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Caribbean Restaurants in the UK

The UK is home to a vibrant community of people of Caribbean heritage. The Windrush Generation bought with them culture, music and food from the many islands that they travelled from including Jamaica, Antigua, St Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago. 


In the UK, Caribbean food is celebrated on a larger scale at event's like London's Notting Hill Carnival. On an everyday level, you can celebrate Caribbean food by visiting a Caribbean restaurant here in the UK!


Below, I've listed a number of Caribbean restaurants and eateries from across the UK for you to explore. Including older establishments that have been essential for their local Caribbean communities to keep a connection with their home and heritage. Plus, new and innovative restaurants and street food vendors who are sharing new and exciting Caribbean dishes. 


All in all, Caribbean cooking is about community, family and good food, so please use this list to expand your food horizons and celebrate each nation's delicious cuisine!

About Caribbean Food

There is so much to Caribbean food and Caribbean cooking, so it is hard to define it simply. Each Caribbean island and nation has its own unique cooking style and national dishes. Caribbean food is influenced by a mix of the food of the indigenous Arawaks and Caribs, as well as African, Indian, Chinese and European cuisines as a result of the Caribbean's rich history. 


The Caribbean region spans over 1000 miles, so given this vast geographical distance plus historical differences between each nation and island, there is a clear distinction in language, ethnicity and also food. This means there is so much to explore and discover with Caribbean food. For example; Trinidad & Tobago, a nation with a large Indian-Caribbean heritage and population, has their delicious roti (similar to the Indian chapati flatbread) as a staple dish. Whereas, Antigua's national dish of fungee is similar to an Italian polenta.

Caribbean Food In The UK

Although Black communities have been in the British Isles for centuries, our understanding of what Caribbean food is here in the UK has mainly been shaped by the presence of people from the Windrush Generation, or descendants of the Windrush Generation. This is dominated by people from English-speaking Caribbean countries like Jamaica, so it's common to find a lot of Caribbean restaurants in the UK serving delicious Jamaican food. 

Image of jerk chicken cooking on a grill. Caribbean restaurants in London.

However, there are other Caribbean islands that also have delicious dishes that should also be recognised and celebrated. In this list you will find a few of the chefs and restaurants here in the UK that celebrate and serve food from all around the Caribbean like Caribe' in London. 

Find Caribbean Restaurants in the UK

Please enjoy and explore this list of Caribbean restaurants and eateries in the UK. 


This list is not exhaustive, there are so many more places to explore in the UK. If you know of any great places that should be included on this list, please let me know and I'll try my best to include them all!

Caribbean Restaurants London

Ayannas London

Lumina Building, 2 Yabsley Street, London E14 9RG

ayannaslondon.com


A modern fine dining Jamaican restaurant in Canary Wharf offering fine dining menus with a Jamaican twist.


Bokit'la 

Various London Locations 

bokitla.com


London's French Caribbean street food vendor. A family business sharing a taste of Guadeloupe.


Buster Mantis

3-4 Resolution Way, London SE8 4NT

bustermantis.com


A Jamaican cocktail bar, restaurant, event and gallery space in Deptford, South London.


Caribe'

Unit S/36 Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Rd, London SW9 8PQ

caribeuk.com


An authentic Caribbean Eatery that represents the Caribbean islands as a collective and shares island eating culture at its best.


Cottons Restaurant

Various London Locations 

cottons-restaurant.co.uk


A Caribbean restaurant in London offering a modern take on authentic Caribbean food. Cottons Restaurants has rum shacks in Camden, Vauxhall, Notting Hill and Shoreditch. 


Fish, Wings and Tings 

Brixton Village, 3, Granville Arcade, Coldharbour Ln, London SW9 8PR

fishwingsandtings.com


A compact Caribbean restaurant in London dishing up a vibrant menu of Caribbean meals & drinks at pavement tables.


Jamaican Patty Co.

Various London Locations

jamaicapatty.co.uk


Simple takeaway for traditional Jamaican patties, plus soups, coffee, juice and cakes.


Limin' Beach Club

Gabriel's Wharf, London SE1 9PP

limin.co.uk


A vibrant venue on London's South Bank serving Caribbean specialties and rum cocktails. Also with vegan options.


Ma Petite Jamaica
4 Inverness St, Camden Town, London NW1 7HJ

mapetitejamaica.com


A Caribbean diner in London serving authentic Jamaican food.


Negril

132 Brixton Hill, London SW2 1RS

negrilrestaurant.co.uk


A simple Caribbean restaurant in London with a traditional comfort food menu.


Rudie's Jerk Shack

Various London Locations

rudieslondon.com


Rudie’s Jerk Shacks aim to bring an authentic taste of Jamaica in their Caribbean Restaurants in London. Find them in Boxpark Shoreditch, Borough Market, Brixton Village, Canary Wharf, Mercato Metropolitano & Hawley Wharf Camden. 


Turtle Bay

Various London Locations 

turtlebay.co.uk


A Caribbean restaurant aiming to capture the essence of  Caribbean Island culture and food. More locations across the UK. 


Wood and Water

412 Coldharbour Ln, London SW9 8LF

woodandwater.uk


Formerly Three Little Birds, Wood & Water is a modern British Caribbean restaurant with a Jamaican soul, bringing unique flavour combinations and an eclectic rum offering.


Caribbean Restaurants Birmingham

24 Carat Bistro

27 Warstone Ln, Birmingham B18 6JQ

24caratbistro.co.uk


A Caribbean restaurant in Birmingham offering classic Caribbean cooking in an informal neighbourhood dining room.


Adian's Dining 

144 Potters Lane, Aston, Birmingham B6 4UU

adiansdining.com


A tropical fusion restaurant combining fresh ingredients and modern culinary methods to create innovative dishes. Inspired by South East Asia with traditional Caribbean elements.


Aunt Sally's Caribbean Food

31-32 Manchester St, Birmingham B6 4HL

auntsallysbirmingham.com


A Caribbean restaurant in Birmingam that serves Caribbean cuisine such as jerk chicken, patties and salt fish.


Belly's Caribbean Grill

101 Mackadown Ln, Birmingham B33 0JJ

Belly's Caribbean Grill on Uber Eats


A Caribbean grill in Birmingham. Food is available as takeaway or delivery with Uber Eats.


Devon House Jamaican Restaurant & Bar

16 Hall St, Birmingham B18 6BS

devonhouse.co.uk


Serves a wide range of traditional Jamaican dishes in a relaxed Caribbean restaurant in Birmingham, with a wine and cocktail bar. 


Jamaya

Two locations in Solihull

jamaya.co.uk


An award-winning independent Jamaican restaurant celebrating the authentic taste of Jamaican food.


Mellow's Bar & Restaurant

57 Grosvenor St W, Birmingham B16 8HJ 

mellowscatering.com


A modern restaurant that serves dishes with an authentic taste of the Caribbean. All dishes are cooked fresh everyday.


The Deep Experience Caribbean Restaurant

34 Bristol St, West Midlands, Birmingham B5 7AA

thedeepexperience.com


A Caribbean restaurant based in Birmingham city centre serving their original style of West Indian cuisine. Enjoy an all you can eat buffet on Saturday and Sunday.



Turtle Bay

81-91 John Bright St, Birmingham B1 1BL

turtlebay.co.uk


A Caribbean restaurant aiming to capture the essence of Caribbean Island culture and food. More locations across the UK.

Caribbean Restaurants Manchester

Island Vibe

414-416 Wilbraham Rd, Manchester M21 0SD

islandvibebarandrestaurant.com


A bar and restaurant serving delicious Caribbean inspired dishes. Recommended for its amazing food and cocktails!


Pull Up Bar Cafe

14-16 Swan St, Manchester M4 5JN

pullupbarcafe.co.uk


A cafe featuring Jamaican jerk chicken, curries & sharing plates, plus veggie options.


The Drop Bar Cafe

356 Barlow Moor Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 8AZ


A Caribbean restaurant in Manchester serving authentic West Indian & Caribbean food. 


Turtle Bay

Various Manchester Locations 

turtlebay.co.uk


A Caribbean restaurant aiming to capture the essence of Caribbean Island culture and food. More locations across the UK. 

Caribbean Restaurants Leeds

Ryan's Kitchen

126 Shrewsbury St, Old Trafford, Manchester M16 7NY

ryanskitchenleeds.business.site


A Jamaican takeaway cooking Jamaican food. They make some typically spicy dishes mild, without losing the Caribbean flavours with a few spicy dishes for those who love the traditional heat.


Jamrock UK

42 Call Ln, Leeds LS1 6DT

jamrockuk.com


A compact eatery with an easygoing vibe serving cocktails & Jamaican cuisine, with vegan options.


Turtle Bay

14 The Light, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 8TL

turtlebay.co.uk


A Caribbean restaurant aiming to capture the essence of Caribbean Island culture and food. More locations across the UK. 

Caribbean Restaurants Coventry

Leave It To Esmie

13a Fargo Village, Far Gosford St, Coventry CV1 5ED

esmies.co.uk


Leave it to Esmie aims to capture the vibrancy of West Indian cuisine, serving hearty Caribbean staples from grilled meats to rice & wraps in their Caribbean restuarant.


Turtle Bay

Cathedral Lanes Shopping Centre, Coventry CV1 1LL

turtlebay.co.uk


A Caribbean restaurant aiming to capture the essence of Caribbean Island culture and food. More locations across the UK. 

Caribbean Restaurants Kent

Mullins Brasserie

6 Market Pl, Margate CT9 1EN

mullinsbrasserie.co.uk


A restaurant with a menu comprising modern European cuisine with a hint of the Caribbean by Bajan chef Antonio Forde.

Caribbean Restaurants Liverpool

Raggas Caribbean Cafe

58 Smithdown Rd, Toxteth, Liverpool L7 4JG


A Liverpool restaurant that specialise in authentic Caribbean food.


Turtle Bay

Various Liverpool Locations 

turtlebay.co.uk


A Caribbean restaurant aiming to capture the essence of Caribbean Island culture and food. More locations across the UK. 

Caribbean Restaurants Devon

Mama Rita’s Kitchen

89 Mayflower St, Plymouth PL1 1SD

mamaritaskitchen.co.uk


A Plymouth restaurant that specialise in authentic Caribbean food.

Caribbean Restaurants Oxford

Spiced Roots Restaurant

64 Cowley Rd, Oxford OX4 1JB

spicedroots.com


Serves an array of classic Caribbean dishes in a modern, lively setting with a full rum & cocktail menu.


Turtle Bay

12 Friars Entry, Magdalen Street, Oxford OX1 2BY

turtlebay.co.uk


A Caribbean restaurant aiming to capture the essence of Caribbean Island culture and food. More locations across the UK. 

Caribbean Restaurants Scotland

Edinburgh RiveRLife

84 Dalry Rd, Edinburgh EH11 2AX

riverlifeedinburgh.co.uk


Distinctive French-Caribbean cooking is offered in a small, informal dining room.

Sources and Further Reading 

1. What is Caribbean Food? Read more

2. Belly Full: Caribbean Food in the UK by Riaz Phillips

3. Photo by S kelly on Unsplash

4. Photo by Samuel Regan-Asante on Unsplash

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