The 3 Top African restaurants in Manchester

The 3 Top African restaurants in Manchester

African dishes and subsequently restaurants are becoming more and more common in the UK with their unique flavours tantalising even the most difficult to please. No matter your palette, African cuisine has a vast array of delicious options whether you choose to eat South African, Ethiopian or Nigerian food. Considering the diversity of all 54 countries, African food is way more rich and diverse than it tends to get credit for.

Traditionally, the various cuisines of Africa use a combination of locally available fruits such as, cereal grains and vegetables, as well as milk and meat products. Known for its delectable “moreish” flavours, rich textures and surprisingly healthy fruit and vegetable bases African restaurants can offer a great alternative night out that may actually quickly become your favourite. Tasty, affordable and most definitely available in a restaurant, pop up cafe or van near you whether you are based in London, Manchester, Birmingham or elsewhere in the UK.


We have already covered some of our favourite London restaurants (behold..there is a part 2 coming as we roam through the streets of London seeking the best African food possible) so we thought we would focus on the best restaurants in Manchester this time round. Manchester food scene is still in its infancy comparing to London but rising rapidly with many new places worth visiting. The rate of new restaurant and bar openings in the city is three times that of London and hence African restaurants are also enjoying the success they deserve whilst also promoting their local cuisine to the UK.

So let’s have a look at 3 of our favourite African restaurants based in Manchester and the surrounding area.

  • Chakalaka

Soak up the booze or satisfy your appetite with our take on South African cuisine. From locally sourced Biltong and Boerwors (Sausage) to unique twists on classics like Koeksisters and Jaffles. Sweet or Savoury – Chakalaka has your taste buds covered.

Visit on 105A Oldham Street,Manchester M4 1LW!

  • Habesha

Situated at the heart of Manchester, Habesha is an old Ethiopian name and it is Manchester’s only Ethiopian restaurant. It’s a unique venue serving east African delicacies, all cooked fresh to order.

Visit on 29-31 Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3LZ

  • Yetti’s Kitchen

Yetti’s formerly called ‘Come chop with me’ started out as an online restaurant that catered to just the Milton Keynes area. Serving hot meals and having them delivered to the whole of Milton Keynes from Yetti’s home kitchen. Some of her reviews included “Food delivered in record time, but with that home made cooking feel to it, will certainly order again

Visit on 299 Liverpool Road Eccles, Manchester M30 0QN

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