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Nigerian pop-up restaurant Chuku’s announces first permanent site

Nigerian pop-up restaurant, Chuku’s has announced the opening of its first permanent site in Seven Sisters, Tottenham.

The restaurant run by brother and sister duo, Emeka and Ifeyinwa Frederick is set to open its doors in February 2020.

The founders have described the dining experience at the new restaurant as “chop, chat, chill.” The menu features authentic Nigerian dishes against a backdrop of rhythmic afrobeats and contemporary art.

Dishes will include authentic flavours, such as their Jollof Quinoa; a healthy spin on the traditional jollof rice and Plantain Waffles, their signature gluten-free and vegan dessert. 

The Chuku’s opening menu will see the arrival of a set of new dishes, including recipes from Northern Nigeria; home to the Hausa-Fulani tribe, beverages will also include, Zobo Sangria, a hibiscus-infused Sangria mix and a Palm Wine cocktail. 

After winning a Virgin global entrepreneurship award in 2016. The founders were also named one of the “Top 20 Most Exciting Entrepreneurs in 2019.”

Commenting on the opening, founder Emeka Freferick said: “Our mission is and has always been to put Nigerian food on the UK foodie map, so opening up with a high street presence was important to us. With African food and African culture, now is the time for the diaspora to be bold about their heritage and share it with others, so its rich beauty can be widely enjoyed.

“We’re flying the flag for Nigeria but we’re proud to be part of a wider ecosystem of operators championing West African cuisine. Together we’re bringing a spotlight to a cuisine which for too long London’s inquisitive foodies have missed out on.”

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