Lemlem Kitchen



The inspiration for Lemlem Kitchen comes from the flavours of my home town Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, an African city built by Italian Modernists. I grew up eating a unique African blend of Italian / Mediterranean / Middle Eastern food, which was enjoyed in the homes, as well as the cafeterias and latterias of the city. My aim is to surprise and delight your palates with my own modern take on this experience.

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In a Nutshell

The inspiration for Lemlem Kitchen comes from the flavours of my home town Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, an African city built by Italian Modernists. I grew up eating a unique African blend of Italian / Mediterranean / Middle Eastern food, which was enjoyed in the homes, as well as the cafeterias and latterias of the city. My aim is to surprise and delight your palates with my own modern take on this experience.

The Whole Hog

Our supper clubs are about creating a warm friendly relaxed atmosphere where both friends and strangers can meet over great food, and enjoy Eritrean hospitality, but also where we can give our guests a further taste of this unique part of the world beyond its food, by combining elements of its architecture, culture and history in the presentation, decor and ambiance of the evening. ~ Feedback from our first event: ~ ''Had an amazing brunch with Lemlem at the Deptford brunch club. Such exciting new new flavours and textures when I thought I'd tried them all! The spicy tomato and sourdough starter was amazing and I could really see the mix of Italian + African flavours, blended so beautifully.... Phenomenal food and wonderful hospitality. Makda and the whole team were amazing and I'd love to go again. Eritrea my new favourite cuisine and culture!'' - Olivia ~ ''Loved the food, and hearing about the origins of the recipes and learning a bit more about Eritrea!'' - Laura ~ ''Thoroughly pleased with the experience, and will absolutely be making it a repeat occasion!'' - Taame

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