Okunowo - a Nigerian born Londoner who was previously a semi-finalist on BBC MasterChef The Professionals in 2020 and has worked at a variety of London restaurants including The Wolseley and Chiltern Firehouse. The menu sets out to reflect the traditions, ingredients, and vibrant culture of West Africa - with dishes such as mackerel, iru, apple & celery tartlet and Jollof rice with grilled broccoli & fermented scotch bonnet.
Fine dining with an African twist.
Mackerel with iru, apple & celery tartlet; Jerk poussin taco with pimento mayo, baby gem, heritage tomatoes & escabeche; smoked monkfish fillet with charred okra, kachumbari, sea herbs & brown shrimp and Mascarpone rice pudding with banana, gari & super malt ice cream.