A taste of Senegal: Little Baobab in London

“Soulful, satisfying and delicious food freshly prepared everyday…”

I really can’t fault this place. Like the food served – Little Baobab is home-made with love. The rustic decor, vibrant atmosphere and live music all have a story to tell… And it’s in harmony with the dishes served!

My friends Guylene, whom I met through a car-share in LA to San Diego for Brazil Day in 2010, was in town for a short stint and thankfully extended to me her invite from musician Kyazi to join him and Kora players at the Senegalese ‘hide out’. I opted for the Pan-fried sea bass, new potatoes, green beans, rocket salad and avocado salsa (£9.00) from their European menu selection, and Haitian-American-now-living-in-Italy Kora musician Guylene went with the Mafe; lamb peanut stew with vegetables and rice (£8.00). Both met expectations without any flaw.

On the drinks menu the fresh juices caught our attention. For Guylen the thirst quencher bissap Juice; dried blossoms of the Hibiscus bush (£2.00), and for me the daringly sharp Ginger Juice made made of ginger and lime (£2.00).

I’m no expert when it comes to Senegalese food, however I do know good food when I taste it. And Little Baobab is big on flavour!
Arrive early to dine before catching the live music with authentic tones of the Kora (Tuesdays and Sundays).

Look out for Let’s do Lunch socials at Little Baobab coming soon!

159 Lower Clapton Road,
Clapton, London
E5 8EQ

07798 688 042




Hear Guylene Solon play the Kora in a special #Art4ChangeHaiti interview CLICK HERE


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