Juma Kitchen



As an English-Irish-Iraqi, Philip Juma has been on a journey to showcase the best of Iraqi cuisine. In 2012 he founded JUMA Kitchen, and has been hosting Iraqi pop-ups at various venues across London including Aston & Magill, Bens Canteen and The Jam Tree.

Found and head chef, Philip, is currently pushing the boundaries of the cuisine. His recent work placement at the Michelin-starred kitchen, Maze has given him even more impetus to refine and modernise Iraqi cuisine to a whole new level.

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As an English-Irish-Iraqi, Philip Juma has been on a journey to showcase the best of Iraqi cuisine. In 2012 he founded JUMA Kitchen, and has been hosting Iraqi pop-ups at various venues across London including Aston & Magill, Bens Canteen and The Jam Tree.

Found and head chef, Philip, is currently pushing the boundaries of the cuisine. His recent work placement at the Michelin-starred kitchen, Maze has given him even more impetus to refine and modernise Iraqi cuisine to a whole new level.

The Whole Hog

Iraq’s reputation has been synonymous with war, bloodshed and unrest for many years. Through food, JUMA aims to reinvent this stereotype and connect people with a country that is rich in culture and heritage. Diners at JUMA Kitchen are encouraged to sit at communal tables to spark conversation whilst getting a little taste of the lesser-known and under-represented cuisine of Iraq, espcially the dolma!!!

The food is just one element of JUMA’s theatrical supper club, where guests will be immersed in a truly authentic yet modern Middle Eastern experience. Added extras on the night include funky Middle Eastern tunes from the 70s as well as playful alcoholic palate cleansers between courses. To divulge any more would spoil the experience, but a night of surprise and intrigue is guaranteed.

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