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Eightys Kitchen: A Christmas Culinary Adventure at Iron Bloom | @eightyskitchen

Happy eaters applaud the chef and cuisine at eighty's kitchen Soho Works
Happy eaters applaud the chef and cuisine at eighty's kitchen Soho Works Camera: MearaKallista

Nestled in the vibrant heart of Canning Town, East London, Eightys Kitchen, founded by local resident Michael Flakes and his mate Jamie Scott, has quickly become a beacon of Afro-Caribbean culinary excellence. This holiday season, they are elevating their game by hosting a special Christmas dining experience on December 10th at Iron Bloom, located at 46 Great Eastern Street EC2A 3EP. Priced at £35 per person, it’s an invitation to indulge in the festive spirit with a unique twist.

Eightys Kitchen, which began its journey in 2021 as a mobile food truck, rapidly gained fame for its soulful fusion of traditional African and Caribbean flavors. After their rapid success, the founders upgraded to a permanent venue, creating a diverse space that resonates with eclectic sounds and vibrant energies. It’s more than a restaurant; it’s a celebration of culture and community.

This Christmas, Eightys Kitchen is set to dazzle diners with an exceptional menu curated especially for the occasion. The starters feature a tantalizing array of dishes, including Plaintain & Gallaloo, a Rum Pineapple Chicken Salad, and succulent options of Suya Beef or Chicken. A standout addition is the Lobster Mac & Cheese, offering a luxurious twist to a classic comfort dish.

The main course boasts a flavorful Jerk Chicken, a hearty Chickpea Curry, and a perfectly seasoned Jerk Salmon – each dish capturing the essence of Afro-Caribbean culinary art.

For dessert, the options are equally enticing. You can choose from a rich Rum Cake, a refreshing Sorbet Ice Cream, or a delightful Banana Caka. Each dessert is a sweet reminder of the region’s diverse culinary landscape.

During its soft launch week, our visit to Eightys Kitchen was so impressive that we couldn’t resist a second trip. The ‘Jerk Chicken is particularly noteworthy – said Pause magazine writer Jen Eleto

Besides the fabulous food, Eightys Kitchen is also a place for ‘Vibes and Chill’ during the weekends. It’s a venue where good music, great food, drinks (BYOB), and friendly faces come together, creating an experience that transcends traditional dining.

Open Tuesday to Saturday, Eightys Kitchen, located just off Barking Road, is your ideal destination for an authentic Afro-Caribbean dining experience. This Christmas, embrace the festive cheer with their special event at Iron Bloom – a celebration of flavours, culture, and community.



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