About us

Mama Calabar isn’t your typical Nigerian restaurant.

Diners don’t choose – they just tell what they don’t eat and how spicy they like their food. We then do the rest, serving up small tapas-size portions of food with the emphasis on sharing many courses. It’s like having your own personal chef – and the result is a unique meal you will treasure forever.

We’re also known for our carefully-composed wine list, which we hope will satisfy the fussiest connoisseur. There’s a focus on Bordeaux, Burgundy and the New World (Australia, California, Argentina), but Italy, Austria, Germany and Spain are also represented.
Fine wine at a fair price is the aim. An emphasis on half-bottles rather than single glasses also ensures every wine is served in tip-top condition.

Over the past 15 years, people have said some lovely things. We mostly acknowledge that we’ve featured in top ten lists more times than we can remember.
Restaurant critic Chops Daddy, writing for The London Nigerian, said,’I have long accepted that it may be the best Nigerian restaurant in London.’

We hope you will come and make your own mind up very soon!