After outgrowing her Brixton Market home, Adejoké Bakare is moving her West African restaurant central
Adejoké Bakare was a talented home cook who opened her own place after she won the amateur category of 2019’s Brixton Kitchen competition and landed a spot on Market Row. She turned that spot into the critically-acclaimed West African restaurant Chishuru, which despite launching in the first year of the pandemic, quickly won plaudits from diners and critics alike. It became so popular that the tiny restaurant – just 20 covers inside with 14 more outside – was constantly booked out, so she started looking for a new home at the end of last year.
Now we know that the location for Chishuru 2.0 will be just off Oxford Street and will be significantly bigger, with more than 50 covers across two floors and an open kitchen. It’ll be opening this summer, we just don’t know exactly when yet, and though the site is in good condition, Joké is raising money via a crowdfunder to help fund the design and fit out of furniture and kitchen appliances, so you can help bring the restaurant to life.
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Opens summer 2023
Great Titchfield Street, London