With a proliferation of swanky European and Asian offerings across south east London, there has been an absence of high-end African options before now.
EnishNigerian Restaurant and Grill
in Lewisham High Street has filled that void with an up-scale, trendy place to
get a different kind of bite. It has enjoyed rave review in the British press
in its short time in existence.
Joint owners Eniola and Olushola Medupin have 20 years experience in
restaurants and finance, with Olushola having run one of Lagos’ top restaurants
for a decade. The appeal of Nigerian food, the couple say, is its freshness and variety of
The unrefined, natural foods are full of flavour and rich in fibre and low
GI carbs, with a wide range of ingredients sourced from Nigeria.
Joint owner Shola Medupin said: “Patrons are guaranteed a taste of
Nigeria with every bite. Every Nigerian meal is an event which we are out to share with the people
of London.” She added: “My experiences coming from a third world country where stable
electricity is scarce as gold, we weren’t into making large batches of food,
some to be consumed on the day of production and the rest frozen until
“I come from a place where each individual meal or plate of food is made
freshly from scratch and uniquely to each customer’s need.”
Shola said: “The recommended meal for a first timer would be Jollof rice£8.99(N2,
265), which is slowly cooked rice in tomatoes, peppers, herbs and spices with
fried plantain and bee.
“If you are not a first timer or would like to try something more
adventurous, the recommendation is Pounded Yam with EfoEgusi and Fresh fish £14.99