Gloucester's first Nigerian restaurant opens

Ma's African Kitchen is Gloucester's first Nigerian restaurant, serving up authentic dishes from fufu to jollof rice on one of the city's most multicultural streets.

By Chloe Gorman  |  Published
Ma's African Kitchen is serving authentic Nigerian food from a brand-new venue on Barton Street in Gloucester.

Gloucester's first Nigerian restaurant opens this April 2024, with Ma's African Kitchen bringing the flavours of Nigeria to a new venue on Barton Street. 

Officially opened by Gloucester's mayor on Thursday 24 April 2024, the new cafe aims to share the food and culture of Nigeria in a relaxed and welcoming environment.

The menu features a variety of authentic dishes including jollof rice, puff-puff, egusi soup, grilled tilapia, moin-moin savoury bean pudding, poundo yam, fried plantain and even a full Nigerian breakfast.

There's also freshly ground coffee and homemade cake on the menu, as well as Nigerian hot chocolate and a variety of Nigerian soft drinks from Malta Guinness to Zobo hibiscus drink. 

Ma's African Kitchen is the brainchild of Maggie Everitt and started as a community catering business, where she cooked party-style dishes to order from her home, amassing a loyal local following. 

Maggie said: 'We are delighted to have opened our new Nigerian cafe in Barton Street — and we would love to welcome people from all communities to come and enjoy some delicious Nigerian cuisine.'

The new venue on Barton Street is open Monday to Saturday 12pm to 8pm. 

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