Andi Oliver’s Top 5 Soul Food Restaurants in London

Andi Oliver, chef, presenter and Great British Menu judge, shares her top 5 London soul food restaurants.

Bad Sports Taqueria

Bad Sports. Andi says, ‘I love this place; just every single bite of food I’ve ever had there makes me happy from head to toe! Mind-blowing flavour flavour flavour!’

Bad Sports, 84 Hackney Road, E2 7QL


Uchi. Andi says, ‘Incredible Japanese food, subtle, beautiful, passionate cooking and a great local for me.’

Uchi, 144 Clarence Road, E5 8DY


Nanban. Andi says, ‘It’s the GOD of ramen restaurants. Attention to detail, always imaginative, and serving stunning food. Bowl after bowl of perfection.’

Nanban, 426 Coldharbour Lane, SW9 8LF


Mangal 2. Andi says, ‘Oh my god; their food makes my toes curl I love it so much! The best goddamn grill chefs in the Western Hemisphere. Perfect EVERY time!’

Mangal 2, 10 Arcola Street, E8 2DJ


Yum Yum Caribbean Cuisine. Andi says, ‘Best Caribbean food in Hackney! Sweet lovely family vibes, and food so comforting I could cry!’

Yum Yum Caribbean Cuisine, 1–1a Downs Court Parade, Amhurst Road, E8 2AQ