West African restaurant Chishuru could move to the West End next year
Published 07 September 2022

Adejoké Bakare. Credit: @brixton.village / Instagram

Brixton’s increasingly popular West African restaurant Chishuru is on the move.

Chef-patron Adejoké Bakare said the restaurant has outgrown its current premises in Brixton Village, a small, 35-cover site split between the dining room and a terrace in the market.

She told The Good Food Guide there are options in Brixton, with landlords Hondo keen for the restaurant to stay. But Bakare and her team have been scoping out sites elsewhere, and the most likely, now, is in the West End.

‘We are outgrowing our space in Brixton, which has been brilliant up to now,’ Bakare told The Good Food Guide.

‘We’re always booked up on Friday and Saturdays. On Sunday, we launched a lunch service, and after one Instagram post, we were full.

‘I’d like somewhere with an open kitchen and somewhere central appeals, though not Mayfair for us’.

Bakare said she is looking for a site with around 60 covers. Her kitchen team now numbers four, and there are around three that work the floor.

The Good Food Guide understands the second iteration of Chishuru could open in early 2023, and though entirely unrelated to spiralling energy bills, might also help with renegotiations, given prices for the restaurant are set to rise significantly in November.

Bakare added she and her partners are also now talking to private investors and could also look at a crowdfunding phase.