With a substantial Caribbean community, London is home to a variety of restaurants serving traditional Caribbean cuisine and Greenwich in the south east of the city is no exception with the brilliant Island Flavours restaurant. Found along the main Trafalgar Road which leads into what is known as “the village”, Island Flavours is a fantastic dining proposition for anyone who loves traditional Caribbean cuisine and is a great introduction for those who have never tried it before.
The menu at Island Flavours features a good selection of classic dishes from the Caribbean using only the best ingredients available. The restaurant boasts a long list of regular customers, many of whom hail from the islands themselves or have family there and understand Caribbean cooking, which means that the kitchen team at Island Flavours are doing things as they should be done. The Caribbean spiced curried goat is one of the restaurant’s top dishes, cooked for over 4 hours it is as tender as can be and filled with flavour. Other dishes worth noting are the brown stewed fish served with rice or vegetables and the amazing jerk chicken wings.
Island Flavours is a small, cosy restaurant with a smart and chic décor. Dark wood tables are contrasted by warm yellow tones on the walls and the glass frontage looks out onto the busy street outside. Top Greenwich landmarks such as the National Maritime Museum and the Cutty Sark are just moments from the restaurant, making it a great choice for those visiting the local area too.